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Research & Advocacy Officer (OC4H Initiative)

Transparency International Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Programme

  • Full time (35 hrs pw)
  • 3,25 year position, with possibility of permanent position
  • Salary: £26-28k dependent on experience
  • Location: London (Southwark)


About us

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

The Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme is a global initiative hosted by the Transparency International UK chapter. The Programme’s overall goal is to improve global health and healthcare outcomes for the benefit of all people, of all ages. It aims to achieve this by reducing corruption and promoting transparency, integrity and accountability within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Further details of our work can be found here.


About the role 

As Research & Advocacy Officer (OC4H) you will be responsible to conduct research related activities to generate the evidence base of the Open Contracting in the Health Sector Initiative, a DfID accountable grant. This role will be key in establishing an evidence base for reports and other advocacy materials, as well as for the OC4H Toolkit.

In addition you will:

  • Develop the OC4H Toolkit and adapt to project country contexts.
  • Develop and implement a global advocacy strategy to support a complex multiannual project. Support national partners in developing and implementing national advocacy strategies.
  • Coordinate evidence gathering and specific research to develop multiple yearly reports for distribution to government, private sector and civil society stakeholders.
  • Create keynotes and presentations, represent the programme at key meetings and conferences where necessary.
  • Support the Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare programme as necessary.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A degree or equivalent experience, preferably to Master’s level in a relevant area to the Programme.
  • Proven experience creating technical materials for development projects
  • Prior research experience, especially in global public health
  • Proven experience developing and leading advocacy campaigns at national and/or global level highly desirable, especially in global public health
  • Knowledge of the complete project cycle
  • Some experience and knowledge of ethics, compliance, and corruption and its impacts an advantage
  • Well organised, numerate, excellent communication skills and culturally knowledgeable


In exchange we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan for London public transportation
  • A flexible and friendly working environment


To apply:

Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you are applying and where you saw the job advertised (1 page max)
  • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience

Closing date: 13 November 2017

Interviews will take place: w/c 20 November 2017

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the interview date, you should assume that that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.


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