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Researchers: Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index

Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading non-governmental, global, anti-corruption civil society organisation, with over 90 politically non-partisan chapters. TI-UK’s Defence and Security Programme works with governments, defence companies, multilateral organisations and civil society to prevent corruption in defence, and to build anti-corruption capacity and integrity in defence establishments across the world.

The Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) is the first global analysis of corruption risks in defence establishments. Its two iterations published in 2013 and in 2015 generated a high degree of press and media attention, and have been used by governments to improve their anti-corruption practices in defence institutions.

TI Defence & Security are looking for researchers in Armenia to conduct a country assessment and peer reviewing of the assessment for the next iteration of the GI. The core of the index methodology consists of a lead country assessor scoring and providing detailed answers to 75 questions spanning a range of corruption risks relevant to the defence and security sector. The research requires the assessors to engage with primary sources. The research will also require from the assessor a short write-up of the current relevant political and social context of the country, and a summary of the main findings based on the filled-in questionnaire. Peer reviewers will engage in conducting a full review of the country assessment.

The country assessment requires a commitment of around 12 weeks to complete the research. The peer review process requires a commitment of around 4 weeks. Remuneration to be agreed on appointment, dependent upon experience.


  • A. degree in political science, international relations, peace and security studies, or substantive relevant professional experience.
  • Subject knowledge of the political system, actors and defence and security sectors of the country of your choice.
  • Fluency in the national language of the country of your choice.
  • Excellent command of written English.


Application Closing Date: 25 March 2018 (applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Job Start Date: 1 April 2018 (for country assessors)

Duration: 12 weeks


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, a writing sample, and a response to a question of your choice from the GI (please find the questions online, here) to GI@transparency.org. Please specify in the subject line of the email your name and the role title (“Researcher: Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index”) you are applying for.


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