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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2017
    Deadline: Mar 13, 2017
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    From villages in rural India to the corridors of power in Brussels, Transparency International gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals. As a global movement with one vision, we want a world free of corruption. Through chapters in...
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    TI-DS Regional Programme Manager - Sub-Saharan Africa


    • Role reports to TI-DS Programme Manager – Corruption, Conflict and Instability Team
    • Salary: 2.5 million Nigerian Naira
    • Initial 12 months fixed term, with potential to become permanent
    • Full time (35 hpw)
    • 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays).


    We are looking for a permanent Regional Project/Programme Manager to lead Transparency International’s work on defence and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role will involve developing and leading projects to increase oversight and accountability of defence forces, in collaboration with local TI partners. This will be an exciting opportunity to make a real impact. You will work as part of a dedicated international team that is committed to fighting corruption within the defence and security sector and the arms trade. We are looking for someone who is passionate, able to work independently, and is ready for a challenge.


    Your responsibilities will include identifying well thought through strategies for influencing change, managing researchers and communicating TI’s work to the public. The Regional Programme Manager will also play a vital role in delivering TI’s flagship research on defence and security issues – the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) and in advocating at senior levels for the implementation of TI’s recommendations within defence institutions.



    • Leadership skills or strong leadership potential, with demonstrated experience of taking ownership and responsibility for the successful delivery of goals/projects;.
    • Excellent people and communication skills,
    • Credible track record of research, advocacy and/or project management related to defence and security, corruption and/or governance;
    • Skilled at networking and building strong working relationships with individuals and organisations;
      Understanding of the defence sector.
    • 5-10 years of relevant work experience.
    • Excellent command of verbal and written English, and French.
    • Undergraduate degree level qualification in defence, public policy, politics or other relevant field.


    • Track record of working effectively with or in the defence sector and of successfully influencing and persuading others, in government or in business;
    • Experience working with or in the military
    • Experience of external communications, and working with the media
    • Experience managing research projects
    • The ability to write with flair

    Person Specification

    • A ‘self-starter’, able to quickly assimilate new information and to prioritise;
    • Able to work as part of a broader team, which is geographically dispersed, with the confidence and ability to generate and seek support for new ideas and thinking
    • Fluency in English and French, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • A commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send the following two items, preferably in pdf format:

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

    Please include your name and the role you are applying for in the subject line.

    Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.

    • 13 March 2017. Application deadline. 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.
    • 16 March 2017. Short-listed applicants notified. If you have not been notified by this date, you should assume that we do not wish to proceed further with your application.
    • 20-21 March 2017. Interviews via Skype.
    • 23 March: Candidates notified of decision
    • 24 April 2017 (flexible). Role opens in Abuja.

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