TI-DS Regional Programme Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International Defence and Security (TI-DS) is working towards a world in which governments, the armed forces, and arms transfers are transparent, accountable, and free from corruption. We seek reforms towards open governments served by transparent defense institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens.

Job Title: TI-DS Regional Programme Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa


  • We are looking for a permanent Regional Project/Programme Manager to lead Transparency International’s work on defense and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • The role will involve developing and leading projects to increase oversight and accountability of defense 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 defense 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 defense and security issues – the Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index (GI) and in advocating at senior levels for the implementation of TI’s recommendations within defense 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 defense and security, corruption and/or governance;
  • Skilled at networking and building strong working relationships with individuals and organisations;
  • Understanding of the defense sector.
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English, and French.
  • Undergraduate degree level qualification in defense, public policy, politics or other relevant field.
  • Track record of working effectively with or in the defense 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
Location: Abuja

Closing Date
13th March, 2017

How to Apply
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter in English to jobs@transparency.org.uk

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,


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