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Advocacy Manager at Transparency International Defence & Security (TI-DS)

Application Closing Date - 17 Sep 2017

Job Start Date - As soon as possible

Duration - Permanent

Pay Scale - Commensurate with experience

Location - Washington DC, USA


The failure of many countries to provide security and justice for their people, or to forge stable and predictable relationships with their neighbors, is a root cause of some of some of the world’s most significant security challenges. Transparency International Defence & 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 toward open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens.

TI-DS works across three themes: with developed and emerging powers to create global standards for the governance of military power; on conflict and insecurity – to ensure policy makers recognise the threat corruption poses to peace and to reduce defence corruption in a fragile and conflict affected states; and tackling corruption in the global arms trade.


We are looking for a permanent Advocacy Manager. TI-DS has ambitions to make a step change in our international impact. This role is an exciting opportunity to drive this effort. The role will work across the three DSP teams, ensuring that programme managers maximise opportunities to communicate our message, and that we are building instrumental networks and collaborations with leading international organisations. There will be a particular focus on the US. This Washington-based advocate will be responsible for ensuring TI-DS’s work is effectively communicated to leading policy-makers in the US, look for new collaborations on behalf of DS programme staff, and will also spot future opportunities to broaden our funding base. We are looking for someone who able to work independently, but also coherently within a networked team structure. 


The successful applicant will spend a significant proportion of their time improving the strategic communications of TI-DS. Working closely with the Director, the successful applicant will be expected to shape an ambitious, but practical, strategy for enhancing DSP’s international impact, and to take responsibility for ensuring its effective delivery. The remaining part of the role will be US facing, developing and leveraging relationships with think tanks, research organisations, the media, government representatives and industry, as part of wider projects and work streams. Particularly important will be establishing TI-DS as a pre-eminent centre of excellence on the link between corruption and insecurity. Another major aspect of the role will be driving TI-DS’s fundraising activity in the US – developing new leads and serving as the point of contact for the programme. 




Person Specification:


The deadline for applications is Sunday, 17 September 2017. Applicants should send the following items, preferably in a single pdf file, with the subject heading “NAME Advocacy Manager”:


Applications should be sent by e-mail to jobs@transparency.org.uk

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.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in late September.

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