Senior Project Officer (MEL)

  • Full time (35 hrs pw)
  • Permanent
  • Salary: up to £34,000 (depending on experience)
  • London


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. Further details of our work can be found here

The Transparency International Health Initiative is a global programme 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. This an excellent point to join the Health Initiative. We have a new strategy; some established flagship DFID funding and are developing a range of exciting projects with committed and highly reputable stakeholders. The TI Movement recently renewed its commitment to health as global anti-corruption priority and we already have strong relationships with a number of TI’s 100+ National Chapters. We regularly engage with the World Health Organisation and hope to become an official partner in 2020.

Our new strategy will focus on three priority areas of the health value chain: Research and Development (especially Clinical Trials Transparency), Procurement (especially around Open Contracting) and Service Delivery (building on our recent highly acclaimed Ignored Pandemic report). We are now re-structuring the TI HI team to ensure we maximise learning and synergies from our existing flagship DFID-funded Open Contracting for Health project and future projects. Further details of our work can be found here.


About the role

As Senior Project Officer (MEL) you will play an important role in developing, implementing and demonstrating best practice monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting across the Health Initiative’s projects. Focusing initially on the established Open Contracting for Health project, you will work with internal Movement and external partners and donors to ensure learning informs future project development

Key duties will include:

Monitoring and Evaluation (approx. 40%)

  • Leading development and delivery of MEL strategies, including working closely with 5 OC4H partner TI Chapters to maximise learning and synergies and future procurement project design

Donor reporting (approx. 45%)

  • Delivery of donor reporting, including narrative and financial reports for DFID-funded OC4H project
  • Working with TI UK and TI S Finance teams to support and develop coordinated grant reporting and due diligence mechanisms

Project development (approx. 15%)

  • Contributing to specific areas of future project proposal design, including draft MEL plans and budgets.


About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Considerable relevant experience
  • Strong financial management skills and proven experience of managing complex multi-country grants
  • A track record of designing and implementing MEL strategies for health systems strengthening projects
  • Knowledge and experience of the complete project cycle
  • Experience of managing donor due diligence requirements and associated policy development
  • Masters level or equivalent experience – International Relations or Development/Global or Public Health/Political Science/Anti Corruption


In exchange we will offer you: 

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • 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

  • 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: Sunday 23 June (midnight)

We hope to interview the weeks commencing 1 or 8 July 2019


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Only applications with a CV and cover letter will be considered.

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.

Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.