Global Health Research Manager

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Full time salary: £43,200 – £45,387 per annum
  • Location: Blended working with office space in Rivington Street EC2A 3AY

About us

Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK is the UK national chapter of this movement. We work with the British government, parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector to tackle corruption at home, addressing the UK’s global corruption footprint and helping multinational companies prevent corruption by operating with integrity. We are also home to two major global programmes tackling corruption in the Defence and Security sector and Global Health on behalf of the wider Transparency International movement.

The Global Health Programme works with partners to ensure effective, accountable and transparent health systems which leave no room for corruption and deliver Universal Health Coverage, a component of SDG-3.

We apply practical and implementable transparency and accountability solutions to address global health problems to ensure people can access the medicines and care they need. We effectively combine our knowledge of how health systems work with leading anti-corruption research, tools and approaches to build resilient, sustainable, and gender sensitive health systems.

About the role

As research manager you will be responsible for managing the Global Health Programme’s pipeline of research activities. You will work with the team, academics, and other stakeholders to identify, design, and deliver on new research on corruption in the health sector in to ensure the programme delivers on its objectives.

You will oversee the management of data sets held by the programme, and work to partners to identify and use new data sources to allow corruption in the health sector to be better understood. This will include making use of, and analysing publicly available procurement data, as well as data collected by the programme through media monitoring of corruption reports. You will work closely with colleagues engaged on communications and advocacy to translate research findings into actionable policy recommendations and advocacy calls.

In addition to this role you will…

  • Develop research proposals, and work with the wider team on the development of grant proposals
  • Identify potential funding opportunities to further the work of the programme, in particular around budgeting, resource allocation, and procurement
  • Lead on the development of machine learning, and AI approaches to improve data collection on corruption
  • Maintain relationships with key research partners, and develop new partnerships
  • Provide support and advice to partners, both within the TI movement as well as external partners
  • Synthesise learnings from the programme’s work to produce lessons learned, best practice examples
  • Organize dissemination events and represent the programme in relevant fora
  • Work with team members to ensure that learnings from research are properly fed into programmatic work


About you

To be successful in the role you will have/will be:

  • Knowledge of key global health priorities, and an understanding of the impact of corruption upon them
  • Experience of leading research projects and in leading the development of reports, and policy briefs.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the linkages between and impact of corruption in the health sector
  • Strong report writing skills, and the ability to synthesise large amounts of information
  • Knowledge and experience of working to improve procurement transparency in the health sector
  • Experience of using Python, Kibana and/or SQL
  • Understanding of machine learning and AI approaches, and experience of using such approaches for research purposes.
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural skills


  • Demonstrated experience of working on procurement in the health sector
  • Experience in the development of data dashboards, using tableau, or similar programmes
  • Lived experience of the impact of corruption in the health sector
  • Experience and knowledge of ethics, compliance, and corruption and its impacts are an advantage


In exchange we will offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working (more details of this can be found on our website)


Next steps

We use Applied for our recruitment. Applied is a recruitment platform that uses anonymised applications with the aim of removing bias and ensuring a fair recruitment process. You can find more details on their website

After the advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers. Please note that your CV does not form part of the sift process and you should therefore take the time to answer the specific questions fully and where appropriate with your relevant evidence.

The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions before you start your application.  Transparency International UK will not see the responses to these demographic questions with your application. We only see summary statistics to help us check if our candidate pool is balanced and if everyone has an equal chance to get hired irrespective of their background. If you prefer, you can easily opt out of answering these questions.

Please follow this link to start your application:[TIUKwebsite]

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to a first interview. At the end of the process, we will provide you with some feedback on how you have performed.

The closing date for applications is 5th November 2023.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.