Research Officer

  • Full time (35 hrs pw)
  • Permanent
  • Salary: up to £26,650 (depending on experience)
  • Location: 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 Research Officer you will play a crucial role in developing and delivering robust evidence-based research and policy across the Health Initiative’s priority areas. Working with internal Movement and external partners you will be instrumental in producing papers and ideas that underpin and stimulate the Health Initiative’s funding proposals and projects.

Key duties will include:

  • Research and research design, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
  • Contributing to policy research and development, including to the existing Open for Contracting for Health project
  • Supporting development of relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners stakeholders including the World Health Organisation
  • Supporting development of (multi-million £) fundraising proposals, including delivery of expert policy input
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of TI HI’s communications and advocacy strategies, including writing draft content


About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of developing research proposals and methodologies
  • A proven track record of delivering draft research papers and publications


You may also have:

  • Experience or an interest in working with and on issues relating to the private (ideally pharmaceutical or medical device) sector
  • Experience or an understanding of bilateral and multilateral partners and donors, including WHO
  • Experience of developing funding proposals
  • Experience or understanding of the global/public health sector
  • Masters level or equivalent experience in International Development or Health-related subject or 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 2019 (midnight)

We hope to interview 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.