Transparency International: Health Advocacy Consultant

  • Three month initial contract, with the possibility of extension
  • Preferred start date early October 2022
  • Up to ten days per month
  • Location: Sweden or Remote working, ideally based within CET +-2 hrs
About us
Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading independent anti-
corruption organisation. We work globally towards ensuring a world where
people’s lives, government, business and society are free from corruption.  A
world where, the health of our institutions is enhanced so they can better
support the people they are intended for; a world where we can trust the
integrity of those in authority and in business, and a world where there is no
impunity for the corrupt at home or abroad.
Transparency International Global Health (TI-GH)’s mission is to build resilient
sustainable and gender sensitive health systems, which ultimately improve
health outcomes for all.
TI-GH brings unparalleled expertise in applying transparency, and accountability
solutions to address global health problems. We effectively combine knowledge
of how health systems work with our deep, global evidence base and specialist
anti-corruption research to develop context-specific policy solutions, tools and
practical recommendations.
With COVID-19 having demonstrated how corruption and lack of transparency in
health can mean the difference between life and death for the public and health
workers alike, we’re working to ensure that anti-corruption and transparency
measures are embedded into health systems, at global, national and regional
With support from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (SMFA), the
Transparency International Global Health Programme is working with TI Sweden
to ensure that the ongoing COVID-19 Vaccine rollout is free from corruption. We
are working with TI’s chapters in Uganda and Zambia to ensure that the vaccine
rollout is conducted in an equitable and transparent manner.
To assist us in making the case, we are looking for a consultant Advocacy advisor
to work with us, to ensure that the global health community uses lessons learned
from the pandemic and places transparency and anti-corruption at the heart of
health systems decision making.
About the role
The post holder will work with the TI Global Health Programme (TIGH) to ensure
that key partners and institutions place transparency and equity at the heart of
health systems decision making.
Working closely with the team, you will use data, evidence and best practice
examples from our work to engage with global and regional institutions such as
the WHO, and EU, to advocate for them to put anti-corruption and transparency
at the heart of their health systems approaches.
With efforts being made globally to ensure that measures are put in place to prevent
the mistakes of the COVID- 19 pandemic from being repeated, you will work closely
with the programme team to ensure that learnings and evidence from our ongoing
work, funded by the SMFA, are used to bring the issue of corruption in the health
sector onto the agenda.

You will work closely with the Global Health Programme to identify new areas of
advocacy, and work for the programme and the broader Transparency
International movement.
In addition, you will –

Lead advocacy efforts to ensure that anti-corruption and transparency
measures are incorporated into health systems approaches and strategies
Lead ongoing advocacy efforts around the forthcoming Pandemic
Preparedness Accord, World Bank Pandemic Preparedness FIF
Work with the programme and partners to ensure that transparency
and anti-corruption measures are considered within the upcoming EU
global health strategy
Expand and deepen the programme’s relationships with key bi- and Multi-
lateral agencies in the health sector, e.g. Sida, NORAD, WHO, UNICEF, GAVI,
World Bank.
Use agency strategies and plans to identify opportunities for
engagement on anti-corruption and transparency issues.
Work to identify areas of engagement, collaboration with agencies
Work with the TI Sweden and the Health Programme to identify
strategic opportunities during Sweden’s upcoming presidency of the EU
to champion anti-corruption in the health sector
Engage in policy oriented network development around corruption in the
health sector
Draft communications and briefings to key stakeholders and identify
opportunities for engagement.
Work with TIGH colleagues, and Transparency International’s national
chapters to translate research on pandemic financing, medicines pricing
transparency, and emergency contracting into tangible policy positions and
advocacy asks.
About you
To be successful in this role you will have:
-Masters-level qualification, or equivalent experience in public health,
international development, governance or anti-corruption.
– 7 years + experience of global health experience, ideally with time spent
working in the global south
Experience of working on, or knowledge of, health systems governance, or
corruption in the health sector a plus.
A solid understanding of the bi and multi-lateral donor workings, ideally
backed up with experience of working with UN system or the European Union
– Proven experience in policy analysis, and of developing advocacy strategies
– Experience in providing impactful written and oral briefings to senior
– Excellent organisational, planning and time-management skills
– Proven experience in building relationships and working in partnership with a
wide range of stakeholders.
– Fluent English, other languages are a plus
You will be:
– Excited to work in a mission-driven organisation
– Results oriented with a desire to continuously learn and improve
A natural team player, collaborator and networker
– A strong communicator
– Well organised, with attention to relevant detail
– Comfortable working with multiple stakeholders simultaneously
– Willing and able to travel to meet donors and other stakeholders
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, your
availability, and daily rate (including VAT where applicable) (2 pages max)
CV with details of relevant experience
Closing date: 30/09/22
If you have questions regarding the role that are not covered here please contact
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to
close the application process early if a suitable candidate is found.
Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we
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. Only complete
applications will be considered.