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Director of International Engagement

Transparency International UK
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £70,000 - £99,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Director of International EngagementFull time - 35 hrs per weekPermanentRemuneration: £74,102 - £77,852Reporting to Chief ExecutiveOffice Location: Liverpool Street with opportunity for blended workingClosing date: 21st November 2021About usTransparency 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.Since 1995, Transparency International UK has played a leading role in tackling corruption in the UK, Britain's role in corruption overseas, and corruption in global sectors critical to international security and development. We achieve this through impartial research, the design of new standards and solutions and the education of decision makers. We drive change through formal, constructive advocacy and by providing support and expertise to others aligned to our cause.Further details of our work can be found on our website.In partnership with other chapters across the movement, and the Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin, we operate a number of global programmes intended to secure reforms to prevent and tackle corruption in key sectors. These Global Thematic Network Initiatives (GTNIs) are shaped by their innovative approaches and ambition to have a global impact in a defined thematic area and whilst they operate within a TI Chapter, they have sectoral autonomy regarding policy activities and advocacy. Our Defence and Security GTNI works to ensure defence and security institutions are accountable to their citizens and subject to civilian oversight, and that corruption risks are reduced. Our Global Health GTNI seeks to ensure effective, accountable and transparent health systems which reduce room for corruption and increase progress to Universal Health Coverage.In addition, we have a range of bilateral partnerships with chapters in Low and Middle Income countries to support them to hold governments to account on established Global Standards in the prevention of corruption; from ensuring effective whistle-blower protections to the roll out of national anti-corruption action plans.We recently launched our new strategy for 2021-2030, Stopping Corruption - Promoting Integrity, which will challenge us to deepen the impact of the global work for which we are responsible; pushing harder for meaningful reforms, developing powerful partnerships and securing the resources to ensure the broadest possible impact for our programmes.About the roleThe Director of International Engagement is a new post; it is part of the Senior Leadership Team and will report to the Chief Executive. The Director will ensure that our various international programmes and partnerships become greater than the sum of their parts, provide discernible value to the rest of the movement and are well coordinated with the policy priorities of the Secretariat.The post-holder will play a central role in securing ongoing funding for the programmes, as well as seeking efficiencies and opportunities in the delivery of the broad portfolio of work. As a member of the SLT, they will share senior leadership responsibility for strategic decision making that ensures the overall organisational health of TI-UK. As a key figure in our relationships with the wider movement, they will engage with colleagues in the secretariat and a range of key partner chapters on a frequent basis.The Director of International Engagement will:Lead and Develop the International Programmes of TI-UK (60%) Provide senior oversight of all TI-UK led international projects and programmes, ensuring planned activities and initiatives are consistent with overall strategy and the express mandate for thematic programmes from the TI Secretariat.Lead on ensuring overall quality of TI-UK's international impact; in particular through adherence to the highest standards of research, impartial advocacy, results and outcome driven activities, guiding principles in our strategy, effective annual planning and budgetary oversight.Take the lead on managed growth of programmes; ensuring global network initiatives have the resources to benefit as many other TI chapters as possible and that opportunities for regional approaches are maximised.With the Evidence and Engagement team, co-lead fundraising, donor development and stewardship for the international programmes; frequently engaging with senior donor representatives in the UK and in the operating countries of international programmes; take personal responsibility for meeting multi-year funding targets for all international programmes.Take responsibility for developing impactful relationships with various TI chapters and other civil society partners engaged through global work.Engage in the advocacy agenda of each programme, playing a key role with the most senior stakeholders and agents of change.Take part in media interviews and other external commentary as required, whilst also developing a diverse group of colleagues to amplify their specific technical expertise to external audiences.Work with the Evidence and Engagement team to ensure effective tracking of project progress and meaningful pursuit of outcomes and evidence of impact.Direct line management of programme Heads/Directors/Project Managers for each technical area; general oversight to ensure sufficient anti-corruption and sector expertise within teams.Undertake frequent oversight, outreach and supervisory visits to programme countries of operation as required and where conditions allow.Engage TI Movement (20%)Lead programmatic and policy coordination with the TI Secretariat, ensuring that global thematic programmes have effective means of joint planning, delivery and advocacy with other global priorities of the secretariat.Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of other TI Chapters engaged in thematic and bilateral projects.When required, work with fundraising colleagues in the Secretariat to build sector specialist programming into relevant proposals to donors and to provide increased strategic value to the movement.Supporting the TI Secretariat with sector specific knowledge development and learning across the movement; contributing to induction programmes for new chapter heads and playing a visible role at the movement's Annual Members Meeting.Take responsibility for the accountable governance of thematic programmes; ensuring the TI-UK board and TI Internal board have access to timely and meaningful information to assess performance and impact.Member of the Senior Leadership Team for TI-UK (20%)Become an active member of the Senior Leadership Team; contributing equally with others to the day-to-day executive leadership and decision making for the organisation as whole, whilst helping to drive positive values, tone and practices across the board.Take on ad-hoc engagement opportunities, such as lead on global summit or multilateral institutional affairs where relevant to TI-UK led programme work.Deputise for the Chief Executive on specific initiatives where appropriate and aligned with agreed delegations of authority.About youTo be successful in this role you will have:EssentialSubstantial senior operational programme delivery experience. Experience gained in the civic space, development and/or emergency relief projects ideally in multiple countries and continentsThe skills and expertise to set ambitious strategic goals alongside key stakeholders, with plans to generate the resources (money, people, partnerships) necessary to deliver that ambition.A honed ability to identify the purpose of, and milestones towards, governance and societal changeAn outstanding leadership track record in international programming; demonstrable experience managing large and complex teams of professionals through a matrix or federated structure with the ability to engage with colleagues from a wide mix of cultures in pursuit of common goalsEvidence of engaging with technical experts from a range of fields including governance and accountability, global development, public health, conflict & insecurity, defence sectors and/or education.An outstanding track-record in fundraising/ income generation with a proven ability to grow and develop programmes to greater financial resilienceA track record of building valuable personal relationships with governments, donors and other stakeholdersA proven track record of innovation in programming, building alliances and consortia with a wide range of actorsExcellent communications skills; a compelling writer, speaker and confident media performerDesirableRelevant experience and knowledge of the Anti-Corruption world.Experience with multilateral agency engagement and the processes of developing global norms and standards.You will be:excited to work in a mission-driven organisationready to take on senior management responsibility for large and diverse teams of professionalsresults orienteda passionate communicatorenergetic and a natural networkerproactive and happy working independentlywell organisedcomfortable working with multiple sectors and stakeholders simultaneouslywilling and able to travel regularlyresilient to overcome set-backs and challengesIn exchange we will offer you:A competitive salary28 days annual leave, plus bank holidaysUp to 5% contributory pensionSeason ticket loanCycle to work schemeEnhanced sickness and family friendly policiesA flexible and friendly working environment in central London with the opportunity for blended working
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