Health Research Manager

Transparency International UK

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK Blended working with office space near Old Street
Salary £43,200 - £45,387 (GBP) A full list of our benefits can be found on our website
Team Global Health
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 5th Nov 2023 GMT

Job Description

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

To start your application, please entering your email address in the top right hand corner and follow the next steps.

You will be asked to answer some questions that are directly related to the skills required for this role. 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.

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.

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 midnight on the 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.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 5th Nov 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 5th Nov 2023