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1203 Project Coordinator - State Audit Institution
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Mar-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months (with possibility of extension up to 12 months)|
The purpose of this TOR is to recruit a qualified candidate to coordinate the implementation and administration of the SAI component (output 3) of the Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms in Public Finance project under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager.
The objective of this assignment is to enhance the capacity of the State Audit Institution to produce audit reports.
c. Background Information
The programme Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms in Public Finance, funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, will aim at capacity development on system level with focus on creation of permanent accountability mechanisms and raising transparency of public spending through strengthened institutional linkages by:
The project will last 24 months with four main outputs:
Output 1 – Upgrading and enhancing transparency the Public Procurement System
The activities under this output will: support PPO in implementation of Public Procurement Law and upgrade and monitoring of Public Procurement System. The activities are aimed at supporting PPO in process of certification of civil servants for PP (provision of the new PP law), strengthening regional ties between PP authorities in SE Europe, upgrading PP on local level (3 pilot municipalities) through provision of professional services and training of municipal staff, PPO outreach to purchasing entities and private sector, independent monitoring of PP system performance by Transparency Serbia (4 rounds of surveys) with support of UNDP Global Capacity Development Centre for Public Procurement in Copenhagen, and Feasibility study for introduction and promotion of CSR into PP by-laws.
Output 2 – Efficient Implementation of laws within competency of office of within competency of office of Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data protection enabled
The activities under this output will: support Commissioner's office in training and continuous coaching of the responsible national institutions in implementation of above mentioned laws, capacity development actions for Commisioner's office staff, strengtening regional ties between sister institutions in SE Europe, outreach and communication of Commissioner's office, providing policy advice to Commissioner's office in identified areas and strengthening ties with Parliament.
Output 3 –State Audit Institution capacity to produce audit reports enhanced
This output will provide training and coaching/ mentoring for SAI staff in identified areas based on assessment, assisting SAI in developing communication strategy, strenghtening regional ties between sister institutions in SE Europe, policy advice and support to SAI in process of certification of auditors.
Output 4 – CSO and media capacity developed to actively participate in control and monitoring of use of public funds
Activities under this component envisage extensive capacity development actions for media (target groups are younger journalist from interior of Serbia and Belgrade) and CSOs dealing with anti-corruption/public finance. These will be followed by the call for proposals for grants aimed at supporting initiatives for greater transparency of use of public funds on local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Measurable outputs of the work assignment
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for efficient implementation of Output 3 of the Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms in Public Finance project. In addition, the consultant will assist the Programme manager in co-ordinating activities with remaining 3 outputs, participate in implementation of all programme activities (all four outputs) when requested as well as provide other assistance to SAI National Project Director as requested.
The Project Coordinator will assist the project team and SAI staff in organization of meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, etc. S/he will be responsible for project administration and financial planning, facilitate recruitment and procurement processes and will prepare detailed programme work plan for his/her respective output. S/he will be responsible for proper maintenance and regular updating of the project archive. Specific ongoing responsibilities include:
Performance Indicators and means of verification for evaluation of results
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
The following are steps for on-line application:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.