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Technical Specialist (Anti-Corruption)
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||03-May-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
UNDP’s support for anti-corruption programmes is a key element of the organization’s broader agenda on democratic governance and sustainable development. UNDP seeks to foster inclusive participation, strengthen accountable and responsive governing institutions, and ground governance in international principles, notably gender, human rights and anti-corruption. This approach to democratic governance and the role of anti-corruption therein, is consistent with the current discussions on the strategic plan 2014-2017, and the current UNDP strategic plan for 2008-2013, which focuses on integrated and multi-disclinary approach to achieve the key development outcomes. To support implementation of the strategic plan, UNDP Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) developed the Global Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE) coordinated by its Democratic Governance Group (DGG).
Through PACDE, UNDP seeks to assist programme countries to prevent and reduce the prevalence of corruption. During its first phase (2008-2011, the focus of PACDE was on clarifying UNDP’s niche and policies, putting necessary global and regional management architectures in place, building UNDP and partner countries’ capacities through regional training, establishing and strengthening regional networks and service delivery platforms, increasing knowledge and awareness, and enhancing coordination and cooperation with relevant internal and external partners. The main focus of the second phase (2012-2017) is to increase interventions at the country level using the capacity and practice architecture of UNDP Regional Centres, anti-corruption community of practices and expert teams.
UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) is leading the work on anti-corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region through its Asia Regional Governance Programme (ARGP) and with support from PACDE. Over the past four years, the programme established a vibrant Anti-Corruption Community of Practice: Asia-Pacific Integrity-in-Action or AP-INTACT. APRC organized several regional meetings with government officials, civil society organisations (CSOs) and UN staff working on anti-corruption. In addition, APRC launched an online network in November 2009, the Asia-Pacific Integrity in Action (AP-INTACT) Network, which has around 300 members and helps members share information and knowledge on relevant anti-corruption issues. Finally APRC, in partnership with the UNDP Pacific Centre and UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, developed a regional anti-corruption portal to capture knowledge and experiences on anti-corruption in the region.
Furthermore, APRC focused its anti-corruption work on supporting countries to implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In 2010, a Regional UNCAC Self-Assessment Consortium was set up by APRC in partnership with UNODC Regional Centres (Bangkok & Delhi). The Consortium strengthened the collaboration with key partners, such as, Basel Institute on Governance of Switzerland and the Institute of Governance Studies of Bangladesh to support countries to self-assess their implementation of the Convention. In partnership with these organizations and GTZ, APRC led the development of a Guidance Note on UNCAC Self-Assessments, which provides policy guidance and practical advice for countries undertaking UNCAC Self-Assessments and has since been adopted globally.
APRC’s anti-corruption programme is also focusing on corruption prevention through sector approaches in the health, education and water sectors, as well as developing national capacity to measure corruption and monitor implementation of national anti-corruption strategies. From 2013 through 2015 the Centre will continue to provide advisory and technical support on (a) good practices in diagnosing and combating corruption in the health, education and water sectors. (b) Working on the Implementation of UNCAC Review Mechanism (c) supporting social accountability which will be supported by a vibrant regional community of practice and network.
In addition to initiatives led from the Regional Centre, APRC supports national anti-corruption initiatives in 13 countries, including in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam and providing support upon request by partner countries.
Moreover, there is an increased request from UNDP country offices and programming countries in the region for policy advice and research and analytical support on the major issues of anti-corruption and governance.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist will be tasked to lead the regional anti-corruption initiatives for Asia, under the Asia Regional Governance Programme and Global Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness. Under the supervision of the Democratic Governance Practice Team Leader at the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre and the Global Anti-Corruption Policy Advisor in UNDP DGG/BDP, the incumbent will assume responsibility for the following functions and expected key results:
Substantive and technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Required Skills and Experience
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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.