Anti-Corruption Analyst, Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) - Re advertisement


Location : Prishtina, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :03-Sep-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :up to 36 months

Background

The project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) is expected to have a positive impact on reducing the level of corruption in Kosovo by strengthening monitoring and oversight mechanisms of institutions to perform in an efficient, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive manner. The project will ensure greater transparency and accountability of those institutions responsible for delivering public services and create the necessary requirements for more participatory governance at the local level.
 
SAEK takes an innovative and holistic approach towards anti-corruption by focusing both on the “supply-side” and the “demand side” of democratic governance and taking into consideration different levels of intervention, working directly with central government authorities, local/municipal actors, civil society and the citizens themselves.
Limited participation of citizens in fighting corruption and monitoring government decision-making are other focus issues to be innovatively addressed by this project. Through the use of modern communication tools, such as social media, web2.0 and mobile phone technologies, this project will harness the creativity, innovativeness and collaborative attitude of citizens interested in achieving a political change regardless of ethnicity, gender or physical disabilities.
UNDP will adopt a human rights based approach to this anti-corruption project as well as a systemic capacity development focus addressing the policy dimensions, organizational systems and individual level of skills and knowledge. SAEK will complement the commitment made at the government level to fight corruption by working closely with a wide range of stakeholders from the public sector and building on the strategic alliances UNDP has already established with various Kosovo authorities, international actors and civil society organizations (CSOs).
 
Under the direct supervision of the SAEK Project Manager, the Anti-Corruption Analyst has the overall responsibility for assisting the Project Team to achieve the project results (outputs) as defined in the approved project document and annual work-plans through timely and quality implementation and monitoring.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Project Manager of the project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK), the Anti-Corruption Analyst will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
 
Summary of functions:
  • Provide advice on anti-corruption matters, drawing on international comparative experiences and best practices.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of progress and risks, ensuring that changes are controlled and problems addressed; reporting on progress including measures to address challenges and opportunities. 
  • Support partnerships and advocacy activities at project level.
Provide advice on anti-corruption matters:
  • Provide advisory and technical assistance to key project counterparts and staff in support of efforts to  strengthen anti-corruption; transparency and accountability;
  • Ensure knowledge management and sharing to inform policy dialogue and the discourse on anti-corruption issues;
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting anti-corruption evidence based assessments at the sectoral level, institutional and local levels;
  • Support capacity development of key project counterparts and staff in the area of anti-corruption, through on the job training and regular briefings on all relevant new tools and skills related to the anti-corruption initiatives.
  • Identify changes in the external environment and promptly agree necessary solutions/actions (ex. related to the planning and implementation of activities, need for new activities) with UNDP SAEK Project Manager and UNDP Governance Team;
  • Assist in the preparation of annual project work-plans and related sub-plans (procurement plan, quarterly plans if required, and others as necessary); 
  • Link up project activities with related and parallel activities both within government and external partner agencies.
Monitoring progress and risks and evaluating project interventions:
  • Continuously monitor project progress against the approved work-plan; 
  • Evaluate project interventions and results, draw lessons learned and suggest measures for improvement;
  • Monitor events as determined in the project monitoring schedule plan, and update the plan (in Atlas and off-Atlas) as required; 
  • Monitor and evaluate the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the UNDP Programme/Project staff for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log; 
  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports with the frequency and using the template recommended by the UNDP office. 
  • Support the preparation of reviews and evaluations as defined in the project document; 
  • Assist in the preparation of final project reports and papers. 
  • Participation in regular internal meetings; 
  • Participation in training events, communities of practice, codifying and sharing knowledge facilitation and organization of training for project staff to enable them to perform at the required level.
Support partnerships and advocacy activities at project level:
  • Maintain positive working relations with all project stakeholders, including government authorities and agencies, international organizations and CSOs; 
  • Be familiar with the activities of other development projects in the sector, establish contact and keep up-to date with their work; 
  • Ensure and coordinate meaningful participation of all national and international stakeholders in all phases of planning and implementation processes; 
  • Support the partnerships and advocacy activities agreed by the UNDP office in the area/sector covered by the project.
Impact of Results

The work of the Anti-Corruption Analyst will have a direct impact on the implementation of the project and the achievement of results. Specifically, the results will have an impact on the planning, implementation, monitoring and coordination of project activities and resources (human, financial, material assets etc) in order to meet expected results, and contribute to the overall success and impact of the UNDP office work in Kosovo.
 


Competencies

Corporate Competencies
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Functional Competencies
  • Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time.
  • Good knowledge of information technology
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. 
  • Ability to work independently and takes initiative in addressing problems encountered.
  • Supports effective and efficient team work. 
  • Result oriented and constructive attitude.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking / results oriented; 
  • Ability to design and manage coordination processes, including with multiple stakeholders;  
  • Good knowledge of organizational policies and procedures related to the position and ability to apply them consistently in work tasks; 
  • Good knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments; 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in management, economics, public policy, social sciences, political science, development or other relevant fields and minimum 2 years of relevant working experience as specified in the section bellow.
Or:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in management, economics, public policy, social sciences, political science, development or other relevant fields and minimum 5 years of relevant working experience as specified in the section bellow.

Experience: 

  • Relevant experience at the national or international level in providing advice on anti-corruption and other governance related issues.
  • Very good knowledge on anti-corruption and governance issues at the regional, national and local level.
  • Technical and professional skills in providing management advisory services and conducting monitoring and evaluation of development interventions, data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in the use of information technology (SPSS, MS Excel, Word, and Databases) and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:
 Fluency in both oral and written English and Albanian; working knowledge of Serbian is an asset.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the "Apply now" button. 
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box. 
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11). 
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (P11, academic qualifications/diploma) should be included as one attachment
  • Without the completed and signed P11, your application may not be considered. The UNDP Personal History Form can be downloaded at this link: http://www.ks.undp.org/content/kosovo/en/home/operations/jobs/

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