International Training Expert on Investigation Techniques in Corruption Cases


Location : Prishtinë/Priština and Home Based, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :15-Aug-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Sep-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :01 September 2015 – 30 April 2016 (up to 20 working days during the period)
Expected Duration of Assignment :01 September 2015 – 30 April 2016 (up to 20 working days during the period)

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.

Kosovo Anti – Corruption Institutions, in particular the Kosovo Anti – Corruption Agency (KAA), still have significant needs in terms of capacity development, especially in implementation of international standards and adoption of best international practices in area of anti – corruption. In addition, lack of tailor made trainings in investigation of anti – corruption offences and preparation of necessary documentation for initiation of criminal proceedings which reflect standards required by applicable legislation has been identified by Training Needs Assessment of the KAA conducted by UNDP SAEK Project.

For this purpose, UNDP will organize tailor made trainings for the KAA staff in order to address the identified gaps in capacity development.

Objectives of Assignment

Objective of the assignment is to increase capacity of the KAA officials, through tailor made trainings, to be more effective in investigation of corruption cases, securing evidence of corrupt activities and preparation of case files for submission to prosecutors’ office, which meet the standards required by the applicable legislation in Kosovo and best regional practices.


Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of work of the Training Expert, under direct supervision of the Project Manager of the project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK), encompasses delivery of 5 (five) specialized training sessions in the following areas:

  • Methodology and techniques in investigation of cases of corruption;
  • Preparation of criminal charges;
  • Obtaining evidence;
  • Representation before the Prosecution and Courts;
  • Regional best practices in declaration of assets (Slovenian model).

For the delivery of the trainings, Training Expert will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare training modules including group exercises and case studies, agendas of individual trainings and evaluation of training questionnaires;
  • Deliver five (5) tailor made trainings in the aforementioned areas;
  • Based on the evaluation questionnaires prepare one report on evaluation of trainings by participants;
  • Based on evaluation questionnaires, field visit and interviews with training participants prepare a report on the long – term impact of the training with recommendations for future training activities.

Expected Results

The Training Expert on investigation techniques in corruption cases is expected to:

  • Prepare and deliver tailor made trainings;
  • Evaluate impact of the trainings;
  • Identify and recommend future training areas.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Preparation of individual training modules, including group exercises and case studies, agendas of individual trainings and evaluation of training questionnaires.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 2 days per module – in total 10 days.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Training on Methodology and techniques in investigation of cases of corruption.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 1 day.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Training on Preparation of criminal charges.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 1 day.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Training on Obtaining evidence.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 1 day.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Training on Representation before the Prosecution and Courts.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 0.5 days.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Regional best practices in declaration of assets (Slovenian model).

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 1 day.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Report on evaluation of trainings by participants.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 2 days.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Deliverables/ Outputs:

  • Field visit and interviews with training participants followed by a Report on long – term impact of trainings with recommendations for future training activities.

Estimated Duration to Complete:

  • 4 days.

Target Due Dates:

  • TBD.

Review and Approvals Required:

  • SAEK Project Manager/Director of the KAA.

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments

Recommended Presentation of Offer:

Interested offerors must submit following documents at the time of application:

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Offeror and at least three (3) professional references.

Financial Proposal

  • Indicating a lump sum amount for the contract. Lump sum amount is all inclusive, therefore it should cover professional fees, travel costs, living allowance, communication costs, and consumables costs. Please note that once agreed, the price of the contract is fixed regardless of the changes in the cost of individual components.

Schedule of payments:

Payment schedule:

  • Advance payment for research and preparatory work.

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 20 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of training 1 (includes preparation of module, agenda, questionnaire).

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of training 2 (includes preparation of module, agenda, questionnaire).

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.
  • Payment schedule:
  • Delivery of training 3 (includes preparation of module, agenda, questionnaire).

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of training 4 (includes preparation of module, agenda, questionnaire).

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of training 5 (includes preparation of module, agenda, questionnaire.

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of Report on evaluation of training by participants.

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 10 % of the contract price.

Payment schedule:

  • Delivery of the Report on long – term impact of the training with recommendations for future training activities.

Date:

  • TBD.

Amount:

  • 20 % of the contract price.                      

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;
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (CV; P11; financial offer; list of similar profiles should be included as one attachment).


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;
  • Ability to work independently and takes initiative in addressing problems encountered;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment; 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;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in law, public policy, political science, social sciences or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in providing training services and advocacy on anti-corruption, rule of law and governance issues;
  • Very good knowledge on anti-corruption and governance issues at the international, regional and national level;
  • Experience in conducting training and evaluation of training impact, data collection and analysis.

Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English;
  • Working knowledge of any other local language is an asset.


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.

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