Local Expert on Analytical Review of Corruption Cases


Location : Pristina and home based, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :31-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
06-Jun-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :06 June 2018 – 30 March 2019 (60 working days within this period)
Expected Duration of Assignment :06 June 2018 – 30 March 2019 (60 working days within this period)

Background

The project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK II) 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. In 2018 UNDP SAEK signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kosovo Judicial Council whereby UNDP will support the Supreme Court in its anti-corruption efforts, including through implementing sentencing guidelines and conducting a review of completed corruption cases.

Given that administration of justice could be heavily compromised by undue influence and corrupt behaviours, the SAEK II project, with the full support of the main judicial actors will analyse the evolvement of the finalized corruption cases in Kosovo courts, namely their progress from the investigative phase, including investigation and police activities extending to the courts’ undertakings, including final judgments and confiscation of assets. 

The final report will be an internal document for the use of the Supreme Court and Chief Prosecutor that addresses potential identified deficiencies that were encountered through an analytical review of court cases. The cases (no more than 20 in total) to be reviewed shall be selected in close cooperation with the Supreme Court President and the Kosovo Chief Prosecutor. No less than half of the total number of cases reviewed will be randomly selected in order to preserve an objective approach towards the analytical review process. 

The analytical review will be writ-based and shall not include any interview, discussion or interlocution of any kind of form with any of the parties involved in the selected cases. The analytical review will be used exclusively as an internal tool for the Supreme Court and Prosecution to identify areas for improvement on corruption cases in general and not a critic of individual decisions taken by the parties involved in any of the selected cases in particular.

To this end, SAEK seeks to engage a local expert, to work alongside the international expert, to conduct an analytical review of completed corruption cases in the courts of all instances, and review of actions at all stages and instances of the criminal procedure in selected cases.
This report will be used to lay the groundwork for strategies for judicial and prosecutorial actors on addressing the report’s findings by using reliable indicators based on the report’s findings and to identify goals that will be achieved with the efficient and effective disposition of corruption cases. IN addition, the report will also be used by SAEK II to develop follow up activities in 2019.

Objectives of Assignment
Co-write the “Analytical Review of Corruption Cases in Kosovo” Report.


Duties and Responsibilities

The local expert, under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and will deliver the following:

  • Develop a document describing the criminal procedure and summary of prevalent corruption cases:

i) petty corruption, grand corruption, high profile;

ii) institutional set up (i.e. institutional framework of institutions that could initiate cases -police, KACA, FIU, KTA, Customs, etc);

iii) prosecutorial institutional set up (Special prosecution,  Serious Crime Department and General Department);

iv) the courts’ institutional set up (Serious Crime Department and General Department, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court, etc).

In addition, the expert shall develop a template to be utilized for summarizing cases, upon approval by the SAEK Project Manager.

  • In close cooperation with the SAEK II Project Manager, and the Supreme Court President and Kosovo Chief Prosecutor identify twenty (20) cases to undertake preliminary review; In close cooperation with the Chair of the KJC Committee on Corruption Cases visit all courts in order to obtain access to all identified cases and scan all  case files and writs.
  • Provide a summary of cases (no more than two pages per case).
  • Work alongside the international expert on the analytical review of cases.

Expected Deliverables/Outputs

  • Develop a document describing the criminal procedure and summary of corruption cases mainly prosecuted in Kosovo and a template to be utilized for summarizing cases 
  • Identification of cases to be selected for review 
  • Obtain access to all the cases selected and scan alldocuments
  • Provide a summary of cases (no more than two pages per case)
  • Provide professional assistance to the international expert during the analytical review of cases and assist in setting up meetings and providing translation
  • Assist in presenting the report to stakeholders

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments

Recommended Presentation of Offer

The following documents are requested:

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
  • 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;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Financial Proposal: daily fee.


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.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Law.
  • Bar exam would be an advantage. 

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience in the legal profession either in private practice, the judiciary or for an international organization.
  • Proven track record of experience as a legal advisor, judge, prosecutor, or defence attorney in dealing with corruption cases either nationally or internationally.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting reports.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English.  Knowledge of Albanian and/or Serbian required.

Application Instructions:

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