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National Expert on Anticorruption
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 10h 38m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 March 2021 - 25 May 2021 (40 consultancy days)|
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.
COVID-19 pandemic became a huge global challenge that goes far beyond the public health sector. It is important to share some of the early experiences, best practices and lessons learnt. Therefore, UNDP is offering a comprehensive “prepare, respond and recover” approach in dealing with the pandemic.
The Republic of Korea (hereafter ROK) is well known for its policy innovations in the current crisis. Since the breakout of COVID-19 in the country on 22 January 2020, the Government and public institutions have been introducing various innovative measures in response. The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) organized a webinar series in April-May 2020, “Innovative Responses to COVID-19: Concrete Examples from Korea” to share concrete examples from ROK in three themes: policing, local governance, and anti-corruption. The webinar presented how the Korean Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) has utilized its online government portal (https://www.epeople.go.kr) to receive and channel more than 52,000 COVID-19 related petitions within 2 months since the outbreak. ACRC analyzed and channeled these petitions to relative administrative agencies, which took necessary measures accordingly. Based on ACRC's own struggle and lessons learned, the webinar also shared concrete ideas from Korea as to key actions anti-corruption agencies can undertake to help prevent corruption in COVID-19 responses, including a “check-list” to be provided to relevant national ministries and public agencies.
As a response and recovery to COVID-19 in summer 2020 the USPC announced the call for expressions of interest, and Armenia was selected among others as a partner country for the “SDG Partnerships on Transparency & Accountability on Transparency & Accountability in the context of COVID-19” with the USPC. As part of the COVID-19 SDG Partnerships, seed funds in the amount of US$20,000 are made available from the USPC to UNDP Armenia. The funds are allocated to support implementation activities such as web-based policy consultations or meetings in Armenia.
Within this initiative UNDP Armenia will support newly established Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) on detection and prevention corruption risks in the context of COVID-19, and as a general approach on corruption risks during crisis and crisis management, based on the experience of the ACRC.
In cooperation with ACRC and based on Korean experience, UNDP Armenia will support Armenian CPC in conducting situation analysis related to COVID-19 “response and recovery aspects”, developing crisis preparedness and response strategy/plan for CPC, enhancing the crisis management capacities of CPC members and its staff, strengthening CPC’s monitoring mechanisms in the crisis situations, and organizing e-policy consultation with USPC for knowledge exchange and refinement of the strategy based on the situation analysis.
Taking into consideration the abovementioned, UNDP Armenia is seeking for highly skilled international expert, preferably with direct experience with ACRC, who will, in close cooperation with, USPC, and UNDP Anti-Corruption Global team, support in enhancing institutional capacity of Corruption Prevention Commission of RA during the crisis situations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The expert will work under direct supervision of UNDP Armenia Technical Task Lead on justice and anti-corruption issues, and under overall guidance of UNDP Armenia ROLJHR program manager. The expert in close collaboration and in consultations with Corruption Prevention Commission, UNDP Anti-Corruption Global team, USPC, and secondee from Korean ACRC will support in institutional capacity building of CPC.
In particular, the national Expert, in cooperation with secondee from ACRC, will perform the following duties:
Required Skills and Experience
CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents that should be included in the application in one single PDF file and upload it).