International Expert on the Methodology for Integrity Plans


Location : Home based
Application Deadline :20-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :8d 12h 27m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
27-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :27 April 2021 - 30 August 2021 (27 working days within this period)
Expected Duration of Assignment :27 April 2021 - 30 August 2021 (27 working days within this period)


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.


Background

The Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo project (SAEK III)  will provide expert support to the authorities in drafting policy documents, including national strategies and action plans, legislation, conflict of interest recusal procedures, judicial oversight mechanisms and other anti-corruption mechanisms and instruments, building upon interventions implemented throughout SAEK I and SAEK II. On prevention issues, such as monitoring of integrity plans, corruption proofing of legislation, and monitoring of the Action Plan of the Anti-corruption Strategy, Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency, (KACA) plays a valuable role as an impartial body intended to support public institutions uphold their integrity. As KACA is the lead corruption prevention body in Kosovo, it is within their mandate, to take part in the drafting of integrity plans as required by the institutions, as well as monitor the implementation of the integrity plans. 


In order to establish an effective integrity plan system within the public sector, the Anti-corruption Agency needs to adopt a methodology for the development of integrity plans, the sub-legal act for implementation and monitoring and to train institutions on completing their integrity plans. 


Based on the Annual Work Plan, OUTCOME 1: Policy, regulatory and monitoring framework on the prevention and suppression of corruption enhanced in a gender sensitive manner, Activity Result 1.1.6 Support to the AoK and other relevant bodies in promoting inclusive and gender sensitive anti-corruption policies and legislation, including capacity building of municipalities (including non-majority) to develop integrity plans, SAEK III seeks to engage an international expert to develop the methodology for the development of institutional integrity plans, development of methodology for monitoring the implementation of integrity plans and relevant sub-legal act .

Objectives of Assignment
To support the establishment of a system to advise and monitor public institutions’ integrity plans within the Anti-corruption Agency.


Duties and Responsibilities

The international expert, under the direct supervision of the SAEK III Project Manager will deliver the following: 

  • Review the available relevant laws, sub-legal acts and other documentation on the integrity plans, including feedback and input of KACA staff;
  • Integrity plan methodology, methodology of monitoring the implementation of institutional integrity plans, the sub-legal act, integrity plan training of trainers, trainings and the final report.

 

Deliverables/Outputs

  • Review the available relevant laws, sub-legal acts and other documentation on the integrity plans, including feedback and input of KACA staff (2 working days)
  • Develop the methodology on the development of institutional integrity plans, through a consultative process with SAEK III and KACA relevant staff (5 working days)
  • Develop the methodology of monitoring the implementation of institutional integrity plans (4 working days)
  • Develop the draft sub-legal act for the implementation of integrity plans, in consultation with the KACA unit and the SAEK III team  (3 working days)
  • Design an integrity plan training of trainers (ToT) curricula for relevant KACA staff (5 working days)
  • Deliver five ToT trainings for KACA staff (5 working days)
  • Deliver trainings for focal points on the methodologies (2 working days)
  • Submit the final report (1 working day)

 

Remuneration - Lump Sum Amount

The Contract is based on lump sum remuneration and shall be processed subject to submission of a certificate of payment and IC timesheet indicating the worked days and will be cleared for the payment by the UNDP supervisor.

 

Required Presentation of Offer: 

The following documents are requested:

  • Personal CV and 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
  • Technical proposal, a max. 2-page document briefly outlining the methodology envisaged for the assignment for delivering the expected results within the indicated timeframe
  • Financial Proposal that indicates professional daily fee including total amount for whole duration of the assignment. 
  • Copy of Diplomas and copy of Passport

 

Criteria for selection of the Best Offer

Offers will be evaluated utilizing a combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and technical proposal will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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 favouritism

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
  • 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 in Law, Public Administration, Economics, or other relevant social sciences.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the anti-corruption sector in an anti-corruption body, public sector institution, or international organization.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing integrity plans.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting laws, regulations and similar policies in the anti-corruption sector.
  • Demonstrated expertise in delivering trainings on integrity plans or other institutional corruption risk assessments.
  • Familiarity with integrity plan systems in the region or globally an asset.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English.

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