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Legal Advisor for the Office of the Prime Minister

Pristina (Kosovo)

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 the monitoring and oversight mechanisms of institutions to perform in an efficient, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive manner. 

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) plays a critical role in all anti-corruption efforts. The support to the OPM in the development of national legislation, policies and strategies tackling corruption will ensure harmonization of all other efforts carried out at other levels and sectors (ministries and independent agencies) shall be as a part of the policy-making endeavours and vision on the anti-corruption field. 

To this end, SAEK seeks to engage a legal expert to ensure that all new initiatives, legislation, policies or decisions, be in line with the strategic vision as laid down in the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2018-2022.

Objectives of Assignment

Assist professionally the OPM in identifying non-compliant legislation and make new legislative and policy initiatives compliant with the Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the SAEK II PM, the legal expert will perform the following tasks:

  • Review existing legal framework, strategies, policies related to the anti-corruption sector; 
  • Ensure the streamlining of anti-corruption policy prescriptions with relevant stakeholders/ authorities and establishment of results based policy on Anti-Corruption efforts. 
  • Ensure compliance of all new legislative and policy initiatives pertinent to the anti-corruption sector with the Anti-Corruption Strategic Plan and the Action Plan, thereto. 

Expected Deliverables/Outputs

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Review existing legal framework, strategies, policies related to the anti-corruption sector

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 2 months 

Target Due Dates

  • 28 Feb 2018

Review and Approvals Required 

  • SAEK Project manager 

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Facilitate meetings with relevant stakeholders/ authorities on streamlining goals and the vision on the Anti-Corruption efforts 

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 2 months 

Target Due Dates

  • 30 Apr 2018

Review and Approvals Required 

  • SAEK Project manager 

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Anti-Corruption Strategic Plan and Action Plan developed (the expert having a lead role from the OPM)

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 2 months 

Target Due Dates

  • 30 Jun 2018  

Review and Approvals Required 

  • SAEK Project manager 

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Serve as PM’s focal point for the UNCAC review process

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 4 months 

Target Due Dates

  • 30 Oct 2018  

Review and Approvals Required 

  • SAEK Project manager 

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Ensure compliance with all measures foreseen in the Action Plan of the Anti-Corruption Strategic Plan

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 2 months 

Target Due Dates

  • 31 Dec 2018  

Review and Approvals Required 

  • SAEK Project manager 

Deliverables / Final Products Expected

  • All legislation pertaining to anti-corruption to be in line with the Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan.

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments

Presentation of Offer

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  2. Personal P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment. 
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price. Payment shall be processed on monthly basis, following submission of the IC timesheet and Certificate of payment.  

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

  • Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology 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 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:

  • BA in Law, MA is preferable. 

Experience:

  • Minimum ten (10) years of professional experience in the rule of law sector.  
  • Very good knowledge of anti-corruption, transparency and accountability issues, with emphasis on disciplinary mechanisms in the bar chambers,
  • Extensive experience in requirements in research and comparative analysis; 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and successfully manage cultural/ethnic/political sensitivities are particularly important; 
  • Familiarity with relevant cross-cutting issues related to local sustainable development such as gender mainstreaming, environmental sustainability, human rights based approach, social inclusion and other issues as appropriate;

Language requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; knowledge of Albanian and/or Serbian languages is highly desirable.

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).
  • Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.
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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-22

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