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Intern – Support to Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) II - Five (5) positions

Pristina (Kosovo)

Background

Organizational Context: 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. 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. 

SAEK II takes an innovative and holistic approach towards anti-corruption by focusing both on the “supply-side” and the “demand side” of democratic governance and taking into consideration different levels of intervention, working directly with central government authorities, local/municipal actors, civil society and the citizens themselves. 

Activities implemented under SAEK II Component 1 will focus on strengthening the capacities of the Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency (KACA) to become an effective external control mechanism for ethics, integrity and efficiency of the public administration. As identified as a priority by the EC Kosovo Reports, the project will also focus on enhancing active partnership and stronger collaboration and coordination amongst relevant stakeholders on anti-corruption issues, particularly amongst the KAA, prosecution and law enforcement. 

UNDP SAEK II, in respond to the request of the KACA for providing assistance with five (5) interns, seeks to recruit and second interns to help KACA in becoming more efficient, transparent and responsive to queries of media, CSOs and public, something that current allowed resources present an impediment to the KACA. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the SAEK II Project Manager, and in daily cooperation with the KACA Director, interns shall be assigned to carry out the following tasks, as specified below:

  • Provide assistance in preliminary review of conflict of interest cases,
  • Provide assistance in the monitoring of the public procurement processes, 
  • Provide assistance in the organizing of trainings and other outreach activities, 
  • Input data of the asset declaration forms into the system,
  • Provide assistance in case management and assignment, archiving of cases, and
  • Support the organising of events, press releases and other.

Expected results: 

To assist KACA personnel and its Director in delivering day-to-day tasks of the Agency in order to ensure smooth operation of the day-to-day processes.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP mission, vision and values
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

  • Effective communications skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
  • Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behavior.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of automated systems.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international setting.

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); such as Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics, Public Administration and other relevant fields;
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of current developments in one or more of the following fields: anti-corruption, public administration, asset and income disclosure, communication theory, community organization and participation, civil society.
  • Skills in communication, networking, and advocacy.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Computer skills, including use of social media platforms, and Microsoft applications.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in Albanian or Serbian in both written and verbal is essential, and knowledge of English is desirable.

How to Apply:

  • 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. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit your CV.
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (CV, academic qualifications/diploma) should be included as one attachment
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: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-22

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