International Consultant for the development of the anti-corruption manuals
The project aims to strengthen anti-corruption, integrity, transparency, and accountability at the national and municipal levels and raise awareness among citizens in Timor-Leste. First, the project focuses on finalizing the development of overarching policy guidelines on anti-corruption, accompanied with capacity development initiatives for civil servants of the national and municipal administrative offices. Second, soft mechanisms for enhancing public sector integrity will be developed and distributed to the public and private sector stakeholders. Third, greater civic engagement will be facilitated through increased access to information and youth training initiative. With this comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approach to address corruption, the project envisions, in the longer-term, robust, transparent, and accountable government institutions and empowered citizens who can hold them accountable. These goal and objective are in line with the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030) as well as the ‘United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 2015-2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
2) OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND SCOPE OF WORK
The Consultant for the development of the anti-corruption manuals on the financial management of public infrastructure projects and training modules for public servants, teachers and students on values and integrity (‘the Consultant’) will work under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner of Prevention, in coordination with Deputy Commissioner of Support Services and Cooperation, of the Commission of Anti-Corruption Timor-Leste (CAC), and will focus on the following areas:
I. Development of one anti-corruption monitoring manual on public infrastructure projects and four anti-corruption manuals of awareness-raising campaigns on value and integrity for public servants and community leaders, pre-secondary school students, secondary school students, and university students and youth.
II. Capacity Development of the CAC Prevention Directorate staffs and other key managers in the development of the anti-corruption manuals.
3) EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The Consultant shall take full responsibility for accomplishing the following deliverables of high quality. S/he is also expected to actively engage in any opportunities to involve the CAC staffs in the process and develop the relevant capacity in the CAC. Detailed responsibilities and expected deliverables/outputs of the Consultant are as below:
Detailed responsibilities of the Consultant include:
1. Establishing and facilitating the formal and/or informal discussion/communication mechanism for the development of the manuals;
2. Developing the following anti-corruption manuals of quality:
i. One (1) anti-corruption monitoring manual on public infrastructure projects, covering the entire processes/procedures from the project initiation, to implementation, to closing;
ii. One (1) anti-corruption manual of awareness-raising campaigns on values and integrity for public servants and community leaders;
iii. One (1) anti-corruption manual of awareness-raising campaigns on values and integrity for pre-secondary school students;
iv. One (1) anti-corruption manual of awareness-raising campaigns on values and integrity for secondary school students; and
v. One (1) anti-corruption manual of awareness-raising campaigns on values and integrity for university students and youth.
3. Developing training materials, tools, and templates in support of the above manuals;
4. Building capacity of the CAC technical staffs in developing manuals/guidelines/training modules and their implementation;
5. Providing an action plan of a pilot program, which will launch and implement the above manuals and monitor the results; and
6. Presenting the developed knowledge products to the CAC and relevant stakeholders in Timor-Leste.
§ Complementary trainings in anti-corruption or related areas is an advantage;
§ Substantive working experience in developing countries is an advantage;
§ Previous working experience in any UN agencies is an advantage;
§ Previous working experience in Timor-Leste is an advantage;
§ Extensive training experience in the capacity development is an advantage; and
§ Working knowledge of Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesia or Tetum is an advantage.
Required Skills and Experience
§ Master’s degree in public policy, social science, or related areas
§ A minimum of 5 years of working experience in anti-corruption sector particularly in prevention area or other related areas;
§ At least 2 years of working experiences in the development of manuals/handbooks/guidelines and outreach campaign modules to prevent corruption in the public sectors, including infrastructure project management, procurement, and education sector.
§ At least one previous experience in strengthening coordination, partnership, and capacity development of the government institutions;
§ Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English; and
§ Ability to work independently as well as a team.