National consultant to develop Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan for ministry-level implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023
UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
The 14th Malaysian General Election in May 2018 marked a significant chapter in the history of the nation and the Pakatan Harapan government has pledged its strong commitment towards improving governance at all levels, elevating integrity and accountability, and freeing Malaysia of corruption. Out of the need to achieve this, the government established the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) on 1 June 2018 which was tasked to coordinate and monitor all activities related to governance, integrity and combating graft. GIACC is also responsible for planning, formulating strategies and evaluating policies in ensuring all government affairs are done based on good governance, integrity and zero-tolerance towards corruption.
In October 2018, the government’s mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) outlined revised policy directions in line with Pakatan Harapan’s reform agenda with a strong emphasis on governance, and Pillar 1 of the 11MP is now focused on “Reforming governance towards greater transparency and enhancing efficiency of public service,” with the priority area of improving governance at all levels, through the strategy of strengthening check and balance mechanisms.
In January 2019, the government launched the National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023 (NACP) with the aim of instilling good governance initiatives in its efforts to fight corruption. The NACP’s vision is to create a corrupt-free nation through three specific goals which are Accountability and Credibility of Judiciary, Prosecution and Law Enforcement Agencies; Efficiency and Responsiveness in Public Service Delivery, and Integrity in Business. The NACP outlines 22 strategies and 115 initiatives, with 6 priority areas identified as vulnerable to corruption: Politics, Public Procurement, Law Enforcement, Public Sector Administration, Legal and Judiciary, and Corporate Governance.
One of the strategies outlined in the NACP in respect of Public Sector Administration is strengthening the effectiveness of public service delivery, with the objective of redesigning public services towards good governance. In line with this, UNDP is supporting GIACC in developing Organisational Anti-Corruption Plans (OACPs) for the successful implementation of the NACP at the ministry level. UNDP is thus seeking a national consultant to support the development of OACPs in line with the NACP, and in coordinating the implementation of the plan with all relevant stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Governance and Institutional Reform Specialist and close consultation with the GIACC in Malaysia, the national consultant will:
- Conduct a review and analysis of available strategic policy documents, reports and other relevant materials for the assigned ministry;
- Consult with representatives of GIACC, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and other responsible public authorities, CSOs and private sector, as relevant, to collect information, views and needs for drafting the assigned OACP;
- Identify and map the existing corruption risks and anti-corruption priorities in the assigned ministry;
- In collaboration with key GIACC and ministry representatives, draft and develop the OACP, including recommendations for specific and concrete corruption prevention actions and indicators to measure progress in the ministry area;
- Conduct consultations with key stakeholders in a validation meeting(s) with the participation of public institutions, private sector representatives and civil society, as relevant; collect and record the recommendations and feedback received;
- Consolidate and incorporate feedback collected during the validation meeting(s) into the final version of the OACP.
Review relevant documents and inception meetings with GIACC and relevant institutions/stakeholders.
Identify corruption risks and anti-corruption priorities in the ministry area.
Draft OACP including recommendations for corruption prevention actions and indicators to measure progress in the ministry area.
Present draft OACP and conduct consultations with key stakeholders from public, private and civil society sectors in a validation meeting(s) and collect relevant feedback.
Final OACP incorporating feedback received from consultations.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP Governance and Institutional Reform Specialist and overall guidance of GIACC in Malaysia.
Duration of the Work and Duty Station
- The whole assignment is foreseen for a period of approximately 4 months (November 2019 – February 2020).
- This assignment will be based in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables.
Payments are subject to submission of deliverables duly approved by the UNDP Governance and Institutional Reform Specialist, which shall serve as the basis for the payment of services.
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Excellent knowledge of policy, development, governance, anti-corruption or related fields;
- Prior background or expert on the Malaysia country context (particularly the social and political climate) is required.
- 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 favouritism;
- Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity.
Required Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or other relevant field; Master’s Degree in one of this fields will be an asset.
- At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience developing reform strategies in the area of governance, with expertise in anti-corruption.
- At least 5 years of experience in policy drafting and analysis, strategic planning and monitoring.
- Previous successful experience in development or related work, in particular with UNDP, governmental institutions, NGO/think-tank or consulting firm is an advantage.
- Proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- Completed Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability';
- Proposal on how your qualifications and experience can lead towards the successful deliverable of this assignment within the required timeframe, and provide a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the assignment;
- The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables.
- Personal CV including areas of expertise and experience in similar projects and at least three (3) references in the format of UN Personal History Form (P11 form). The UN Personal History Form (P11);
How to Apply:
- Kindly download the Letter of Confirmation of interest and availability, Financial Proposal Template, P11 form and General Terms & Conditions mentioned below;
- Read and agree to the General Terms & Conditions;
- Click the ‘apply’ icon and complete what is required;
- Scan all documents into 1 pdf folder and then upload;
- For clarification question, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The clarification question deadline is three (3) days before the closing. When emailing for clarification questions, please put "MyIC/2019/068" as the subject matter.
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
- The UN Personal History Form (P11) is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/P11%20for%20SC%20&%20IC.doc?download
- The Letter of Confirmation of Interest at: http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Letter%20of%20Interest%20_Annex%201.docx?download
- The Financial Proposal Template at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Financial%20Proposal%20Template.doc?download
- The General Terms & Conditions for Individual contract is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/General%20Conditions%20of%20Contract%20for%20IC.pdf?download
- The General Terms & Conditions for Reimbursement Loan Agreement is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Reimbursable%20Loan%20Agreement%20_%20Terms%20&%20Conditions.pdf?download
Individuals will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.