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Good Governance and Anticorruption Advisor

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Grade: IPSA-11, International Personnel Service Agreement - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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Background

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

  1. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  3. Three writing samples.

Travel:  

  1. UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services.
  2. The Specialist will cover the cost of visa and work permit that UNDP will facilitate

Office/Unit/Project Description

UNDP supports Uzbekistan to achieve a modern democratic society driven by responsive governance systems, future-ready human capital and an inclusive green economy. Guided by the UNDP Strategic Plan, 2018-2021, the Decade of Action, the UNSDCF and the extensive multi-stakeholders consultations conducted during its elaboration at national and subnational levels, UNDP will support Uzbekistan to harness systems innovation, advance and finance economic and social transformation, create new and better opportunities for its people, and help revive, improve and sustain environmental ecosystems over time.

In the UNSDCF strategic priority area, “Effective governance and justice for all”, UNDP will support the Government in developing accountable, transparent, inclusive policies, gender-responsive institutions and expanded civic participation aimed at ensuring provision of public services that meet the needs of all the people of Uzbekistan. UNDP will support the Government’s anticorruption efforts and advanced rule of law, including modernization of the court system in line with international human rights standards, as preconditions for success of economic reforms.

In 2020, the Government accelerated anti-corruption efforts and took a number of legislative decisions to strengthen the institutional environment reducing the risks of corruption, to identify and prosecute corruption offences, to raise the awareness of people on signs of corruption and necessary actions to oppose it, to engage civil society in anti-corruption efforts, and to promote zero tolerance for corruption.

To address the issues of weak coordination of anti-corruption measures and policies and to develop comprehensive prevention and counter-corruption mechanisms, the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established with the mandate focused largely on prevention. The newly established Anti-Corruption Agency was also assigned to perform secretarial functions for the National Anti-Corruption Council, presided by the Chair of the Senate, thus elevating its status and role.

Therefore, Uzbekistan Government would benefit from a comprehensive support, including policy and technical advice, to design and implement effective governance and anticorruption policies in a more systemic and strategic manner.

Prevention of Corruption through Effective, Accountable and Transparent Governance Institutions in Uzbekistan (PCEAT) Project was launched by UNDP Country office in Uzbekistan jointly with the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan on March 22, 2018, with policy and advisory support of UNDP’s Global “Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies” (ACPIS) project and UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH).

In line with Uzbekistan’s Action Strategy 2017-2021 and commitments under the 2030 Agenda, the PCEAT project focuses on strengthening the national systems and capacities on prevention of corruption and monitoring the implementation of the UNCAC and OECD Istanbul Plan of Action in an integrated manner.

Institutional Arrangement:

The International Consultant on Good Governance and Anti-Corruption will work under the strategic guidance of the UNDP Resident Representative and direct supervision of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative,  in close collaboration with the Effective Governance Cluster, PCEAT project team, IRH and Singapore anti-corruption specialists as well as other units within the UNDP Country Office. UNDP PCEAT Project will provide office space and internet facility, logistical and other support service applicable to UNDP international personnel when based in Tashkent. The consultant however is expected to bring his/her own laptop and mobile phone and meet local communications costs. Costs to arrange meetings, workshops, travel costs to and DSA during field visits (if any), etc, shall be covered by UNDP PCEAT project and included in the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within assigned authority and under substantive guidance of the UNDP  Resident Representative, the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Advisor is primarily responsible for guiding the implementation of anti-corruption technical assistance activities of the project, advice to the Ministry of Justice in relation to design of anti-corruption policies and specific initiatives as well as suggestions and development of a broader set of interventions in support of anti-corruption frameworks (including policy advice, technical expertise and practical day-to-day support to country anti-corruption bodies). The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide expert advice and support the national counterparts to develop the technical  assistance programme and proposals in the area of anticorruption, good governance etc. in line with their mandates .
  • Guide and assist in designing, developing and/or upgrading national anti-corruption strategies and state programs, anti-corruption campaigns, accountability policies and mechanisms, and monitoring government performance, including by involving, as appropriate, the media, the business sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs). Comments and recommendations are provided on the national anti-corruption strategies and state programs, anti-corruption campaigns, accountability policies and government performance monitoring mechanisms.
  • Provide advice and assistance, where necessary and required, to enhance and upgrade relevant legislative and other measures in conformity with UNCAC. Support the strengthening and capacity-building of the national anti-corruption institutions, including development of its/their mandates, structures and operations, provide them advisory services and technical expertise.
  • Contribute to programme development and resource mobilization by establishing and maintaining close contacts with donors, partners, experts’ communities, etc.
  • Foster contacts and, where appropriate, co-operation and partnerships with bodies and institutions at national, regional and global levels tasked with the prevention of and fight against corruption.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

 

Min. Academic Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, international relations, business management, public administration, political and social sciences or a related discipline is required.
  • A bachelor degree in similar fields in combination with nine additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience in one or several of the following is required;
  • Working within or providing technical advisory services to anti-corruption bodies;
  • Working as technical adviser on anti-corruption in an international organization or a non-governmental organization;
  • Experience in designing national anti-corruption policies, strategies, and public campaigns, is required.

Required skills and competencies

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to corruption, economic crimes related issues.
  • Knowledge of the normative and operational aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.
  • Substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given and ability to provide effective specialized advice. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

 

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Demonstrating the ability to lead consultations with senior government official and facilitate discussions among a wide group of stakeholders is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience with UNDP or UN agencies is desirable;
  • Knowledge and experience of anti-corruption in CIS region is an added advantage
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment.
  • Ability to conduct required research, analyze and produce proposals and reports;
  • Excellent analytical aptitude, communication, writing and presentation skill;
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice to senior decision making public officials.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Russian is an advantage

 

Min. Academic Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, international relations, business management, public administration, political and social sciences or a related discipline is required.
  • A bachelor degree in similar fields in combination with nine additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience in one or several of the following is required;
  • Working within or providing technical advisory services to anti-corruption bodies;
  • Working as technical adviser on anti-corruption in an international organization or a non-governmental organization;
  • Experience in designing national anti-corruption policies, strategies, and public campaigns, is required.

Required skills and competencies

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to corruption, economic crimes related issues.
  • Knowledge of the normative and operational aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.
  • Substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given and ability to provide effective specialized advice. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

 

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Demonstrating the ability to lead consultations with senior government official and facilitate discussions among a wide group of stakeholders is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience with UNDP or UN agencies is desirable;
  • Knowledge and experience of anti-corruption in CIS region is an added advantage
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment.
  • Ability to conduct required research, analyze and produce proposals and reports;
  • Excellent analytical aptitude, communication, writing and presentation skill;
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice to senior decision making public officials.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Russian is an advantage
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