The Chemonics UK Division seeks short-term Anti-Corruption and Judicial Reform technical experts for the anticipated UK-Funded Good Governance Programme, jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO). The £15 million, 3.5-year programme’s primary objective is to build resilience in targeted countries by providing support for domestic reform agendas which reduce corruption, promote transparent and accountable institutions, and build open, inclusive economies and societies. The programme will deliver high-quality technical expertise to ministries and government officials to strengthen domestic capacity to deliver, champion and unblock reforms to increase effectiveness of political and economic institutions in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia, and North Macedonia.
As a short-term position in response to call-down awards, Chemonics seeks senior and mid-level expertise in anti-corruption and judicial reform across Eastern Europe. The technical expert must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the GGF team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.
We are current accepting application for experts in the following areas:
- Fiscal transparency, financial accountability and anti-corruption.
- Government ethics and integrity.
- Audit and internal controls.
- Public procurement.
- Whistleblower protection.
- Institutional capacity building and organizational effectiveness.
- Capacity development of government and public officials.
- Capacity building for the Ministry of Justice and judiciary.
- Improvement of court infrastructure.
- Enhancement of judicial information and technology system.
- Court operations including automated case management systems.
- Public education, media, and advocacy campaigns to increase demand for more transparent and efficient legal systems.
- Human capacity building of judges, lawyers, and court administrators to improve professionalism of justice sector actors.
In addition, all technical experts must contribute to and be proactive in reform risk management by:
- Be geographically located in the field to provide technical assistance at the regional/national/local government level.
- Effectively coordinate with institutional capacity building efforts at the central government level to align priorities and adapt best practices to the local level.
- Participate in the development of work plans and other technical deliverables.
- Manage, provide follow-up and monitor specific sub-contracts KPIs.
- Monitor progress towards goals and expected results.
Reform Risk Management
- Proactively interacting with GGF team leadership, Subaward Specialist, Country Outreach and Risk Expert, Country Liaisons, other STTA technical experts, HMG missions, PMU, and Host to document incidents and opportunities for improvement, assess submitted issues, support incident resolution, and develop improvement and contingency plans.
- Leverage technical understanding to identify and implement solutions, feedback mechanisms and value-for-money (VFM) support.
- Work across government departments to identify relevant stakeholders and facilitate problem solving meetings to create mitigation plans, ensuring that identified improvement opportunities do not evolve into permanent problems.
- Maintain incident data, conduct trend analysis, and report on incident management and risk mitigation efforts, as needed by the Country Outreach and Risk Expert.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Advanced degree in Management, Law, Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience and knowledge working on donor-funded projects related to governance including anti-corruption in Eastern Europe and/or the Balkans.
- Demonstrates an expert level knowledge of governance and economic reform, accountability, and transparency best practices, as they can be applied to the Eastern European context.
- Proven experience in preparation of at least one National Strategy on anti-corruption or related topics.
- Proven track record of building and sustaining effective partnerships, advocate and communicate to various constituencies.
- Experience relevant to accomplishment of the cross-cutting objectives including gender, youth, and marginalized populations.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experience in managing teams
- Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills – samples of written work may be requested.
- Work experience across Eastern Europe is required.
- Fluency in written and spoken Ukrainian or Russian preferred, English required.
Duration: Up to 3.5 years.
To apply, please submit your application by COB EST Wednesday, July 31 through our portal: https://ChemonicsUK.formstack.com/forms/ggf_anticorruption_judicial_ta. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are strongly encouraged. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.