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Consultant on Parliament and Anti-Corruption Efforts

Location: Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 29 Sep 2016, 14:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Starting date: 07 Oct 2016
Reference to the project: Strengthening Parliamentary Governance/Parliament II
Expected Duration of Assignment: October 2016 – July 2017 (up to 50 working days)

Background

The goal of the UNDP “Strengthening Parliamentary Governance in Moldova” Project, further on referred to as the SPGM project, is designed to address the main needs of the Parliament of Moldova in the areas of legislation making, oversight and representation during the on-going process of domestic reform spurred by closer relations with the EU. The project is also assisting in making the Parliament’s legislative activity more open, transparent and participatory through establishing tools and mechanisms for the engagement with the Civil Society, professional associations and general public. Project interventions will offer and encourage equal opportunity for male and female participation.

Corruption in Republic of Moldova is widespread, represents a sensitive issue and hinders country’s capacity to ensure democratic governance, rule of law capacity and bureaucratic efficiency, whilst creating ineffective institutions. According to Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (2016), Moldova is ranked 103rd (out of 168 countries worldwide). This makes Moldova one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. This perception is followed by the European Commission assessment that places Moldova’s political and economic development hampered by systemic and high level corruption. This means that there is an imminent need to develop effective mechanisms to tackle corruption stemming from international documents (UNCAC, SDG 16, EU acquis communautaire) and translate parliamentarian’s engagement in practical actions.

In this context, UNDP SPGM project is seeking to hire a consultant to assist the Parliament of Moldova in enhancing its anti-corruption efforts.

Scope of work

The expected output for the consultant’s assignment is to assist the Parliament of Moldova, its MPs and staff, in the implementation of anti-corruption efforts through different platforms – GOPAC Moldova chapter and Parliament’s Anti-corruption Action Plan. The consultant, in collaboration with the Parliament counterparts, will assist in creation of necessary mechanisms for monitoring the implementation of the Parliament’s Anti-corruption Action Plan. Members of the GOPAC Moldova will be supported to engage actively in anti-corruption issues. Moreover, the consultant will strengthen Parliament’s capacities to prevent corruption, with targeted improvements in the law-making work, executive oversight and budgetary control. Building on the achievements from 2015 and 2016, the consultant will assist the Parliament of Moldova in finalising the draft law on MPs Code of Conduct and Ethics based on best international practices and experience of national Parliaments in Europe.

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master degree or equivalent (5 year university degree) in political sciences, public administration, law, social sciences or other related fields.

Work experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of governance and anti-corruption;
  • At least 5 years of established experience in designing and implementing anti-corruption assessments;
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in organizing, facilitating and conducting seminars, trainings and workshops with state institutions/agencies/organizations, on anti-corruption issue;
  • Previous experience in conducting anticorruption assessments in Parliaments is a strong asset;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the GOPAC anticorruption assessment tool for parliamentarians;
  • Experience of advisory work on parliamentary development or practical experience as Member of Parliament or parliamentary staffer is a strong advantage;
  • Proven experience in engaging diverse stakeholders in anti-corruption efforts, including knowledge of informal and emerging actors as well as knowledge of cross-cutting governance and anti-corruption issues;
  • Experience in comparative analysis, research, assessment on the implementation of the international legislation and policies. 

Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent writing and oral communication;
  • Leadership skills and ability to work with teams;
  • Knowledge of UN system and UNDP;
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Romanian and Russian will be an asset.

Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations, in particular, respecting differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or other status.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Methodological Proposal that should contain:

  • A brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the assignment.
  • Explain why they are the most suitable for the work including past experience in similar assignments and the relation to the above required qualifications.

2. Financial proposal (in USD), specifying a fee per day and total requested amount including all related costs, e.g. fees, per diems, travel costs, phone calls etc.;

3. Duly filled in and signed Personal History Form (P11) and at least 3 names for a reference check.

For more details and application procedure please follow the link http://www.undp.md/jobs/jobdetails/1400/

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