Extended deadline: IDLO is seeking for Senior Researcher, Secretariat, Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA)



Extended deadline: IDLO is seeking for Senior Researcher, Secretariat, Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA)

Overview & Responsibilities

On  7 June 2021, President Maia Sandu issued a decree providing the legal basis for the establishment of the Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee, henceforth to be known by its acronym in the Romanian language, CCIA (“Comitetul Consultativ Independent Anticoruptie”).

The CCIA has as its main purpose to analyse systemic issues of corruption that cut across Moldovan institutions, in the expectation that ways and means to improve anti-corruption efforts will be identified and implemented by the relevant parties. The Committee collects information from a broad range of sources which, to the best of its knowledge, judgment and experience it deems reliable. Once gathered, the facts are analysed, and the analysis is used as the basis for recommendations. The Committee publishes its findings and recommendations; the latter will include which authority is responsible for implementation, together with a realistic timeline. The CCIA assumes responsibility for follow up with regular periodicity on its recommendations with the implementing bodies, to see what progress has been made. It again makes public its findings related thereto, until the recommendations have been implemented satisfactorily or, if not, it makes public the reasons given by the target implementation body, with a CCIA opinion as to the reasons given. This is an iterative process of indefinite length.

As her/his main function, the Expert will prepare or supervise the preparation of, and follow-up to the reports as above. She/He will provide, among other,items, legal analysis on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, asset declarations and any other matters as directed by the CCIA. She/He will analyse relevant legislative proposals, strategic policy documents, provide recommendations and guidance concerning his/her sector of expertise. 

The Expert will report to the Director of the CCIA Secretariat. 

Key tasks may include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Research and analysis on issues related to high-level corruption and related matters:
  1. data collection for analytical reports; 
  2. participation in interviews with the national stakeholders and writing minutes;
  3. draft and update methodologies for follow-up reporting in consultation with the CCIA members mentors for each report; 
  4. Draft weekly updates/reports on the most important anti-corruption developments, including legislative and institutional; 
  5. Draft the requests to responsible institutions in the level of implementation of recommendations from CCIA reports.
    • Coordination activities:
  6. Supporting the Director of the CCIA Secretariat, establish and maintain collaboration with national authorities, international and local experts involved in the activity of the CCIA, international institutions;
  7. Contributing to organising the plenary sessions of the CCIA, and any other meetings as requested by the co-chairs and the Director of the Secretariat;
  8. Lead the follow-up with the relevant national stakeholders on the degree of implementation of the recommendations provided in the CCIA reports, drafting progress reports every six months following the issuance of each of the CCIA’s major report;
  9. Support to organize CCIA online and field missions to the Republic of Moldova, events, roundtables, launchings of reports;
  10. Participate in advocacy meetings, Working Group meetings, conferences, roundtables;
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Secretariat, by the CCIA co-chairs or by the CCIA members.
  12. Provide expertise and advice on ad-hoc issues related to anticorruption and related matters, monitoring the latest, most important issues in connection thereto.

The Researcher’s performance will be supervised by the Director of the CCIA Secretariat, in consultation with co-chairs. Her/His performance will be evaluated on a semi-annual basis by the Director of the Secretariat.

Expected Outputs:

Substantive contribution and overall support to writing analytical reports; analysis of anti-corruption policy and legislative developments.  Effective substantive and logistical coordination in the areas enumerated above.

Reporting:

Reporting language will be English.

Incumbent will be supervised by the Director of the CCIA Secretariat in consultation with the CCIA co-chairs.

Submission and approval of deliverables: Director of the CCIA Secretariat

Job Requirements

  • University degree in Law, Political Science or related fields; 
  • Excellent communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated written record of strong analytical skills, preferably in English;
  • Proven report writing skills, with demonstrated record of achievement in analytical reports (in English preferable);
  • Computer literacy; 
  • Fluency in Romanian and English, speaking, writing, understanding and reading. Similar fluency in Russian a plus. 

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years of relevant general professional experience. 

Specific professional experience 

  • 7 years at least of proven professional, technical experience in anti-corruption or other areas directly relevant to the assignment;
  • Knowledge of international standards in those areas;
  • Understanding of the status quo of any and all reforms and extensive knowledge of the key stakeholders in the operating environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of the rule of law and anticorruption architecture of the Republic of Moldova

Terms & Conditions

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates.  IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. 

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature; or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process. 

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

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DISCLAIMER
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with IDLO’s policy on personal data protection. The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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