Extended deadline: IDLO is seeking for Head of the Secretariat, Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA)



Extended deadline: IDLO is seeking for Head of the Secretariat, Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA)

Project overview

Under the Supporting Moldovan Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA) project, the project team aims to strengthen the capacity for more inclusive and accountable governance in Moldova. IDLO ensures the timely contracting of the experts embedded in the newly established Independent Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee (CCIA) and provides the expert team with coordination, communications, and logistical support, particularly for sector-specific corruption risk assessments and the formulation of targeted policy recommendations. IDLO also ensures the regular maintenance of the CCIA Secretariat premises and equipment and provides logistical support to the Secretariat.

Description of assignment

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 will collect information from a broad range of sources which, to the best of its knowledge, judgment and experience it deems reliable. Once gathered, the facts will be analysed, and the analysis will be used as the basis for recommendations. The Committee will then publish 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 will again make public its findings related thereto, until the recommendations have been implemented satisfactorily or, if not, it will make public the reasons given by the target implementation body, with a CCIA opinion as to the reasons given. This will be an iterative process of indefinite length.

As his/her main function, the Expert will prepare, lead or supervise the preparation of, and follow-up to the reports as above. He will lead the CCIA secretariat for that purpose, and manage it administratively. In addition, he will provide policy advice as part of the CCIA secretariat. He will provide, among other, legal analysis on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, asset declarations and any other matters as directed by the CCIA. He or she will analyse relevant legislative proposals, strategic policy documents, provide recommendations and guidance concerning his/her sector of expertise. 

The Expert will report to the CCIA, his/her work will be supervised by the CCIA co-chairs. The Expert may be requested to attend coordination meetings with the national stakeholders and the development partners. In all instances, such attendance will require prior information and approval of the CCIA co-chairs.

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

  1. General management of the CCIA;
  2. Providing professional contributions to the assessment of sector legal acts and policy documents and practices and advice on the formulation of legal opinions, comments, and recommendations;
  3. Supervising the drafting of analytical reports on anti-corruption related matters as determined in the work plan or otherwise by the CCIA;
  4. Providing expertise and advice to CCIA members on ad-hoc issues related to anticorruption and related matters, monitoring the latest, most important issues in connection thereto;
  5. Identifying and proposing the co-chairs any external consultancy;
  6. Identifying and proposing candidates for Secretariat positions to the CCIA co-chairs (by case);
  7. Supervising the activities of the staff of the CCIA Secretariat, to achieve the annual work plan as determined by the CCIA;
  8. Organizing the plenary sessions of the CCIA, with logistical help from the Secretariat; and carrying out decisions and other follow-up actions on behalf of the CCIA;
  9. Establishing and maintaining collaboration with national authorities, as well as with international and local experts involved in the activity of the CCIA, civic bodies, international institutions;
  10. Monitor the implementation of the CCIA budget and all other financial and administrative matters; resource mobilization plans; and communications/media strategy for the CCIA in general and specifically in the case of CCIA report launches;
  11. Analysing of the official responses from responsible institutions in the level of implementation of recommendations from CCIA reports;
  12. Supervising the CCIA budget execution; report monthly to CCIA co-chairs, quarterly to the CCIA as a whole on all budget expenses, including accounts payable, and remaining available funds;
  13. Reporting to the co-chairs on progress against work plan milestones;
  14. Keeps and ensures the signing of all documents related to the activity of the CCIA, except those under the CCIA member’s mandate. 
  15. Maintain communication with donors regarding management issues, activity reports and concluded contracts.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the co-chairs.

The Director will prepare a work plan for the Secretariat. Such planning will take place solely under the direction or guidance of the CCIA co-chairs. He will be responsible thereafter for its execution according to work plan milestones, under the supervision of the CCIA co-chairs. His periodic and/or annual performance will be evaluated accordingly solely by the CCIA co-chairs.

Expected outputs

Substantive contribution and overall support to writing analytical reports, and analysis of anti-corruption policy and legislative developments.

Oversee and contribute to the execution of the work plan, on the execution of the duties above of the CCIA Secretariat staff. 

Monitoring the reporting requirements to donors and CCIA members (e.g., monthly reports and timesheets, final mission reports, etc.), subject to prior approval and release by the CCIA itself.

Any and all CCIA administrative and logistical requirements, including those delegated to other members of the Secretariat.

Job Requirements

Requested qualifications 

  • University degree in Law, Political Science or related fields; 
  • Excellent communication skills; 
  • Proven report writing skills, with demonstrated record of achievement in producing high quality analytical reports in English;
  • 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 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, as well as in, but not limited to legal and other research; donor relations, communications and public relations; and finance and administration.
  • 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;
  • At least 3 years in a managerial capacity, including direct supervision of the work of subordinates in the areas mentioned above, among others.

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. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

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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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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