International Anti-Corruption Strategy and Coordination Expert - UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Cairo

Description of the assignment: International Anti-Corruption Strategy and Coordination Expert (Advisor)

Project name: EGYX49: Supporting Measures to Combat Corruption and Money Laundering, and to Foster Asset Recovery, in Egypt

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 30 working days within the span of six months from 1 April until 30 September 2012.

Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Proposal should be submitted by email with the title in the subject line to fo.egypt@unodc.org with a copy to hussein.hassan@unodc.org no later than COB 8 March 2012.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

JOB SUMMARY:
a) Purpose of the Task
One of the project's key outcomes is Outcome 1: National anti-corruption strategy developed and implemented including anti-money laundering and asset recovery and its corresponding outputs, Output 1.1: A National Committee established to facilitate the adoption of an anti-corruption strategy, including anti-money laundering and asset recovery, for Egypt and Output 1.2: Anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and asset recovery strategy for Egypt developed.

Thus, UNODC is engaging an International Anti-Corruption Strategy and Coordination Expert (Advisor)under this outcome to support national authorities to design and adopt an anti-corruption strategy, including anti-money laundering and asset recovery, for Egypt. b) Scope of the Task The International Expert will utilize his/her specialist technical expertise in designing and implementing national anti-corruption strategies to provide hands-on advice to the National Committee(established under Output 1.1) to develop and adopt an anti-corruption strategy, including anti-money laundering and asset recovery, for Egypt. The International Expert will also use his/her expertise on enhancing inter-ministerial coordination and cooperation in the area of fighting corruption. Specifically, the International Expert is responsible for carrying out the following activities under Output 1.2: • Support the National Committee to draft the national strategy on anti-corruption, including anti-money laundering and asset recovery (Activity 1.2.1); and • Participate in an Expert Group Review Meeting to finalize the strategy (Activity 1.2.2).

In addition, the International Expert is responsible for carrying out the following activities under Output 3.1: • Support the existing inter-ministerial committees on anti-corruption, to review and clarify mandates and propose recommendations on how to best coordinate their respective work (Activity 3.1.1); • Present international best practices on establishing coordination mechanisms to the anti-corruption committees (Activity 3.1.2); and • Propose ways and means of enhancing inter-ministerial cooperation in the area of fighting corruption (Activity 3.1.3).

c) Methodology of Task The task will be carried out by the International Anti-Corruption Strategy and Coordination Expert utilizing his/her specialist expertise to provide hands-on advice to the National Committeeto draft an adopt a comprehensive national anti-corruption strategy, and enhance coordination and cooperation in this field. This will be achieved through the International Expert leading intensive working sessions with the National Committee in Cairo (over the space of the six months), providing guidance and support as necessary in between these intensive sessions. d) Team Composition The task will be carried out by the International Anti-Corruption Strategy and Coordination Expert with experience in designing anti-corruption strategies, including in providing technical assistance to overseas governments and in an international setting in this field. The International Expert (Advisor) should also have practical operational experience working in an anti-corruption agency, or an international organization and/or prosecuting and investigating cases of corruption. The International Expert will not act as representative of any party, but should use his/her independent judgment and should not have been directly involved in the design, appraisal or implementation of the project. The International Expert will work in close cooperation and report to ROMENA, who will provide all necessary substantive and administrative support for the task. The International Expert will work with the National Committee as well as with project staff, national counterparts and implementing partners. The International Expert is not authorized to make any commitments on behalf of UNODC or any other parties to the project.

e) Planning and Implementation Arrangements Management arrangements The International Expert will report to and share progress reports at the conclusion of each mission to Cairo with project staff based at ROMENA. Logistical support The International Expert is expected to undertake 4 missions to Cairo, Egypt to provide support to the National Committee to draft the anti-corruption strategy. UNODC will support the International Expert in booking necessary tickets and hotel accommodation. UNODC shall assist the International Expert in issuing visa and necessary travel documents as well as arranging and covering the cost of all travel necessary for the International Expert to complete the task: i.e. travel to/from Cairo and per diem (DSA).

The International Expert will be provided with all relevant documentation related to the project, including the project documents, work plans, and project progress reports.

COMPETENCIES:
• Superior skills and experience in strategy design and implementation in the field of anti-corruption essential. • Sound experience providing technical assistance to overseas governments and in an international setting in this field essential. • Solid experience in advising on inter-ministerial cooperation and coordination an asset. • Practical operational experience working in an anti-corruption agency, or an international organization and/or prosecuting and investigating cases of corruption an asset. • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a multicultural environment. • Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of UN programmes, policies, guidelines and procedures is an asset. • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. • Computer literacy.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Advanced university degree in law or related field. A combination of a first level university degree and a qualifying number of relevant years of experience (over 10 years) might be considered in lieu of the advanced degree. • Minimum of 7-10 years relevant professional legal experience in the field of anti-corruption, including in designing and implementing anti-corruption strategies and action plans.
How to apply: 
Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit a duly completed P11 form, an updated CV, a letter of interest along with a financial and technical proposal for the assignment and other relevant documentation to fo.egypt@unodc.org copying hussein.hassan@unodc.org with the title in the subject line no later than close of business 8 March 2012.

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