Description

DAI is seeking highly qualified candidates to occupy full-time Anti-Corruption (AC) Policy Advisor position to work on the recently awarded Promoting Integrity in the Public Sector Activity (Pro-Integrity), a $90 million, multiyear contract funded by USAID.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The USAID Promoting Integrity in the Public Sector Activity (Pro-Integrity) will concentrate on addressing three narrow development challenges within its manageable interest and influence to overcome corruption risks at the national institutional level, local government level, and related to Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction. Specifically, these include:

  • Anti-Corruption Institutional Challenges: Nascent anti-corruption institutions facing depleted human resources and budget austerity during wartime face challenges guaranteeing adequate corruption prevention, deterrence, and the inevitability of punishment for corruption offenses.
  • Weak Anti-Corruption Controls in Local Government: Weak anti-corruption compliance and control measures in local communities, depleted human resources, and humanitarian emergencies during wartime challenge adequate corruption prevention, deterrence, and the inevitability of punishment for corruption offenses at the local level.
  • Recovery and Reconstruction Corruption Risks: Unresolved corruption risks due to the lack of internal control, non-transparent procedure, and weak civil oversight over key reconstruction processes, including infrastructure restoration, asset management, environmental recovery, create risks for transparent and accountable reconstruction and recovery.

The Pro-Integrity Activity will pursue a problem-driven approach addressing the root causes through targeted objectives aligned with mission and U.S. government strategy.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Anti-Corruption Policy Advisor will be responsible for leading and managing project activities to support Ukrainian partner organizations in strengthening the anti-corruption legal and institutional framework and implementing effective anti-corruption reform.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support anti-corruption and good governance policy reforms linked to Ukraine’s EU and OECD integration and Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2022-2025.
  • Take the lead or contribute to the conduct of policy analyzes and the development of analytical studies and documents in anti-corruption field.
  • Provide input, review or draft policy and legislation documents to enhance anticorruption reforms and their implementation.
  • Support the Government of Ukraine in reviewing, analyzing and reporting on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and the State Anti-Corruption Program.
  • Support the development of a unified system for gathering, consolidating, and visualizing statistical data on the performance of specialized anti-corruption institutions as required by the Law of Ukraine on Prevention of Corruption.
  • Support activities on strengthening organizational capacity of specialized anti-corruption and accountability institutions.
  • Provide technical oversight of the performance of the project grantees, sub-contractors, and consultants to ensure timely and quality implementation of the activities in line with project objectives and standards.
  • Work with designated team members to build cooperation with civil society organizations, think-tanks, investigative journalist teams and media and supervise grant activities that fall under the scope of this position. Assist grantees with conceptualization of activities, supervise quality of grant activity delivery (quality assurance) and build capacity of grantees in technical areas as falling under this position’s mandate.
  • Contribute to developing project deliverables and reports including but not limited to project work plan, performance reports, project fact sheets, success stories and other deliverables and reports when required.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the project leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field of study, such as law, public administration, or public policy, is required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant professional experience, including in the field of anti-corruption, public administration, or related areas.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Ukraine anti-corruption legal framework, institutional infrastructure, policies, and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft policy documents and legislation and conduct analysis of policy documents and legislation and produce clear professional legal opinion.
  • Experience working with key anti-corruption and accountability institutions in Ukraine.
  • Familiarity with and experience working on or in collaboration with USAID- or other international donor-funded development activities in Ukraine preferred.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal communication skills, and an ability to work effectively within a diverse, multicultural team of staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, such as Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian with excellent oral and written communication skills required; professional proficiency reading, writing, and speaking English preferred.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting discrimination in all forms, nurturing respect for our interpersonal relationships, and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI ORGANIZATION AND VALUES

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

How to apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your Cover Letter and CV to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please include “Application for Anti-Corruption (AC) Policy Advisor : your name and surname” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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