• UNDP - Recruitment of a National Consultant – Working Group IATT

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2015 Deadline: 31 August, 2015
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  • Background

    As Africa’s most populous country and as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Nigeria is not immune to corruption challenges. Over the past decades, Nigeria has developed an impressive array of legal frameworks and setup numerous institutions to combat corruption more effectively. Nevertheless, the country continues to struggle with the impact of corruption on the day-to-day lives of its citizens. Corruption undermines Government’s ability to provide public services, rule of law and public security. Corruption directly affects the well-being of the country’s over 160 million population and its ability to rise out of poverty. With support from the European Union, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is implementing a project entitled “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria” involving a wide range of national partners, including  the Bureau of Public Procurement, Code of Conduct Bureau, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Federal High Court, Federal Ministry of Justice, High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Public Complaints Commission, Special Control Unit on Money Laundering, Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms/Inter-Agency Task Team and the Nigeria Police.

    The project aims to achieve three key objectives:

    • Strengthening anti-corruption mechanisms for policy-making, coordination and monitoring and improving legislation;
    • Enhancing institutional and operational capacity of anti-corruption agencies and improving inter-agency cooperation; and
    • Empowering civil society organisations to increase the provision of services and enhance their participation in anti-corruption activities.

    In line with its objective to coordinate the Anticorruption Agencies, including the members of the Inter Agency Task Team (IATT), the project seeks to assist to draft a workplan for the IATT to coordinate and enhance synergy in the work of member agencies. The workplan will be adopted and implemented in collaboration with the partner institutions.

    Objective of the Assignment

    The aim of this assignment is to examine the mandates of each of the Agencies, identify opportunities for synergy and to support the 1ATT to draft its annual workplan, with the aim of enabling other member-Agencies to carry out activities in correlation with their mandates collaboratively and effectively. It is envisaged that this will increase synergy and coordination among the relevant Agencies and contribute to diminishing the overall corruption levels in the country.

    More specifically, the workplan will:

    • Identify, list, and articulatethe capacities, functions and the organisational structure of each member Agency;
    • Assign roles and tasks to be implemented by each of the member Agencies of the IATT (either individually or collectively) in a workplan document;
    • Recommend concrete activities to be implemented jointly by the IATT members.

    National Consultant – Working Group IATT

     

    Responsibilities/Deliverables

    The Consultant should provide the requisite technical support for the drafting of the work plan in close consultation with IATT to ensure that the workplan is drafted in the preferred format, and that it contains the true, required and relevant information, with recommendations for activities to be carried out.

    The tasks under this assignment will be based on information derived from the strategy documents for each institution (if there is any in existence), the workplans for each institution (if available), and the establishment Act for each institution with reference to their individual prescribed mandates. The workplan will set out roles for each member agency of the IATT (individually or collectively), and will comprise of the outcome of the activities, the output, the activities to be implemented, the lead agency for each activity, the participating agency (ies) for each activity, the budget for the activity, the recommendations to the IATT.

    Under the direct supervision of the Officer in Charge of the project, “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria” the consultant will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

    • Review the existing strategy documents, workplans, establishment acts, existing standard operating procedures and terms of references for each member of the IATT bearing in mind their mandates, mission and vision;
    • Lead the process of the drafting of the workplan for the IATT in close consultation and participation of all relevant members; and set out roles for each member agency with key activities to be carried out, tasks to be implemented, the proposed budget, the proposed implementation date, and the agencies responsible for carrying out the activities;
    • Liaise with UNODC and TUGAR on preparations for the drafting of the workplan, both technical and operational;
    • Oversee the collection of existing relevant documentation that may be required;
    • Review all documentation that may be provided by UNODC and TUGAR prior to the workshop;
    • Provide guidance to UNODC in terms of the documents required for added value;
    • The Consultant will act as a resource person at the “Workshop to Draft an Action Plan for the Coordination of the IATT” and ensure that valuable and adequate information is collected for the drafting of the workplan;
    • Compile all relevant information from UNODC, TUGAR and the IATT, and personal sources into one coherent workplan for the IATT;
    • Integrate relevant information and comments provided by participants at the “Workshop to Draft an Action Plan for the Coordination of the IATT”into the final workplan.

    Deliverables

    In the preparation of the final deliverables, the Consultant should as minimum:

    • Undertake Legal and Environmental Scanning of the IATT (anticorruption legislation, anticorruption strategy, policy papers, and strategy documents for each institution that has one, the workplans if available, the Establishment Act for each Agency, bearing in mind the individual mandates, mission and vision);
    • Facilitation of the Workshop to draft the IATT Workplan;
    • Submission of the draft Workplan and report on the workshop;
    • Produce a full-fledged finalised workplan with concrete activities which would promote better coordination and partnerships among the agencies.

    During his/her assignment, the Consultant is expected to have delivered the following outputs:

    • An Inception report;
    • A draft workplan within five days after the end of the workshop;
    • A final workplan within ten days, after the review by UNODC, TUGAR and the IATT.

    Workplan Outline and Template

    Outline and template for the work plan will comprise of the following details:

    • The overall outcome of the activities;
    • The output for each activity;
    • The activities to be implemented;
    • The lead agency for each activity;
    • The participating Agency (ies);
    • The budget for each activity;
    • Recommendations at the conclusion of each activity;
    • Comments, where there is any.

    Duration of the Assignment

    The consultancy will consist of three phases:

    Phase 1: Desk review – the Consultant will collect available materials (strategic plans, etc.) for review - 2 days before the workshop.

    Phase 2: The Workshop – the Consultant will oversee the conduct of the “Workshop to Draft an Action Plan for the Coordination of the   IATT” and ensure that valuable and adequate information is collected, and integrate relevant information and comments provided by participants for the drafting of the workplan – 2 days of the workshop.

    Phase 3: Drafting and Finalisation of the Draft Workplan – the Consultant will lead the process of drafting a comprehensive workplan for the IATT, outlining the key activities that member agencies can implement individually and collectively bearing in mind the individual mandates and structure. The workplan will consider capacities at all levels (environmental, organisational and individual capacities). The workplan will also recommend short, medium-term and long-term activities to be implemented.

    Upon finalising the draft workplan, the Consultant will share the workplan with UNODC, TUGAR, and the IATT for review. Upon receipt of the comments, the final report will be prepared by the Consultant - within 10 days of the contract (11 August to 20 August, 2015).

    Evaluation

    The consultant will be evaluated using the Cumulative Analysis methodology. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as follows:

    • Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial proposal specific to the solicitation;
    • Technical Proposal weight: 70%;
    • Financial Proposal weight: 30%.

    Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 percent from the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

    Payment Schedule per Milestone

              Milestones / Percentage of payment

    • Undertake a desk review and produce a report of the review findings - 15
    • Facilitation of workshop and produce a report of the workshop - 15
    • Submission of draft work plan - 15
    • Submission of final work plan acceptable to the UNODC - 55

    Competencies

    Corporate Competencies:

    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Highest standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Excellent understanding of organisational issues;
    • Commitment to professionalism;
    • Commitment to effectiveness, accessibility, accountability, transparency and fairness;
    • Excellent knowledge of the social, political and economic situation of Nigeria;
    • Good understanding of change management, including system development and organizational skills;
    • Commitment to quality;
    • Commitment to deadlines;
    • Objectivity, honesty and fairness;
    • Logic and ability to operate systematically;
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills;
    • Timely and accurate submission of reports and other required documents;
    • Substantive and linguistic quality of documents prepared;
    • Commitment to confidentiality of the assignment and handing over of products and documents paid for by UNODC used in the delivery of consultancy outputs;
    • Demonstrable drafting and report-writing skills;
    • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the anti-corruption field.  Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.

    Education:

    • An advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Law, Political or Social Science, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Public Administration, Business Management or related fields;
    • A first-level University degree in similar fields in combination with 20 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the field of anti-corruption, criminology or legal works in an international, governmental, research, private or civil society organisation in a multi-cultural setting and in developing countries;
    • Experience working with, researching or carrying out similar assessments of one or more of the institutions to be assessed, and operational experience of the United Nations are an asset;
    • Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognised by the United Nations;
    • Conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including  familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

    Language:

    • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, click here

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