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Jobs in the MCC anti-corruption project in Timor-Leste

26 June 2010. Updated 15 April 2011

Link to analysis and information about MCC and the Threshold program in Timor-Leste.

Link to USAID's Request for Proposals for the anti-corruption component of this program.

In recent weeks, Timor-Leste newspapers and email lists have carried job announcements by U.S.-based consulting companies for a new anti-corruption program managed through USAID for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC, a U.S. government agency). These  announcements are being circulated before USAID awards a contract for this program. USAID has pre-selected six companies which are allowed to bid for this project, and they must submit their proposals to USAID before 16 July 2010. One of the six, QED group, has decided not to apply.

Only one company will get the contract for the $5.2 million, three-year program, and the other four will not have any jobs to offer. Unfortunately, USAID procedures require them to name the principal staffers for their program in their proposal, so they begin recruiting before they have jobs to offer.

Below are announcements from ARDCasals, Chemonics and MSI; DAI announced jobs on its website. La'o Hamutuk encourages Timorese who are qualified and interested in working in this program to apply to several companies.

Other jobs in the MCC Threshold program have been advertised by USAID and Social Impact.

After an eight-month process, USAID awarded contracts for the Anti-Corruption program to Casals and the Monitoring and Evaluation program to Social Impact.


ARD, Inc., Anticorruption advisors

Through innovation and leadership, ARD, Inc., helps people across the world create the essential conditions for successful economic development. Since it was founded in 1977, ARD has led more than 600 projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects have helped countries respond to a range of environmental, social, and institutional challenges. ARD has 43 field offices around the globe, in addition to its main office in Burlington, Vermont, and its branch offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, CA.

Closing date: 31 Aug 2010

Tetra Tech, through its subsidiary ARD, Inc., is accepting expressions of interest from qualified long-term Anticorruption Advisors for a MCC-funded and USAID administered Anticorruption program in Timor Leste. The purpose of this three year project is to increase transparency and accountability of government institutions and reduce corruption.

Anticorruption Commission Advisor (Prevention)

Responsibilities Include:

Provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal prevention. Areas of focus include: data collection and analysis; outreach and awareness campaigns; and advisory services to line Ministries and other RDTL institutions.

Qualifications:

  • International candidates for this position should have a minimum of 8 years experience managing or implementing anti-corruption activities, with emphasis on prevention preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to address gender issues in the planning and implementation of anticorruption activities.

Anticorruption Commission Advisor (Investigation)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, Deputies and line staff on criminal investigation. Advise Commisioner in inquiry, data collection and analysis; responsibilities delegated by the Prosecutor General and National Police; search, inspection, surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; and tasks such as freezing bank accounts and ordering the non-use of any assets in the possession, custody or control of a suspect under investigation.

Qualifications:

  • International candidates for this position should have a minimum of 8 years experience managing or implementing anti-corruption activities, with emphasis on enforcement and investigation strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to address gender issues in the planning and implementation of anticorruption activities.

Office of the Prosecutor General Advisor (Prosecution)

Responsibilities Include:

Provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutor General and line staff on developing corruption-specific cases for prosecution. Areas of focus include: investigations analysis; evidence gathering; and prosecutorial techniques.

Qualifications:

  • International candidates for the position should have a minimum of 8 years experience managing or implementing anti-corruption activities with specific experience with prosecution.
  • Demonstrated ability to address gender issues in the planning and implementation of anticorruption activities.

How to apply

Please email a letter of application and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological format to dlangevin@ardinc.com. Please refer to “Timor Leste Advisor” in the subject line. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

ARD, Inc. is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.


Casals and Associates, Inc. 14 June 2010

Anti-Corruption Professionals

Closing date: 30 Jun 2010

Casals & Associates, a DynCorp International Company and leader in the area of Anti-Corruption, seeks experienced, qualified candidates for a proposed USAID funded program in East Timor. Candidates MUST meet the criteria set forth below.

1. Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Advisor (Prevention)

The long term KAK Prevention Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal prevention. Areas of focus include: data collection and analysis; outreach and awareness campaigns; and advisory services to line Ministries and other RDTL institutions. Experience in East Timor and/or Indonesia strongly preferred. USAID experience required.

2. Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Advisor (Investigation)

The long term KAK Investigations Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal investigation. Areas of focus include: inquiry, data collection and analysis; responsibilities delegated by the Prosecutor General and National Police; search, inspection, surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; and tasks such as freezing bank accounts and ordering the non-use of any assets in the possession, custody or control of a suspect under investigation. Experience in East Timor and/or Indonesia strongly preferred. USAID experience required.

3. Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) Advisor (Prosecution)

The long term OPG Corruption Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutor General and line staff on developing corruption-specific cases for prosecution. Areas of focus include: investigations analysis; evidence gathering; and prosecutorial techniques. Experience in East Timor and/or Indonesia strongly preferred. USAID experience required.

How to apply

Candidates should send CV and cover letter to, cking@casals.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Reference Code: RW_869MV3-47


Chemonics, 18 June 2010

Chemonics International is recruiting possible staff for a proposal we are submitting to USAID, as are other companies. We will only be able to offer actual employment if USAID accepts our proposal.  Our proposal will include names of long and short term candidates to work in Dili for a multi-year anti-corruption project in Timor Leste. Key personnel will be involved in capacity building, training and advising key government counterparts in the implementation of administrative reforms, increased enforcement capabilities including prosecution of cases of public corruption, and the reduction of opportunities for corruption through the modernization of public procurement systems and monitoring of public spending. All candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese and local dialects is a plus. Prior experience on USAID or other international donor-funded projects preferred.

The following positions are being sought:

Chief of Party : The chief of party  (COP), or head of project, candidate be a U.S. citizen and should have at least 10 years of comprehensive and relevant anti-corruption professional experience in successfully implementing aggressive anticorruption programs in support of court, prosecution, and procurement reforms, as well as promoting system wide public relations and dialogue to advance anti-corruption reforms. Successful candidates should also have an advanced degree in law JD/LLM.

In addition to these specific sectoral requirements, the chief of party will be responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and framework under which the project activities and initiatives will be implemented.  The COP will ensure that project activities are coordinated among each other, with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (RDTL), and other donors working in the sector.  The COP will lead project inputs in support of the national strategy to fight corruption, national sector coordination and policy dialogue

2. Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Advisor (Prevention): The specialist should have at least 5 years of direct technical work experience in the area of anti-corruption, preferably in Asia. The long term KAK Prevention Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal prevention.  Areas of focus include: data collection and analysis; outreach and awareness campaigns; and advisory services to line Ministries and other RDTL institutions. The candidate should have substantial understanding of anti-corruption prosecution methodology, and preferably the reduction of government corruption in procurement. Significant experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas is also highly desirable: investigation and reporting, capacity building regarding ethics and transparency for government personnel systems and operations, supporting NGOs and the media, transparency monitoring of court personnel, and the implementation of public complaint procedures.

3. Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Advisor (Investigation): The specialist should have at least 5 years of direct technical work experience in the area of anti-corruption, preferably in Asia. The long term KAK Investigations Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal investigation.  Areas of focus include: inquiry, data collection and analysis; responsibilities delegated by the Prosecutor General and National Police; search, inspection, surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; and tasks such as freezing bank accounts and ordering the non-use of any assets in the possession, custody or control of a suspect under investigation. The candidate should have substantial understanding of financial and auditing systems as well as the Timorese legal system.

2. Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Advisor (Prosecution): The specialist should have at least 5 years of direct technical work experience in the area of anti-corruption, preferably in Asia, as well as an advanced legal degree (LLM/J.D.). The long term OPG Corruption Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutor General and line staff on developing corruption-specific cases for prosecution.  Areas of focus include: investigations analysis; evidence gathering; and prosecutorial techniques. The candidate should have substantial understanding of the Timorese legal system.

Support Staff: Chemonics is seeking skilled staff to provide administrative support to the technical team. Potential positions will include a Finance and Administrative Assistant, Accountant, Office Manager and a Training Coordinator.

Application Instructions: 

Send electronic submissions to timorrecruit@gmail.com by June 23, 2010. CVs must be either in. doc or .pdf format and should be titled “Last Name, First Name CV”. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. 


Management Systems International (MSI), 17 June 2010

Anti-Corruption Commission Investigations Advisor, Anti-Corruption Program, Timor Leste

Closing date: 15 Jul 2010

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. In 2008, MSI joined Coffey International, Ltd., becoming part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.

For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com

Project/Proposal Summary:

This 3 year USAID Anti-Corruption Project seeks to reduce corruption through an integrated approach, by building a network of functioning, effective anti-corruption institutions and actors with the capacity to deter, detect, and sanction corruption. The project will support the Anti-Corruption Commission; Office of the Prosecutor General; External Audit Authority; Procurement Policies and Practices; Fiscal Oversight Skills of the National Parliament; and External Watchdog and Public Advocacy Efforts.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking an experienced full time Anticorruption Advisor with experience in Criminal Investigations and collection of evidence for the Anti-Corruption Project in Timor Leste. The candidate should have strong project, personnel and client management experience, and be available to live full time in Dili. Candidates should have extensive experience working in the anti-corruption and good governance fields

Responsibilities:

The long term Investigations Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Commissioner, his Deputies and line staff on criminal investigation. Areas of focus include: inquiry, data collection and analysis; responsibilities delegated by the Prosecutor General and National Police; search, inspection, surveillance techniques; record and document examination and analysis; and tasks such as freezing bank accounts and ordering the non-use of any assets in the possession, custody or control of a suspect under investigation.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position should have demonstrated experience managing or implementing anti-corruption activities, with emphasis on enforcement and investigation strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience working on USAID or other donor-funded projects a a managerial level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in criminal investigations, especially related to corruption abuses;
  • Prior experience in Timor Leste or elsewhere in Asia/Pacific region strongly preferred;
  • Degree in law, political science or related field;
  • Excellent personnel and project management skills.

How to apply

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com


Advisor to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Anti-Corruption Program, Timor Leste

Closing date: 15 Jul 2010

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking an experienced full time Advisor to the Prosecuter General’s Office with experience in Criminal Prosecution, especially in corruption-specific cases for the Anti-Corruption Project in Timor Leste. The candidate should have strong project, personnel and client management experience, and be available to live full time in Dili. Candidates should have extensive experience working in the anti-corruption and good governance fields.

Responsibilities:

The long term Corruption Advisor will provide daily technical assistance and skills transfer to the Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutor General and line staff on developing corruption-specific cases for prosecution. Areas of focus include: investigations analysis; evidence gathering; and prosecutorial techniques.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position should have demonstrated experience managing or implementing anti-corruption activities, with specific experience with prosecution.

  • Prior experience working on USAID- or other donor-funded projects at a managerial level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in criminal investigations, especially related to corruption abuses;
  • Prior experience in Timor Leste or elsewhere in Asia/Pacific region strongly preferred;
  • Degree in law, political science or related field;
  • Excellent personnel and project management skills.

Public Procurement and Audit Support Coordinator, Anti-Corruption Program

Closing date: 15 Jul 2010

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking an experienced full time Public Procurement and Audit Support Coordinator with experience providing support and training to internal and external audit agencies, and to procurement officers in government agencies for the Anti-Corruption Project in Timor Leste. The candidate should have strong project, personnel and client management experience, and be available full time in Dili.

Responsibilities:

The long term Public Procurement and Audit Support Coordinator will provide daily technical assistance and training support to external auditors and inspectors general, as well as to public procurement officers.

Qualifications:

Timorese candidates for this position should have demonstrated experience managing or implementing similar activities in other donor-funded programs.

  • Prior experience working on USAID- or other donor-funded projects;
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial auditing and procurement procedures;
  • Prior experience in Timor Leste or elsewhere in Asia/Pacific region strongly preferred;
  • Degree in auditing, political science, public administration or related field;
  • Excellent personnel and project management skills.

How to apply

Please note: This is a local position and only Timorese citizens are eligible to apply. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com


Chief of Party, Anti-Corruption Program, Timor Leste

Closing date: 15 Jul 2010

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking an experienced Chief of Party for the Anti-Corruption Project in Timor Leste. The Chief of Party should have strong project, personnel and client management experience, and be available to live full time in Dili. Candidates should have extensive experience working in the anti-corruption and good governance fields.

Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) position will be responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and framework under which the project’s activities and initiatives will be implemented. S/he will ensure that project activities are coordinated with the government and other donors working in the sector and will lead project inputs in support of the national strategy to fight corruption, national sector coordination and policy dialogue.

The COP serves as the Contractor’s designated person for overall management of the Contractor’s relationship with USAID/Timor Leste and supervises the Contractor’s field presence, including operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting (expenditures and reporting). In close consultation with the COTR, the COP ensures procedures are established and complied with. S/he has primary responsibility for overseeing the administrative aspects of management of all subcontractors, and overseeing programmatic and strategic aspects of the project.

Qualifications:

The proposed candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in related field with demonstrated experience managing or implementing anti-corruption/good governance activities and should have some experience in communicating anti-corruption efforts to the public and civil society.

  • Prior experience managing USAID funded projects at the COP or Project Director level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in governance, including rule of law, separation of powers, public participation, the role of civil society, government accountability and transparency, legislative drafting, ethics, and/or good governance practices;
  • Prior experience in Timor Leste or elsewhere in Asia/Pacific region strongly preferred;
  • Degree in law, political science, public administration or related field;
  • Excellent personnel and project management skills.

How to apply

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com


Social Impact, Inc., 14 June 2010

[LH note: this position is not part of the Anti-Corruption component of the MCC Threshold Program in Timor-Leste, but of the Monitoring and Evaluation component. Social Impact was awarded this contract in April 2011.]

Timor-Leste, Chief of Party, Anti-Corruption

Social Impact, Inc. International Development Firm. Closing date: 16 Jul 2010

TIMOR-LESTE ­ THRESHOLD PROGRAM FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION SUPERVISORY
M&E SPECIALIST / CHIEF OF PARTY

Background:

Social Impact (SI) is an Arlington based international development management consulting firm. We provide a full range of innovative management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of democracy and governance, health and education, agriculture, the environment, and economic growth.

Objective:

SI is seeking an experienced Senior M&E Specialist/Chief of Party to support an upcoming USAID evaluation of Timor-Leste MCC Threshold Program for Anti-Corruption. The project aims to:

  • Assist the Government of Timor-Leste (RDTL) in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the six program components of the Threshold Program for Anti-Corruption (TPA) aimed at improving performance in the “Control of Corruption.”

Role:

The Supervisory M&E Specialist/Chief of Party will be the key liaison with USAID/Timor-Leste, the RDTL and Implementing Partner. His/her primary responsibilities are:

  • Design the program Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP)
  • Manage day-to-day M&E needs of the program.
  • Providing overall leadership management and general technical direction of the entire program and ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least ten years’ overseas experience in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies, developing and managing programs involving anti-corruption programming, related anticorruption/ rule of law programs, with experience in Southeast Asia/Pacific preferred.
  • Experience must also include:
  • Experience in the field of management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and successful past performance building relationships with governmental organizations, private and community organizations.
  • Strong technical background in political and/or social governance areas.
  • Experience in methodologies that address key policy efforts that resolve specific barriers to adequately implement M&E programs.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis software, including STATA and/or SPSS.
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming and analysis.
  • A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) required in political science, international relations, economics, geography, public/business administration, other social sciences, or similar relevant area.
  • Previous USAID experience preferred.

How to apply

Email CV and cover letter to recruit@socialimpact.com. Please refer to “Timor-Leste, Chief of Party” in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.
Reference Code: RW_86ARC4-86


Social Impact, Inc., 12 April 2011

[LH note: this position is for the Monitoring and Evaluation component of the MCC project, for which USAID awarded a three-year contract to Social Impact in March 2011.]

TIMOR-LESTE -- THRESHOLD PROGRAM FOR ANTI-CORRUPTIONLOCAL M&E SPECIALIST

Social Impact, Inc. International Development Firm. Closing date: 31 May 2011, but earlier applications are encouraged.  This is a part-time position.

Social Impact (SI) is a US based international development management consulting firm. SI is seeking a mid-level local Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to support an upcoming USAID evaluation of Timor-Leste MCC Threshold Program for Anti-Corruption.

The M&E Specialist will assist the team in conducting evaluation activities. His/her primary responsibilities are:

  • Helping a Supervisory M&E Specialist in designing, implementing and monitoring key M&E and data collection activities; 
  • Conducting focus group;
  • Designing and implementing small surveys;
  • Maintaining coordination with USAID/Timor-Leste and implementing organizations;

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently living in Timor-Leste

  • Bachelors Degree in political science, international relations, economics, geography, public/business administration, other social sciences, or similar relevant area
  • Experience in methodologies that address key policy efforts that resolve specific barriers to adequately implement M&E programs
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies
  • Strong technical background in political and/or social governance areas.
  • Fluency in Tetum, Bahasa Indonesian, and/or Portuguese is highly desirable. (Qualified Timorese Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.)

To apply:
Email CV and cover letter to recruit@socialimpact.com. Please refer to “Timor-Leste M&E Specialist” in the subject line. Only finalists will be contacted.


 

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