Support of anti-corruption (AC) efforts in Ukraine is a high priority for Denmark and the rest of the EU contributing to the enhancement of democracy, as well as future economic growth and trade between Ukraine, Denmark and the rest of EU Member States.
EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) is the biggest EU support programme in the area of anti-corruption in Ukraine so far. The initiative with a duration of three years is supported by the European Commission and by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a total budget of €15.84 million. The Programme is implemented by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida). For more information, visit https://euaci.eu.
The EUACI overall objective is to improve the implementation of AC policy in Ukraine, thereby to contribute to the reduction of corruption.
Component 3 of the Programme aims to combat and prevent corruption at the local level through developing and establishing mechanisms to ensure transparency and accountability, engaging CSOs and citizens in oversight of the local government, strengthening civil society to sustain this engagement, and supporting investigative journalists to enhance accountability in municipalities.
A key element of Component 3 is the application of the concept of Integrity Cities. The concept aims at showcasing how several mutually supportive Integrity tools can limit the corruption risks and enhance accountability. The set of Integrity tools includes, but is not limited to Open Budget, Open Budget for Schools, GeoPortal, E-Reception Hall, Corruption Risk Assessment, Municipal Integrity Plan, etc.
Nikopol is one out of five Ukrainian cities which have been selected for the implementation of the Integrity Cities component of the Programme. Based upon the agreement reached with Nikopol city administration the EUACI envisages to embed in the local municipality one expert as an advisor to the Mayor to support the integrity transformation.
In addition to that, the EUACI will have a local representative in Nikopol, which will support all Programme related activities in the city and cooperate with the rest of the EU funded projects on the ground.
The EUACI seeks a qualified and experienced consultant to serve as a Programme Representative in Nikopol.
The Consultant is expected to be an outstanding team player, capable to coordinate on the ground implementation of Integrity Tools as well as CSO support related actions of the Programme. The consultant will be expected to ensure effective coordination and cooperation with local administration as well as other EU funded projects on the ground.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Programme Representative will advance, and coordinate Component 3 related activities in Nikopol; work closely with the Programme stakeholders in the city: local self-government, civic activists and civil society organizations, as well as investigative journalists to help build and maintain accountability and transparency mechanisms; provide support in establishing pockets of integrity to be potentially replicated in other Ukrainian cities. The Programme Representative will coordinate closely with other EU funded projects on the ground.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
HOW TO APPLY AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
The CVs, motivation letters and contact information of at least two references shall be submitted to the e-mail: [адрес скрыт] with the subject: Local representative.
Deadline is April 19 (Friday).
The candidate will be selected in three stages:
The Consultant is expected to start the work in May 2019.
The contract period is from May to December 2019 with the possibility of extension. The consultant will provide services for at least 20 business days during the calendar month.