Project Manager - Anti-corruption Expert

Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative
  • Location
    Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegowina
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jan-31-2020
  • Posted
    Jan 23

Position description

Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (with frequent travel in the SEE Region)
Type of position: International, full time
Language: English
Eligibility: Nationals of RAI member countries
Contract type: Employment contract
Contract duration: 36 months with 3 month probation period
Application deadline: January 31, 2020 (23:59 CET)
Starting date: April 1, 2020
Applications: to be submitted to [email protected] (please indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject line)

1. BACKGROUND

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) is an intergovernmental regional organization comprised of nine member countries from South East Europe (SEE): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia; and thee observers: Poland, Georgia and Slovenia. Kosovo institutions are the beneficiary of RAI activities.

RAI’s mission is to lead regional cooperation to support anticorruption efforts by providing a common platform for discussions through sharing knowledge and best practices. RAI acts as a regional hub through which governments of the region combine their efforts to help curb corruption in South Eastern Europe (SEE).

RAI is implementing a 3-years regional program project titled “Breaking the Silence: Enhancing the whistleblowing policies and culture in Western Balkans and Moldova”, funded by European Commission under ref. number IPA/2019/412-374 (hereafter the Project).

Overall Objective of the Project is to contribute to the strengthened resilience of societies to corruption in Western Balkan and Moldova and specific objective of the Project is to strengthen whistleblowing as an anti-corruption tool through a common platform in Western Balkan and Moldova.

The Project will contribute to the overall objective by delivering two Outcomes: (outcome 1) Disclosure channels and protection mechanisms for whistleblowers in public institutions and civil society improved and promoted and (outcome 2) General public, professional community and public institutions more sensitized and informed about whistleblowing.

Project beneficiaries are selected public institutions particularly law enforcement agencies but also other institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) providing a wide range of services for whistle-blowers and promoting and advocating whistleblowing such as legal aid providers, social services and other interested CSOs.

Another beneficiary group is general public with focus on youth in particular. Engagement of general public and youth and young adults in the whistleblowing awareness campaign will help create awareness on the topic in their virtual and physical communities.

2. DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Under the executive authority of the Head of Secretariat, and in close cooperation with Senior Anti-corruption Adviser, the Project Manager - Anti-corruption Expert (hereinafter the Project Manager) is responsible for overall implementation of the Project. The Project Manager will lead the Project team: Project Officer and respective project experts, and will work closely with the RAI Secretariat core team, mainly with the Chief Program and Communication Officer and Chief Finance and Operations Officer. The incumbent will be accountable for effective and efficient implementation of the Project objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in implementation of project activities adhering to contracted logframe, budget and monitoring schedules;
  • Ensure compliance with EU reporting rules and procedures;
  • Take a lead role in establishing and maintaining relations with the Project beneficiaries, stakeholders and other international and regional organizations and projects;
  • Supervise and provide guidance and know-how to Project staff, and assesses their performance and achievements;
  • Manage the activities of the Project experts and consultants to ensure quality control of the project deliverables;
  • Facilitate the procurement and contracting activities in close cooperation with RAI Core Team;
  • Administer the Project budget and reports to Chief Finance and Operations Officer;
  • Promote the Project impact by ensuring adequate visibility in line with the communication and visibility plan;
  • Provide expertise on anti-corruption with a focus on whistleblowing;
  • Develop and lead development of different expert contents such as briefing papers, plans, teaching and training materials, analysis, reports; and
  • Ensure that all Project activities are gender mainstreamed.

Performs other specific tasks relevant to the work of the Secretariat and the level of authority as required.

3. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Qualifications:

  • A citizenship of a Regional Anti-corruption Initiative’s member country;
  • University degree in Law, Criminal Justice, Political Science and Security studies preferred;
  • At least three years of professional experience in whistleblowing, integrity or anti-corruption;
  • Demonstrated experience in management of EU project cycle management;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple beneficiaries and stakeholders in SEE region;
  • Experience in managing project staff;
  • Be familiar with international organizations, networks and projects with whistleblowing and/or anti-corruption portfolio;
  • Fluency in English Language;
  • Ability to operate Content Management System would be considered an advantage;
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the South East Europe region would be considered an advantage.

Competences:

  • Be able to act proactively and to respond positively, creatively, and constructively to changing situations and new demands;
  • Have strong organizational skills and be capable of initiative and innovation;
  • Work well independently and in teams to achieve collective goals through active participation.

Values:

  • Demonstrate integrity by modelling the universal and EU values and ethical standards;
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism.

4. DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information in English to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Cover Letter demonstrating applicant’s motivation;
  • Contact details of two referees familiar with the applicant’s work experience and who can be contacted (in English);
  • Information on availability/commencement date;
  • Information on citizenship.

5. EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

RAI applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account the technical qualification of the candidates. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicant’s experience, education, and qualifications. The contract will be offered to the applicant whose application has been evaluated and determined as responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of the technical criteria defined below.

Criteria:

  • Education – qualifying criteria (no points to be allocated);
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar role – qualifying criteria (no points to be allocated);
  • Specific experience in the field with a focus on whistleblowing – 15 points;
  • Demonstrated experience in management of EU projects – 15 points;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple beneficiaries and stakeholders in SEE region – 10 points;
  • Experience in managing project staff – 5 points;
  • Be familiar with international organizations, networks and projects with whistleblowing and/or anticorruption portfolio – 5 points;
  • Interview – 50 points.

Top five candidates (with highest number of points in the experience/qualifications and education evaluation) will be considered for an interview. Interviews may include one or more of the following: written test, ability tests, behavioral questionnaires, job-related examinations, situational exercises and language tests.

The employment agreement shall be offered to applicant who receives the highest score out of the technical evaluation (50% of total score) and interview (50% of total score).

6. CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT

Selected candidate is expected to start work on April 1st 2020.

Appointment of Anti-corruption Expert - Project Manager will be for 36 months, subject to 3-month probation period. This is a full time position.

RAI offers a compensation package that is internationally competitive and comparable with other regional organizations.

Annual gross salary: €38.400.

Diplomatic status in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Relocation budget €3.000 for arrival and departure.

Health insurance in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an employee and its dependants.

Monthly Child Allowance €80.

Other terms and conditions are stipulated in the Office Policies Manual of the RAI Secretariat.

Application instructions

Full applications with supporting documents shall be sent by midnight of January 31, 2020 (23:59 CET) by email to RAI Secretariat ([email protected]).

Job title shall be indicated in the email subject line.

Late and incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the candidates who are short-listed for an interview not later than February 21st, 2020.

Potential applicants may send in additional questions. Questions shall be sent in English no later than five (5) days before the submission deadline to [email protected]. Answers will be provided no later than three (3) days before the deadline for submission. All questions received and related answers will be published on the RAI website in order to give a fair, transparent and equal treatment to all Applicants. Information on senders will not be disclosed.

RAI is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Qualified women, individuals from minority groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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