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Anti Corruption and Governance Expert
The Commonwealth
Grade: Chief and Senior Professional
Job Expired 29 Jun 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description
Location: Lesotho
Closing date: 29 June 2021
Contract duration: 12 months

Project Title: Project to support Lesotho’s National Reforms Agenda

Fee: £41,000 plus benefits

With the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the National Reforms Authority of Lesotho is looking to recruit five (5) experts each of whom will be on a 12-months’ fixed-term contract. The five experts will cover Parliamentary, Constitutional Reforms, Legislative Drafting, Public Service reforms and Ethics, Governance, and Anti-corruption thematic areas respectively.

The experts will support the ongoing comprehensive national reforms which Lesotho initiated as part of recommendations by the Commonwealth and other international partners to enhance the country’s long-term peace and stability. The technical assistance will mainly aim to bolster the capacity of the National Reforms Authority (NRA) to enable it to effectively discharge its mandate of overseeing, managing and ensuring the implementation of national reforms. The support will also target relevant national institutions to ensure that they also effectively play their role in complementing the efforts of the NRA.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is providing this technical assistance to Lesotho under the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC). The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of fifty-four countries with a combined population of 2.4 billion. Thirty of the Commonwealth member countries are classified as small States and most have populations under 1.5 million. Lesotho is an English-speaking country and a small State located in southern Africa.


The preferred candidates for the position of Anti-corruption and Governance should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, Political Science, or other related social science discipline relevant to governance reforms.
  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience working on Governance and Anti-Corruption reforms, including development and implementation of Governance and Anti-Corruption reforms at national, regional or international levels.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Governance and Anti-Corruption reforms, with ability to influence the design and execution of major policy initiatives within public sector reform
  • Experience conducting effective policy dialogue with stakeholders
  • Experience managing and delivering high quality Governance and Anti-Corruption technical advice or reports, or equivalent assignments while serving in and out of government
  • Demonstrated experience in leading policy-dialogue on Governance and Anti-Corruption themes
  • Excellent command of the English language.

For more information, please refer to the terms of reference.

Please apply for these roles by submitting a cover letter with your CV by 29 June 2021, outlining your experience and suitability for the role. Priority will be given to candidates that are Commonwealth citizens. Candidates must also list two referees who will be contacted by the Secretariat in case the candidate is shortlisted.


CLOSING DATE: 17:00 UK time, 29 June 202

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