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Project Analyst on Integrity in Local Governance
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Job Expired 8 Apr 2024
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Job Description
Background
 
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Fight against corruption emerged as one of the central items in the transformation agenda of Uzbekistan’s newest history, which started with the political transition in 2016. Over this period, the government has taken several steps to improve the institutional and policy framework of anticorruption in the country. Despite positive developments in this area, prevalence of corruption in the public sector remains high, being a major challenge within the broader governance agenda, fuelling inequalities and undermining access to quality public goods and services. Although Uzbekistan has already undertaken several key anti-corruption reforms, it is important to systematize its anti-corruption policy by making it strategic in nature.

The main goal of the Project “Strengthening the National Anti-Corruption Ecosystem in Uzbekistan” is to promote strategic, long-term and multi-dimensional administrative and anti-corruption reforms in Uzbekistan, which are solid, comprehensive, effective, inclusive and fully integrated into national, regional and local development agendas. The Project will achieve this goal through:
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  • Improving national policy, legal and institutional frameworks, which consolidate the Anti-corruption and Integrity Ecosystem in the country with robust preventive, enforcement and punitive measures, in line with best international practices.
  • Strengthening integrity capacities of the regional, district and local government authorities and self-governance bodies, and deploying more dynamic anti-corruption transformations in the regions of Uzbekistan.
  • Enhancing civic engagement and collective action for an effective and objective monitoring of the implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy and greater public awareness to foster zero-tolerance towards corruption.
The main partner of the Project is the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Project will also cooperate with the Ministry of Justice, General Prosecutor’s Office, GPO Academy, Presidential Administration, National Agency for Social Protection under the President of Uzbekistan, civil society organizations and media.
 
Duties and Responsibilities 

Programmatic Functions:

  • Coordinate the project work (research, policy advice, reviews, needs assessments, etc.) on integrity transformations and enabling anti-corruption systems and tools at the regional and local levels.
  • Contribute to the project in identifying, collecting and analyzing data related to local anti-corruption systems, legal and institutional framework in Uzbekistan.
  • Facilitate in developing relevant TORs, concept notes and other documents to design and implement activities on advancing integrity in local governance.
  • Engage national and international experts/organizations into the project’s activities, coordinate their work, preparation of reports, assure quality of draft reports and other written materials prepared by project vendors.
  • Compile and edit written materials prepared by research groups; organize discussions and peer-reviews of the draft reports.
  • Undertake ad hoc research tasks as may be required by the National Project Coordinator and Project Specialist; this may include involvement in training activities, both as a mentor and a trainee.
  • Engage in the review of draft government resolutions and other policy documents in the area of local anti-corruption, PAR and citizen’s engagement.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain any support and guidance required for management and implementation of the assigned project activities in accordance with the project’s work plan.
  • Work with the Project Specialist in enhancing public awareness on key issues of anti-corruption, public administration reform, integrity in local governance (in line with the UNDP Guide to Corruption-free local government) through organization of briefings, round-table discussions, seminars, workshops, webinars, forums, etc..
  • Contribute to the promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in the programme activities (gender mainstreaming).
  • Contribute to project’s advocacy campaigns and facilitate the process of increasing visibility of the programme’s activities and results, writing of success stories, press-releases, newspapers coverage, and other relevant PR campaigns.
  • Facilitate knowledge and best practices sharing between projects, UN agencies, national implementing partner, government, communities to deeper integrate the work and idea of the project; participate in relevant networks and meetings of practitioners.
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Operational Functions:

  • Plan and implement the work in accordance with the overall work plan using both human and financial resources available in the most effective and efficient way, elaborate and propose new schemes and effective ways to achieve target indicators.
  • Provide inputs to annual reports, work plans and any other planning, monitoring and reporting documents required by the UNDP.
  • Liase with the Project Specialist in preparing context updates, progress reports, lessons learned, and contribute to the donor reporting process providing relevant information and data on conducted activities.
  • Support the Project Specialist in monitoring the implementation of the project outputs for adopting corrective measures in project implementation, when necessary, to ensure timely delivery of required inputs and achievement of results.
  • Undertake other tasks, necessary for successful management of the project, as required by the supervisor.
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangements

The Project Analyst on Integrity in Local Governance works under the direct supervision of the Project Specialist and collaborates with the project staff, national partners, other UNDP projects, UNDP CO programme and operations units to exchange information and satisfactory achievement of the assigned tasks.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.
Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

Business Direction & Strategy - Strategic Thinking

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions

Business Direction & Strategy - Business Acumen

  • Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks

Business Development - Knowledge Generation

  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need

Business Management - Digital Awareness and Literacy

  • Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed

Business Management - Monitoring

  • Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

2030 Agenda: Peace - Governance

  • Transparency and Anti-Corruption
  • Public Sector Reform
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education
  • Master´s degree (or equivalent) in law, economics, social sciences or public administration is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.
Experience
  • Up to 2 years (with Master’s degree) or minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience in anti-corruption, effective governance, public sector reform, justice, law.
  • Work experience in development organizations is required.
Language
  • Fluency in English and Uzbek is required.
  • Working knowledge of Russian is desirable.
Desired Skills
  • Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge of the current anti-corruption and local governance policies, issues and challenges in Uzbekistan.
  • Demonstrated experience Solid understanding of application of anti-corruption policies, tools, approaches and standards.
  • Proven experience of research, analyses, report writing on anti-corruption and/or public policy.
Disclaimer
 
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
 
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
 
Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
 
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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