Anti-Corruption and Judicial Reform Technical Experts - UK

  • Posted on 22 July 2019

Job Description

The Chemonics UK Division seeks short-term anti-corruption and judicial reform technical experts for the anticipated UK-funded Good Governance Fund programme, jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The £15 million, 3.5-year programme’s primary objective is to build resilience in targeted countries by providing support for domestic reform agendas which reduce corruption, promote transparent and accountable institutions, and build open, inclusive economies and societies. The programme will deliver high-quality technical expertise to ministries and government officials, strengthening domestic capacity to deliver, champion and unblock reforms to increase the effectiveness of political and economic institutions in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia, and North Macedonia.

We are current accepting applications for experts in the following areas: anti-corruption; fiscal transparency; financial accountability; government ethics and integrity; audit and internal controls; public procurement; whistleblower protection; institutional capacity building and organizational effectiveness; improvement of court infrastructure and information technology; court operations, including automated case management systems; public education, media and advocacy campaigns to increase demand for more transparent and efficient legal systems; capacity building of judges, lawyers, and court administrators

Responsibilities include:

  • Be located in the field to provide technical assistance at the regional, national, and local levels
  • Coordinate with institutional capacity building efforts at the central government level to align priorities and adapt best practices to the local level
  • Participate in the development of work plans and other technical deliverables
  • Manage, follow up on and monitor specific sub-contracts’ key performance indicators
  • Monitor progress towards goals and expected results
  • Interact with Global Governance Fund team leaders, subaward specialist, country outreach and risk expert, country liaisons, other short-term technical experts, U.K. government missions, project management office, and host government to document incidents and opportunities for improvement, assess submitted issues, support incident resolution, and develop improvement and contingency plans
  • Leverage technical understanding to identify and implement solutions, feedback mechanisms and value-for-money support
  • Work across government departments to identify relevant stakeholders and facilitate problem-solving meetings to create mitigation plans, ensuring that identified improvement opportunities do not become permanent problems
  • Maintain incident data, conduct trend analysis, and report on incident management and risk mitigation efforts, as needed by the country outreach and risk expert


  • Advanced degree in management, law, political science, public administration, or a related field
  • 10 years of professional experience working on donor-funded projects related to governance, including anti-corruption, in Eastern Europe or the Balkans
  • Demonstrates an expert level knowledge of governance and economic reform, accountability and transparency best practices for the Eastern European context
  • Proven experience in preparation of at least one national strategy on anti-corruption or related topics
  • Proven track record of building and sustaining effective partnerships, advocating and communicating to various constituencies
  • Experience relevant to accomplishing cross-cutting objectives, including reaching gender, youth and marginalized populations
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and experience managing teams
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills; samples of written work may be requested
  • Work experience in Eastern Europe
  • Fluent written and spoken Ukrainian or Russian preferred, English required

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your application by close of business U.S. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 31 through our portal: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are strongly encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. As a short-term position in response to call-down awards, Chemonics seeks senior and mid-level expertise in anti-corruption and judicial reform across Eastern Europe. The technical expert must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the GGF team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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