Conflicts of Interest Trainer,
Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Program (LPAC), Liberia
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
The USAID Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Program (LPAC) is a five-year project implemented by Checchi and Company Consulting and consists of two components. The first component directs capacity building to the four key Liberian justice sector institutions that educate, regulate and inform legal professionals. The second component, under a sub-contract with MSI, supports the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia entities in their efforts to investigate and prosecute corruption cases, supports enhancing organizational structures and systems of the LACC, promoting education, outreach and prevention activities, and assists the LACC in its anti-corruption leadership and coordination roles.
MSI seeks a consultant to build, through an interactive training, the capacity of the officers of the LACC, Public Procurement and Concessions Commission, the Governance Commission and other Liberian governmental agencies with a role to play on promoting anti-corruption, accountability and integrity in government to identify and assess conflicts of interest (CoI) in public institutions. This training should cover the laws, policies and procedures regarding CoI, internationally and in other jurisdictions, CoI laws and policies in Liberia, principles and categories of CoI, consequences of breaches of CoI policies, mitigation of CoI including disclosure, management and recusal, and training public officials in CoI. The aim of the training is to equip the attending public officials with sufficient skills and knowledge of CoI that they are able to train other officials in their departments or agencies and other agencies over which they have a monitoring role. The training must therefore be aimed at providing actual skills and techniques to the attendees, including practical exercises on a group and individual level, quizzes, attendee presentations, scenario-based learning and discussion groups.
The training is scheduled to take place in June 2018. The training course itself should take about 3 days (about 24 hours). The same training will be delivered twice to two groups of up to thirty trainees in each. The estimated level of effort for this assignment includes: 5 days - training design, 6 days – delivery of training in Monrovia, Liberia (3-day training delivered twice), and travel days.
- Develop a detailed syllabus.
- Deliver training to about 60 participants in two classes of up to 30 trainees.
- Assemble handout materials for the training including training slides, reading materials, exercises, reference materials and links for on-line resources, etc.
- Collect, compile and prepare course notes and materials for future training use in Liberia.
- At least 10 years of experience in integrity, governance or anti-corruption agencies and institutions.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in public administration or similar field.
- Experience in developing and delivering training in the topics concerning conflict of interest.
- Experience working internationally in countries similar to Liberia is preferred.
- Experience working with USAID or another donor program is preferred.
- Fluent English language is required with strong oral and written communication skills.
Deadline for submitting applications is May 10, 2018.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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