Ethics Advisor, Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT), Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Posted on 6 July 2020

Job Description

Ethics Advisor,

Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT),

Kabul, Afghanistan

Project Summary:

“Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency” project (AMANAT) is a USAID activity focused on supporting Afghan government and non-government institutions reduce and prevent corruption in the delivery of public services. The project works closely with local counterpart agencies to identify public services that are particularly vulnerable to corruption, develop mitigation strategies, implement those initiatives, and monitor their impact. Examples of AMANAT’s reforms include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and establishing ethics units in government agencies. The project also promotes better communication of these reforms to generate more public trust in government. In addition, civil society, business and the media play major roles in AMANAT by conducting robust monitoring and oversight of these institutional reforms and their impacts.

**Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Ethics Advisor is responsible for developing and building the capacity of the leadership team and designated staff in a government entity to contribute to the development and institutionalization of a culture of integrity and ethics. The advisor will provide on-the-job training on ethics-related subjects, including developing and implementing leadership strategies and policies to promote integrity, prevent corruption, and manage corruption risks across the organization. The advisor will work with government counterparts to develop, promote and implement a Conflict of Interest (CoI) policy, code of ethics, policy on receiving gifts, and other necessary ethics related policies. In this position, the advisor will be an essential member of a multi-disciplinary team that is creating change in public service delivery by identifying and focusing on business processes in government agencies and then making them more efficient by simplifying them.

Responsibilities:

  • Formulate, review and disseminate ethics-related policies through a consultative process engaging stakeholders
  • Provide guidance related to all ethical issues
  • Develop a code of ethics, COI policy, policy on receiving gifts and other related policies
  • Promote transparency and accountability through establishing mechanisms to improve people-centered services and reduce corruption and bribery
  • Advocate for promoting ethics in coordination with legal, audit and HR departments
  • Strengthen commitment of leadership and capacity of staff on prevention of corruption, risk assessment, risk management and related subject matters
  • Provide guidance to ensure that policies, procedures, and practices reinforce and promote ethical standards, and that these standards are clearly understood
  • Raise staff awareness on ethical standards and expected behavior in compliance with human resources development policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Increase awareness of the government entity’s values, standards of conduct and procedures through orientation, learning and induction programs for new staff
  • Provide continuous learning opportunities and reinforcement of the government entity’s ethical framework
  • Develop and institutionalize a channel to provide advice and guidance to staff regarding ethical behavior and standards, including ethic-related policy and practice issues, conflict of interest, financial disclosure, internal reporting and policies on receiving gifts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in public and/or private institutions on systems design of ethical standards, ethics and compliance programs, codes of conduct, accountability and compliance frameworks, and financial disclosure policies
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Strong communications skills including effective listening
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Demonstrated track record of creativity, innovation and flexibility
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and develop reports
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of human resources administration principles and practices
  • Fluent English, and professional proficiency in Dari and Pashto (writing and speaking)

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Applications due by: July 17, 2020

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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