Senior Anti-Corruption Public Sector Advisor, Afghanistan’s Measure for Accountability and Transparency (AMANAT), Kabul, Afghanistan

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Job Description

Senior Anti-Corruption Public Sector 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, develops mitigation strategies, implements those initiatives, and monitors their impact. Examples of AMANAT’s reforms include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and strengthening complaint handling systems 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 U.S. citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Senior Anti-Corruption Public Sector Advisor is responsible for advising the project team and managing project activities with several Afghan public sector entities related to anti-corruption reforms. The portfolio of agencies this Advisor will work with include the Access to Information Commission, complaints handling systems with the Ministry of Public Health, internal audit capacity building in 5 ministries, and support to Health and School Shuras in the provinces, among others. This is a full time position located in AMANAT’s Kabul office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage ongoing activities to reduce corruption within the public sector
  • Provide guidance and training to government institutions in support of implementing their anticorruption action plans and reforms
  • Manage internal audit teams that are embedded in different ministries to enhance assessments and institute controls that will improve accountability
  • Manage improvements to complaints handling mechanisms used by government entities
  • Support Access to Information Commission
  • Coordinate with other anticorruption-related programs supported by USAID and other donors in Afghanistan
  • Develop and approach to monitor progress in implementation of reforms
  • Support development of key project deliverables and reports

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, business, international development or a related field of study required, master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of five years of experience working on anti-corruption development efforts, including designing activities and understanding international best practices
  • Experience working in challenging security environments preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development and in working effectively with a broad range of counterparts, including high-level government officials, on corruption issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • English fluency required

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.

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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