A team of two local consultants to support the National Anticorruption Centre (NAC) in drafting of a Methodology and Guide for public agents on reporting corruption, gifts and undue influences
Vacancy Number: Pr16/01402
The National Anti-corruption Strategy 2011-2015, currently in force, provides for the encouragement of the corruption disclosure. Since December 2013, the mandatory character of reporting corruption and corruption related acts by public agents has been regulated by the Law 325 on the Professional Integrity Testing, which after the most recent 2016 amendments became the Law on the Institutional Integrity Assessment, and the Government’s Decision no.767 from 19.09.2014 for implementing the Law, setting the procedure on reporting corruption and undue influences.
The gifts regime, until recently, was regulated by the Law no. 16/2008 regarding the Conflict of Interests, the Law no 25/2008 on the Code of conduct of the civil servant and the Government Decision no.134 of 22 February 2013. Starting with 15 of June 2016, along with the adoption of the Law no. 133 on assets and interests declaration, the above mentioned Law no. 16/2008 on conflict of interests was abolished. However, the provisions regarding the gifts declaration and liability for non-declaring have not been included in the new law but are one of the integrity standards mentioned in the Law on the Institutional Integrity Assessment.
Despite adoption of the regulatory framework, the lack of a clear methodological support and guidance on reporting corruption acts, gifts and undue influences, as well as frequent legislative amendments in a relatively short period of time creates confusion in understanding by public agents of the exact procedures to be applied in each of cases and causes perpetuation of corruption and corruption related incidents in civil service. In many cases this lack of clarity is used by civil servants to justify non-reporting of corruption incidents.
Despite thematic trainings offered recently to public agents from various public institutions, NAC found during its internal evaluations that the majority of public agents still don’t know how to report correctly a corruption incident due to the lack of a uniform and clear procedure of reporting. At the same time a recent research launched by the UNDP-Moldova at the beginning of 2016 conducted in three central public institutions reviled that 65.7% of the civil servants who participated in the survey said they did not know about the value of a symbolic gift that a public official can lawfully accept, 7.4% gave a wrong value and only 26.9% of respondents knew the limit of the symbolic value of a gift.
In the context of the most recent legislative evolutions in the field – adoption of the Law on the Institutional Integrity Assessment on 26.05.2016 and adoption in the first reading of the Integrity Law, providing for the liability of public agents to report corruption acts, gifts and undue influence, there is a need to develop a uniform methodology and guide for these procedures to ensure effective implementation of the mentioned legal provisions.
To support NAC in strengthening its corruption prevention functions, UNDP-Moldova through its project Strengthening the corruption prevention and analysis functions of the NAC financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to contract a team of two local consultants to develop a methodology and guide on reporting corruption acts, gifts and undue influences.
Scope of work
The general objective of the assignment is to develop a methodology and guide for public agents on reporting corruption acts, gifts and undue influences.
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Requirements for experience
Years of experience:
The UNDP in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.
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