Project Summary :
The Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program in Ukraine is a five-year USAID initiative with an objective to assist Ukraine to reduce corruption and increase the accountability and transparency of governance in Ukraine.
The program seeks to empower key government institutions to fight corruption, build public support for and engagement in anticorruption effort, and reduce citizen tolerance to corruption.
Please note : Only citizens of Ukraine are eligible for this position
Position Summary :
The SACCI project provides support to several governmental institutions at the national, oblast, and municipal levels to develop and strengthen their corruption prevention systems and to improve their public communication capacity and skills.
Recently, SACCI extended its assistance to four municipalities : Khmelnytsky (Khmelnytska oblast), Mukachevo (Zakarpatska oblast), Pervomaiysky (Kharkivska oblast), and Pokrov (Dnipropetrovska oblast).
As a first step, SACCI will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the corruption prevention systems in each municipality which includes assessing their organizational management, implementation of a code of conduct, managing conflict of interest, implementing internal controls, public oversight and transparency measures.
One of the areas of this assessment is the quality and effectiveness of planning and conducting internal audits and implementing audit recommendations.
SACCI is looking for a Ukrainian consultant to assess the internal audit systems and practices in four municipalities listed above.
In particular, the consultant will :
Assess institutional capacity of the internal audit departments of the municipalities and their personnel and the practices for planning and conducting audits and writing reports with findings and recommendations.
interview relevant personnel and stakeholders, conduct observations, and use other assessment tools as appropriate. As part of the assessment, the consultant will use a draft questionnaire developed by SACCI and will enhance it if necessary.
The questionnaire seeks to inform the assessment of the regulatory and institutional, operational, and human dimensions of the audit system.
Travel to each municipality for collecting information for the assessment. It is estimate that the consultant will need to work on average 2-
3 days in each municipality.
Develop recommendations for improving internal audit policies and practices to enable municipalities to better control and address corruption and to comply with other requirements to the internal audit set forth by Ukrainian legislation and best practices.
In municipalities of Khmelnitsky and Pervomaisky conduct internal audit of their organizational and management systems and operations with providing preliminary recommendations on optimization of the municipalities organizational chart and structure as well as building more effective internal business processes in order to secure effective functioning of the municipalities, including application of more effective corruption prevention processes and procedures.
The implementation of this task, including travel, will be closely coordinated with the SACCI project staff.
Expected level of effort is up to 35 work days between August 12 and September 30, 2019.
Fluency in Ukrainian, at least intermediate-level English language knowledge required.
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