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Prishtinë

International Expert on Training Certified Fraud Examiners

International Expert on Training Certified Fraud Examiners

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Publish Date

10.05.2019

End Date

19.05.2019

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Prishtinë

Job Description

International Expert on Training Certified Fraud Examiners

Location : Prishtina and home based, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline : 19-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 19h 0m
Additional Category : Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
30-May-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 30 May 2019 – 31 December 2019 (38 working days within this period)
Expected Duration of Assignment : 30 May 2019 – 31 December 2019 (38 working days within this period)

Background

The project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK II) is expected to have a positive impact on reducing the level of corruption in Kosovo by strengthening monitoring and oversight mechanisms of institutions to perform in an efficient, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive manner.

In order to support an increase in the number and quality of corruption and financial crime cases, UNDP is engaged in providing enhanced technical support to build the capacities of financial investigators to uncover illicit financial flows. In partnership with the Kosovo Association of Accountants and Auditors (SCAAK), a training programme was completed for prosecutors, police, FIU officials, Customs and Tax Administration officials, KACA officials, investigative journalists. The first module delivered by SCAAK was a prerequisite course in accounting and tax auditing according to the Kosovo legal framework. The participants of the first course to the advanced course on forensic accounting and fraud examination that was delivered by UNDP. 39 of the 50 participants completed the two exams and are now certified fraud examiners in Kosovo, accredited through the Kosovo Accreditation Agency.

UNDP aims to further build the capacities of those 39 certified fraud examiners who are engaged in investigating corruption by providing an advanced training on following the money trail and uncovering hidden assets through forensic investigation and fraud examination techniques. The training will be based on specially designed case studies that mirror common types of corruption and financial crime encountered by local investigators.

For this purpose, UNDP will provide an international expert to design case studies and deliver advanced trainings through the case studies on utilizing forensic accounting and fraud examination techniques acquired through the UNDP/SCAAK certified fraud examination course.

Objectives of Assignment
To deliver an advanced training course for certified fraud examiners on utilizing fraud examination and forensic accounting techniques in investigating corruption and financial crime.

Duties and Responsibilities

The international expert, under the direct supervision of the Project Manager will deliver the following:

  • Development of 3 Case Studies of corruption/financial crime cases pertinent to the Kosovo context;
  • 3 advanced trainings based on the case studies;
  • Development of a fraud examination casebook;
  • Recommendations on future training needs related to fraud examination/forensic accounting

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • Review of sample corruption/financial crime cases, legal framework for corruption and financial crime investigations
  • Development of Case Study #1
  • Delivery of advanced training for certified fraud examiners based on Case Study #1
  • Development of Case Study #2
  • Delivery of advanced training for certified fraud examiners based on Case Study #3
  • Development of Case Study #3
  • Delivery of advanced training for certified fraud examiners based on Case Study #3
  • Development of fraud examination casebook based on the 3 Case Studies

Remuneration - Lump Sum Amount

Required Presentation of Offer:
The following documents are requested:

  • Personal CV and P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Offeror and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Technical proposal indicating a methodological teaching approach and subject matters and exercises for the case studies and development of the casebook.
  • Financial Proposal in one lump sum that includes the daily professional fee; travel and accommodation and other incidentals.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and interview will be weighted a max of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies

  • Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time.
  • Ability to work independently and takes initiative in addressing problems encountered.
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment; supports effective and efficient team work.
  • Result oriented and constructive attitude.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking / results oriented;
  • Ability to design and manage coordination processes, including with multiple stakeholders; 
  • Good knowledge of organizational policies and procedures related to the position and ability to apply them consistently in work tasks;
  • Good knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • PhD degree in economics, finance, law, accounting, auditing or similar field.
  • Certification in forensic accounting and/or fraud examination.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in teaching forensic accounting, fraud examination, anti-corruption, or investigating financial crime; or a combination of experience of 5 years or more teaching and conducting fraud examinations in lieu of.
  • Proven and solid knowledge and experience in the fields of: corruption prevention and deterrence; financial transactions and fraud schemes; compliance programs in both public and private sector; conducting and supporting investigations; international standards governing financial frauds; training of the trainers or equivalent experience in training/tutoring;
  • Experience in delivering training in accordance with the adult learning principles

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English.  Knowledge of Albanian or Serbian an asset.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the "Apply now" button;
  • Input your information in the appropriate sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation; you can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box;
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume;
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (CV; P11; financial offer; list of similar profiles should be included as one attachment).
  • Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.
 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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