Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor (Enforcement), Legal Professional
Development and Anti-Corruption Program (LPAC), Liberia
The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Program (LPAC) is a five (5) year USAID-funded activity working in partnership with the Government of Liberia (GOL) to provide capacity building, technical assistance and mentoring support to Liberia’s James A. Pierre Judicial Institute; Lewis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Liberian National Bar Association; Liberia Legal Information Institute (LiberLII); and the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC).
The Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor will manage the activities of the project’s Component B that is targeted at the LACC. Specifically, with the support of a small team of professional project staff, s/he will provide capacity building, technical assistance and mentoring support to LACC managers and staff to effectively carry out its enforcement, prevention, coordination, and public education functions. This is a full-time position located in Monrovia.
- Provide technical assistance to LACC and other local counterparts, and support management and implementation of activities in accordance with the LPAC project scope of work and annual project work plans, liaise with LACC and other governmental agencies and non-governmental institutions, and serve as the point of contact for Component B of the project.
- Provide technical leadership for key program tasks and activities under Component B as following:
- Contribute to building the overall institutional capacity of LACC including developing policies and practices that guide internal management and external relations with governmental agencies and non-governmental actors related to LACC’s mandate to lead the country’s anticorruption prevention programs.
- Enable effective investigations and prosecution of corruption by developing and delivering comprehensive and systematic investigation and prosecution capacity building programs and promoting legislation supporting effective enforcement.
- Enhance public education and corruption prevention functions of LACC by facilitating the development and implementation of the LACC communications strategy, supporting the development of an improved citizen complaint system, and operationalizing cooperation between LACC and stakeholders in public and civil society sectors. Engage civil society organizations in public awareness and social audit anticorruption activities and oversee the small grants programs to support such activities.
- Support LACC leadership in taking the lead to revise the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), developing an Action Plan for the coming years, and drafting and promoting legislation critical for the country to succeed in pursuing its anti-corruption agenda and for LACC to implement its mandate.
- Participate and represent Component B, on behalf of the LPAC Project, in meetings with USAID, USG entities, other donors and local project partners, as appropriate.
- Under the direction of the Chief of Party, devise scopes of work and supervise the work of Component B staff and short-term consultants.
- Develop work plans, timelines, and operational plans for Component B activities.
- Oversee all monitoring and evaluation efforts under Component B.
- Contribute and assist with the preparation of technical reports and deliverables and other reports/deliverables, as requested by the Chief of Party, or USAID.
- At least five (5) years of experience working with criminal and anti-corruption enforcement agencies. Investigative skill areas may include inquiry, data collection and analysis, search, inspection, surveillance techniques, record and document examination and analysis, tracking of assets, tasks such as working with appropriate agencies to freeze bank accounts, and custody or control of a suspect under investigation. Candidates that can demonstrate professional-level knowledge in multiple areas of investigative techniques are preferred.
- Previous work experience with high-level enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a major metropolitan police department, is highly desirable.
- Technical expertise and experience in developing and implementing corruption prevention and education activities including developing and implementing corruption prevention reforms, facilitating cooperation among stakeholders, and engaging civil society in anticorruption activities.
- Advanced degree in law, criminal justice, or related fields.
- Relevant experience working in Africa in countries comparable to Liberia is preferred.
- Experience with USAID or other donors preferred.
- Strong communication skills in English.