Management Systems International (MSI)

Natural Resource and Wildlife Anti-corruption Advisor (USAID/Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Proposal Summary: The purpose of the Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability (SSPA) Activity is to improve service delivery through strengthened accountability, deepened public participation and oversight, and reduced corruption within Ugandas public service sectors. This will be achieved by improving leadership and accountability for results, strengthening the standards, reward and sanctions systems for public officials, challenging the norms, attitudes and behaviors that fuel corruption, and support citizen engagement to demand better services. The three main objectives of the Program are: i) Increased citizen voice, coalition building, and engagement with government to reduce corruption; ii) Key systems and standards enhanced in anti-corruption and accountability institutions at the national and sub-national level to combat corruption; and iii) Strengthened accountability processes within specific service delivery sectors, in particular natural Resource Governance in refugee districts and wildlife crime related corruption. The project is expected to begin October 2020. Please note: Only citizens of Uganda are eligible for this position Position Summary: MSI is seeking a local Natural Resource and Wildlife Advisor" id="link" class="link">Anti-corruption Advisor for the upcoming SSPA activity in Uganda. This person will lead the third objective: Strengthened accountability processes within specific service delivery sectors, in particular natural resource governance in refugee districts and wildlife crime related corruption. Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical direction and oversight to achieve project results related to countering wildlife and natural resource corruption.

  • Work closely with conservation, governance and development practitioners to better understand, identify and address specific corruption problems within the wildlife, Natural Resources sectors in refugee districts.

  • Develop successful governance, accountability and transparency methods and tools to combat corruption in wildlife and natural resources sectors.

  • Foster partnerships at the international, national, and local levels to promote learning and exchange across governance and environmental sectors.

  • Identify and consolidate a body of expertise, skills, and resources regarding anti-corruption and good governance, for application to natural Resource Management.

  • Contribute and assist with the preparation of technical reports and deliverables and other reports/deliverables, as requested by the Chief of Party or USAID.

  • Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management, conservation or a related field. Masters degree preferred.

  • At least five (5) years experience working in areas related to anti-corruption, good governance, anti-trafficking or Biodiversity conservation, with an emphasis on governance.

  • Substantial technical expertise in anti-corruption reforms in the natural resource sector working with governmental and non-governmental institutions.

  • Experience communicating and building productive relationships within a broad range of government, civil society, academic, and IGO entities, at international, regional, and local levels.

  • Knowledge of and prior experience working on USAID-funded activities strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communications skills required, with proficiency in Swahili or Luganda preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.  
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