American Bar Association (ABA)

Consultant (Promoting Financial Integrity and Preventing Corruption)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

Position Title: Consultancy on Promoting Financial Integrity and Preventing Corruption Program: Regional Anti-corruption Adviser (RACA) Work type: Consultancy Consultancy purpose: Develop and provide training on promoting financial integrity and preventing corruption, including the use of anti-money laundering and tainted asset confiscation.

Primary methodology:

Develop a customized training agenda utilizing a hybrid model of in-person local trainers and participants integrated with remote external experts and participants via video-conferencing and deliver remote training via video-conferencing.

Evaluation start and end dates:

May 2021 through July 2021 The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has worked with partners in more than 100 countries for 30 years to strengthen legal institutions, to support legal professionals, to foster respect for Human Rights, and to advance public understanding of the law and of citizen rights. ABA ROLI collaborates with in-country partners including judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice, and human rights and Civil Society Organizations to Design programs that are responsive to local needs and that prioritize sustainable solutions to pressing rule of law challenges.

Since 2002 the RACA program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has worked to combat corruption and promote transparency and integrity by: educating government officials in the Asia Pacific region about anti-corruption best practices and strategies for combatting transnational crimes; building the capacity of governments and NGOs to promote anti-corruption efforts; and helping to broaden key stakeholders’ understanding of regional and international anti-corruption conventions, including the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

ABA ROLI seeks one or more financial integrity experts, ideally with prior experience delivering remote training via video-conferencing, and with demonstrated experience in teaching, mentoring and implementing anti-money laundering and asset confiscation techniques for anti-corruption purposes.

Projection Description

ABA ROLI proposes to engage one or more individuals with expertise in financial integrity to design training agendas for a workshop and 2 trainings slated to take place in June/July and to conduct remote trainings via video-conferencing in Coordination with ABA regional and Washington, DC-based program teams. The assignment will be home-based.

Time Frame

The consultant is scheduled to spend up to approximately 30 working days over approximately 8 weeks in May/June/July 2021. It is possible two consultants will be hired, with each working up to 15 working days.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will:
  • Participate in meetings with the RACA team and Mekong regional stakeholders to discuss and review the training objectives, development of the agendas and training materials, and methods of delivery.
  • Consult local in-country trainers to inform the design of the agenda.
  • Draft training agendas and training materials integrating a hybrid model that includes local trainers and participants as well as remote international trainers and participants.
  • Incorporate feedback from RACA team and Mekong regional stakeholders to finalize training agendas and training materials.
  • Coordinate with RACA team and Mekong regional stakeholders to deliver remote trainings to both regional and local participants using the hybrid training model.
  • Prepare and administer an evaluation of the trainings in coordination with the RACA team and produce a final training report of the results.
Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering financial integrity programs that address money laundering risks associated with corruption, including tracing and confiscation of proceeds of corruption and other crimes, including international cooperation.
  • Experience implementing the various financial integrity and asset confiscation provisions of the UN Convention against Corruption, and Financial Action Task Force Recommendations related to preventing, detecting and disrupting proceeds of corruption, bribery and other crimes.
  • Qualifications in law, law enforcement, accounting, Analysis" id="link" class="link">Financial Analysis, or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in the design and delivery of high-quality, interactive training and mentoring relevant to strengthening government financial integrity and countering corruption, ideally including training delivered via video conferencing.
  • Fluency and effective communication skills in English is required.
How to Apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter describing your relevant experience in designing and delivering financial integrity programs and your daily consultancy rate to Lori Yamamoto at lori.yamamoto@americanbar.org by April 30, 2021.

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