Management Systems International (MSI)

Legal Advisor (Support to Anti-corruption Champion Institutions Program)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Legal Advisor, Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program, Kyiv, Ukraine Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 40-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, peace and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

The Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program in Ukraine is a five-year USAID initiative that has 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. SACCI's main beneficiary is the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), Ukraine's key anti-corruption institution. SACCI assists the NACP with strengthening institutional capacity to implement its core functions. The project helped the agency launch the NACP Public Oversight Council (POC) to serve as a civic control body over the NACP's activities and increase opportunities for citizens to engage with the agency. To bolster the POC's efforts, SACCI is helping the council establish a capable and robust secretariat.

**Please note: Only Ukrainian citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Legal Advisor will assist the Secretariat in legal Analysis of public requests, screening and analysis of the NACP job applicants' portfolio, and legal expertise of draft laws and policy papers developed by the NACP or in cooperation with the POC. This is a STTA position with an expected level of effort of up to 60 expert days.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze public requests submitted to the POC to identify essential topics for explanation to the public
  • Draft explanatory briefs for the public
  • Develop a database frame for compiling essential topics and their explanations
  • Support the database implementation
  • Advise on maintaining the database's operations
  • Distribute briefs and explanations through social media, etc.
  • Support POC activities as a NACP Selection Committee member for the Civil Servants recruiting process
  • Conduct preliminary screenings of NACP job applicants for compliance with anti-corruption legislation
  • Analyze the collected results to ensure adherence to NACP procedures
  • Provide briefs to the Selection Committee members
  • Provide legal advice and expertise on draft laws before their submission for endorsement to the Ministry of Justice, including drafting legal opinions
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in legal studies is required
  • Minimum of five years of experience in legal consulting and analysis, including issues related to corruption prevention and Human Rights protection
  • Minimum of five years of experience in drafting laws
  • Experience in working with open registers and Computer Applications
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Prior experience with anti-corruption issues is a plus
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in Ukrainian required, English proficiency preferred
*Deadline for applying for this position – 20 May 2021, 18:00 Kyiv time* Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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