Majority of the population believes that corruption in Tajikistan is at a high level: entrepreneurs and general population perceive education and culture as the first cause of corruption, while public officials indicate it as second cause right after low salaries . Corruption is entangled in various sectors of society, especially in areas such as police, health and education, which are arguably the most important services in the country.
Over recent years, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (GoT) has made efforts to address the issue of corruption, signing UNCAC in 2006 and ratifying it in 2008 and joining the OECD-led peer review of the Anti-Corruption Network Istanbul Action Plan. The Government has developed two subsequent Strategies for Fight against Corruption in the Republic of Tajikistan, 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to 2020. Additionally, various state bodies and departments with an anti-corruption portfolio were established, with the Agency for State Financial Control and Fight Against Corruption (AC Agency) nominated as the lead specialized law-enforcement agency responsible for preventing, detecting and initiating the investigation of corruption offenses, and coordinating anti-corruption initiatives between the government agencies. Since the current Strategy expires with the end of 2020, the President of the country issued a Decree establishing a working group with the task of developing the new Strategy by the end of 2020.
The international consultant will carry out a detailed review of the draft National Anti-corruption Strategy and the enclosed documents (Action Plan, Monitoring Plan, etc.), in order to identify possible loopholes and issue recommendations on how to improve abovementioned documents to limit corruption risks in line with the best international standards and practices.
The purpose of this assignment is to review Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy and enclosed documents and provide inputs for improvement of these documents in line with the best international standards and practices.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The international consultant will:
Location: Remotely, roundtable in Dushanbe Duration of assignment: 1 April - 31 October 2020 The consultant will be engaged for a period of 20 days.
The international consultant will work under the general guidance of the Head of Economic and Environmental Department and the direct supervision of the Good Governance Officer of the OSCE POiD. The international consultant will report to the Good Governance Officer.
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
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