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3 September 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
15 September 2017
In continuation of convergent activities having commenced in 2015, the OSCE Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS) within the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OMiK) will facilitate capacity-building for the benefit of a core group of criminal investigators and prosecutors of the Kosovo Police and Special Prosecutor Office (Anti-Corruption Task Force) working in the above-mentioned portfolio. This endeavour will contribute to enabling the aforementioned beneficiaries to investigate high-level corruption criminal cases in an effective and efficient manner.
In an effort to equip the members of the target group with the necessary qualifications advanced training on Financial Crime Investigation will be conducted amongst other accompanying activities such as specialised training in asset confiscation.
To enhance the capacities of a core group of criminal investigators and prosecutors of the Kosovo Police and Special Prosecutor Office (Anti-Corruption Task Force) in the sphere of forensic accounting. The course participants should acquaint themselves with the analysis, verification and reporting of financial records, enlarge their knowledge of scrutinizing financial reports, generally accepted accounting principles and international financing standards. Moreover, the law enforcement representatives should get an idea of their future interaction with forensic accountants involved in recovering proceeds of crime and in relation to confiscation proceedings concerning actual or assumed proceeds of crime or money laundering.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the local expert will provide the participants with his/her knowledge and expertise in the area of forensic accounting to ensure efficient and effective investigations of financial crime at local level.
The local expert will be responsible for the following:
Develop the training methodology and materials in consultation with the project manager and deliver the agenda, presentation slides and case studies prior to the training
Deliver a three-day training on the topics of forensic accounting, main steps in forensic analytics, financial reporting systems, accounting and auditing standards and procedures and challenges of financial crime investigations
Identify possible legislative gaps and present recommendations for relevant legislative bodies in Kosovo
Produce post-training evaluation report and recommendations for further action
Introduce the subject areas of accounting/accounting research i. e. financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting information systems
By 15 September 2017, submit the training plan, agenda and corresponding materials to the Project Manager for approval and potential amendment
By 29 September 2017, finalize the training plan, agenda and corresponding materials and submit them to the Project Manager
From 04 to 06 October 2017 deliver the three-day training session to 17 participants, covering, but not limited to the following areas
Main steps in Forensic Analytics; and
Challenges of conducting financial crime investigations
By the middle of October 2017, submit the post-training evaluation report, including the assessment of the effectiveness of the training and recommendations for further action.
Final training plan, agenda, presentations, practical exercises, case studies and training evaluation questionnaire are submitted in time
Training delivered as scheduled and planned in the requested format and meeting the requirements of the Project Manager
Positive feedback from the training participants (training evaluation questionnaire) is received
Meaningful post-training evaluation report is submitted to the Project Manager
Minimum a bachelor degree from a University of Applied Sciences or equivalent training institute of the private sector
Proven experience on delivering specialized training courses
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the area of forensic accounting and financial investigations
Experience in forensics, investigation of economic crime and corruption
Cultural sensitivity and sound professional judgment; and
Previous experience of working in a capacity-building role
Excellent spoken and written Albanian and/or Serbian language are essential
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and different gender, cultural sensitivity and judgment
Proved qualification as Certified Internal Auditor and/or Forensic Accountant will be considered as an asset.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered.Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline applicationform found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284 and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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