The Basel Institute on Governance is an international and independent not-for-profit organisation working worldwide with the public and private sectors to counter corruption and other financial crimes and to improve the quality of governance. As a Swiss foundation with headquarters in Basel, the Basel Institute maintains field operations in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The Basel Institute is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel. The Basel Institute’s Green Corruption programme focuses on applying our in-house expertise and experience in relation to the prevention of corruption and the enforcement of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering standards to the environmental sector. The programme covers corruption and financial crime related to the illegal trade in wildlife, forestry and timber products, fish and mining.
The project “Empowering Malawi’s government agencies to control wildlife-related corruption by strengthening both prevention and enforcement approaches” will address corruption in the wildlife and forestry sector in Malawi from a prevention and enforcement perspective. To prevent corruption from occurring, the project will work with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to strengthen the internal risk management systems of the Departments of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), Forestry and the Malawi Police Service. Where corruption has already taken place, the project will support the ACB to drive forward investigations and prosecutions related to corruption in the wildlife and forestry sectors.
The Advisor will be working together with partner agencies in Malawi to develop corruption prevention action plans and assist with the implementation of the action plans. The candidate will be expected to have prior experience in corruption prevention and internal controls.
Past experience working with partner agencies would be a plus. He/she will report to the Financial Investigations and Corruption Advisor, Green Corruption programme.
Key roles and responsibilities
- Study the previous work on process-focused corruption risk assessment and internal controls review in Malawi.
- If necessary, augment the tools to match agency-specific needs.
- Organise and deliver training to partner agencies on corruption risk assessment and risk mitigation.
- Together with partner agencies, conduct agency-specific corruption assessments and develop mitigation strategies.
- Interpret the results/findings of corruption risk assessment and internal control review to develop new / improve existing procedures, policies and strategies for the partner agencies to prevent corruption.
- Assist the partner agencies in implementing the corruption prevention procedures, policies and strategies.
- Coordinate and liaise with members of IACCWC to strengthen Corruption Prevention efforts under the Task Force.
Experience and skills
- At least five years’ experience in corruption prevention, risk management, or internal controls, either in government or the private sector.
- Experience working with government wildlife agencies is an advantage.
- Very good understanding of government internal functioning and corruption prevention instruments in Malawi (e.g. NACS II).
- Ability to relate risk management concepts to non-experts.
- Experience training in corruption prevention is an advantage.
- Excellent English presentation and writing skills.
- Note: This is a full-time position based in Lilongwe and opens to Malawi nationals only.
Please send your written application (CV, letter of motivation, contact details of three professional references; all documents merged in a single PDF file), at your earliest convenience, but no later than 5 August 2022 by email to: [email protected]