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Open procedure: Scoping and formulation of the EU Anti-corruption Initiative Phase II (2020-2025) - Ukraine

02.05.2019  10:56
Deadline for Proposals: 15 May 2019, at 23:59, Danish time

Description:
The objective of the consultancy is to scope and formulate phase II of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) with a budget of EUR 22.9 million co-financed by the EU and Denmark to be implemented by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs according to its Aid Management Guidelines (www.amg.um.dk). The process will build on an already approved EU "Action Document".

Combatting corruption has been one of the key priorities in the Ukrainian reform agenda since 2014. Several good results have been produced during EUACI phase I (2017-2020) and EUACI phase II will capitalise on these in the continued work that aims to ensure sustainability of the anti-corruption (AC) reforms in the longer term, both at national and local level. Three mutually reinforcing components are foreseen:

1) Further support to institutional development of AC institutions.
2) Improved governance, transparency and accountability at local level.
3) Citizens, the civil society and the private sector empowered to promote integrity, rule of law and good governance.

Synergies and complementarity with EU, Danish and other support to good governance and AC in Ukraine is a must. Furthermore, involvement of Danish and EU competences within combatting corruption is required.

The consultancy will assist in developing all programme documentation and development engagement documents according to Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guidelines. The process will consist of desk studies, consultations and field visits to Ukraine and the EU Commission in Brussels.
    
We are looking for a team of five consultants with documented expertise in formulating anti-corruption programmes including two senior international consultants with experience from Ukraine and three national consultants with experience from Ukraine regarding AC, including AC at the local level and within the business sector as well as an IT expert (to assess IT systems used in AC).

Fluency in English, including excellent report writing skills, is a must for all consultants. At least one of the international consultants must be experienced in programming according to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Aid Management Guidelines. Experience with EU programming is an advantage. For the national consultants fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian is required.

The maximum contract budget is DKK 1.000.000. The assignment is expected to start by May/June 2019 with field visits to Ukraine June/July and September 2019. The assignment is expected completed by December 2019.

Deadline for Proposals: 15 May 2019, at 23:59, Danish time

Contact the Programme Officer at the contact point below to receive the Request for Proposal. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Proposals received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Contact point: Department for European Neighbourhood
Name of Programme Officer: Mikael Erbs-Jørgensen
E-mail address of Programme Officer: mikerb@um.dk
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 3392 0031

Criteria for award of Contract:
As stated in the Request for Proposal.