Application Closing Date - 30 May 2016
Job Start Date - June 2016
Duration - 20 days
Location - MENA region, Berlin
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking to commission an external consultant to undertake the final project evaluation of the project “Regional based approach to National Integrity System (NIS) Assessments in European Neighbourhood South - Phase II” in order to assess the progress of the project towards its defined outcomes and provide learning and recommendations for future actions for the TI-Secretariat and the TI National Chapters.
The national integrity system (NIS) assessments are based on an approach developed by TI to evaluate the principle actors and institutions in a given country in terms of their integrity, transparency and accountability. Over one hundred countries have implemented the methodology since its inception in 2001. The project “Regional based approach to National Integrity System (NIS) Assessments in European Neighbourhood South- Phase II” carried out between 2014 and 2016, aims to improve good governance by improving the understanding of the performance of existing anticorruption mechanisms through an innovative combination of research and active stakeholder engagement.
The project is linked to a similar project sponsored by the European Commission between 2012 and 2014 (“Phase I”). In this first phase, four national integrity systems were assessed – Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Morocco. In “Phase II”, three additional assessments were conducted in Libya, Jordan and Tunisia in addition to a regional overview report. This lead, in a second step, to the development and implementation of targeted advocacy initiatives on the identified gaps in anti-corruption systems of all seven countries assessed. In its regional dimension, the project identified and built support for tackling region-wide anti-corruption issues, on which national governments as well as regional and international stakeholders should take action.