15.08.2014 Transparency International -Macedonia has opened the call for a research assistant under the National Integrity System (NIS) project
Transparency International Macedonia (TIM) is the national chapter of Transparency International, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.
Transparency International raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Transparency International Macedonia has opened the call for recruiting a research assistant to assist and work for a research assessment in the framework of the project “National Integrity System” (NIS), a regional project to be implemented by Transparency International in seven countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The NIS assessment will allow a nuanced analysis of the governance system in Macedonia, both in terms of the formal legislative framework of each sector (Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Public Sector, Law Enforcement Agencies, Electoral Management Body, Ombudsman, Supreme Audit Institution, Anti -corruption Agencies, Political Parties, Media, Civil Society, and Business) and the actual institutional practice. NIS provides a detailed evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of institutions in the form of a comprehensive country report that includes a set of quantitative indicators for each institution.
The reports’ results will be used as a benchmarking tool to measure progress over time, to compare performance across institutions, and to identify good as well as bad practices.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Assist the research, writing and delivery of the NIS report within the agreed timetable and based on the standards laid out in the NIS toolkit;
• Support the lead researcher on the revision of draft NIS report based on feedback from the organization, advisory group and TI-Secretariat;
• Participate in interviews with key individuals and organizations (at least two interviews per pillar – one external expert and one official from the relevant institution), after consulting with the national chapter (and after notifying the government and getting any consent necessary to conduct the research, should this be required);
• Participate in validation meetings and NIS workshops;
• Contribute to promotional events surrounding the launch of the NIS report.
Requires skills and qualifications:
• Background in law, political science, public administration or another related social science;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in national language; good skills in English language are preferable;
• Experience in political – institutional analysis, with particularly strong knowledge of the country’s governance system;
• Good understanding of the legal framework and actual practice of the country’s major governance institutions;
• Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse.
How to apply:
The applicants should send a cover letter, writing sample, CV and copy of diplomas.
Applications can be send by post to the address of Transparency International Macedonia: ul. Naum Naumovski Borce 58 P.O. 270, 1000, Skopje or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 29 August 2014