Open Public Procurement Junior Advisor
Reports to: Programme Component Leader Technical supervision by the Senior Advisor for Open Public Procurement
Duration: Until September 2025
Salary Band 3T
The Transparency, Integrity and Accountability Programme (TIP) supports state and non-state actors to contribute towards the implementation of the National Anti-corruption Strategy (NACS) in a whole-of-government and societal manner. The TIP provides capacity development for anti-corruption actors in the state, civil society and the business sector. The project supports:
- Active citizenry where citizens can contribute actively to activities and initiatives in favour transparency, integrity and accountability (output 1);
- The strengthening of institutional capacity of collaborative mechanisms, particularly the National Anti-corruption Advisory Council to coordinate the implementation of the NACS (output 2); and
- Multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve transparency, integrity and accountability (output 3).
In addition to the whole-of-government and societal approach of the TIP, the programme actively pursues a human rights-based orientation including gender equality. The strategic reference points for the TIP are the NACS, Agenda 2030, the Medium-term Strategic Framework 2019-2024, Germany’s approaches to governance, democracy and anti-corruption as well as Agenda 2063 (African Union) and Sustainable Development Goals 16.5 and 16.6.
The lead executing agency for the TIP is the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The TIP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The TIP is co-financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with a particular focus on open public procurement. The programme is part of the newly established Peaceful and Inclusive Societies cluster of BMZ and the action field Good Governance.
RESPONSIBILITIES (Full job description download below)
The Junior Advisor is responsible for promoting open public procurement through-
- Implement assigned work packages on open public procurement in consultation with the Senior Technical Advisor;
- Advising selected organs of state on the application of open public procurement principles and standards and ongoing procurement reforms;
- Advising on practical steps to set-up open procurement systems in selected organs of state;
- Supporting the selected organs of state to make procurement data available in a format that supports transparency, integrity and accountability;
- Strengthening the capacity of organs of state, civil society, faith-based organisations, academia, the media and business to understand and use procurement data for accountability purposes;
- Supporting the application of beneficial ownership transparency in so far as it contributes towards business integrity and open public procurement;
- Advising on mechanisms and approaches to monitor open public procurement;
- Supporting the development and implementation of innovative engagement, empowerment, communication and education programmes to encourage open public procurement; and
- Exercising all responsibilities according to GIZ’s corporate principles and the TIP’s modes of working.
Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:
- A motivation letter (max. 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate and the value added they will bring to the project;
- A detailed CV; and
- Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID).
Applications should be submitted to: email@example.com with subject line “Application for TIP Jnr Advisor” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.
Closing date for applications: 07 July 2023
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!
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