Job: Corruption Prevention Specialist, Malawi (100%)

Basel Institute on Governance

Overview of position

The Prevention Specialist is a combined technical advisory and coordination role, supporting the development, implementation and delivery of TSOC corruption prevention activities in Malawi. The Prevention Specialist will support the respective technical teams of the Basel Institute and TSOC partner organisations to develop proposed corruption prevention activities, and will directly support the implementation of approved corruption prevention activities in Malawi.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Conduct scoping activities, including an ongoing mapping of stakeholders and projects relevant to TSOC prevention work, and monitor developments in Malawi’s demand-side governance space to identify relevant prevention-related opportunities in agreement with the Basel-based team.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a network of prevention focal points in GoM partner institutions, the donor community and FCDO to ensure that TSOC activities are in line with partner and GoM priorities.
  • Develop proposals to support prevention-focused interventions through technical assistance and/or small grants with assistance from Basel-based staff, including the Head of Public Governance. Proposals should aim to address a clearly articulated problem; be based on a robust stakeholder and project mapping to avoid duplication, respond to government or societal demand to address that problem; set out clear and measurable goals; and be fully costed.
  • Support the implementation of the prevention-focused interventions by providing guidance, technical assistance or oversight of the work of an implementing partner or grantee.
  • Manage a portfolio of interventions, including working with the M&E team, the Head of Public Governance, and TSOC Team Leader to decide which ones to scale down/up or withdraw on the basis of results and the political economy. • Oversee the delivery of partner deliverables according to agreed Terms of Reference (TORs) on behalf of the Public Governance and Collective Action teams. 

Both Malawians and candidates from abroad may apply for this position. Please email the full application file, including a motivational letter, writing sample in English and your detailed CV (merged into a single PDF file) by 18:00 CET on 26 March 2021 to Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.