International Expert on Delivering Certified Training on Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018

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Background

The project Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK II) is expected to have a positive impact on reducing the level of corruption in Kosovo by strengthening monitoring and oversight mechanisms of institutions to perform in an efficient, transparent, accountable, and gender sensitive manner.

In order to support an increase in the number and quality of corruption and financial crime cases, UNDP is engaged in providing enhanced technical support to build the capacities of financial investigators to uncover illicit financial flows. In partnership with the Kosovo Association of Accountants and Auditors (SCAAK), a training programme will be developed for prosecutors, police, FIU officials, KAA officials, investigative journalists and court appointed financial experts on forensic accounting. SCAAK is currently delivering prerequisite courses in accounting and tax auditing according to the Kosovo legal framework. The participants of the first course will continue on to the advanced course on forensic accounting and fraud examination which will be delivered by UNDP. Certificates will be issued through the official accreditation process for those that pass the exam for (module 1) prerequisite accounting courses and the (module 2) licensed forensic accountant/fraud examiner course. The courses will focus on practical matters related to the study, identification and analysis of corruption, money laundering and other financial crime. 

For this purpose, UNDP will provide an international expert to draft the curricula for a course on fraud examination and forensic accounting.

[1] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Objectives of Assignment
Develop the training course on fraud examination and forensic accounting for financial crime investigators.

Duties and Responsibilities

The international expert, under the direct supervision of the Project Manager will deliver the following:

  • A curricula on fraud examination and forensic accounting covering lectures and exercises for the following topics: (1) introduction to fraud examination and forensic accounting; (2) psychology of the fraudster; (3) fraud detection techniques; (4) the investigative process; (5) obtaining and evaluating financial and non-financial evidence; (6) financial transactions and fraud schemes; (7) fraud examination and forensic accounting in a digital environment; (8) the fraud report, litigation and the recovery process;
  • Develop and administer examinations (oral and written test) for each participant;
  • Evaluate the results of the written and oral examinations.

Expected Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Lecture notes, case studies, sample test questions, and powerpoint presentations for each of the 12 lectures and exercises (6 hours per topic)
  • 12 half-day, in person, lectures and delivery of exercises on fraud examination and forensic accounting
  • Develop oral and written examination questions and answers
  • Conduct examinations and grade exams

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents are requested:
Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability
Personal CV or P11
, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Offeror and at least three (3) professional references;
Technical proposal indicating a methodological teaching approach and subject matters and exercises for the 8 course chapters.
Financial Proposal in one lump sum that includes the daily professional fee; travel and accommodation and incidentals;

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Combined Scoring method - where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies

  • Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time.
  • Ability to work independently and takes initiative in addressing problems encountered.
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment; supports effective and efficient team work.
  • Result oriented and constructive attitude.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking / results oriented;
  • Ability to design and manage coordination processes, including with multiple stakeholders; 
  • Good knowledge of organizational policies and procedures related to the position and ability to apply them consistently in work tasks;
  • Good knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • PhD degree in economics, finance, law, accounting, auditing or similar field.
  • Certification in forensic accounting and/or fraud examination.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in teaching forensic accounting, fraud examination, anti-corruption, or investigating financial crime; or a combination of experience of 5 years or more teaching and conducting fraud examinations in lieu of.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English.  Knowledge of Albanian or Serbian an asset.

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  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume;
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  • Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.


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