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Anti-Corruption Advisor/Senior Advisor (Private sector corruption/development/illicit financial flows)

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (Chr. Michelsen Institute)

United Kingdom



Jan 04, 2015 12:00 AM

The Chr. Michelsen Institute ( seeks an experienced professional with expertise in anti-corruption and governance to contribute to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (
The U4 is seeking an anti-corruption Advisor who can contribute to research activities in at least two of the following areas:
  • private sector corruption (supply side of corruption): bribery and foreign bribery, corporate illicit practices, tax evasion, etc.
  • private sector development and sound business environment as means of combating corruption
  • illicit financial flows, including money laundering and other illicit activities related to criminal networks.

The Advisor is expected to investigate how these activities affect corruption and development, and specifically the work of donor agencies. This theme has had over five years of publications and is now being expanded and refocused. The advisor will help plan the future theme development, based on the needs and demand of U4 Partner Agencies, ongoing and future trends in the field, and the existing record of U4 publications.

The Advisor will work with the U4 Centre at CMI, a vibrant programme of research, training, and communication focused on anti-corruption in development. Key responsibilities of U4 Advisors are to commission and conduct applied research on selected themes in drivers of corruption and development; manage and update thematic online resources, organise and deliver workshops (in developing countries), and develop and facilitate on-line courses.

The position is a unique opportunity to build knowledge and influence policy and practice by working with the donor community and anti-corruption practitioners. The Advisor will be expected to invest significant time and resources in communicating the policy recommendations stemming from existing and future publications, through U4 in-country workshops, international events, social media, blogs, and similar. U4 has sustained core funding, but the Advisor may also be expected to assist in mobilising additional funding for projects within the assigned thematic areas. 


  • Advanced university degree in a relevant field (e.g. political science, international relations, economics, law)
  • At least five years' professional experience in development policy and/or practice relevant to anti-corruption and good governance
  • A record of operationally-relevant research, writing and/or publication related to anti-corruption and good governance in a development setting
  • Experience with training and facilitation, online or in-person
  • Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills


  • Desire to influence development policy and practice and to engage with development practitioners ‘in the field’
  • Self-starting, creative, hard-working, flexible
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Proficiency in French, Arabic or Spanish an advantage
  • Experience in development aid programming an advantage
  • Experience in project oversight and budget management an advantage

24 Nov 2014

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