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An important area of Corruption Watch’s work is in research and advocacy of the fiscal transparency space on a national, regional and international level. Central to this is research work of illicit financial flows through the lens of corruption and development in Africa.
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are a major development challenge for African countries. In the last decades, tax revenues in the continent have increased. Nonetheless, the fiscal capacity of most African governments remains low compared to countries in the Global North. The unlawful outflow of billions of dollars from Africa is a major obstacle to the development of a more effective and just fiscal systems.
Corruption Watch seeks to appoint a short-term consultant to research and analyse IFFs related to corruption, tax evasion and tax avoidance, and for the analysis of the risk factors which facilitate IFFs across African countries.
Through the European Union Rallying Efforts to Accelerate Progress (REAP) project, a research methodology has been created which leads to:
The aim of the methodology is to enable the production of these synthetic indicators and a greater understanding of IFFs from Africa. This methodology will help civil society as well as national and international stakeholders in raising awareness on the impact of IFFs on inequality, from a regional and global perspective. As such, the methodology will help in pushing for policy actions and transparency reforms with the long-term view to reducing income and wealth inequalities in Africa.
This call for consultancy is to therefore implement the research methodology by engaging in quantitative, qualitative, and case-study analyses, focusing on three risk dimensions which emerged as relevant from previous analysis of IFFs:
The consultant will report directly to the project manager.
The consultancy work will commence on 1 June 2022 until 31 August 2022. No travel is expected as part of this consultancy. The consultant will complete this assignment from their primary place of work.
Please download the consultancy brief for complete information on terms of reference, key deliverables, and minimum requirements.
If you are interested in a dynamic team committed to exposing corruption, advancing human rights, and improving the environment for whistle-blowers, then this opportunity may be for you. Interested applicant should send the following to email@example.com with the subject line “IFFs Consultancy”:
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, 4 May 2022, after which it will be rolling for consideration until we find a suitable candidate.
As part of CW’s mandate, we are committed to strengthening the criminal justice system, including efforts to address financial crime; the refinement of our planning and procurement systems; and supporting and strengthening the ability of private and public bodies to better detect and address corruption in their spheres of operation.
CW is looking for interns to work in our offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but applicants are encouraged to get their application in as soon as possible, indicating dates of availability. Interns will work at CW ’s offices under the supervision of one of our legal and investigations unit members.
Responsibilities may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; factual research on specific legal cases and fact-checking legal filings; assisting in ongoing investigations into reports of corruption; and assisting staff in organising conferences and seminars.
Please note that the position is unpaid.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a detailed CV and an unedited writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Legal Internship”.
CW is looking for externs – full time students who can dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to research and general assistance to CW. Externs will generally work from home, with occasional meetings with the CW legal and investigations unit. This work may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; and factual research on specific legal cases.
Externships are designed to give students practical experience of working in litigation, without the time and financial difficulties full-time internships create. Working with CW ’s legal and investigations unit provides students with exposure to litigation at domestic courts as well as to regional and international human rights mechanisms, and will help broaden your understanding of the strategies lawyers involved in such cases adopt. However, our externships require dedication and hard work, and we expect high standards of work from our externs.
Interested applicants should send a one-page letter of interest, a detailed CV, an unedited writing sample and a two-page answer to the research question to email@example.com, with the subject line “Legal Externship”.
Research question: In your opinion how does corruption impact on human rights and how can the law be used to mitigate and/or combat these impacts?
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