- Job posted on: 1st Apr 2021
- Applications close:
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
TI’s Accountable Mining Programme is led by Transparency International Australia (TIA). The Accountable Mining Programme is seeking a consultant to undertake research into corruption risks in the licensing, approvals and permitting process in mining in the energy transition.
The Accountable Mining Programme, led by a Global Programme Team within TIA, is one of Transparency International’s global specialised centres of thematic expertise. The Programme seeks to enhance the contribution of mining to sustainable economic and human development through a focus on enhanced transparency and accountability in awarding mining-related permits, licences and contracts across a range of countries. The programme focuses specifically on corruption risks at the approvals stage of the mining value chain, as well as issues of corruption affecting compliance with conditions imposed or guarantees given at the approvals stage throughout the project life cycle.
The programme engages with a wide range of actors to create an enabling environment for change, and to positively influence improvements in government and business practices in the mining sector. Participating TI Chapters and their local partners work together to support:
Twenty-three TI Chapters around the world have completed the research using the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment tool. Participating Chapters have been implementing their three-year National Action Plans which detail their proposed strategies to address the corruption risks identified. More information is available on our website.
The Global Programme Team has identified areas of strategic focus for 2021 and beyond. The energy transition is one area of focus. We are now seeking to better understand how corruption affects licensing, contracting and permitting for minerals and metals necessary for the energy transition and are looking for a consultant to undertake research to assist us to do that.
The overall objectives of the research is to:
This research is to be based on a clear framework involving desk-based research. The consultant is ultimately responsible for the overall methodological approach and design of the report.
Note that the research is not to be limited to those countries in which the Accountable Mining Programme is currently being implemented and should be global in scope.
The consultant is expected to refine the scope and methodology of this research during the initial scoping phase for agreement with the Global Programme Team in TIA
The consultant is expected to deliver:
The final report should not be longer than 20 pages, excluding the annexes and the executive summary. All report deliverables are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated and agreed between the parties. The consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language.
Applicants should have the following skills and experience:
The Consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any tax or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable), work materials and other associated costs. It is not intended that the Consultant undertake any travel for this consultancy.
The consultancy is due to start in late April and end by early- mid May 2021. The consultancy should take a maximum of 15 days. A detailed timeline will be agreed at the beginning of the assignment.
Preparation/ Scoping Phase: Preliminary desk review and analysis. Concept note outlining countries and commodities within the research scope, the proposed methodology and timeframe for completion of activities –to be discussed and agreed with TIA Global Team.
Implementation: Research including drafting of literature review.
Documentation: Draft report. Final report.
A position description is attached.