Serbia: International Expert on Developing Forensic Accounting Curricula

Organization: UN Development Programme
Country: Serbia
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017


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 a selected local institution, a training programme will be developed for prosecutors, police, FIU officials, KAA officials, investigative journalists and court appointed financial experts on forensic accounting. The selected institution will deliver prerequisite courses in accounting and tax auditing according to the Kosovo legal framework. Courses on forensic accounting and fraud examination will be delivered by UNDP according to the designed syllabus and developed course materials. Certificates will be issued through the official accreditation process for those that pass both 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 develop curricula for a course on forensic accounting.

Objectives of Assignment

To develop an expert level forensic accounting course for financial crime investigators.

Description of Responsibilities :

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

  • A detailed syllabus containing chapter titles, description and list of objectives for each chapter;
  • Course materials for subjects including but not limited to an introduction to forensic accounting, techniques for identifying fraud, financial crime investigation techniques, forensic accounting techniques.

Expected Results:


  • A detailed syllabus containing chapter titles, description and list of objectives for each chapter

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 2 days

Target Due Dates

  • 4 September

Review and Approvals Required

  • SAEK II Project Manager


  • Submit first draft of course materials for comments

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 10 days

Target Due Dates

  • 31 October

Review and Approvals Required

  • SAEK II Project Manager


  • Submit final draft of course materials

Estimated Duration to Complete

  • 11 days

Target Due Dates

  • 30 November

Review and Approvals Required

  • SAEK II Project Manager

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments

Recommended Presentation of Offer

The following documents are requested:

  • 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 methodology for developing the syllabus and course materials.
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the daily professional fee.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the “Apply now” button;
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation; You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box;
  • 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;
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (CV; P11; financial offer; list of similar profiles should be included as one attachment).
  • Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.
  • 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
  • Qualifications :


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


  • 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.

How to apply: