About the role
Transparency International Australia (TIA) is seeking a consultant to design and deliver an Infrastructure Corruption Risk Assessment Tool (ICRAT).
The overall objectives of the ICRAT are to identify and assess corruption risks in the infrastructure planning and design phase to help minimise the risks of corruption and ensure infrastructure projects make a positive contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Implementation of the ICRAT will facilitate:
- Increased citizen and CSO capacity to effectively participate in infrastructure governance processes through a better understanding of the corruption risks;
- Increased government institutional capacity to conduct adequate checks and balances into government planning for infrastructure projects and due diligence checks on companies; and
- Increased capacity and willingness of industry actors within the infrastructure sector to adopt and champion business integrity and work meaningfully with governments to tackle corruption.
About the organisation
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.
The TI has secured a four-year partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to continue supporting our anti-corruption work in the region under the program, TI Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive & Open Networks for Good Governance (TI IPP STRONGG) from 2020-2023.
The key goal of the programme is to contribute to reduced corruption and increased transparency in the region, by empowering a strong and independent civil society voice and network to mobilise action in support of increased accountability of public and private institutions.
Transparency International Australia (TIA) is contributing to the STRONGG program with a project called Accountable Infrastructure.
Transparency International Australia (TIA) has identified several issues associated with corruption and infrastructure in the region, including:
- lack of government institutional capacity to conduct adequate due diligence of project proponents, undertake and manage complex procurement, and to establish checks and balances on infrastructure projects,
- the infrastructure industry can exhibit a lack of transparency that may enable activities including collusion and undue influence, bribery and/or fraud and
- difficulties for citizens and CSOs to access information about proposed projects and their impacts and to participate meaningfully in infrastructure governance processes.
The infrastructure sector is too often characterised by undue influence, lobbying by special interest groups which leave it vulnerable to corruption.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Infrastructure Corruption Risk Assessment Tool Development via Pro Bono Australia.