Strategic prosecution adviser

Adam Smith International

Job Summary

The UK will provide up to £20 million over five years (2017-2021) to support Nigerian authorities and civil society in reducing corruption. The focus will be on: Sanctions: supporting Nigerian authorities (including anti-corruption agencies) to put in place effective legislation and public policies to combat corruption, and to ensure looters are effectively investigated, prosecuted and convicted; Society: supporting Nigerian civil society to maintain public support for anti-corruption and progressively change social norms that currently facilitate (or even encourage) corruption.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Adam Smith International is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

Job Description

ACORN will provide:

  • Technical assistance and some equipment to key agencies involved in fighting international and domestic financial and economic crime, to address current capacity gaps in relation to intelligence gathering, investigation, prosecution and judicial determination.
  • Financial and technical support to civil society and media to influence social norms and attitudes on corruption and build public support through social marketing and behaviour change initiatives.
  • Financial and technical support to academic think tanks to collect further evidence on the social norms and broad picture of corruption in Nigeria, including types of corruption and how to measure them.
  • Promote the use of political influence and non-aid levers in support of legal and regulatory reform and the independence of the law enforcement agencies.

Required Experience

  • Experience identifying, managing, and delivering successful prosecutions;
  • Demonstrable experience of the asset recovery process;
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting the implementation of prosecutor-led investigations;
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking and securing mutual legal assistance requests;
  • Experience in management / Leaderships positions with a demonstrable understanding of strategic planning and organisational change;
  • Ability to analyse institutional performance data to understand systemic challenges;
  • An understanding of the justice sector architecture;
  • Demonstrable experience in consultancy, problem solving.


  • Candidates should submit a CV (no more than 3 pages) and short Cover Letter with a subject line of the position they are interested in.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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