On November 10, the first meeting of the commission to select the Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention was held. It addressed the main issues that should eventually launch the competition.
Thus, the members of the commission unanimously adopted the Rules of Procedure, criteria, and methodology for assessing candidates for the position of the NACP Head and agreed on the text of the announcement regarding the start of the competition and the list of documents that future participants would have to submit. The commission also elected a chair and a deputy chair.
The commission is headed by Matthew Murray, head of the anti-corruption non-governmental and consulting company Sovereign Ventures and adjunct professor at Columbia University. His deputy is Tetiana Tsuvina, acting head of the Department of Civil Procedure, Arbitration, and Private International Law of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.
In the future, we expect an announcement of the beginning and conditions of the competition for the Head of the NACP to be published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, which should indicate the list of documents and the deadline for their submission. As during the last selection, we expect the Rules of Procedure of the Commission to be published, as well as the criteria and methodology for evaluating candidates.
Earlier, Transparency International Ukraine called on the government to hold a competition for the head of the NACP without delay because, in January 2024, the mandate of Oleksandr Novikov, the current NACP Head, would expire.
According to the law, the commission shall consist of 6 persons: 3 persons determined by the Cabinet of Ministers and 3 persons determined by the government on the basis of donor proposals, who, over the past two years, have provided Ukraine with international technical assistance in the field of preventing and countering corruption.
In the future, we expect an announcement of the beginning and conditions of the competition for the Head of the NACP to be published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, which should indicate the list of documents and the deadline for their submission.