Linpico is seeking experts for the management and implementation of a major technical cooperation facility funded by the European Union in Afghanistan

Linpico is seeking experts for the management and implementation of a major technical cooperation facility funded by the European Union in Afghanistan. The period of performance is for 18 months commencing August 2018. Areas covered by the technical assistance include Public Administration Reform, Institutional Strengthening, Civil Service Capacity Development, Policy Dialogue, Public Finance Management.


Linpico is seeking short-term experts as well as two Key Experts as follows:


Key Expert 1: Team Leader (270 working days)

He / she will be responsible in-country for overall project management and implementation, overseeing the work of the other KEs and NKEs, as well as the project support staff, and maintaining close contact with the EU Delegation. He/she will develop strong working ties with national counterparts and DPs.

Qualifications and skills

  • Advanced University Degree (PHD / Masters) in a discipline relevant to the scope of this assignment, such as public administration, management, engineering, sciences, economics, development economics, international relations, law or other relevant subjects.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, being able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of contacts, including public speaking skills.
  • Good analytical skills, and capacity to produce clear and concise reports in English, as well as key documents such as specific ToR in the areas of activity of this project.
  • Strong project management, planning and coordination skills, with the ability to deliver a complex project effectively and under tight deadlines.
  • Good people management skills; able to lead and motivate a multi-cultural team to deliver the required results.
  • Relevant IT skills (MS Office Applications).

General professional experience

  • Minimum 20 years of relevant professional experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in developing countries.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience in project management
  • Minimum 6 years working experience as Team Leader of complex projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably in fields such as PAR / institutional strengthening / civil service capacity development / policy dialogue.
  • Professional experience of at least four of the following types is required; experience of more than four will be taken into account positively:
    • Project management under EU procedures, and knowledge of EU visibility requirements
    • Demand-driven TA facilities, and projects requiring management of a pool of experts
    • Preparation of ToRs across a range of technical areas relevant to these ToRs
    • Proven working experience with Government in Afghanistan will be considered as a strong asset
    • Project management experience in several of the sectors of activity covered by this project
    • Experience in Asia, transition economies and fragile and post-conflict states

Key Expert 2: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Expert (100 working days)

The expert will have overall responsibility for the formulation and implementation of activities related to component 1, contributing strongly to development of the OWP and AWP for this component. The expert will identify needs and demands in this area, prepare specific ToR, and plan activities and training programmes for implementation under the project.

Qualifications and skills

  • Advanced University Degree (PHD / Masters) in: Public Policy, Administration or Management Studies, Law, International Relations, Political Sciences, Economics or a directly related discipline. At least 10 years’ experience of international cooperation in PAR and capacity building programmes may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree (inclusive of the 8 years specific professional experience referred to below).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in MS office computer programmes

General professional experience

  • Minimum 15 years professional experience;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience within in Asia, or in transition economies or in fragile and post-conflict states.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 10 years’ specific working experience of administrative reform and institutional capacity building is essential.

The following areas of working experience will be considered as important assets, and experience in at least two of the first three points is required:

  • Decentralisation processes and local governance;
  • Training policy development, training needs analysis, programme planning and implementation in public sector institutions; including
  • Designing and developing or procuring executive training courses;
  • Facilitating the conduct of studies, assessments and reviews and establishing international partnerships and networks;
  • Design of innovative academic courses related to civil service modernisation;
  • Familiarity with programmes in the above fields funded by the EU.


Please submit CVs to Ivan Linhart