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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 ilinhart@linpico.com

 

Recruitment – Institutional capacity building of the Indian Ocean Commission

The main task of the technical assistance team is to assist the IOC Secretariat in achieving the specific objectives and expected results of the INCA project.  The overall objective of the institutional capacity building project (INCA) is to contribute to the economic development of Small Island Developing States and promote their regional integration in a sustainable manner.

The specific objective of the INCA project is to build the institutional capacity of the IOC  and its Member states in order to implement and monitor the IOC’s Strategic Development Plan (SDP). The aim is to be able to plan, identify, formulate, manage and evaluate projects and programmes and to comply with the EU 7-pillar assessment in a sustainable manner.

The main expected results to be achieved by the INCA project are, in line with the 11th EDF RIP, namely:

  • Improved Performance of the IOC Secretariat and its Member States in the implementation of the IOC Strategic Development Plan and its successor plan, including the results-based management tool.
  • Enhanced public financial management capacity of the IOC Secretariat to comply with the 7-pillar assessment recommendations.

LINPICO is looking for the following experts:

  • Team Leader, with experience in EU / EDF Regional Projects Programmation, Procurement and Implementation. Some “Regional Authorizing Officer” (RAO) technical assistance experience would be an asset
  • Financial expert, with  EU 4/7 pillar compliance capacity building experience. Audit, internal control and regional integration institutions experience would be an asset
  • Monitoring and Evaluation expert, with regional integration experience (for institutions), would be an asset

 

Please email your Curriculum Vitae to Axel CAMBRILLAT on acambrillat@linpico.com with “IOC – Position Title” in the subject and Cc. in  [email protected]

Recruitment of SIEA 2018 FWC LOT 5 Administrator

Linpico is seeking to recruit a full-time Project Administrator, with specific responsibility for administration of Lot 5 (Budget Support) – EU Framework Contracts (SIEA 2018)

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Lot 5 Administrator will be the focal point for all communication within the Linpico led consortium and will handle most of the administrative tasks required for global framework contract management. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the timetable for responding to specific requests is respected. This includes sending guidance information to all consortium members and local partners; coordinating the expert identification process amongst consortium members and local partners, initial screening of CVs, shortlisting of final CVs to be evaluated, overseeing the process of CV verification, reference checking and arranging interviews with experts, participating in the evaluation committee for final team selection, informing consortium members about the final decision regarding team selection, ensuring Statements of Exclusivity and Availability are obtained, assistance with submitting requests and subsequent follow up. The Administrator will also have an important role in preparing the internal consortium guidelines, organizing annual consortium meetings and annual reporting to the European Commission.

Profile

Candidates should have previous experience in EU FWC (COM or BENEF) administration and need to be very well organized. Good communication and inter-personal skills are essential. An excellent command of English and French is required. Ability to work in Spanish and/or Portuguese would be an asset. Candidates must also be a citizen of an EU Member State.

 

Contact

Please provide your CV and a letter of motivation to Victoria Seaton at the following e-mail address: vseaton@linpico.com with the following reference –  SIEA 2018 FWC LOT 5

Recruitment of an EU FWC Lot 5 – Project Administrator

Linpico is seeking to recruit a full-time Project Administrator, with specific responsibility for administration of Lot 5 (Budget Support) – EU Framework Contracts (SIEA 2018)

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Lot 5 Administrator will be the focal point for all communication within the Linpico led consortium and will handle most of the administrative tasks required for global framework contract management. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the timetable for responding to specific requests is respected. This includes sending guidance information to all consortium members and local partners; coordinating the expert identification process amongst consortium members and local partners, initial screening of CVs, shortlisting of final CVs to be evaluated, overseeing the process of CV verification, reference checking and arranging interviews with experts, participating in the evaluation committee for final team selection, informing consortium members about the final decision regarding team selection, ensuring Statements of Exclusivity and Availability are obtained, assistance with submitting requests and subsequent follow up. The Administrator will also have an important role in preparing the internal consortium guidelines, organizing annual consortium meetings and annual reporting to the European Commission.

Profile

Candidates should have previous experience in EU FWC (COM or BENEF) administration and need to be very well organized. Good communication and inter-personal skills are essential. An excellent command of English and French is required. Ability to work in Spanish and/or Portuguese would be an asset. Candidates must also be a citizen of an EU Member State.

Contact

Please provide your CV and a letter of motivation to Victoria Seaton at the following e-mail address: vseaton@linpico.com with the following reference –  SIEA 2018 FWC LOT 5

Linpico amongst the first to deliver EU-funded Technical Assistance project to Zimbabwe in 10 years.

LINPICO is pleased to announce the start of a new project in Zimbabwe ‘‘Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to efficiently and effectively discharge the roles of the National Authorising Office (NAO) in Zimbabwe’‘ – This is the first Technical Assistance project in the country funded by the EU after 10 years. 

Photo from the kick-off meeting which took place on 19th March 2018 at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Zimbabwe.

Public Administration Reform Expert

For our niche sector, Public Administration Reform, we are looking for senior Public Finance Management experts, with experience in leading large projects and working on EC funded projects, particularly in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union.

Required experience:

  • More than 7 years in development
  • More than 5 years in PAR reforms
  • Experience as Team Leader on EC funded and other donor-funded projects
  • Wide spectrum of expertise across PAR
  • Interest in Long Term work

 

Please email your CV to Sophie Djugeli on sdjugeli@linpico.com with ‘Senior PAR Expert’ in the subject and copy in  swright@linpico.com and admin@linpico.com.

Linpico is seeking Portuguese Speaking, PALOP Experts

In order to implement future projects in the PALOP countries, Linpico is looking for portuguese speaking experts in the following areas :

  • Cooperation Management and Support to the NAO / RAO
  • Information Systems
  • Capacity building in the following areas :
    • Project Cycle Management (Technical Management of Programs and Projects); EDF Administrative procedures
    • Financial and Contractual Management Procedures
    • Public Procurement
    • EU Budget Support
  • Identification and formulation of projects in the following sectors :
    • Public Finance
    • Education
    • Agriculture
    • Water and sanitation
    • Civil society
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Communication and Visibility

All experts should be fluent in Portuguese and have some experience in Portuguese speaking countries and PALOP in particular, EU Long Term and Short Term Projects implementation.

Please send your cv to Muriel FERNANDEZ MORENO: mfernandez-moreno@linpico.com, copy admin@linpico.com with the reference : “PALOP PROJECTS”

Kick-off seminar in El Salvador

We are pleased to announce the successful holding of the kick-off seminar for the Strategic Evaluation Budget Support to El Salvador 2009 – 2017. The evaluation focuses on poverty reduction, macro-economic stability, reforms in public finance management, including domestic revenue mobilization, economic growth, social development (cohesion/inclusion) and human security, in particular for youth and women and private sector development. The evaluation also assesses to what extent, gender, good governance and human rights have been mainstreamed through budget support operations.

Public Finance Management and Anti-corruption in Armenia

Since 2015 LINPICO has been implementing a contract on Policy Dialogue around Public Administration/Finance Reforms in Armenia within the context of the EU’s Multi Sector Budget Support to Armenia including in anti-corruption.

Corruption in Armenia remains one of the key concerns to society and impediments to democratic development. The EU has been one of the main donors for anti-corruption activities in Armenia and their contribution to fight against corruption has been substantial, but the visibility and communication of the EU’s support is not in proportion to its scope.

We are working with Impact Hub Yerevan to increase the visibility of EU’s support for anti-corruption in Armenia through a nation-wide campaign using creative and innovative methods of raising awareness and advocacy, and involving popular respected figures.

Their work included:

Poster exhibition;

Comic book launch;

Website launch;

 

 

 

 

 

An artistic commentary video;

Comedian Sergey Sargsyan performed a short piece on ‘How to recognize corruption’;

A TEDx Event;

Ideathon Event with an EU ambassador.

With respects to great work that went into the implementation of the ‘Art of (Anti) Corruption’ year-long project, Impact Hub Yerevan have been awarded ‘CSO of the Year’ by the Armenian Lawyers Association at the Annual Anti-Corruption Award Ceremony organized by CSO Anti-Corruption  coalition of Armenia. We at Linpico would also like to congratulate them for their great work on the project.

Mr. Hoa-Binh Adjemian handed out the “CSO of the Year” award to Impact Hub Yerevan for the implementation of the “Art of (anti) Corruption” project.

For more details about the project, please contact Laury Incorvaia at lincorvaia@linpico.com

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