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FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS ASSISTANT / JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER

ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN EUROPEAN UNION CANDIDATES ONLY

JOB TYPE: Full-time, 6 months internship with strong likelihood of a fixed-term contract (CDD) 18 months.

LOCATION: Remotely until the end of the covid-19 crisis then in Linpico Head Office (Les Arcs sur Argens, Var, France)

SUPERVISOR/MANAGER: Framework Contracts Manager : jduluc@linpico.com for contacts

PRESENTATION OF LINPICO AND THE DEPARTMENT:

Linpico is an international development consultancy. We implement projects funded by International Donors (such as the European Union, or the World Bank) that aim to supporting developing countries’ governments in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their public policies.

Linpico’s projects cover five main sectors: Public Finance Management, including Budget Support; Education; Governance and Aid Management; Trade and Private Sector Development; Information Technology. Our projects are in all regions of the world, in over 80 countries. They are both long- and short-term, ranging from several years to a few months in length.

International Donors launch calls for proposals to find a consultancy who they will subcontract to implement their international development projects and programmes. We respond to these calls by presenting a technical strategy and financial proposal, along with a full team of specialist free-lance consultants who will be implementing the project’s activities in the field. Once we are awarded a specific project, we manage its implementation (managing the budget, the communication with the Client, the mobilization and utilization of the expert resources, etc.).

Our main office is located in the South of France; we also have an office in Burkina Faso. Linpico employs 17 permanent staff in the following departments: General Management; Project Management and Framework Contracts; Administrative and Technical Support; Finance and Contracts Administration.

This job description refers to a position within the Framework Contracts Department.

The Department deals with short-term projects of a value up to 1 million EUR, which are tendered under the umbrella of a wider 4-year long Framework Contract. Under these wider contracts, only a handful of Consortia are selected and are receiving the requests for proposals. The Framework Contracts are divided into lots corresponding to specific aid areas.

  • Linpico is leading a Consortium for Lot 5 relating to Budget Support; and is the member of a Consortium for Lot 1 relating to Natural Resource Management.

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support to project management and coordination of the Framework Team;
  • Search for experts based on each project’s requirement, contact the best candidates;
  • Coordinate the search and keep track of all experts contacted by the team, regularly update the database;
  • Support the evaluation of profiles of experts and closing deals with the selected candidates;
  • Responsible for tracking statistics and data about proposals and projects to support internal and EU reporting;
  • Support the Framework Contracts Manager in the preparation of financial and technical proposals (including tailoring CVs, proofreading methodologies, doing background research);
  • Support the Framework Contracts Manager in the implementation of ongoing projects – getting updates from experts in the field; preparing contract documents; quality control of deliverables and reports;
  • Responsibilities in proposal preparation and project management are likely to increase over time;
  • Other tasks as directed.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • University Degree (Master’s degree is an advantage) in relevant subject such as International Relations, International Development; European Union Affairs
  • This is an entry-level position. It is understood that the candidates would not have years of experience. Any professional / internship / university / volunteer experience in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:
    • International Humanitarian and/or Development work;
    • Human Resources; Recruitment; Evaluating CVs; Contracting;
    • Preparation and/or Management of Budgets;
    • Drafting and proofreading reports, articles, papers or other written communication;
    • Experience of responding to calls for proposals or preparing documentation to obtain grants (such as for an NGO, a university association, or as part of a university simulation exercise);
    • Project Management.
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and French. Spanish would be an advantage;
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines;
  • Able to prioritise tasks and remain calm to deliver under pressure;
  • Proactive and eager to learn and gain autonomy.

Searching experts for PALOP and Angola projects in the fields of agribusiness and fisheries

In order to implement on going and future projects in the PALOP countries (in particular Angola), Linpico is looking for portuguese speaking experts in the following areas :

  1. Team Leader, legal specialist in cooperatives
  2. At least 15 years of experience in drafting legal and regulatory framework for the Angolan corporations and building the management capacity of complex organizations, of which 5 in the cooperative sector.
  3. University Graduate Degree (Masters level or equivalent) or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (business law and agrarian law).
  4. Significant body of experience in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries.
  5. Work experience in Angola would be an advantage.
  6. Demonstrated relevant experience in integrating reports from different specialists, providing quality control, and effectively managing cross-sector professional teams in similar projects.
  7. Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.
  • Legal expert specialized in the cooperative sector
  • At least 7 years of experience in drafting legal and regulatory framework for the Angolan corporations, of which 3 in the cooperative sector.
  • University Graduate Degree (Masters level or equivalent) or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (Agrarian, Fisheries, Livestock, Housing, and Trade law).
  • University Graduate Degree (Masters) in one of the following fields: Marketing, International Trade, Business Administration. Must demonstrate experience working with gender and development issues.
  • Work experience in Angola will be required.
  • Excellent communication skills in Portuguese and English.
  • Agribusiness Specialist
  • At least Ten (5) years of cumulative progressive experience in activities related to agricultural value chain development and product certification, in emerging economies, preferentially, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries, assisting governments in designing and implementing agribusiness policies, regulation, public-policies related to agricultural product certification, exports and investment, regional integration, quality control, etc..
  • University Graduate Degree (Masters level or equivalent) or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (agronomy, agricultural economics, economics, marketing,).
  • Significant body of experience in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries.
  • Work experience in Angola would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated significant experience, at least 5 years, in private sector development, feasibility studies of small and medium-sized projects, project management. Preference will be given for experience in small and medium-sized enterprise development, import substitution, and cluster development.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.
  • Fishery Engineer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in fishery engineering, and other related fields; At least 5 years of experience in understanding, applying and implementing concepts and lean tools to the companies´ production system for improvement.
  • Potential to design, analyze and implement industrial engineering techniques;
  • Skills of maintaining mechanical, electrical, welding, pneumatics and refrigeration. The proposed candidate shall have demonstrated relevant experience in integrating reports from different specialists, providing quality control, and effectively managing cross-sector professional teams in similar projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.
  • Livestock Engineer
  • At least Ten (5) years of cumulative progressive experience in activities related to livestock and meat value chain development and product certification, in emerging economies, preferentially, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries, assisting governments in designing and implementing livestock and meat business policies, regulation, public-policies related to livestock and meat product certification, investment, regional integration, quality control, etc..
  • Graduate Degree (Masters level or equivalent) or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (livestock and meat production, livestock economics, economics, marketing,).
  • Significant body of experience in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries. Work experience in Angola would be an advantage.
  • Significant experience, at least 5 years, in private sector development, international trade, regional integration, project management.
  • Experience in small and medium- sized enterprise development, export promotion, and cluster development.
  • Relevant experience in integrating reports from different specialists, providing quality control, and effectively managing cross-sector professional teams in similar projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.
  • Logistic Specialist
  • At least Ten (5) years of cumulative progressive experience in activities related to logistics services in the development of cooperatives, in emerging economies, preferentially, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries, assisting governments in transportation, warehousing, conveyor, etc..
  • University Graduate Degree (Masters level or equivalent) or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (conveyor, transportation, warehousing, materials management, reliability, facility coordination, labor analysis, inventory control, etc…).
  • Significant body of experience in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa and Lusophone countries. Work experience in Angola would be an advantage.
  • At least 5 years, in private sector development, international trade, cooperative development, project management.
  • Experience in cooperative development, market linkages, and cluster development.
  • Relevant experience in integrating reports from different training specialists, providing quality control, and effectively managing cross-sector professional teams in similar projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.
  • Training Specialist
  • At least Ten (5) years of cumulative progressive experience in training of trainers,
  • Cooperative training, survey work through engagements with MNCs, MSMEs, business associations, banks, business service providers, and business training provider.
  • University Degree or commensurate experience in one or more relevant fields (business training, ToT, business management, economics).
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English and Portuguese, and strong personal skills.

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 and Angola projects”, please indicate profile 1,2,3,4,5,6 or7.

Two Municipal Finance experts to assist the Kabul Municipality in Afghanistan

Linpico is seeking two Municipal Finance experts to assist the Kabul Municipality in Afghanistan with strengthening Financial Management. Experts should have the following profiles:

Municipal Finance/Local Revenue Specialist

Bachelors or master’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics/Public /Municipal Finance OR Professional certifications such CA/CPA with at least 8 to 10 years of experience. Prior experience in financial analysis and local revenue management of municipalities will be an advantage.

The expert will perform the review of Kabul Municipality revenue management and prevailing urban services charges law (2000). The expert will develop Kabul Municipality revenue management manual (Total input 100 days).

Asset Management Specialist

Master’s degree in finance/Business Administration/Economics/Public /Municipal Finance. Professional certifications such CA/CPA will be an advantage with 8 to 10 years’ experience. Specific prior experience in Asset management analysis and local authority asset management of municipalities will be an advantage.

The expert will perform fixed assets and inventory management assessment, based on that the expert will develop fixed assets and inventory management module. The expert will also be responsible for providing inputs to relevant training manuals. (Total input 50 days).

Please send your CVs to Ivan Linhart at ilinhart@linpico.com

AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT D’UN EXPERT PPP/ BURKINA FASO

Objectif général

L’objectif général est d’accélérer le développement du pays à travers le renforcement des financements innovants comme le PPP

Objectifs spécifiques

La mission a pour objectifs spécifiques (i) Optimiser les investissements publics au Burkina Faso dans le respect des normes et bonnes pratiques internationales ;(ii) Maîtriser l’utilisation et la gestion des contrats PPP en lien avec la saine gestion des finances publiques.

Résultats attendus de la mission

Les résultats attendus de cette mission sont les suivants :

Resulta 01 : Les investissements publics connaissent un accroissement rapide en quantité et en qualité ;

Resultat 02 : Les acteurs maîtrisent les procédures d’utilisation des financements innovants notamment les PPP en vue de renforcer les investissements publics sans aggraver les risques budgétaires.

Qualifications et compétences: 

  • Avoir un diplôme de l’Enseignement Supérieur (master ou équivalent) en science économique, droit, finances publiques ou équivalent ;
  • Maitriser parfaitement le français ;
  • Avoir une bonne connaissance des logiciels bureautiques et de messagerie les plus répandus ;

Expérience professionnelle générale :

  • Avoir une bonne expérience en matière administration économique et financière
  • Avoir dix années d’expérience en matière de gestion de finances publiques et d’économie.

Expérience professionnelle spécifique :

  • Avoir une expérience d’au moins dix ans dans l’accompagnement de la mise en œuvre des projets économiques ;
  • Avoir une expérience avérée en conception et de gestion des projets de partenariat public – privé ;
  • Avoir réalisé ou suivi la réalisation d’un projet similaire dans un pays subsaharien

Lieu et durée et calendrier à titre indicatif de la mission :

L’étude se déroulera à Ouagadougou sur une durée totale de 20 jours ouvrés..

Activités Durée (H/J)
  Réunion de cadrage et de compréhension mutuelle des TDR 1
  Entretiens, recherche et exploitation documentaires ainsi que rédaction et présentation du rapport d’étape 9
  Poursuite de la collecte d’information, rédaction et présentation du rapport provisoire 8
  Prise en compte des commentaires, observations suite à la présentation du Rapport provisoire et dépôt rapport final 2
  Total 20

Merci de contacter Mr Ismaël AMOUSSA : iamoussa@linpico.com avec la mention (Expert PPP), non sans mettre ignanou@linpico.com et en copie.

Fiscal Transition Support Programme for WAEMU and ECOWAS member states

Linpico has started performance of a 3 year € 4.8 million EU funded service contract to support Fiscal Transition in the West Africa region. The project provides support to the WAEMU and ECOWAS member states for improving tax management; strengthening measures for tackling fraud, tax evasion and illicit financial flows so as to improve tax revenues; and strengthening the regional and national fiscal transition coordination systems.

North Macedonia CSO consultant

LINPICO is looking for consultants with experience in supporting CSO in the Balkans and Turkey (policy dialogue with governments, legal environment, capacity building etc), such as TACSO projects.

Previous experience with EU funded projects in the region is highly desirable. Only candidates with relevant experience and minimum 10 years experience will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 26 July 2019. Please send your updated CV to Zac Mitchell ([email protected]) copy to Laury Incorvaia ([email protected])

Recruitment of a francophone / French mother tongue full time proposal writer to work in our Francophone West Africa office, located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Linpico is seeking to recruit a francophone / French mother tongue full time proposal writer to work in our Francophone West Africa office, located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Candidates should have extensive experience in technical proposal preparation for EU / WB / African Development Bank / Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) tenders covering a wide range of sectors such as Public Finance Management, Private Sector Development, Education and IT. Experience should include coordinating technical proposal preparation, providing significant written inputs for proposals and formatting.

Only applicants who can demonstrate successful proposal writing experience will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and should be prepared to provide examples of proposals that they have been responsible for preparing.

Please submit CVs to Ivan Linhart at ilinhart@linpico.com with “Proposal writer – Burkina” as the subject.

4TH ANGOLA-EU MINISTERIAL MEETING LUANDA, 11 MARCH 2019

As the provider of the Technical assistance to the National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund in the Republic of Angola project, Linpico supported the implementation of the Fourth Ministerial meeting on 11 March 2019 in Luanda. It was organised under the EU-Angola Joint Way Forward (JWF) agreement, a framework for dialogue and cooperation based on common interests and shared values.

The Ministerial talks covered a broad spectrum of issues: economic cooperation, sustainable development, governance and human rights, multilateral and global challenges such as peace, security and climate change.

This meeting, was co-chaired by the Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola, Manuel Domingos Augusto and the Minister of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Angola Pedro Luís da Fonseca on the Angolan side and on the EU side by the Vice Prime Minister of Romania, Ana Birchall, representing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The participants reiterated their full commitment to maintaining the Joint Way Forward as a forum for constructive dialogue and cooperation based on the principles of mutual respect, openness, democracy, rule of law and transparency. Such a partnership can allow a fruitful cooperation with a view to tackle internal and global challenges in the interest of both Angola and the EU.

The participants welcomed the already achieved adjustments of the instruments put at the disposal of the partnership with the adoption of a Dialogue Facility and of an Economic Governance programme, in line with the Government of Angola’s ambitious reform agenda.

They agreed on the need to make full use of existing instruments in order to enhance cooperation in the economic and social fields, but also in the peace and security area, in line with agreed global, continental and regional mechanisms contemplated in the EU-Africa Partnership. The Joint Way Forward should also continue to offer a privileged forum for high-level dialogue and concrete cooperation activities on good governance and human rights related issues, by using all the instruments available.

The participants agreed that the next Senior Officials and Ministerial meetings will take place in Brussels during the second semester of 2020.

 

SIEA 2018 Lot 5 Update

Since the launch in June 2018 of the Framework Contract Services for the Implementation of External Aid (SIEA) 2018, Linpico has led a successful Consortium of ten partners in Lot 5: Budget Support.

Having been invited to tender in more than 50 Requests for Services, the Consortium has so far proposed over 100 experts in projects worth a total of €11m.

As the Consortium has grown from strength to strength, successes have followed. Linpico has thus far won 12 projects in all corners of the globe, from Papua New Guinea to Jamaica and everywhere in between. This has required the mobilisation of approximately two dozen experts for assignments totalling €2.8m of aid.

As this Framework Contract develops over the coming months and years, the Consortium is well-positioned to sustain the achievements it has already enjoyed and further build on its accomplishments to remain at the forefront of the industry.

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