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Technical Assistance to the Democratic Governance Programme in Malawi
sector governance
Country/ Location of the position Malawi
Status/Reference Tender
Agency/Donor EC/ EDF
Experts E1 Team Leader
E2 Financial Expert
Duration of project 48 months
Commencement of project August 2011
Duration of mission 48 months for both experts
Required language English
Application Deadline 15.04.2011 Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR Not available yet
Eligible Nationalities All
Observations Only short listed consultants will be replied to. 

Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position

All experts must have at least regional experience

Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.




Only short listed consultants will be replied to. 

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.



Project Description: 

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty through improved Democratic Governance; including access to quality justice, greater participation of all Malawians in democratic decision-making, and increased democratic accountability.

The purposes of the project are as follows:

The establishment and maintenance of a Technical Facilitation Unit (TFU) to facilitate the implementation of a Democratic Governance Programme in Malawi through the provision of technical assistance to support the efficient and effective implementation of the project according to the project’s logical framework

The provision of assistance to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in coordinating the implementation of this programme and the democratic governance sector as a whole.

Position: Key expert 1 – Team Leader

Duration of the assignment: 48 months


Qualifications and skills:

– The Team Leader shall be the Head of the TFU and shall have a postgraduate degree or equivalent in public administration, social or political science, law or in another related field of programme management

– The Team Leader shall posses preferably 10 years of progressive professional experience in the management and implementation of development cooperation projects; with a minimum of 5 years being required

– Excellent communication, negotiation and mentoring skills and willingness to impart skills and knowledge to counterparts

– Conversant with Project Cycle Management skills

– Computer literate with coherent report writing skills

– Fluent spoken and proficient written English

General professional experience:

– The Team Leader shall possess demonstrated experience as team leader or in a top managerial position in projects or programmes as well as experience in communication and project visibility

Specific professional experience:

– Specific professional experience shall include significant work experience in good governance or justice in at least one developing country

– Proven experience in international exposure to public sector reform, institutional strengthening and implementing capacity building programmes in the governance sector

– Applied knowledge of EC/EU development programme management, including procurement procedures, such as preparation and evaluation of tender dossiers and management of imprest accounts on at least one major programme; experience in EDF programmes will be an advantage

– Experience of supporting the development and/or implementation of sector-wide approaches in support of good governance would be an added advantage

– Previous work in Sub-Saharan Africa shall be considered as additional advantage

Position: Key expert 2 – Financial Expert

Duration of the assignment: 48 months


Qualifications and skills:

– The Financial Expert shall be a qualified accountant (Certified Public Accountant with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Certified Accountants or equivalent) with experience in financial management, accountancy or audit and accounting and shall be a member of a professional body such as the Institute of Chartered

– Applied audit and financial accounting systems development and administration skills in a development programme environment

– Detailed knowledge of EDF contract and financial regulations

– Computer literacy, including recognised financial management packages used for the production of financial reports with ability to use relational database software

– Proven training skills and fluent in both written and spoken English

– Coherent report writing skills

General professional experience:

– The Financial Expert shall have no less than 8 years of general progressive working experience in financial management in development cooperation programmes/project

– Experience in a Sub-Saharan Africa country shall be preferable

– The Financial Expert shall possess at least 3 years of demonstrated experience as head of finance department or similar top finance expert position responsible for management, accounting and information systems for controlling and reporting programme activities, financial forecasts with regard to a project of a similar dimension

Specific professional experience:

– Specifically, the Financial Expert shall have proven experience of financial management of contracts within a donor funded programme, preferably including EDF financed projects

– Proven experience of establishing and developing financial management systems for large decentralised programmes working in public sector

– Proven experience of internal audit systems, financial monitoring and financial reporting consistent with the management information needs of a donor funded development programme in a public sector

– Proven experience in developing and facilitating financial validation systems through a decentralised team of local staff in a developing country context

– Experience of developing and rolling out financial management systems for development programmes

– Experience of providing training in the use of financial systems and financial management software

– Experience and demonstrated knowledge of EC rules and procedures, including procurement, tendering processes and contracts for the supply of goods and services; and preferably experience in the preparation and financial administration of Programme Estimates


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