Organization: KILLEFIT CONSULT, consultant sourcing and project management,

Title: Senior Expert Public Policies and Local Development for a long-term Project on Social Cohesion in Panamá

Sector: Public Administration, Decentralization & Local Development

Country/ Location Panama

Status/Reference tender

Agency/Donor EC

Experts E1-Senior Expert Public Policies

Commencement of project September 2011

Duration of mission 40 man months

Required language Spanish, English

Application Deadline 20.06.2011. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.

Eligible Nationalities All

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

All experts must have at least regional experience



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.



We are looking for a Team Leader- Senior Expert in Public Policies and Local Development for a long-term Project on Social Cohesion in Panamá

Minimum Qualifications and skills

• University Degree (at least 5 year-long) in Social Sciences, Economics, Engineering or equivalent

• 10 years experience in Development Cooperation projects (preferably financed by the EU)

• 5 years experience in the assessment and support of Local Development, Decentralization and Municipalization processes

• 5 years experience in Public Policies with a territorial and citizen participation approach in multicultural contexts

• 5 years of working experience with vulnerable populations, especially women, indigenous groups and youth

• Experience as Team Leader in Technical Assistance EU projects

• Excellent knowledge of the Logical Framework Methodology and Project Cycle Management

• Proven ability to coordinate multidisciplinary technical teams

• Excellent negotiation and communication skills, in particular in the context of relations between local, regional and national governments

• Spanish: Excellent level (written and spoken)

• English: Good level

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

• University studies regarding public policies, local development and decentralisation

• Experience with European Commission Programme Estimates

• Experience as Team Leader in Long Term Technical Assistance EU projects in Latin America