ToR Ethiopia
Killefit consult, consultant sourcing and project management
EXPERTS + PROJECTS S.A. CR

Opportunity in Brussels and Addis Ababa: Joint Africa-EU Mechanism project

Country/ Location of the position Brussels and Addis Ababa
Status/Reference Tender
Agency/Donor EC
Experts E1 Team Leader, E2 Programme Management and Administrative and logistical support Expert (senior), E3 Communication, Visibility and event organisation support Officer (junior), E4 Programme Management Expert (junior) – Addis Ababa Antenna
Start + duration of project 36 months and it will start in December 2012
Duration of mission E1-4 The exact number of working days are not yet defined
Required language Fluent in English and French
Deadline 15/08/2012 12:00:00Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement; posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToRs are attached
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
Please send us your CV in the EU AID format http://wp.me/p1sHoW-5D Download EU AID CV template in the 4 main languages of the EC

Our web page http://www.killefitconsult.com/beta/
CONTACT applications@killefitconsult.com
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. CVs in other format than EU format will not be evaluated.
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.)
5- Applicants are encouraged to create consultant profiles in our online registry at: http://www.killefitconsult.com/beta/

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 those are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION
Key Expert Profiles
Team Leader
The Team Leader will be responsible for overall programme management and implementation. To ensure successful implementation of the programme, close relationships will be established with the Steering Committee (SC), the contracting authority and other key JAES stakeholders.
The team leader will be Brussels-based, managing the Technical Assistance Team. He will also manage the Head office in Brussels and supervise the management of its branch office in Addis Ababa.
The team leader will further have to demonstrate the ability to mobilise and manage technical specialists as short term experts for delivering the various technical tasks under each programme component
Qualifications and skills:
• Masters degree or equivalent qualifications in management, economics, law, business or public administration, development cooperation, international relations or a related discipline;
• Proven project management skills .
• Excellent people management skills to be able to lead, coach and motivate a multicultural team to deliver the required results;
• Knowledge of European Commission procedures and in particular EDF;
• Proven excellent report writing and communication skills;
• Fluent in English and French;
– General Professional Experience;
• At least ten years of relevant professional experience;
• At least five years of working experience in project, people and resources management.
Specific Professional Experience
• At least five years in planning and/or implementation of multi-sector, multi-stakeholder donors programs;
• At least three years experience in program management as team leader in long term TA donor projects, preferably with the EU;
• Working experience of project management tools, in particular Project Cycle Management and logical framework approach.
Desirable Experience /Qualifications:
• An official certification in project management would be considered an advantage;
• Prior experience working with the European Commission (EC), the African Union Commission (AUC), ACP Secretariat, and/or a Regional Economic Community (REC) in Africa;
• Good knowledge of the Africa-EU Partnership, Africa-EU relations as well of the ACP-EU framework;

Key expert 2: Programme Management and Administrative and logistical support Expert (senior)
The Brussels-based Programme Management and Administrative Support Expert will be in charge of the management of the operations implemented under the JAES SM. In particular she/he will follow closely the execution of the planned activities as well as the implementation of the technical, administrative and logistical support provided trough the JAES SM. He/she will also assist the Team Leader in all programme management related issues as well as in the design and planning of the JAES SM programme’s activities.
Qualifications and skills;
• Masters degree or equivalent qualifications in management, economics,
• Business or public administration, finance, development, international relations or a related discipline.
• Sound knowledge of European Commission procedures and in particular EDF
• Proven excellent report writing and communication skills
• Fluent in English and French.
General Professional Experience
• At least ten years relevant professional experience
• At least five years working experience with technical cooperation project management
Specific Professional Experience
• At least three years experience in project design and management of development cooperation programmes, with preference to EC programs .
• Experience in supervising and coordinating technical cooperation support;
• Experience in management of administrative and logistical support.
• Experience in financial Management and administration of development programmes and projects
• Experience in procurement according to EC procedures.
Desirable Experience/ Qualifications:
• Prior experience working in development cooperation in or international
• relations with Africa .
• Good knowledge of the Africa-EU relations and JAES-related interventions.
• professional experience in the area of performance management.
• Good theoretical and practical knowledge of PCM and RBM.

Key expert 3: Communication, Visibility and event organisation support Officer (junior)
The Communication, Visibility and meeting Support Officer will be based in Brussels, supporting all programme activities in the area of communication and visibility (see Result 3). In the light of the JAES SM programme’s aim to improve results-orientation, coordination, coherence and visibility of JAES AP implementation, he/she will provide support to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the JAES Communication Plan, in particular with regard to outreach to stakeholders in Africa and the EU. He will also provide assistance in the planning, organisation, logistics and implementation of meetings and events supported under the JAES SM. He will work closely with the other Programme Experts and be responsible to Team Leader.
Qualifications and skills
• University degree qualifications in communication, journalism;
• International relations, Public Affairs or a related discipline;
• Proven excellent report writing and communication skills;
• Fluent in English and French;
General professional Experience
• At least five years relevant professional experience
Specific Professional Experience
• At least three years experience in the area of communications relating to international policy and or development cooperation programs;
Desirable Experience / Qualifications:
• Prior experience working in the area of communication and/or visibility;
• relating to the EU and EC programs, JAES and or African Union;
• Organisation of events and meetings;
• knowledge and practical experience of Project Cycle Management
• Prior working experience with Africa will be an asset.

Key expert 4: Programme Management Expert (junior) – Addis Ababa Antenna
The second Programme Management Expert will be based in Addis Ababa and be responsible for the provision of Technical Assistance at the JAES SM branch office under the supervision of the Head of TAT/Team Leader. In the light of the JAES SM programme’s aim to facilitate improved results-oriented coordination, coherence and visibility of JAES AP implementation, this Programme Management Expert will ensure close coordination of JAES SM activities in Africa, and will promote close cooperation with all key stakeholders, in particular those on the African side of the strategic partnership. The Addis-based Programme Management Expert will be responsible to the Team Leader.
Qualifications and skills
• University degree qualifications in management, economics, development, international relations or a related discipline .
• Proven project management knowledge and skills.
General professional Experience
• At least five years relevant! professional experience
• Fluent in English and French.
Specific Professional Experience
• At least three years of experience in planning and implementation of international cooperation programmes or projects.
Desirable Experience Qualifications:
• Prior experience working with the European Commission (EC), the African Union Commission (AUC) and/or a Regional Economic Community (REC).
• Good knowledge of Africa-EU relations and/or JAES-related interventions
• Prior working experience with Africa .
• Good knowledge and practical experience of Project Cycle Management