consultant sourcing and project management

Capacity building of the institutions involved in the rural feeder road sector in


Location Rwanda
Status/Reference FWC
Agency/Donor EC
Experts E1 Institutional Specialist is required (category I, +12 years ).
Commencement 02/06/2014 – 02/06/2015
MISSION duration 12 months (three interrupted periods of a total of 223 working days
  E1 203.00 working days
Language  skills Excellent written and spoken English and fair knowledge of French (minimum at intermediate level) are required
Deadline 27.04.2014 12:00:00Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement; posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToRs are available only for shortlisted experts
Eligible Nationalities All
  • 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; you may download the templates at

Please note that we will respond only to candidates who meet the requirements of positions


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.)


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.



Specific Activities

a)            Assistance to MINAGRI and NAO in preparation of EU Sector Budget Support disbursement dossiers

b)            Assistance to MINAGRI in reviewing, updating ToRs for long term experts

c)            Assistance in tendering process for long term TA

d)            Assistance to MINAGRI in management of Programme Estimate

e)            Assistance to MINAGRI in establishing and strengthening the Rural Feeder Roads Unit

f)             Assisting MINAGRI in donor coordination and functioning of subsector working group

g)            Organising the preparation of Feeder road inventory and condition assessment (RICA) in seven districts;

h)            Organising the preparation of Feeder road master plan at district level for seven districts;

i)                            Organising the preparation of Design and institutionalisation of a Feeder road monitoring framework;

j)             Organising the establishment of an Induction and Continuing Education System.



             Required outputs


The expected result is an improved district capacity for road interventions, as well as provision of technical support to MINAGRI, MININFRA and RTDA and other line ministries. This includes building the capacities at various levels and establishment of necessary institutional structures for functioning of subsector.

Other outputs may include presentations to the sector working group, donor group, analytical and statistical documents, specific reports, etc.


Profile: Expert 1, Institutional Specialist is required (category I, +12 years ).

Category of expert            I

Duration               203.00 working days       




Main tasks and responsibilities:


The Institutional Specialist will have the overall responsibility for the performance of the reporting. She/he is expected to be involved on three interrupted periods for the whole duration of the contract. His/her maximum input is expected to be 223 working days.


Qualification and Skills


•At least Master’s Degree in a relevant field with related technical expertise.

•Excellent written and spoken English and fair knowledge of French (minimum at intermediate level) are required.


General Professional Experience


•At least 12 years working experience in the field of institutional development.

•Solid experience in capacity building and public reform process.

•Prior experience in rural development related subjects.

•Excellent communication skills and organisational capacity.

•Leadership and managerial experience.

•Experience in training and organisation of training courses would be an advantage.

•Experience in training projects would be an advantage.


Specific Professional Experience


•Prior experience of donor-funded TA projects in developing countries, of at least five years.

•Experience in establishment of continuing education systems.

•Prior experience as feeder road engineer on donor-funded TA projects in developing countries would be an advantage.

•Prior experience in RICA (Road Inventory and Condition Assessment), road rehabilitation and maintenance procedures, and master plan development would be an advantage.


Management team member presence required or not for briefing and/or debriefing: Not required.

EC rules applicable to any EC assignment

• Working days are from Monday to Friday, if not indicated otherwise in the ToR

• Per diem covers all expenses of the expert (local transport, hotel, meals, telecom, etc) and it is only paid if the expert stay overnight.

• International travel: the EC only reimburse economy class flight tickets