Killefit consult

consultant sourcing and project management

Support in preparation of a communication strategy for VAT introduction in Egypt

Location Egypt, Location of the assignment will be Greater Cairo, Egypt. Potentially there will be limited travel outside Greater Cairo, but within Egypt.
Status/Reference FWC
Agency/Donor EC
Experts E1 TL, International Expert in VAT Introduction,  Category I APPLY
E2 PR and Institutional Communication Expert, Category I APPLY
E3 Communication Expert, Category I APPLY
E4 Junior PR and Communication Expert, Category III APPLY
Commencement 05/01/2015 – 05/09/2015
MISSION duration eight months, The assignment will be carried out through approximately three missions per expert.
E1  60 working days
E2  45 working days
E3  45 working days
E4  50 working days
Language  skills Very good knowledge of English

Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset

Deadline
  1. November 2014 12:00:00 Recruitment 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
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; you may download the templates at http://wp.me/p1sHoW-5D
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. An 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. A cover letter where candidates should indicate how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert
  3. The country and position you will apply for in the subject line of message
  4. Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.
  5. 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.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

2.4                Required outputs

 

Specific outputs required are:

–                      Output 1: Inception report detailing the project planning and outputs and detailing the working arrangements with the communication team of MoF/ETA

–                      Output 2: Seminar with international representatives and experts on VAT introduction communication approaches (with approximately 50 participants from MoF, ETA, National Stakeholders; and up to 5 international experts and practitioners from countries that have undergone VAT introduction) and seminar report.

–                      Output 3: Report of identification of stakeholders

–                      Output 4: Report on overall communication strategy  and at least one workshop with senior management presenting the overall communication strategy (with approximately 20 participants)

–                      Output 5:  Specific communication plans for identified stakeholders and workshops with communication team of MoF/ETA on preparation of stakeholder communication plans

–                      Output 6: final report combining different outputs, detailing work done and main conclusions and recommendations

 

Profile: Expert 1: International Expert in VAT Introduction

Category of expert   I

Duration   60.00 working days

 

Requirements              Expert 1: International Expert in VAT Introduction

 

Qualifications and Skills – Education

Masters Degree in economics, law, business administration or other relevant discipline; or in case of a Bachelor’s degree, an additional 3 years of relevant professional experience.

 

General Professional Experience

At least 12 years experience in tax administration management, in a capacity as practitioner, academic or consultant

 

Specific Professional Experience

At least 5 years experience in VAT administration management, in a capacity as practitioner, academic or consultant

Proven experience in at least one reform project entailing the introduction or significant overhaul of a VAT system, as consultant or practitioner

Previous experience in tax administration TA projects financed by  a Development Agency will be an asset

Experience with tax administration in Egypt or Arab world will be an asset

 

Specific skills (Language skills) –

Very good knowledge of English

Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset

 

 

Profile: Expert 2: PR and Institutional Communication Expert

Category of expert   I

Duration   45.00 working days

 

Requirements              Expert 2: PR and Institutional Communication Expert

 

Qualifications and Skills – Education

Masters Degree, or in case of a Bachelor’s degree, an additional 3 years of relevant professional experience

A specific Masters degree in Public relations, Communication, Marketing will be an asset

 

General Professional Experience

At least 12 years experience in Public Relations and Institutional Communications in a capacity as practitioner, academic or consultant

 

Specific Professional Experience

Previous experience in development of communications strategies linked to tax reforms and introductions will be an asset

Previous experience in public PR and communications campaigns in Egypt will be an asset

 

Specific skills (Language skills)

Very good knowledge of English

Working knowledge of Arabic will be an asset

 

 

Profile: Expert 3: Communication Expert

Category of expert   I

Duration   45.00 working days

 

Requirements              Expert 3: Communication Expert

 

Qualifications and Skills – Education

Masters Degree, or in case of a Bachelor’s degree, an additional 3 years of relevant professional experience

A specific Masters degree in Marketing, Communication or Public Relations will be an asset

 

General Professional Experience

At least 12 years experience in public and private sector marketing and public relations

 

Specific Professional Experience

At least 5 years experience in public and private sector marketing and media planning in Egypt or Arab world

Previous experience in developing communication plans related to tax reforms is an asset

 

Specific skills (Language skills)

Very good knowledge of English

Working knowledge of Arabic

 

 

Profile: Expert 4: Junior PR and Communication Expert

Category of expert   III

Duration   50.00 working days

 

Requirements              Expert 4: Junior PR and Communication Expert

 

Qualifications and Skills – Education

Masters Degree, or in case of a Bachelor’s degree, an additional 3 years of relevant professional experience

A specific Masters degree in marketing, communication or public relations will be an asset

 

General Professional Experience

At least 3 years experience in public and private sector marketing (6 years in case of a Bachelor)

 

Specific Professional Experience

At least 2 years experience in public and private sector marketing and media planning in Egypt or Arab world

 

Specific skills (Language skills)

Very good knowledge of English

Working knowledge of Arabic

 

 

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