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The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy GmbH is an independent, privately owned consulting company committed to providing high-quality advisory services and technical assistance for the strengthening of democratic institutions, structures and processes.
Job Title: Senior Non Key Experts – Regional and Development Coordination
BiRD is looking for Senior Non Key Experts in the areas of Regional Development and Coordination for an EU-funded project in support to the ECOWAS Commission.
To support the ECOWAS Commission in implementing its regional strategy and pursuing its mandate in a more efficient and effective way, through a better management of its resources.
The ECOWAS Commission is supported in its role of Regional Authorising Officer (RAO) in the implementation of 10th EDF projects in compliance with the applicable financial and contractual procedures.
The ECOWAS Commission ensures efficient monitoring of the 10th EDF projects, in coordination with the WAEMU Commission and in the context of improved coherence with other donors interventions.
Qualifications and Skills
The experts should have a Masters degree level of qualification in a field of studies relevant to the tasks, such as management, economics, procurement, accounting, finance (public or otherwise) or equivalent professional experience of 8 years, in the areas relevant to the tasks.
Computer literacy: Competency in word processing and spreadsheet applications is essential. Documented experience with the development and maintenance of databases would be an added advantage
Written and oral fluency in the English language is essential and a good knowledge of French, both written and oral;
Good interpersonal skills are essential and experience in advising at top-management level demonstrate by having been project manager in at least 3 assignments
General Professional Experience
The expert should preferably have a minimum of 7 years proven experience in the area of strategic planning, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, project cycle management in either the private or public sector, and resource mobilization.
The expert should have a minimum of 3 years proven experience in development cooperation in ACP States, of which at least 2 years must be in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Specific Professional Experience
Prior experience of 4 years in the development and use of computer based planning, monitoring and evaluation systems is essential;
Prior experience in project cycle management processes identification and formulation of projects and programmes, and terms of reference in the implementation of EDF-financed projects demonstrated by having been part of at least 2 EDF funded projects.
Knowledge of institutional building in the framework of ACP-EU cooperation advising high level policy or regulatory bodies by having performed at least 2 similar assignments to governments, regional or international organizations in ACP countries would be an advantage.
Experience in the development of frameworks for monitoring development cooperation would be an advantage;
Experience of regional economic integration, preferably in Southern Africa, would be an advantage;
Interested Persons should send CV and Application to firstname.lastname@example.org