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Country
Albania
Position
Expert 3: Procurement, Contracts and Legal Issues
Expected start
1 March 2021
Duration
75 working days
Deadline
22 February 2021
Contact
Aylin Alpagot (aalpagot@proman.lu)

Detailed description Back

The global objective is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Albania’s use of EU financial assistance in the field of agriculture and rural development.

The specific objective of this contract is to strengthen the capacity of relevant bodies to implement the successive IPARD programmes under indirect management mode in compliance with relevant EU rules and regulations.

Qualifications

Under the team leader’s supervision, expert 3 will cover the part of the assignment relating to procurement and grants, contracts and legal issues (to the exclusion of accounting and financial management as well as reporting tasks).

The presence of Expert 3 is required at the kick-off and debriefing due respectively at the beginning and end of the contract, as well as at the quarterly steering committee meetings, where the quarterly progress reports will be presented and discussed. The expert must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities s/he takes on.

Qualifications and skills:

  • University degree (at least master’s degree academic level) in business, finance, management, accounting, public administration, public financial management, law or equivalent, or equivalent professional experience (at least 5 years in addition to the minimum general professional experience as defined below); a higher degree is an asset.

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in the area of public administration.

Specific professional experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience acquired in the context of public procurement including tendering (incl. calls for proposals in the context of grants), contract management (contracting, contract monitoring), and legal issues relating to procurement (incl. grants) and operations;
  • Duly attested experience in public procurement and related issues o Experience with quality assurance techniques;
  • Experience acquired in the context of EU external aid programmes is an asset;
  • Experience acquired in the context of EU structural/cohesion funds is an asset;
  • Experience acquired in the context of IPARD (and / or predecessor programme SAPARD) is a strong asset;
  • Professional experience in a IPARD operating structure is a strong asset, especially if acquired in a variety of roles.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.