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Team Leader / Expert in institutional reform and change management
Expected start
7 September 2020
42 working days
5 August 2020
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of the study is to obtain a Secretariat that is effective and is fit-for-purpose, and to equip it with the means to achieve its mandate as set out in the revised Georgetown Agreement [ACP/27/005/18 Rev.13].

The specific objectives of the study are to:

  • Produce a report that :
    • Assesses the strengths and limitations of the present organisational structure of the Secretariat of the OACPS; and
    • Identifies areas for reform that will enable the Secretariat of the OACPS to be “fit-for-purpose,” with an organisational (managerial and operational) structure that takes into account the need to design and group jobs within the Departments, with a view to aligning them to the OACPS’s strategic objectives, thereby reducing duplication within and across departments and units. To this end, the Secretariat of the OACPS’s Macrostructure will have to be evaluated: Analysis of roles by position and Department, at the Management level, and the Microstructure: Analysis of the workload at the operational level.
  • Identify ways to achieve better synergies, efficiency, and effectiveness across all Departments and Units of the Secretariat’ of the OACPS. Proposals should aim to reflect the vision and ethos of the Revised Georgetown Agreement, and the Nairobi (Nguvu-Ya-Pamoja) Declaration of the 9th Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government.
  • Recommend two (2) or more possible scenarios for an optimal organisational structure of the Secretariat of the OACPS that would effectively and efficiently meet its mandate, providing the pros and cons of each scenario.


  • Expert category: Cat. I (>12 years of experience);
  • Qualifications and skills required: An advanced university degree (MA/MSc) or its equivalent in Economics, Business and/or Public Administration, Development Studies or a related discipline;
  • General professional experience: Certified relevant professional experience of at least twenty (20) years in the analysis, design and/or delivery of institutional / administrative / organisational reform programmes;
  • Specific professional experience:
    • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in service delivery improvement mechanisms and organisational change manage, in general, and in public sector organisations/institutions in particular, is required. – Intensive experience in organisational process re-engineering is a must;
    • Intensive experience in public services is required, with desired emphasis on international institutions;
    • Demonstrable relevant expertise, similar to required tasks, in two (2) or more previous assignments;
    • Good knowledge of the OACPS, in terms of its political and operational configurations, is a distinct advantage;
    • Working experience in developing countries is an added advantage;
    • Vast experience in drafting reports, rapidly and concisely.
  • Language skills: English: Level C2 and French: Level B2.