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Key expert 5: PEFA expert
Expected start
2 January 2024
96 working days
22 September 2023
Raphaël Sakaram (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is to contribute to the strengthening of the partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Mauritius.

The specific objectives (Outcomes) of this contract are as follows:

  • Specific objective (Outcome) 1: (SO)1 – Support the implementation of the MIP in the two priority areas, as follows:
  1. Adaptation of Mauritian private sector to EU sustainability requirements.
  2. Leveraging EFSD+, GCF or other international finance, i.e. by identifying and formulating action(s) for potential funding in the fields of climate adaptation or mitigation, environmental management and circular/green economy.
  3. Contribute to the implementation of the National Gender Policy (2022-2030) to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women, girls and youth.
  4. Undertake a Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment.
  • Specific objective (Outcome) 2: (SO)2 – (i) Support policy dialogues with the government and other key stakeholders, in key and emerging EU priority areas as well as in other ad-hoc subjects, through the organisation of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, and similar platforms), and (ii) Conduct short-term studies, as follows:
  1. Supporting sector dialogues in key priority areas such as, but not limited to: Environment Protection and Climate Change, Biodiversity, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Digitalisation, Financial Governance, Gender and Youth, through the organisation of conferences, round tables, seminars, workshops, and similar platforms, to facilitate EU’s engagement with the national partners in these key priority areas, in order to better understand and tackle the challenges related these areas. Amongst the key priority areas, ‘Environment Protection and Climate Change’ and ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency’ must be covered. These events can also be held in response to requests from stakeholders, other Donor Organisations and Funding Agencies and can be carried out jointly with the latter.
    Organising workshops to facilitate consultations and dissemination of the findings for Specific Objectives 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of this contract (as may be required).
    Carrying out short-term studies – this will be based on ad-hoc demands up to the limit of the available budget.

Qualifications and skills:

  • At least a Master’s Degree public administration, public finance, macroeconomics or equivalent.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years’ working experience of public accounting systems, financial management and auditing.

Specific professional experience:

  • Have executed at least 4 PEFA assessments or equivalent exercises in the African region and/or equivalent countries in the last 10 years.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in PFM areas like credibility of the budget, comprehensiveness and transparency and policy based budgeting.
  • At least 5 years’ experience EU or other donors’ procedures.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in facilitating participatory processes and consensus building with stakeholders.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in gender responsive budgeting and gender related issues.

Language skills:

  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken).
  • French is an advantage but not a requirement.

Key expert 5 and Key Expert 6 will be for a combined total of 192 man-days. Each Expert is expected to travel one (1) time to the location of assignment, during the execution of the contract.