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Expert 1: Budget Support specialist
Expected start
10 January 2022
80 working days
23 November 2021
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The main objective of the mission is to provide technical assistance to Saba and Sint Eustatius for the design/formulation of their new cooperation programmes for the period 2021-2027 (territorial envelopes), as well as the organisation of trainings on budget support.

The Specific objectives are:

  • To provide assistance required by Saba and Sint Eustatius’ governments on the formulation of their 2021-2027 territorial programmes, including on the Action Document and its annexes, until their approbation by the EU Delegation. The formulation shall build on the respective multiannual indicative programmes (MIPs) for Saba and Sint Eustatius
  • To analyse the relevant sector policies for the MIP priority areas, the public financial management and macro-economic situation of the OCTs.
  • To ensure understanding and to develop capacity of stakeholders on budget support (as the modality of implementation of their territorial programmes).

Assistance in drafting the required deliverables will be done on the basis of the EU templates in force at the time of drafting.


General description of the position:

  •  Expert category: Cat. I (>12 years of experience)

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Have a master’s university degree in public finance or macro-economy; Be an excellent communicator, both written and orally.

General professional experience:

  • Have 12 years of relevant professional experience including policy advice on budget support and, ideally, practical training experience.

Specific professional experience:

  • Have at least four references of experiences on budget support for beneficiaries of EU support;
  • Have an in depth knowledge of budget support and public finance management;
  • Have in-depth experience with the implementation of budget support programmes;
  • Have experience with EU-funded programmes, preferably with the identification and formulation of EU funded programmes;
  • Have experience in designing and implementing training sessions;
  • Have knowledge of the functioning of EU budget support operations in general; and sustainable energy/agriculture sectors support programmes in particular is an advantage.

Language skills:

  • Be fluent in oral and written English,
  • Have knowledge and good understanding of Dutch.