Ref N° 313

Technical Assistance to the Regional Authorising Officer PALOP/East Timor

PALOP regional
EUD Mozambique / RAO
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 834 680
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
March 2008
End date
December 2010
Number of staff provided
36 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The PALOP NAO’s and the EC decided at the 2005 mid-term review that RIP PALOP II coordination had to be improved. Against this background early 2006 it was agreed that under a Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF II) that will provide EDF resources to the amount of 2,5 M €, a Technical Cooperation Unit (TCU), reinforced with a permanent Long Term Technical Assistance (LTTA) capacity, will assist the permanent PALOP RAO (already designated by the PALOP as the Mozambique NAO). East-Timor will become a beneficiary country of this programme under the 10th EDF. The overall objective for this contract is the support to the development of the PALOP countries through the implementation of PALOP projects of improved quality. The purpose of this project is to support the Regional Authorising Officer PALOP in the overall coordination and project cycle management within the scope of PALOP cooperation, currently in the context of PALOP RIP II. With the direct contribution of the LTTA the following results should be achieved:

  • Improved global coordination of RAO/ NAOs Chef de File at the programme level;
  • All planning, programming, coordination and budgeting/ reporting obligations of RAO PALOP duly met by the deadlines concerned;
  • Relevant horizontal/sector guidelines governing international cooperation and EC development cooperation policy duly observed;
  • Joint PALOP instruments to foster or support building PALOP identity, institutional memory and ownership/visibility operational and in use;
  • Appropriate procedures, routines and tools concerning projects performance monitoring put forward in a consistent way, with a general concern for quality standards;
  • Innovative approaches, good practices/success stories and replicable results disseminated, with the aim of reinforcing overall programme sustainability and visibility;
  • Synergies/linkages among RIP PALOP projects and overall efficiency gains identified and explored as appropriate;
  • Synergies among other projects and overall efficiency gains identified and explored as appropriate, through improved coordination with other initiatives and donors, particularly EU Member States.

Type of services provided

The services are provided by one LTTA based in Maputo, complimented by STE. Core services include:

  • Support the RAO and the TCU in all matters related with planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Advise the individual lead NAO and other relevant Actors so that all pertinent guidelines will be duly considered at project design and implementation stages;
  • Foster/support design and operation of databases (vg: Experts; Documentation) as well as design and routine updating of an interactive RIP PALOP web-site, including newsletter-edition and other visibility and communication facilities;
  • Support in PCM;
  • Identify and explore potential inter-projects and external synergies;
  • Collaborate in the identification and management of possible joint initiatives and instruments, such as internal and external communication and visibility; comprehensive technical and administrative files; training of key-personnel, etc.;
  • Participate in the dissemination and transfer of project results and the associate added-value for ownership and sustainability, etc.

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