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Required experts:

GDSI Limited was shortlisted for EU-funded project Support to Sector Reform Contract on Public Administration Reform (PAR) and is looking for Key experts:

Key Expert 1: Team Leader – Legal Adviser on Public Administration Reform:

  • A Bachelor degree in law. A Master degree in law is considered an advantage.
  • At least 10, preferably 12 years, of professional experience in one or more fields relating to the management and/or development of a national public administration on horizontal issues affecting the administration as a whole. 
  • Experience in the position of team leader in at least two projects in two different countries, based in the institution supporting overall central government in reforming its public administration that include components pertaining to at least three of the following PAR related areas: general government service delivery, HRM, recruitment of civil servants, salary reform, HRMIS, Government e-services and/or open data.

 Key expert 2:  Human Resources (HR) Adviser

  • A university degree in a field related to the sector, such as Human Resource Management, Public Administration, social- or statistical sciences or law; A Master degree in the relevant field is considered as an advantage.
  • At least 10, preferably 12 years, of relevant professional experience in public HR management/development area.
  • Experience in at least two projects providing general human resources support to governmental institutions;
  • Experience in at least two projects in the provision of support and advice in the development and/or implementation of the policy and/or legal framework regarding public administration service delivery and human resources management (i.a. developing the institutional setup enabling consistent and effective human resources management; a remuneration system based on job classifications and/or recruitment/promotion based on objective criteria and merit)

 Key expert 3:  Communication/Open data expert

  • University degree.  
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the public communications area.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in working at/with the communication offices at the central governmental level or at least 5 years of experience in supporting a public institution in the advancement of the open data agenda; and,
  • Experience in at least 2 projects supporting governmental institutions to communicate horizontal reforms.   

CV submission deadline:
2019-08-30
Project start:
2019-11-01
Project duration:
30 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Key Expert 1: Team Leader (440 working days)
Qualifications and skills
Preferably master degree in law, public administration, economy, political science, social sciences or related fields, but as a minimum bachelor degree in one of these fields is required
General professional experience
At least 10 years of work experience in the field of human resource management in public sector
Specific professional experience
At least 3 years of work experience in positions with team management responsibilities or team leader positions
Experience as key expert in at least 2 technical assistance projects in one of the following topics: public administration reform, capacity building, human resource management, implemented in public sector in the EU candidate countries and/or potential candidate countries

Key expert 2: legislative drafting and development procedures (440 working days)
Qualifications and skills
Preferably master degree in law, public administration, economy, political science, social sciences or related fields, but as a minimum bachelor degree in one of these fields is required
General professional experience
At least 10 years of work experience in one of the following fields: public administration/public sector, human resource management, legislative drafting
Specific professional experience
At least 5 years of work experience in providing technical assistance in civil service/public sector, in one of the following areas: recruitment, human resource planning, human resource organisation, career development, training and development of personnel and other related areas
At least 2 years working in the human resource management systems in administrations of EU Member States and/or EU candidate countries

Key expert 3: Capacity building and training (minimum 400 working days)
Qualifications and skills
Preferably master degree in law, public administration, economy, political science, social sciences or related fields, but as a minimum bachelor degree in one of these fields is required
General professional experience
At least 10 years of work experience in education or design and delivery of training in one of the following fields: public administration/public sector, human resources management
Specific professional experience
Experience in at least 2 projects related to delivery of human resource management trainings, mentoring support and/or capacity building of civil servants
Experience in development of methodology and transfer of knowledge (including training needs assessment, preparation of handbooks and other training materials, training of trainers, etc.)
CV submission deadline:
2019-09-09
Project start:
2019-11-01
Project duration:
24 Months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:

ZEST aims to support improved economic governance and the business environment in Zimbabwe, by assisting key participants in both advocating for reforms and implementing reforms or improving the ability to implement reforms. Key participants may include:

•            Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s), Business Membership Organisations (BMO’s) and the business media (demand-side);

•            Research institutions and think-tanks (information/service providers to the demand and supply sides)

•            Government Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA’s) (supply-side)

The project will take place for a period of 4 years from September 2019 to September 2023. The following experts are required (percentages are estimates of inputs required over the lifetime of the project):

Partnership Development Lead (100%)

The expert will work in supporting the private sector and civil society to improve the context for policy making. This includes improving the capacity of civil society and business groups that act in the economic space to make a positive contribution to the wider economic governance dialogue, helping to build resilience in the private sector. Indicative examples of advocacy outputs are: support to business associations and inclusive platforms for public-private dialogue; arranging investment conferences and trade missions; policy dialogue events on job creation and labour regulations; business engagement on local content policies or business engagement on SME formalisation Strategy. 

 Research Lead (100%)

Analytical research to improve public knowledge: conducting research on economic governance to improve public knowledge and transparency, providing expertise and ensuring wide dissemination to create impetus for positive action. Indicative examples of potential analytical outputs could be: Analysis on mineral taxation regimes & transparency; Analysis on financial sector deepening and inclusion or Feasibility and bankability analysis of future infrastructure investments.

 TA supply/demand (100%)

Technical Assistance: The provision of technical assistance and wider capacity building activities to support improved capacity in reform-minded organisations (both government and non-governmental. Indicative examples of technical assistance outputs could be: Support for tax policy review and administration reforms; Advice on public financial management reforms, fiscal transparency and debt management capacity; Advice on international experience with Special Economic Zones; Support to build capacity of the new Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency or Policy advice on rural development and inclusive agricultural models. 

 Agile associate (100%)

This expert will provide back-stopping support to the previous three technical components.

 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning experts (one national and one international, 100%)

Activities include the development of a search frame to monitor, measure and evaluate ZEST; definition of specific actions to progress from one focal point to another (defined incrementally as the programme progresses), with timeframes; and through the development of a clear, structured and detailed monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) strategy at the start, which includes the process by which learning will be undertaken at each iteration and then incorporated into the next, to ensure value is still generated from activities which do not succeed. Development of quarterly reports, which will include will updates on each separate work stream, including assessments of progress and iterations against the search frame, as well as an assessment of the risks and challenges faced by the programme.

 Gender equality and social inclusion expert (30%)

 Communication expert (national, 100%; international, 25%)

Activities include the development of a communications strategy for programme activities (acknowledging political sensitivities tailored to specific workstreams), including proposals for how UK funding will be acknowledged and publicised where possible.

 Political economy analyst (national, 50%; international, 30%)

The experts will be responsible for fully integrating Political Economy Analysis and Conflict Analysis into activities, ensuring these are used as live tools to inform the programme.

 Experts are also required for short term technical assistance in the following areas:

•            Special economic zones

•            Debt management and macroeconomic analysis

•            Trade

•            Support for tax policy review and administration reforms

•            PFM

•            Rural development

CV submission deadline:
2019-07-19
Project start:
2019-09-01
Project duration:
4 years
Responsible:
Danielle Santanna at danielle.santanna@gdsi.ie
Required experts:

GDSI Limited is implementing EU-funded project Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility. The overall objective of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility project is to strengthen and promote civil society's role in reforms and democratic changes taking place in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries, through increased participation in the fulfilment of Neighbourhood Policy objectives. The project has identified a need to facilitate the development of CSOs’ capacity to develop stories about their activities and broadcast them with the following purposes:

  • Raise awareness about their activities in an easy-to-understand language and media (including the use of relevant communication tools)
  • Keep track of their initiatives’ progress and record the outcomes for sharing with their constituents and wider public
  • Be more effective in applying for grants and other funds through cohesive presentation of their previous achievements.
  • Reach out more effectively to citizens in their countries in order to build support for their organisation's mission

To build this capacity, the project supported the development and delivery of a Storytelling course for Civil Society.                                                                                                 

The focus of this course is on the following:

  • Developing a new level of understanding among civil society that a story as an effective strategic approach to delivering their message and a practical communication tool
  • Creating an interactive learning space to design stories that can serve the civil society’s goals.
  • Practicing and mastering story-designing, story-production and story-sharing skills under a supervision of experienced trainer
  • Learning how to use at least 3 storytelling tools.

 The target groups for this course are:

  • CSO Leaders and their projects’ leaders and communication/ visibility staff
  • CSO activists and volunteers
  • Social reporters, journalists who are covering CSO activities and civic initiatives
  • Social start-up leaders and social entrepreneurs, etc.

CV submission deadline:
2019-07-26
Project start:
2019-07-29
Project duration:
2 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
GDSI expects to be invited to participate in the country level strategic evaluations in the following countries in the coming months: 
  • République Centrafricaine (FR)
  • Gender equality
 GDSI invites experienced evaluators to express their interest to participate in strategic evaluation assignments by sending their CVs to projects@gdsi.ie 
CV submission deadline:
2019-04-01
Project start:
2019-07-01
Project duration:
12 months
Responsible:
Anna Lobanova at projects@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
GDSI is implementing an EU funded project in Serbia on Strengthening the Capacities of the Ministry of Justice in line with the Requirements of the EU Accession Negotiation Process. We are developing a pool of non-key experts for short term assignments in the following fields:  
·        Judicial reform;
·        Procedural safeguards;
·        Fundamental human rights;
·        Minority rights;
·        Access to justice;
·        Judicial efficiency;
·        Judicial professions;
·        Legal analyses;
·        Acquis transposition in the area of the Rule of Law;
·        Methodology development;
·        Strategic planning;
·        Strategic insight of large ICT projects;
·        Donor coordination in the field of judicial report;
·        Organisational analysis of the Ministry of Justice;
·        Capacity building development;
·        Institution building development;
·        Training Needs Assessment development;
·        Training programme development;
·        On the job training and coaching in the area of the Rule of Law;
·        Budgeting/ cost assessment;
·        External communication, visibility and public relations.
CV submission deadline:
2019-02-28
Project start:
2019-03-01
Project duration:
individual assignments
Responsible:
Georgios Chatzigiagkou at georgios.chatzigiagkou@gdsi.ie
Required experts:

GDSI Limited was shortlisted for the EU-funded project: Technical Assistance for improving the enabling environment for civil society organisations in the Republic of North Macedonia and is looking for Key experts for the following positions:

KE1: Civil Society Development Expert:

  • University degree in the field of law, public administration, political sciences, social science, economics or any other field related to the project
  • Minimum ten (10) years of  professional working experience in fields such as civil society and/or human rights, and/or democracy, good governance and rule of law;
  • At least two (2) projects' experiences in conducting sectorial, organisational or institutional assessments/monitoring reports on civil society and/or public administration, and/or business sector;
  • At least three (3) projects' experiences related to policies/programme management related to civil society development.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of civil society and government policies in the Republic of North Macedonia is an advantage.

 

KE2: Capacity Building expert:

  • University degree in the field of law, public administration, political sciences, social science, economics, management, or any other field related to the project.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional experience working in designing and conducting trainings for capacity strengthening of institutions and organisations.
  • At least two (2) projects experiences related to enhancing civil society functions and capacity building of CSOs on central and/or local level;
  • At least one (1) project experience in coordinating awareness and/or visibility activities (campaigns, events, websites, trainings etc.), related to civil society and their work.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of civil society and government policies in the Republic of North Macedonia is an advantage.

 

One of the Key Experts will act as Team Leader and should have the following experience:

  • Knowledge on EU project management methodology and EC procurement rules gained through the participation as a team leader in at least 2 EU-funded projects

CV submission deadline:
2019-08-30
Project start:
2019-10-01
Project duration:
30 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:

We are currently looking for a Junior Expert who can work full-time for the EU-funded Project Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility and can support us with the coordination of events, as well as the monitoring and implementation of ad-hoc requests from civil society

Our project organises a series of annual events, as well as one-off events which require significant logistical coordination. In addition, we support civil society organisations and representatives with expertise and additional funding for activities such as trainings, visibility events or attending regional events. In general, we are looking for activities that involve several of the six EaP countries, include some longer-term strategic elements such as knowledge transfer within the region and in general help civil society better attain their goals.

 The Expert would be responsible for the following (this is not an exhaustive list): 

For events directly organised by the team and in close cooperation with the Key Expert on Communication and Visibility, as well as the Administrative Assistant:

  • Understand the requirements for each event.
  • Identify suitable venues for the event and obtain quotes.
  • Draft the budget for the event and make necessary arrangements (including financial payments) with the selected venue provider.
  • Contact and confirm speakers.
  • Identify the most cost-effective and direct routes of travel itineraries for all participants.
  • Communicate these itineraries to all participants.
  • Purchase (after approval) tickets and ensuring that participants received the tickets;
  • Organise transfers from/to airport for the event participants.
  • Ensure appropriate catering.
  • Book rooms for participants in accordance to the participants’ travel itineraries;
  • Print all communication materials: agendas, badges, handouts, etc.
  • Support the Administrative Assistant with financial and administrative reporting according to EU procedures (provision of financial report on spending including payment for hotel, venue, boarding passes of participants, tickets, transfer, i.e. all receipts).
  • Identify and obtain quotes for other services required for the event (for example from interpreters, designers, photographers, camera persons, etc).
  • After approval, coordinate with all service providers for the event (designers, photographers, camera persons, etc).
  • Check venues and ensure all equipment is in place and if functioning (microphones, projector, etc.)
  • Do final checks at the day of the event (e.g. tables, technology) to ensure everything meets standards.
  • Coordinate payments of any per diems or daily allowances to participants.
  • Oversee event happenings and act quickly to resolve problems.
  • Prepare and collect feedback forms from participants and contribute to the preparation of reports.

For events organised by third parties (events companies or partners) and in close cooperation with the Key Expert on Communication and Visibility, as well as the Administrative Assistant:

  • Close monitoring of the work of any company or partner in charge of the organisation of project events, ensuring all services are provided at the required quality level and all contractual obligations are fulfilled. 
  • In general, if more entities are involved in the organisation of an event (several partners, translators, trainers, for example), the expert will be in charge of ensuring overall coordination of all these parties.
  • Support the Administrative Assistant with financial and administrative reporting according to EU procedures (provision of financial report on spending including payment for hotel, venue, boarding passes of participants, tickets, transfer, i.e. all receipts);

For ad-hoc support request:

  • Keep track of all requests coming from civil society organisations or representatives either via the online form available on the Project website or via email.
  • Update the list of ad-hoc support requests, including their status.
  • Be in contact with all those requesting support to collect all elements for a potential request to the European Commission (making sure the request is clear, the outcome / results are well understood, the criteria for support fulfilled, the budget is accurately estimated).           
  • Communicate results to all applicants.
  • Develop, under the close supervision of the Team Leader, any Concept Notes for the European Commission. The Concept Notes detail the main objectives and outcomes of the support, as well as the proposed approach, together with information on the target audience. 
  • If approval received, draft the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for beneficiaries.
  • Stay in regular contact with beneficiaries to make sure the MoC is respected and update the Key Expert on Communication and Visibility on any communication activities.
  • Monitor the activities of beneficiaries and coordinate with them on all narrative and financial reporting.
  • Support the Administrative Assistant with financial and administrative reporting according to EU procedures.
  • Contribute to the relevant part of the progress report. 

Requirements:

Qualifications and skills

  • Academic profile: at least a Bachelor degree in Journalism / Media, PR, Social Sciences, Humanities, or other relevant fields. In the absence of a degree, the expert must prove 3 years of professional experience with events coordination / management; these 3 years are counted in addition to those required under 'General professional experience'.
  • Fluency in English and Russian is mandatory.
  • Pro-activity, problem-solving skills and ability to coordinate stakeholders with different backgrounds are an asset.

General professional experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in coordinating or managing events.

Specific professional experience

  • Experience working in or with civil society organisations. 
  • Previous experience in coordinating / managing contractors is considered an asset.
  • Experience in any of the Eastern Partnership countries is considered an asset.

CV submission deadline:
0000-00-00
Project start:
0000-00-00
Project duration:
Full time
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie