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Required experts:
GDSI Limited is searching for the following key experts:

Key expert 1: Team Leader (Full Time)
Qualifications and skills
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Political Science/International Relations, Law or Marketing or at least 5 years of professional experience in areas related to this contract
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Local language knowledge (Montenegrin, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) would be an asset
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in journalism or public relations/working with media
  • Excellent knowledge on the EU, its policies and the European integration process
  • At least one year of professional work experience in leadership and team management of complex information and communication projects 
  • Knowledge of the Montenegrin media scene and the political spectrum of Montenegro would be an asset
  • Wide network of contacts relevant for the implementation of this contract ranging from journalists, to logistics management, facility management, art scene,  web hosting, advertising to media buying and contacts to the local academia would be an asset
  • Previous experience in an EU-funded project would be an asset
 
Key expert 2: Public Relations and Event Manager (Full Time)
Qualifications and skills
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Social Science (Political Science/International Relations) or at least 5 years of professional experience in areas related to this contract
  • Excellent knowledge on the EU, its policies, the European integration process and the EU\\\'s assistance. 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Local language knowledge would be an asset
  • Knowledge of additional EU languages is an asset
  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the area of public relations and organising events 
  • Experience in organising press conferences or corporate communication
  • Experience of preparing presentations for international audiences would be an asset
  • Experience in moderating events for international audiences would be an asset
  • Previous experience in an EU-funded project would be an asset


Key Experts 3 and 4 (2 positions): Public Information and Communication Officers (Full Time)
Qualifications and skills
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, European Studies, Social Science (Political Science/International Relations) or at least 5 years of professional experience in areas related to this contract
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of local language and additional EU languages would be an asset
  • Excellent knowledge on the EU, its policies and European integration process
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in information and communications
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in writing articles, press releases, television stories and public information in areas of EU policies and/or EU integration process
  • Experience in TV production and/or photography 
  • Previous experience in an EU-funded project would be an asset
Please see the attached Terms of Reference for more information

CV submission deadline:
2018-08-20
Project start:
2019-01-15
Project duration:
24 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
GDSI Limited is searching for the following key experts:

Key expert 1: Team Leader
This position is a full time position (220 man-days/ year).
Qualifications and skills
  • At least Master Degree level (preferably in law, social sciences and research, development, economics and international relations) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 12 years.
  • Ability to operate either in English or French languages at C2 level for understanding, speaking and writing skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages9 as demonstrated by certificate or by past relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills demonstrated by experience.
  • At least 10 years of experience in development/international cooperation with a minimum of 8 years of experience as team leader preferably of a mixed team of long and short-term experts.
  • At least 6 years of experience in results based approaches, programming, monitoring and/or evaluation in development/international cooperation.
  • Demonstrated dynamic, up-to-date knowledge of programming and monitoring/evaluation methods and practice, team management and organisational skills.
  • Experience in the enlargement and neighbourhood region.

Key expert 2: Senior monitoring expert
Qualifications and skills
  • At least Master Degree level (preferably in law, social sciences and research, development, economics and international relations) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 12 years.
  • Ability to operate either in English or French languages at C2 level for understanding, speaking and writing skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as demonstrated by certificate or by past relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills demonstrated by past professional experience.
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience in monitoring (including result oriented monitoring) of projects, programmes (including budget support operations) and/or policies.
  • At least 3 years of practical experience of delivering training courses to public sector institutions on project/programme programming, monitoring and/or evaluation.
  • Experience in supporting the development of monitoring systems at sector/policy levels.

Key expert 3: Senior evaluation expert
Qualifications and skills
  • At least Master Degree level (preferably in law, social sciences and research, development, economics and international relations) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 12 years.
  • Ability to operate either in English or French languages at C2 level (for understanding, speaking and writing skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as demonstrated by certificate or by past relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills demonstrated by past professional experience.
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience in performing complex evaluations at sector/strategy/policy levels including budget support operations in development cooperation.
  • At least 3 years of practical experience of delivering training courses to public sector institutions on conducting evaluations.
  • Demonstrated experience of using different evaluation methods and tools and knowledge of resources, relevant networks, centres of research/progress in evidence building.
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming related to his/her area of expertise.

Key expert 4: Medium expert (knowledge sharing and network)
Qualifications and skills
  • At least Master Degree level (preferably in law, social sciences and research, development, economics and international relations) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 7 years.
  • Ability to operate in both English or French languages at C2 level for understanding, speaking and writing skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as demonstrated by certificate or by past relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills demonstrated by past relevant experience.
  • At least 7 years relevant professional experience in the specific field of adult training and the management and the development or support to knowledge sharing tools, methodologies and trainings.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience of designing and delivering training courses for development cooperation.
  • Experience in use of web applications, infographics, social media and data collection and analysis for evaluation/research purposes (Access, Excel).
For more information please see the attached Terms of Reference. 


CV submission deadline:
2018-07-18
Project start:
2019-01-16
Project duration:
24 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Key expert 1: Team Leader – minimum 660 Working days
Qualifications and skills: 
  •  University degree or equivalent (i.c. 8 years of professional experience following secondary education) 
  •  at least 10 years of working experience, out of which at least 5 years of professional experience in an international setting
  • at least five years of working experience with Civil Society, and
  • at least five years’ experience in working with trainers and/or experts and training/capacity building activities at similar scale of this present contract (e.g. in terms of regional covering of various countries; contract value; number of working days)
  • at least five years of experience in managing a team composed of trainers/experts; supervising and coordinating all technical aspects of a contract; ensuring good client communication; organising and overseeing administrative and logistical support
Key expert 2: Capacity Building expert – minimum 540 Working days
Qualifications and skills:  
  • University degree or equivalent (i.e. 8 years of professional experience following secondary education) 
  •  at least 10 years of working experience, out of which at least 5 years of professional experience in an international setting
  • at least five years of working experience with Civil Society, and
  • at least five years’ experience in developing and implementing capacity building activities at similar scale of this present contract (e.g. in terms of regional covering of various countries; contract value; number of working days)
Key expert 3: P2P manager – minimum 540 Working days
Qualifications and skills:  
  • University degree or equivalent (i.e. 8 years of professional experience following secondary education,) 
  • at least 10 years of working experience; out of which at least 5 years of professional experience in an international setting
  • at least five years’ experience in organising events, involving participants from different countries or backgrounds
Key expert 4: Communication expert – minimum 380 Working/days
Qualifications and skills:  
  • University degree or equivalent (i.e. 8 years of professional experience following secondary education,) 
  • at least ten years of work experience out of which five obtained in an international setting
  • at least five years’ experience in public relations, communication or similar. Digital and social media skills are an  asset

CV submission deadline:
2018-08-25
Project start:
2018-11-01
Project duration:
36 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Expert 1:
Qualifications & Skills
  • Category I, at least 12 years\\\' experience in Public Finance Management (PFM)
  • Expert N.1 should have at least a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines or equivalent professional experience of 5 years’ above the general professional experience duration fixed below
  • Expert N.1 should have at least 12 years\\\' experience in local governance (institution building, participative planning, coordination and management) public finance (autonomy and accountability at local level for Decentralized Administrative Units), cross-sectoral policy analysis and reforms, legislation, regulations and law enforcement, institutional capacity development; out of which a minimum of 5 years must be at project design and implementation
  • Proven experience in the field of policy development, public financial management systems, service delivery, especially at local level for Decentralized Administrative Units
  • Thematic expertise in decentralization processes
  • Proven experience in institutional needs assessment and socio-economic assessment at local level in rural areas of developing countries
  • Proven experience in African socio-economic and political contexts, including the operating systems of the government is an advantage
  • Excellent English, written and spoken
Expert 2:
Qualifications & Skills
  • Category II, at least 6 years\\\' experience in Rural Development
  • Expert N.2 should have at least a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Economic or Agricultural Sciences, Management Sciences or other relevant disciplines or equivalent professional experience of 3 years’ above the general professional experience duration fixed below
  • Expert N.2 should have at least 6 years\\\' experience in public sector, NGOs, consultancy firms with high-standing, or other international organisations in: Economic Development, Territorial Planning, promotion of local development (mainly in the fields of agriculture, local trade, WASH, micro-finance) and economic value chains, out of which at least 5 years at senior level cross-sectoral policy analysis and reforms, legislation, regulations and law enforcement, institutional capacity development at local level in West Africa
  • Proven Experience in coordinating various activities to improve the effective functioning of sectors such as: Local Economic Development, Integrated Development, Support to Economic Value Chains (especially MSMEs), Business Strategies, Agriculture, Micro-finance
  • Proven experience in integrated inter-sector processes at different territorial levels (local, national, international)
  • Proven experience in institutional needs assessment and socio-economic assessment at local level in rural areas of West Africa
  • Experience on modernization and management of public service delivery for Decentralized Administrative Units in the above sectors will be considered as an asset
  • Proven experience in Sierra Leone is an advantage
  • Excellent English, written and spoken; good facilitation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Krio is an advantage
CV submission deadline:
2018-07-23
Project start:
2018-09-17
Project duration:
2 months
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Key expert 1: Senior Procurement Expert (150 working days)
Qualification and Skills: 

  • At least Master’s degree preferably in law, economics, accounting, finance, public administration or in its absence, an equivalent working experience of minimum of 15 years in these fields.
  • Minimum of 12 years professional experience in Public Financial Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience of providing technical assistance in government budget systems reforms preferably in developing countries.
  • Additional Experience in at least 1 project developing sub-national budget system reform strategy and /or developing M&E system preferably in developing countries 
  • Strong reporting and writing abilities (bidders are kindly asked to include a list of publications/final reports written by the expert under \\\"other relevant information\\\" of the CV).
  • Excellent writing and speaking skill in English
CV submission deadline:
2018-02-24
Project start:
2018-08-27
Project duration:
9 months
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
One key expert, category II for a minimum input of 39 working days, including two field missions for a total of 11 working days.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • At least Master\'s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Accounting , Audit, Business administration OR at least 2 years of professional experience in addition to the minimum required under General Professional experience.
  • At least 6 years of experience in public financial management and/or in public sector auditing; Experience in institutional capacity development.
  • At least 3 years of experience in evaluation review and/or monitoring of programmes and/or projects and/or policies in public finance management and/or in public sector auditing;
  • Experience in conducting evaluation, review and/or monitoring of donor funded technical assistance projects designed to build institutional capacity of central government institutions;
  • Proven record of work in at least three project formulation of a Development Partner (international donor or international development agency) funded project;
  • Experience in public administration reform would be an advantage;
  • Experience with the EC\'s implementing rules and guidelines (including DG NEAR evaluation approach and methodology: https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/evaluation_guidelines/minisite/enmethodological-
  • bases-and-approach) would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience with the political and socio-economic context of the West Bank and Gaza Strip would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience in a development policy environment in fragile or conflict affected regions would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage

CV submission deadline:
2018-07-25
Project start:
2018-08-01
Project duration:
4 months
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Key expert 1: Team Leader
Qualifications and skills
  • An advanced university degree (MA/MSc) or its equivalent in Economics, Business and/or Public Administration, Development Studies or a related discipline;
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral;
  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to interact with high level officials and international donors.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the analysis, design and/or delivery of institutional /administrative reform programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring the formulation of large development projects in complex political environments (at least 2 significant formulations) with particular reference to EU-funded projects/programmes, and familiarity with the methodological approach set by the European Commission, preferably in developing countries. Experience in EDF financial and procurement procedures as well as construction of logical frameworks will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management (PCM) of EDF procedures and experience in producing EU Action Documents;
  • Expertise in problem analysis, stakeholders\\\' analysis, assessment and communication of best practices demonstrated by having been team leader in two relevant assignments.
  • Experience working with Regional or National Authorizing Offices/Officers in ACP countries;
  • Experience in donor coordination;
  • Experience in the area of regional economic integration would be an advantage.

Key expert 2: Finance Specialist
Qualifications and skills
  • An Advanced University degree or equivalent professional qualification in Accounting, Finance, Audit or a related field;
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral;
  • Knowledge of French, both written and oral;
  • Demonstrated communications skills and ability to interact with high level officials and international donors.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) standards and in performing assessments and/or audits of RAO and/or NAO support units.
  • Relevant professional experience of assessments regarding internal control, accounting, audit, procurement, grant award and public access to information procedures of national organisations, and assessments of external aid operations financed by the European Commission;
  • Knowledge of the EU/EDF procedures and RAO Finance and Contracts systems;
  • Experience with audits and/or assessments of public service organisations in ACP countries and of the project management cycle would be an advantage.
CV submission deadline:
2018-07-26
Project start:
2018-08-29
Project duration:
2 months
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Les catégories d\\\'expert proposés (Cat I, II ou III), laissées à la discrétion du soumissionnaire, devront respecter les exigences minimales en termes de qualification et d\\\'expérience telles que définies par les
conditions générales et spécifiques du contrat cadre.

Compte-tenu de la particularité du marché, requérant des aptitudes comportementales qui supposent de discuter avec plusieurs interlocuteurs, de construire des relations de confiance avec eux et de les
écouter, le rôle et la qualité des experts principaux dans l\\\'exécution du marché est crucial.

Tous les experts proposés doivent démontrer une parfaite maîtrise du français.

L\\\'expertise demandée doit couvrir les domaines suivants :
  • Conception, élaboration, développement et mise en oeuvre de modèles d\\\'équilibre généralcalculable (MEGC) dans un contexte similaire d’un pays en développement. L’expérience des pays avec un contexte économique similaire au Cameroun serait un atout.
  • Formation à la statistique, dont sur les modèles d\\\'équilibre général calculable (MEGC).
  • Commerce international et l\\\'intégration économique dont le système commercial multilatéral, les processus de négociation en cours dans lequel le Cameroun est impliqué (OMC, APE, etc), les politiques économiques et commerciales de l\\\'UE et les conséquences économiques et fiscales de l\\\'impact des APE.
  • Conception, élaboration mise en oeuvre et suivi des réformes fiscales dans les pays en développement tant au niveau de l\\\'administration que de la politique fiscale et modélisation/projection des recettes fiscales.
  • Etude, analyse, diagnostic institutionnel et organisationnel dans le domaine public, en particulier dans le domaine des finances publiques et des statistiques prospectives.
  • Atout : maîtrise de la politique macroéconomique, de l\\\'environnement fiscal et du contexte de la statistique et du développement au Cameroun.
CV submission deadline:
2018-07-26
Project start:
2018-10-01
Project duration:
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie