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Required experts:

During 2018 the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility project is planning to organise and deliver training to civil society organisations in EaP countries on a number of topics. The training will aim 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.


Trainers with significant experience in capacity building ofCSOs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are invited to express their interest in being included in the roster.

CV submission deadline:
2018-02-01
Project start:
2016-12-06
Project duration:
4 years
Responsible:
at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:

Team Leader/Project manager.
responsible for overall management and coordination of the implementation of the Assignment.
Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  •  University degree, law degree, academic degree
  •  Minimum 10 years of international professional work experience in senior positions in the area of justice, the rule of law and/or the independence of judges
  •  At least 5 years in leading and successfully implementing public sector similar projects
  •  Knowledge of English is mandatory
  •  Knowledge of Russian is mandatory

Expert in the Evaluation of the Professional Activities of the Judiciary.
Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Law degree, academic degree is an advantage
  • Minimum 7 years of professional work experience in the judicial system, including not less than 5 years of experience in evaluation of the professional activities of the judiciary
  • Knowledge of English is mandatory
  • Knowledge of Russian is preferable

Expert in Administering of Disciplinary Processes with Regard to Judges and Dealing with Complaints about Judges’ Actions.
Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Law degree, academic degree is an advantage
  • Minimum 7 years of professional work experience in the judicial system including not less than 5 years of experience in organizing and holding disciplinary processes with regard to judges
  • Knowledge of English is mandatory
  • Knowledge of Russian is mandatory

Expert in Independence of Judges.
Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Law degree, academic degree
  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in the judicial system and conducting of academic research in the area of independence of judges
  • Knowledge of Russian is mandatory
  • Knowledge of English is preferable

CV submission deadline:
2018-02-20
Project start:
0000-00-00
Project duration:
8 months
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Team Leader 24 Staff Months
  • Higher education in area of economics, management and/or public administration, and DBA/MBA degree (preferably)
  • 15 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience in supporting the establishment of an office/department in the area of SME development and/or FDI promotion host organization. Experience in setting up SDS is an advantage
  • Proven management experience in the delivery of SDP project
  • Work experience/knowledge in area of business planning, or improvement of capacity of private sector/entrepreneurship, or marketing and communication
  • Experience (at least 7 years) in working with agencies or state bodies for the support to SMEs competitiveness and export promotion
  • Familiar with the model of business excellence of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)
  • Experience in providing and organizing EFQM, preferably FMEA or/and 5S or/and Six Sigma or/and ISO trainings
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, presentation, HR management, and report drafting skills
  • Fluent English is a must, and good knowledge of Russian language is an advantage


2 International Experts 20 staff months
  • With a background in economics, management and/or public administration and experience in preparation of business plans and/or operation manuals, execution of business reviews 
  • Experience in implementation of at least one SDP in a developing country
  • Work experience in the OECD and/ or Kazakhstan 

1 International Expert 20 staff months
  • With a background in human resource management
  • With experience in search, selection and recruitment of staff for public bodies, capacity building and training of skills at private and public agencies
  • With proven experience in the OECD countries 

3 International Experts 20 staff months (each)
  • With a background in economics, marketing or statistics
  • With experience in conducting marketing or sectoral research, development of marketing strategies, development and execution of research methodologies, SMEs marketing and promotion
  • Preferably with experience in the OECD or CIS countries

All the Key Experts should have excellent project coordination, presentation and communication skills, be fluent in oral and written English, good knowledge of Russian language is an advantage.

The base location of the project will be Astana, with the technical assistance team travelling extensively throughout Kazakhstan. Expected relevant experience for international experts is at least 8 years

CV submission deadline:
2018-04-20
Project start:
2018-07-30
Project duration:
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Key Expert 1: Team Leader (Minimum of 440 working days)
The Team leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of the project activities and the efficient use of project funds. The Team leader will be responsible for the management of the team of experts  and  for overall quality, coordination,  realisation of the activities and outputs, as well as reporting.

Qualifications, experience and skills
  •  A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in law, social sciences or management or equivalent
  • A post-graduate degree (Master\'s and/or PhD) in social sciences will be considered as an asset
  • Knowledge of Serbian language would be an advantage
  • Minimum 7 preferably 12 years of relevant post-graduate professional experience working on human rights protection issues
  • Experience in leading teams on at least one preferably two projects of similar complexity and duration in the field of human rights protection issues gained in minimum one country covered by IPA II regulation
  • Minimum 3 preferably 5 years of post-graduate professional experience working on refugees, IDP, returnees\' protection issues

Key Expert 2: Senior Expert (Minimum of 400 working days)
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • A bachelor\'s degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three years study in a university or equivalent institution) in Law
  • Bar exam or licence to represent beneficiaries in front of courts/administrative bodies
  • Working knowledge of Serbian and Albanian language would be an asset; General professional experience
  • Minimum 5 preferably lO years of relevant professional experience working as lawyer defending vulnerable groups rights
  • At least 2 projects preferably 4 related to protection of the rights of IDPs, refugees and returnees under the Readmission agreement such as property, and/or human rights including monitoring process of return and reintegration gained preferably in the region of Western Balkans
All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

CV submission deadline:
2018-06-04
Project start:
2018-09-01
Project duration:
Responsible:
Nazira Assankulova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
Searching for Evaluation Experts

The evaluation team as such is expected to have expertise in:
  • Evaluation methods and techniques in general and, of evaluation in the field of external relations and development cooperation. It is highly desirable that at least the Team leader is fully familiar with the Commission\'s methodological approach (cf. DEVCO Evaluation Unit’s website: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/evaluation/introduction/introduction_en.htm)
  • Working knowledge of evaluation methods and techniques and, preferably, of complex policy and strategy evaluations in the field of external relations and development cooperation
  • In particular the team needs to demonstrate experience in analytical methods, which can evaluate change and contribution. This includes quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis (in particular for the junior expert)
  • In cases where the contractor does not manage to produce a final report of high editorial quality within the timeframe defined by the contract, the contracting authority can decide to have the final report professionally edited deducting these costs from the final payment
  • In this case the contractor will prepare all the necessary material ie Notes, PPT presentations
  • Knowledge and expertise in sectors like: peace and security, rule of law, judiciary, fundamental rights, democracy, governance, gender
  • Working experience in relation to implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions financed in the framework of EU development and/or neighbourhood policy
  • Knowledge of the EU institutional framework
  • For the Team Leader proven knowledge and expertise in the areas of CPPB is obligatory apart from evaluation expertise. Moreover (s)he must have excellent communication, team co-ordination, presentation and proven report writing and editing skills in English. (S)he should have the experience of carrying out at least two complex evaluations as the team leader. It is expected that the Team leader will be an expert of category Senior
  • The working knowledge of the following languages: English and French
CV submission deadline:
2018-05-07
Project start:
0000-00-00
Project duration:
Responsible:
Niamh Fahey at projects@gdsi.ie