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Required experts:

The general objectives of this evaluation are:

  • to provide the relevant external co-operation services of the European Union and the wider public with an overall independent assessment of State Building Contracts as an aid delivery instrument;
  • to identify key lessons and to produce recommendations to improve current and inform future choices on State Building Contracts.
GDSI is looking for the following experts for this assignment:

Team Leader/ Senior Expert in evaluation of budget support operations

The Team Leader should have:

  • at least three references as Team Leader for multi-disciplinary Evaluation Teams;
  • strong experience of budget support modalities and budget support evaluation techniques, including experience in the application of the methodological approach for Budget Support evaluations developed within the OECD/DAC framework;
  • a thorough knowledge of development co-operation;
  • experience in managing complex evaluations;
  • fluent English and French.

Experts in budget support evaluations/team members

The Evaluation Team members as such is expected to possess expertise in:

  • development cooperation in general;
  • budget support modalities;
  • methods and techniques for rigorous complex evaluations, in particular for budget support evaluations;
  • evaluation methods and techniques and, if possible, of evaluation in the field of external relations and development co-operation;
  • previous relevant experience working with fragile countries;
  • the following fields: macroeconomics, public finance management, social sectors;
  • the working knowledge of at least the following language(s): English and French.

 

CV submission deadline:
2018-11-23
Project start:
2019-01-01
Project duration:
8 months
Responsible:
Anna Lobanova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie
Required experts:
The general purpose of this thematic evaluation is twofold: 
  • to provide the relevant external co-operation services of the European Union and the wider public an overall independent assessment and evidence of the EU support provided to VET in partner countries over the period 2014-2018; 
  • to identify key lessons and to produce recommendations to improve current and inform future choices on VET support in partner countries. 

Experts with the following profiles are required for this assignment: 

Team Leader/ Senior Evaluator will participate in the overall coordination of the evaluation, provide particular support on the provision of budgetary data and analysis, and provide quality assurance of the sector experts\' inputs. The Team Leader should have:
  • at least three references as Team Leader for multi-disciplinary Evaluation Team;
  • advanced knowledge and experience in the VET sector in the partner countries;
  • Knowledge and expertise in labour market and labour -economic analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, team co-ordination, presentation and proven report writing and editing skills in English or French.
  • Familiarity with the European Union policies, instruments and aid modalities (including budget support, blending)

The Evaluation Team members are expected to have expertise in: 
  • Development cooperation in general; 
  • Evaluation methods and techniques in the field of external relations and development co-operation; 
  • Methods and techniques for rigorous complex evaluations, in particular for VET evaluations; 
  • demonstrated experience in analytical methods, which can evaluate change and contribution. 
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, good data analysis skills (in particular for the junior expert). 
  • Expertise and experience in the following fields: private sector development (in urban and rural areas); labour market analysis, economics, decent employment, inclusiveness and value-chains. 
  • Significant experience and expertise in political economy of sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Familiarity with the European Union policies, instruments and aid modalities (including budget support, blending. 
  • Ability to function to a high standard (spoken and written form) in the following languages : English and French 
  • Expertise in the new EIP modality is a strong advantage 
  • Previous relevant experience working with fragile countries is a strong advantage. 

CV submission deadline:
2018-11-25
Project start:
2019-01-07
Project duration:
14 months
Responsible:
Anna Lobanova at gdsivacancies@gdsi.ie