PFM/Sustainable Infrastructure Development Expert: Team Leader
The technical assistance will be implemented at the central / national level (National Treasury, situated in Pretoria, South Africa, which is the operational base). The programme will be based at national level, but interventions and activities will be implemented across the spheres of government and its entities.
Technical Assistance Facility to Support Sustainable Infrastructure Development in South Africa
Monday, 23 January 2023.
June 1, 2023.
The Overall objective (expected impact) of the project is promote inclusive and sustainable development of South Africa and achieving the SDGs.
The specific objective (Outcome) of this contract is as follows:
The Outcome (specific objective) is improved policy and regulatory environment and institutional framework for stimulation of innovative technical and financing models for sustainable infrastructure development within all three spheres of government – national, provincial and local.
The purpose of this contract is as follows:
The infrastructure technical assistance facility (ITAF) will be aimed at technical assistance that contributes to efficient, effective preparation leading to the design of sustainable and financially viable infrastructure programmes that will attract appropriate investment. The ITAF will access local and international experts who will assist in skills and knowledge transfer to relevant public role players in the infrastructure sectors. A key aspiration of the ITAF is to support high quality evidence-based research that will result in leading infrastructure financing and technical models, being created in the South African context.
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Required profile: Team Leader ( for a minimum of 880 working days)
Qualifications and skills:
- A completed Master’s degree awarded in development economics, development or infrastructure finance, engineering, business administration or in any related field with over 15 years experience. OR in the absence of a Master’s degree academic level, a Bachelor’s academic level in economics, business administration or in any related field with 20 years’ experience of general professional experience instead of 15.
- Number of national and international infrastructure projects the leader has participated or led in.
General professional experience:
- Professional experience of at least 15 years in the infrastructure or related sectors.
- At least more than 10 years of experience working with government (including SOEs) and the private sector.
- At least more than 10 years of experience in training, facilitation or organisation of learning programmes would be an added advantage.
Specific professional experience:
- At least 15 years of experience in leading projects teams and managing multi-component infrastructure-related projects;
- At least 15 years of experience in the policy or regulatory environment, developing policies, standards, frameworks or guidelines in the emerging market/ developing country public sector;
- At least 15 years of experience in the preparation of key technical documentation such as feasibility studies and/or cost-benefit analysis and/or technical project designs for infrastructure projects;
- Experience in sustainable or green infrastructure would be considered as advantageous;
- Experience in preparation of EU or another international donor technical documentation and/or reporting would be advantageous.