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Team Leader: Legal and Public Policy Expert

Policy and Legal Advice Centre (PLAC) for Montenegro 

Podgorica, Montenegro


Monday, March 6, 2023

Interested candidates should send their CV 

May 2023.

24 months.

GDSI Limited of Ireland has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project “Policy and Legal Advice Centre (PLAC) for Montenegro”. 

Overall objective:

The overall objective (impact) to which this action contributes is:

Montenegrin administration effectively conducts accession negotiations and successfully manages overall EU integration process geared towards EU membership.

Specific objective(s):

The specific objectives (outcomes) of this contract is as follows:

  • OUTCOME 1: Enhanced compatibility of national legislation with EU legislation and its effective implementation through fostering the process of accession negotiations of Montenegro by supporting the effective alignment of national legislation with the acquis and its implementation and
  • OUTCOME 2: Enhanced capacities of relevant national structures for successful carrying out of accession negotiations through further building of capacities of involved stakeholders responsible for the EU integration process in Montenegro.

To download the Terms of Reference for this assignment please click here.

Required Profile:

Team Leader: Legal and Public Policy Expert

Expected Input: minimum 240 working days with at least 90% presence in Montenegro.

The Team Leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of all 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 of reporting. The Team Leader is also expected to provide capacity-building events.

S/he will have the following background/experience:

Qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three years’ study in a university or equivalent institution) in law, political sciences, European studies or other relevant areas, or, in the absence of degree;
  • 6 years of experience in areas associated with the project (additional to the requirements of the general professional experience).

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in EU policies or EU integration in an EU Member State or candidate/potential candidate country.

Specific professional experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in accession negotiations or EU related public policy planning in a Member State or candidate/ potential candidate country.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in coordination, managing and leading complex working teams in the public or private sector/organizations or in donor funded projects
  • Experience in capacity building for government institutions and agencies related to EU accession process.

All experts must bе independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.