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Technical Assistance EU for Municipalities

The intended start date is April 2021 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.

Position: Key Expert 1: Team Leader

660 Working Days

Job Description

Team Leader will be responsible for conceptualisation, planning and implementation of all outputs under this contract and quality control. The Team Leader shall be present on regular full-time basis at project HQ in Skopje to create and ensure team work and synergies between all activities. The Team Leader will be requested to coordinate his/her presence in order to ensure availability also at the local level. The Team Leader shall act as faithful adviser to the EU Delegation on issues of his/her competence.

S/he must have good knowledge of the decentralisation issues; local governance; capacity building empowerment of local authorities; project and financial management; procurement; service delivery. He/she must have sound understanding of government and public institutions both at central and local level, civil society organizations, and a broad knowledge of EU and EU-North Macedonia relations.

S/he will provide guidance to all experts in performance of their duties, and have a decisive role in ensuring efficient use of human and financial resources, smooth daily operation and crisis management.

The Team Leader will be the main reporting and contact point for the EU Delegation on this project. 

The Team Leader shall be present on regular full-time basis at project HQ in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, to create and ensure team work and synergies between all activities.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum: A Master’s degree in economics, development studies, political science or other field relevant to the assignment. In its absence, at least 3 years of general professional experience above the minimum general professional experience requested below;

  • Fluent in English language (both written and spoken);

  • Knowledge of Macedonian and/or Albanian will be considered as asset(s).

  • Minimum of 5, but preferably 7 years, post-degree relevant professional experience working with local and/or regional authorities, supporting local development and/or good governance.

  • Leadership and team management of minimum two (2) projects providing technical assistance and/or capacity building to local authorities and/or municipalities.

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Previous working experience in the Western Balkans will be considered an asset.

Only looking for the Key Expert 1 position for this project.

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