The project ”Technical Assistance to support CSOs development in the R. Moldova”, financed by EU Delegation to the R. Moldova and implemented by a consortium led by KMOP Greece, is hiring 1 (one) Senior Non Key Expert for supporting the Grant Beneficiaries and train them in the elaboration of Sustainability and Exit Strategy & Monitoring and Evaluation tools.
Pillar I: Technical Assistance for Grant Scheme Implementation
Activity 1.1. Technical Assistance to Grant Beneficiaries
The Expert will be recruited by the KMOP-led Consortium of the EU-funded (EuropeAid) project in the Republic of Moldova entitled “Technical Assistance to support CSO development in the Republic of Moldova”, (EuropeAid/138197/DH/SER/MD-Relaunch).
The overall objective of the Technical Assistance (TA) contract is to contribute to the development of civil society in becoming a stronger actor, including in actively participating in decision and policy making and implementation processes of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement with the aim of enhancing domestic accountability and transparency.
Within the purposes of the TA contract, relevant for the present assignment, are:
- Technical assistance to EU grant beneficiaries to implement EU funded projects and to comply with EU rules and procedures and,
- Monitoring of grant achievements under the Civil Society Facility.
The primary purpose of the actions financed within the grant scheme under the Civil Society Facility is the provision of financial support to third parties. The Call for Proposals was designed in such a way as to allow small, grassroots organisations to cooperate with larger, well-established applicants through the mechanism of financial support to third parties. Grassroots and smaller organisations cannot often apply directly for EU funding, so the arrangements under the Call gave them access to EU funds, as sub-grantees.
The main task of the assignment is to prepare and deliver three (3) consecutive workshops, two-days each (one training per Grant Beneficiary) having as a main subject the following topics:
- Building the Sustainability and Exit Strategies of the projects in the process of project drafting, which includes at least:
- What are the key features of an exit strategy (activities, actors, timelines, resources needed etc.);
- Success factors to consider when designing an exit strategy;
- What is sustainability and sustainability gaps;
- Stakeholder identification, engagement methods and approaches;
- Designing an exit strategy framework with clear roles and responsibilities for different actors, the timeline and developing a plan of action;
- Elaboration of comprehensive and detailed project monitoring tools, which includes at least:
- Developing indicators, risk assessment and planning for risk mitigation;
- Developing monitoring and evaluation tools to follow-up the plan of action;
- Connecting activities, monitoring and evaluation tools to follow-up the plan of action and defining the Exit Strategy.
Minimum selection criteria:
- Higher degree in Economics, International Relations or development, Political Science, Social Science, or Human geography;
- At least ten years of professional experience with the management and/or monitoring of EU grant schemes;
- At least five years of experience in participation in international projects and/or institutional capacity development activities;
- Practical experience in the application of PRAG procedures related to the implementation of Grant Schemes;
- Practical experience in elaboration & implementation monitoring tools.’
- Proven records of in-depth understanding of elaboration of sustainability and exit strategies of grant projects;
- Prior work experience in experience in ENI East countries and particularly Moldova will be an asset.
Competences - knowledge, skills, abilities:
- Fluent in oral and written English; knowledge of the Romanian or Russian language will be considered an asset;
- Have excellent analytical and report writing skills;
- Have excellent communication skills;
- Computer literacy (MS Office).
Input in working days:
Ten (10) working days, all spent in Chisinau:
- Three (3) w. days for preparing the training materials tailored according to the needs of each Grant Beneficiary (EEF, KAS, SOROS) – one w. day per Grant Beneficiary;
- Six (6) w. days for delivering of three trainings (two days each)
- One (1) w. day for reporting
1 July 2020 – 31 August 2020
Deadline for application: Thursday, 25th of June 2020
Please send your CV in EuropeAid format to the following email address: [email protected]