Local Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 4 February 2020

Job Description

Place of Performance: Georgia

Level of Effort: 10-15 days

Period of Performance: February/March 2020

Description of Work:

The local consultant will be responsible for organizing and assisting with a local governance assessment in Georgia. The consultant will support ICMA staff in organizing an effective assessment trip as well as conducting and/or participating in selected meetings with national and local government representatives, NGOs, the private sector, donors and other representatives as needed to gather information and accurate data.

The consultant will also collect and analyze relevant background material to inform technical interventions. As needed, the consultant will identify feasible approaches to build local capacity and advise ICMA’s team on these approaches for the assessment.

As requested, the consultant will identify and/or follow up on discussions with organizations about their contribution to the assessment.

Specific Tasks:

At a minimum, the consultant will undertake the following specific tasks:

  1. Propose organizations and potential key staff to meet with, including national and local government representatives, NGOs, private sector entities, donors and other stakeholders;
  2. Arrange in-country meetings;
  3. Participate in meetings as necessary;
  4. Discuss the findings of these meetings and strategize with ICMA’s representative;
  5. Organize logistics, such as internal transportation and provide recommendations for lodging etc.
  6. Draft and share meeting notes for all meetings attended;
  7. Arrange and participate in selected information gathering meetings with national and municipal governments, associations, NGOs, private sector entities, and donors to identify effective approaches for ICMA interventions and activities;
  8. Collect and analyze relevant background material as needed.

Georgian nationals preferred.

About the Organization

ICMA advances professional local government worldwide. Our mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA provides member support, data and information, peer and results-oriented technical assistance, and training and professional development to more than 13,000 ICMA members, city, town, and county experts and other individuals and organizations throughout the world. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.

ICMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1914 that offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. The organization is an internationally recognized publisher of information resources ranging from textbooks and survey data to topical newsletters and e-publications. ICMA provides technical assistance to local governments in developing and decentralizing countries, helping them to develop professional practices and ethical, transparent governments. The organization performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

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