Team Leader (KE1) - Support to the EU Integration Process of Albania

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 24 July 2020
  • Tirana, Albania
  • Closing on 28 August 2020
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Job Description

Project title: Support to the EU Integration Process of Albania

Brief project description: The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Albania to successfully manage the overall EU integration process and effectively conduct the Stabilization and Association Agreement process and accession negotiations.

The purpose is to assist the Government of Albania to strengthen the EU integration process in line with the priorities of Stabilisation and Association Agreement and accession negotiation processes by

  • Supporting effective alignment of national legislation with the EU acquis and its implementation.
  • Further strengthening the capacities of the relevant institutions for the forthcoming screening and accession negotiations process.

Brief description of the assignment: The Team Leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of all project activities, including communication and visibility according to the approved plan, and 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 timely reporting, liaising with the EU Delegation, beneficiary and stakeholders.

Commencement date of the project: November 2020 (indicative)

Duration of the assignment: 420 working days over 24 months (indicative)


Qualifications and skills:

- University Degree in law, public administration, public management, or any other relevant area for the project, or a relevant professional experience of at least five years, in addition to the experience required as general professional experience;

- Fluency in written and spoken English.

General professional experience:

- Minimum eight preferably ten years of professional post-graduate experience in EU policies or EU integration in an EU Member State or candidate/potential candidate country.

Specific professional experience:

- Minimum five preferably eight years of working experience in the transposition, implementation and enforcement of the EU acquis;

- Experience in coordination, managing and leading working teams in the public or private sector/organizations or in donor-funded projects in minimum one project with a budget of at least 1 million EUR and duration of minimum 12 months;

- Experience on policy planning/coordination related to the EU acquis gained in an EU Member State or Candidate/Potential Candidate Country will be considered as an asset.

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