EU Facility Supporting Policy Dialogue and Technical Assistance in Iraq

2 long-term experts

Objectifs / Objectives

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Complementary to the large programme portfolio of the EU development cooperation, this project shall provide surge capacity to the EU delegation in order to support the Government’s capacities to draw-up and coordinate a coherent development policy framework including sectorial policies, and support its implementation in the areas of the EU Multi-Annual Indicative Programme.
  • The purpose of this contract is to provide on-demand technical assistance open to all Government entities and State institutions targeted by the EU’s MIP (2021-2027) as well as the EU delegation.

profil / profile

Qualification et compétences / Qualification & skills

Key Expert 1: Team Leader (400 working days)

  • Advanced University Degree (PHD / Masters) in a discipline relevant to the scope of this assignment, such as public administration, management, engineering, sciences, economics, development economics, international relations, law or other relevant subjects.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, being able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of contacts, including public speaking skills. Proficiency in Arabic is mandatory.
  • Good analytical skills, and capacity to produce clear and concise reports in English, as well as key documents such as specific ToR in the areas of activity of this project.
  • Strong project management, planning and coordination skills, with the ability to deliver a complex project effectively and under tight deadlines.
  • Good people management skills; able to lead and motivate a multi-cultural team to deliver the required results.
  • Relevant IT skills (MS Office Applications).

Key Expert 2: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Expert (300 working days

  • Advanced University Degree (PHD / Masters) in: Public Policy, Administration or Management Studies, Law, International Relations, Political Sciences, Economics. At least 10 years’ experience of international cooperation in public administration reform and capacity building programmes may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree (inclusive of the 10 years specific professional experience referred to below).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in MS office computer programmes

Expérience professionelle générale / General professional experience

Key Expert 1: Team Leader (400 working days)

  • Minimum 20 years of relevant professional experience in development cooperation
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in developing countries.

Key Expert 2: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Expert (300 working days

  • Minimum 12 years professional experience;
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience within the MENA region, or in transition economies or in fragile and post-conflict states.

Expérience professionelle spécifique / Specific professional experience

Key Expert 1: Team Leader (400 working days)

  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience in project management
  • Minimum 6 years working experience as Team Leader of complex projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably in fields such as public administration reform, institutional strengthening, civil service capacity development and policy dialogue.
  • Professional experience of at least three of the following types is required; experience of more than four will be taken into account positively:
    • Project management under EU procedures, and knowledge of EU visibility requirements
    • Demand-driven TA facilities, and projects requiring management of a pool of experts
    • Preparation of ToRs across a range of technical areas relevant to these ToRs
    • Proven working experience with Government in Iraq will be considered as a strong asset
    • Project management experience in several of the sectors of activity covered by this project
    • Experience in the MENA region, transition economies and fragile and post-conflict states


Key Expert 2: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Expert (300 working days

  • A minimum of 10 years’ specific working experience of administrative reform and institutional capacity building is essential.

The following areas of working experience will be considered as important assets, and experience in at least two of the points is required:

  • Decentralisation processes and local governance;
  • Training policy development, training needs analysis, programme planning and implementation in public sector institutions; including
  • Designing and developing or procuring executive training courses;
  • Facilitating the conduct of studies, assessments and reviews and establishing international partnerships and networks;
  • Design of innovative academic courses related to civil service modernisation;
  • Familiarity with programmes in the above fields funded by the EU.

Nombre total de jours travaillés / Total working days

36 months

Période de la mission / Period of the assignment

May 2022-May 2025

Date de début / Starting day

May 2022

Lieu de mission / place of assignment

The project office will be established in Baghdad

Langue de travail / Working language


Candidatures / Applications

The application (cv and cover letter) should be sent to:

The 30th of January at the latest, with the mention "EU Facility in Iraq"

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