Provision of TA to Support the Cooperation between the EU and the Kingdom of Eswatini for the period of 2021-2024
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LOT 5LOT 5 - Budget Support

Key Expert - EUD/MEPD Senior advisor - Cat. I

Expert category: Cat. I (>12 years of experience).

Qualifications and skills required:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years relevant experience) preferably in the field of economics, engineering, law, agriculture, international development, social science, business management or any other discipline relevant to this assignment. 
  • Must be computer literate and competent in MS Office specifically in Word processing, Spreadsheet applications and PowerPoint presentations


General professional experience:

  • Must have a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience managing multidisciplinary teams and coordinating with a variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in project cycle management, aid planning and administration. 
  • Proven excellent time management and organisational skills to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines. 
  • Proven excellent numerical skills.


Specific professional experience:

  • 10 years’ experience in managing EU-funded programmes including identification, formulation, implementation and/or evaluation. 
  • 10 years hands-on experience of EU (EDF and/or EU Budget) procurement and contract management working at various levels in accordance with the PRAG (preparation of tender documents including grant guidelines, Terms of Reference, project proposals, log- frames, launching and evaluation of tenders, award of contracts, contract management, etc). 
  • Previous experience advising EU Delegations management, National Authorising Officer or Regional Economic Communities executive management.
  • Perfect command and proven application of various EU implementation procedures in line with the PRAG (Programme Estimates, works, supply, service and grant contracts). 
  • 7 years’ work experience in project and programme coordination at national, regional or international level.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing countries, with experience in Southern Africa as an asset.
  • Experience in the following sectors will be considered an advantage: agriculture, agricultural infrastructure and supply, and renewable energy.


Language skills: Proven excellent oral and written communication, analytical, presentation and report writing skills in English.

Number of working days: 310 days.

Additional information: During the evaluation process of the offers received the Contracting Authority reserves the right to interview by phone the KE.


An answer will be given only to the successful applicant. For further information, please contact the below-mentioned person.

Maite Zubizarreta:


Job Details
Project title Provision of TA to Support the Cooperation between the EU and the Kingdom of Eswatini for the period of 2021-2024
Start date 2021.11.01
Duration 310 days
Deadline to apply 2021.09.19
Lot LOT 5 - Budget Support
Ref. ADE