Project title: Horizontal Coordination Support under the Western Balkans Investment Framework - International Financial Institutions Coordination Office (IFICO 4)
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
IFICO will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Western Balkans, by providing high quality services in coordinating, following-up and supporting the effective and rapid implementation of public and private sector investments. In addition, IFICO will provide analytical data informing the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the investments and support the enhanced cooperation between the European Commission, EU Member States, financial institutions (multilateral and national), bilateral donors and beneficiary economies.
This contract will play a major role in supporting the WBIF stakeholders with regards to the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, its policy priorities and the flagship projects annexed to the Plan. It will also help to achieve the IPA III investment priorities. Communication and visibility activities in collaboration with the members of WBIF and beneficiary economies will also represent an essential part of the contract, including the preparation of relevant communication and visibility products for summits and other high-level meetings.
There are four main results to be achieved as follows:
The operational base should be established in Brussels where Key experts shall be based. In addition, a local presence should be established in all the different Beneficiary economies in agreement with the Contracting Authority.
This local presence shall, whatever the location (e.g. office, home-office, shared-space, etc.), be fully-equipped to carry their assignment and held and participate in hybrid meetings entailing videoconference participation. The costs for equipment, including hard- and software, shall be covered by the fee rates.
Activities under the IFICO project will take place in Brussels, the Western Balkans, at headquarter locations of all IFIs involved in the WBIF as well as in the economies of bilateral donors.
Commencement date of the project: 1 March 2022
Duration of the assignment: 880 days / 48 months
The WBIF Projects Manager, an expert in other infrastructure/public sector investments will be responsible for ensuring that the necessary assistance is available to beneficiaries for project identification and application as well as the development of the necessary terms of reference for the WBIF Secretariat to allow projects approved by the WBIF Steering Committee to be mobilised and monitored. She/he will have:
Qualifications and skills
(these 5 years are in addition to the minimum 10 required under 'general professional experience')
General professional experience
Specific professional experience