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Team Leader - Strengthening Governance and Democracy

Team Leader - Strengthening Governance and Democracy
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
Strengthening Governance and Democracy in Myanmar/Burma II - Enhancing the education and skills base in Myanmar
Task description:

We are currently looking for experts (Team Leader and Key Experts) for the upcoming project: Strengthening Governance and Democracy in Myanmar/Burma II - Enhancing the education and skills base in Myanmar, funded by the EU.
The project will support the government reform agenda, particularly in the focal areas of EU support, by strengthening institutions and non-state actors and developing capacities for efficient policy-making, planning and implementation. The project will provide flexible, demand-driven technical cooperation. Dedicated long term technical expertise will be mobilized together with ad-hoc medium/short term experts. Technical cooperation will also include organisation of trainings, workshops, study tours etc., as well as provision of assessments, studies and communication and visibility activities to ensure that EU assistance is both well aligned to the country needs and well communicated.

Provisional commencement date of the contract is 1st January 2021 (start of implementation) and the initial period of implementation of tasks will be 36 months. A draft profile is attached.


Key Expert: Team Leader

He / she will be responsible in-country for overall project management and implementation, overseeing the work of the other KEs and NKEs, as well as the project support staff, and maintaining close contact with the EU Delegation. He/she will develop strong working ties with national counterparts and DPs.

  • University degree of at least three years 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.
  • 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).

General professional experience

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant professional experience
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in developing countries.  

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years' working experience in project management
  • Minimum 5 years working experience as Team Leader of complex projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably in fields such as PAR / institutional strengthening / civil service capacity development / policy dialogue.
  • Professional experience of at least four 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 GoUM in Myanmar will be considered as a strong asset
    • Project management experience in several of the sectors of activity covered by this project  
    • Experience in Asia, transition economies and fragile and post-conflict states  .
Project start date:
1st of January 2021
Project end date:
31st of December 2023
36 months
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+49 6172 930 534
Governance and Economic Development

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