Saturday, August 23, 2008

Consultant

Consultant, Prishtinë / Pristina
Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Tags: Capacity Building; Civil Service; Needs Assessment; Political Science; Procurement; Public Administration


Job Title
Consultant
Organization Name
OSCE Mission in Kosovo-Assistance Department
Location
Prishtinë / Pristina,CS
Grade

Closing Date of application
26-08-2008
No. of Posts
1
Background



The OSCE Mission has identified that the internal auditor, certifying officer, budget and finance division staff and procurement division staff of the legislative branch in Kosovo are lacking clear guidelines and on-job training to meet the professional requirements.
There is room for improvement in the area of communication between various divisions and units, and the procedure of channelling written and oral information within the legislative branch and also in budget planning. In coordination with other donors and building upon previous capacity building initiatives conducted by the OSCE Mission and other donors, it has been agreed that there is now need for international expertise to provide necessary guidance, training and expertise on management skills for the internal auditor, budget officer, procurement division staff and budget and finance division staff. In this way, the short term expert will help the administration department to function in a more efficient, transparent and accountable manner.
Tasks and Responsibilities




The expert is expected to provide the following:

  1. Targeted on-job trainings with members of the divisions for procurement; budget and finance; with the internal auditor; and with the certifying officer;
  2. An assessment of the strategic plan for future administrative and personnel needs of the divisions for procurement, budget and finance, and further training needs for the internal auditor and the certifying officer;

By mid October 2008, the Mission will receive a report of the expert's work with recommendations for future administrative and personnel needs of the administration department.

Necessary Qualifications



  • Extensive professional experience in addressing procurement, budget, internal audit and finance issues related to the administration of parliaments/assemblies
  • Extensive domestic work experience in democratic parliamentary structures e.g. as former member of a parliament, parliamentary advisor or senior parliamentary staff person
  • Extensive experience in giving training to assembly/parliament staff and conducting needs assessment on human resource and administrative requirements for legislative branch Administration
  • Masters degree or equivalent in Law, Public Administration, Economy, Political Sciences, Management Studies or other relevant field
  • Advanced understanding and experience of parliamentary functioning and/or civil service development in societies in transition
  • Experience in coaching and monitoring, and in preparing analytical reports
  • Professional fluency in English

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in Kosovo or in the South East European region.
Remuneration Package



Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates. In addition, travel costs to and from the duty station will be paid, if applicable.

Period of Consultancy: five days in September 2008

How To Apply



If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to njomeza.jaka@osce.org

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