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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Key Expert 1 - Team Leader/Quality Coordinator

Location: Europe
Location: Belgium
Job Code: 4166

Description

Key Expert 1 - Team Leader/Quality Coordinator

“Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support for EU External Interventions (“MKS Contract”)

 

About DAI:

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Outline of the Programme:

“Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support for EU External Interventions (“MKS Contract”)

The overall objective of the contract is to provide support and technical assistance to the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Developments (DG DEVCO) to improve quality, coherence and effectiveness of EU interventions in international cooperation through increased knowledge, reinforced capacities, enhanced working methodologies and skills of EU staff in Headquarters and Delegations.

Objectives of the role:

She/he will be in charge of the overall quality management (both in terms of quality process  and  quality products) and ensuring methodological coherence and synergies between activities/components by adopting a systemic approach and creating synergies among transversal topics and priorities. She/he will supervise the workplan implementation. She/he will be the first point of contact with the European Commission.

Length of the project: 12 months renewed up to 3 times (220 working days)

Start Date:  2nd of May 2019

Project Location: Brussels, Belgium

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least a University degree (Bachelor 3 years+ master degree or 4 years University degree) in a relevant discipline (such as project/programme management, international relations/development cooperation, political science, law, economics) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 12 years.
  • Fluency in English and French (C1/C2 level). Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese will be an asset.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Team management skills.

General Professional Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in development/international cooperation projects.

Specific Professional Experience:

  • At least 8 years of experience as team leader in international cooperation projects, preferably of a mixed team of long and short-term experts.
  • Proven knowledge of Learning methods (designing/ implementing/ monitoring/ evaluating) relevant for international cooperation and development.
  • Good understanding of EU international cooperation and development policies, instruments and implementation modalities as well as of the developments at international level (2030 Agenda and SDGs).
  • Field experience (at least 3 years) in regions covered by EU Cooperation (Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, European Neighborhood).
  • Past experience in drafting methodological guidance (e.g. Project Management Methodology) and analytical tools supporting interventions in international cooperation and development will be considered a strong asset.


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