DAI Global LLC

Municipal Contract Management Advisor

	 	 

SCOPE OF WORK

TRANSPARENT, EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE MUNICIPALITIES (TEAM) Activity

PROPOSED PERSONNEL TBD

POSITION Municipal Contract Management Advisor

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE ON/ABOUT (FROM – TO)        February 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

ESTIMATED COST Click here to enter text.

LEVEL OF EFFORT Full time

BASE OF OPERATIONS Pristina, Kosovo

POSITION REPORTS TO Component One Lead

Project Background:

Through the Kosovo TEAM Activity, the DAI team is supporting USAID/Kosovo to address corruption at the municipal level by increasing the transparency and effectiveness of municipal procurement systems. DAI is focusing on the following three program components:

  1. Develop, refine and roll out models for transparent and accountable municipalities;
  2. Engage the central level in addressing municipal corruption within the procurement process; and
  3. Enable civil society to track and expose corruption.

DAI works extensively in fifteen municipalities to champion anti-corruption reforms. In addition, DAI works with selected entities within the Government of Kosovo (GOK) that are relevant to addressing corruption at the municipal level. Furthermore, DAI provides sub-contracts or grants to national-level Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) which are monitoring all 38 municipalities in areas such as procurement and recruitment while ensuring greater citizen engagement, especially in rural areas.

Role’s Purpose:

The Contract Management Advisor will be responsible to analyze and support municipalities in contract management processes. The Advisor will support Kosovo municipalities on the day to day coaching and mentoring and introduce mechanisms enabling more effective project and contract management.

 Objectives and Duties

  • Manage/oversee municipal implementation activities in coordination with the Component One Lead.
  • Coach, mentor, and contribute to the design and lead of capacity building efforts with relevant municipal staff and project team under the leadership of the Component One Lead.
  • Maintain awareness of political economy and systems in municipalities to support customized solutions.
  • Increase capacity of municipal officers to manage the project cycle with focus on contract management; 
  • Provide on-the-job support in project and contract management for focus municipalities;
  • Provide on-the-job support for improving technical specifications;
  • Support municipal staff behave ethically and reduce corruption;
  • Contribute to and oversee monitoring and evaluation of municipal level project activities, including data collection and analysis, in focus municipalities.
  • Assist focus municipalities in procedures and guidance considering internal and external auditing and addressing audit actions
  • Provide input and write project reports and success stories for assigned municipalities or technical areas.
  • Collaborate with the project team to identify successes and challenges in technical activities.
  • Provide recommendations on needed expert short-term technical assistance (STTA) on an on-demand basis.
  • Promote knowledge sharing and foster collaboration across Kosovo municipalities.
  • Support data collection, adaptive management, and M&E, as needed
  • Other related tasks

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering, or related fields;
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in the field of project/contract management;
  • Experience/Knowledge on public sector legislation related to project management and procurement;
  • Proven experience in coaching, mentoring and capacity building in related field preferred;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of stakeholders, including municipal counterparts, partners, the project team and the public
  • Good management, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills;
  • Experience with USAID and other Donors is preferred;
  • Fluent in Albanian required. English and Serbian fluency preferred.
  • Valid driving license required

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter and CV to KosovoTEAM_Recruitment@dai.com no later than December 16, 2019.

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