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Call for Expressions of Interest by Individual Experts “Interim Team Leader / EOI-iTL/MENA 01/19”

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DCAF is launching the implementation phase of its “Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP)” of support to the Palestinian Security Sector, funded by the UK. CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF). The Outcome of this project is: “A more capable, accountable, sustainable and inclusive PA security sector; and improved, more inclusive PA legitimacy and ability to govern.”  Under the outcome, the programme will support interventions in four identified thematic areas: strategic planning and research, public financial management, complaints and human resources.  Each contributes to the wider Administration Programme (AP) coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior on behalf of the Palestinian Security Forces.


Subject to final approval of the CASIP programme implementation phase by the donor, DCAF is willing to engage the services of an expert consultant to serve as Interim Team Leader for the CASIP programme, for a three-month period. Interested expired are called to express their interest, based on the following:



Call for Expressions of Interest by Individual Experts

“Interim Team Leader / EOI-iTL/MENA 01/19”


Location of assignment:              Ramallah, Palestine

Starting date:                                    22 July 2019

Duration of assignment:               60 working days, to be implemented no later than 31 October 2019

Contract type:                                  Consultancy mandate agreement


The role

Under the auspices of the Head of the Ramallah Office the Programme Manager will:

  • Direct all aspects of programming, planning, budgeting, organising, preparing, and conducting project activities (including holding workshops, training seminars, etc. and ensuring their follow-up).
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior (MOI), PASF and international actors supporting the MOI Administrative Programmes to ensure continuous political and operational support.
  • Liaise on an ongoing basis with DFID.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the programme governance system including support to the programme by the Technical Steering Committee and the High-level Steering Committee.
  • Review programme and organisation design and acting on required changes.
  • Oversee successful execution of activities - on budget, to schedule and achieving outcomes.
  • Lead the assessment and treatment of programme risks.
  • Assume responsibility for programme M&E - documenting activities, monitoring indicators and reporting and recording progress against the programme theory of change.
  • Ensure management and performance appraisal of programme team and a pool of consultants.
  • Preparing narrative and financial reports internally and for the donor.
  • Supervise the financial management and administration of the project.
  • Carry out other programme related tasks as requested by the Head of Office.




Education, knowledge and experience

  • An advanced degree in law, political science, social sciences, international development, management and administration or other related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in security sector administration, governance, rule of law or a related field;
  • Proven experience in implementing projects, including in overseas advisory roles;
  • Experience in managing DFID funded projects will be a strong asset;
  • Proven ability to plan and organise work and establish priorities;
  • Previous experience of working in the MENA region is essential; experience working with the Palestinian Authority is desirable;
  • Excellent command of oral and written English; knowledge of Arabic is an asset;



  • Outstanding communication, negotiation and drafting skills;
  • Strong planning and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines;
  • Excellent organisational skills; attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines;
  • Proven experience leading international, multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel.





Interested experts shall submit their offers in two separate envelopes/files, including:


  1. Technical Offer:
  1. Cover letter, expressing interest in the assignment, and summarizing the relevance of qualifications and experience to perform expected tasks. Maximum of ONE page (A4).
  2. Detailed CV. No More than FIVE pages (A4), including a table summarizing most relevant previous work experience to this assignment.
  3. A proposed methodology, highlighting expert’s approach for the implementation of the assignment. No more than TWO pages (A4).


  1. Financial Offer:
  1. Based on an all-inclusive daily rate, for a total of 60 working days. The proposed daily rate shall be comprehensive of all possible concepts and costs (i.e. fees, international and local travel, accommodation, subsistence, communications, etc).
  2. The financial offer shall clearly indicate the total price, as well as any special payment modalities or arrangements.


  • Offers shall be submitted no later than 16 July 2019 (23:00 pm Geneva time), via email containing 2 separate files, where the first is clearly marked as “Technical Offer” and the second as “Financial Offer”.
  • The Subject of the message shall indicate the following reference: EOI-iTL/MENA 01/19
  • The body of the message shall highlight the following sentence: “Attached files not to be opened before 17 July 2019.
  • Offers shall be submitted to the following email address:



Additional Information:


  1. Working days in Ramallah are from Sunday to Thursday.
  2. Experts implementing this assignment are not allowed to work more than 5 days per calendar week, unless previously authorized, in writing, by the Head of DCAF Office in Ramallah.
  3. Official public holidays in Ramallah shall not be counted as working days for the sake of calculating worked days under this assignment.
  4. Offers will be evaluated by DCAF, where the technical offer represents 70% of the final score and the financial offer represents 30%.
  5. Only financial offers made by experts that meet the required criteria will be assessed. Assignment will be offered to the expert with the highest scoring offer.


DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages submissions from all qualified experts.