The key expert should have at least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Management Sciences, Education, Health, or other relevant disciplines or equivalent professional experience of 10 years in service delivery and access to basic services (education, health, WASH).
At least 10 years relevant professional work experience including at policy level in: public sector, NGOs, consultancy, or other international organizations in the Social Sectors, Human Development, Social Development, out of which a minimum of 5 years must be in senior positions.
The overall objective of this contract is: To contribute towards the country’s long-term stability, equitable growth, poverty reduction, democratisation, and the rule of law, and to foster an integrated local development approach by strengthening the capacities of relevant actors involved with a view to achieving integrated and gender sensitive development strategies and initiatives.
The purpose of the contract is to provide overarching technical assistance to the beneficiary country, Sierra Leone, for a programme that aims at fostering decentralisation by empowering local authorities as well as local/rural CSOs in selected districts to plan and implement jointly agreed initiatives of service delivery and/or capital investment that respond to the priority needs of communities.
The technical assistance team will also support relevant institutions at the central level of government on building inclusive and participative reform processes.
It will be responsible for developing programme methodology, coordinating the activities of local stakeholders, and for capitalizing on and scaling up local achievements by addressing horizontal policy issues and institutional challenges at all levels.
In compliance with the specific objectives of the Programme, the technical assistance aims to achieve the following:
The expected results of the project are as follows: