Project Name: Support for Policy Reform, Accession and Effectiveness (SUPRAE), Republic of North Macedonia

Overall objective

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is:

To support the EU accession of North Macedonia

The specific objectives (Outcomes) of this contract are as follows:

Outcome 1): Strengthened strategic planning, reporting and communication

Outcome 2): Accession framework (technical) put in place

Outcome 3): Improved programming, use and assessment of EU funds by national authorities

Key expert 1: Policy Reform Expert (minimum input: 700 working days)

Qualifications and skills:

General professional experience

  • At least 7 years, but preferably 10 years or more, of professional experience in thematic areas pertaining to strategic planning and programming of public policies;

Specific professional experience

  • Experience in sector policy planning, implementation and reporting, preferably on fundamental reforms (e.g. public administration reform, public financial management, and rule of law), demonstrated through participation in at least 2 projects as a key/senior/Category I (or equivalent expert) or 5 years employment in public administration at relevant position;
  • Experience in managing results/performance frameworks, including developing of performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and procedures, direct participation in monitoring and evaluation activities and preparation of monitoring reports, preferably at sector/programme level, demonstrated through participation in at least 2 projects as a key/senior/Category I or equivalent expert or 5 years of employment in public administration at relevant position.

One of three (3) Key experts will act as a Team Leader, having the overall responsibility for the daily management of the contract activities including coordination of the work of the key experts, proper reporting to the Contracting Authority, efficient use of the contract budget, administrative and logistic support to the contract activities and good communication with the Beneficiaries and the Contracting Authority.

In addition to the criteria specific for each profile as stipulated above, the proposed Team Leader must address the following specific professional criterion:

  • Knowledge on EU project management methodology gained through the participation as a team leader in at least 2 EU-funded projects, with min duration of 24 months each.

All experts must have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Relevant experience in management of people or projects or programmes;
  • Excellent understanding of the EU Financial Regulation, the Practical Guide on EU contracting Procedures (PRAG), the IPA Regulations.

All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.


The operational base for the contract will be Skopje, North Macedonia. However, services can be delivered also outside of the beneficiary country with the prior authorisation of the Contracting authority, based on a justified request by the Contractor.

The working days delivered outside of the beneficiary country, with the exception of the time when an expert accompanies national authorities on a mission outside of the beneficiary country will trigger reduction of 15% of contracted fee rate for the key and the senior non-key experts.

The number of working days allocated to working in or outside the beneficiary country can be adjusted by the Contracting Authority in written through an administrative order.

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is 26 September 2022 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 42 months from this date.

Deadline for submission of CVs:  July 14, 2022