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Open Call for Experts (policy analysis, policy monitoring, policy advice and legislation analysis)

06.04.2016

Call for experts (policy analysis, policy monitoring, policy advice and legislation analysis expert team members) – fifth call

Background

Under various programmes and projects implemented in cooperation with Armenia’s multilateral and bilateral international development partners, such as European Commission, United Nations Agencies, United States Agency for International Development, The World Bank and in cooperation with local peer civil society institutions, as well as in close collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the International Center for Human Development is responsible for mobilisation of policy expertise in target areas in accordance with ICHD standards and procedures.

ICHD standard operation procedures on procurement of services are anchored at the principle of awarding our service contracts to those offering best value for money, while ensuring sufficient transparency, fair competition and adequate ex-ante publicity, equal treatment, proportionality and non-discrimination, as well as avoiding conflicts of interests throughout the entire procurement procedure.

This call is open on equal terms to all natural persons effectively established in the Republic of Armenia.

ICHD is issuing this open-ended call to draw on relevant expertise in performing the function of policy analysis, policy monitoring, policy advice and legislation analysis. According to its procedure ICHD establishes expert teams, drawing from a roster of experts established by the ICHD for this purpose. ICHD administration undertakes the evaluation of applicants. To ensure that all the technical and administrative capacities necessary to give an informed opinion on the applicants is in place, ICHD invites representatives of stakeholders of its programs to participate in the evaluation committee set up to evaluate applications on the basis of the exclusion, selection and award criteria published in open-ended calls.

ICHD encourages experts having a positive experience and record as policy experts to apply. On this basis, the first call was conducted from 1 November 2009 until 31 March 2010. ICHD agreed to delegate its function of establishing and maintaining the rosters of policy experts to ICHD Administration. On this basis, the ICHD administration launched a second call to supplement the rosters.  The second call was conducted from 1 July 2011 until 31 January 2012. The subsequent calls to update the roster were made in 1 March 2013 to 30 November 2014, and 1 March 2015 - 30 November 2015.

Call for experts (policy analysis, policy monitoring, policy advice and legislation analysis expert team members) – fifth call

Experts fulfilling the competence requirements listed below are invited to submit their applications.

Competence Requirements

A Policy research team member shall:

(a) Have:

(i) demonstrated relevant working experience of at least ten (10) years in policy research at the national or international level and/or
(ii) academic/technical background relevant to the scope(s) of the assignment with at least five (5) years of relevant experience

(b) Be familiar with policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks in relevant sectors and public administration system of the Republic of Armenia;

(c) Have recognized experience and/or knowledge relevant to the public policy cycle utilised by the Government of Armenia;

(d) Be able to communicate fluently, in writing and orally, in Armenian. A working knowledge of English, Russian and other United Nations languages desirable;

(e) Have excellent drafting skills, strong operational and analytical skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team;

(f) Possess a university degree in social or political science, economics, public administration, law, gender studies, natural sciences, engineering, development studies, public health, medical science or any related discipline;

(g) Be free from any interest that may cause the policy expert team to act in other than an impartial and non discriminatory manner;

(h) Commit in writing that he/she will not disclose any confidential or proprietary information coming to his/her knowledge by reason of his/her duties for the policy research team.

Work conditions

The selection of the applicants to be included in the rosters is the responsibility of the ICHD Administration.
The rosters of experts are maintained by the ICHD Administration.

Being included in the roster(s) of experts does not automatically imply that the expert will be chosen as a member of a relevant policy research team.

Members of the policy research teams will be paid travel costs and daily subsistence allowance for attending a meeting or undertaking research assignments in accordance with the national regulations and the ICHD procedures. In addition, the policy research team members will be paid fees as determined by the ICHD in the Indicative level of fees to be paid to policy experts.

The terms of payment will be effective after satisfactory completion of work.

Experts wishing to apply shall:

Have read and agreed to the Terms of reference for policy research teams

Apply online through the email provided below:
mail@ichd.org

The call for experts is open from 1 March 2016 to 30 November 2016 (17:00 GMT+4) (17:00 GMT+4).

THE CALL IS CLOSED

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