Strengthening IGAD in Eastern Africa
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will support the strengthening of capacity of the Djibouti-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa.
IGAD has a mission to assist its member states to improve food security and environmental protection, peace and security and humanitarian affairs, as well as economic cooperation and integration. Finland seeks to enhance institutional capacity of the IGAD Secretariat to deliver its mandate and play its role as a regional economic community.
The support aims to produce state-of-the-art programme documents, monitoring and evaluation and to help member states in planning and implementing regional development projects and programmes.
The project will support the establishment and wide introduction within the Secretariat of a project preparation and management system and provide the necessary training to that end. A specific Project Preparation and Management Unit (PPMU) will be established inside the Planning & Coordination function of IGAD. The three professional staff members will initially be financed by Finnish support.
In addition, Finland will finance technical assistance (a long-term advisor for 18 months and a pool of short-term expertise totalling 12 months). The role of the TA is to support the PPMU in developing the new procedures, guidelines and tools; for training; and for preparation of projects the infrastructure, ICT and environmental protection and climate change sectors. The TA will provide training to the three experts of the PPMU largely in the form of on-the-job training in doing project preparation and management.
The project lasts from 2011 to 2014. The deadline for tenders is July 4, 2011.