Saturday, January 25, 2020

Facilitator for Finnish twinning

The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is hiring a facilitation consultation to assist in the running of the Institutional Cooperation Instrument (ICI), the Finnish twinning programme. 

The Finnish ICI started up on 2008 and has since then managed over 100 projects around the world.

Its objective is to strengthen the capacity of public sector institutions in developing countries by using expertise from the Finnish public sector. The idea is that capacity can be best enhanced by colleagues, civil servants from an organisation with similar tasks and responsibilities.

The ministry is now looking for a facilitator who can help to manage the programme for the coming two years, with a possible extension for an additional two years.

 Facilitation services will include support to quality assurance in the project planning, implementing, monitoring and communicating on results, as well as meeting with the relevant units.

The consultant will ensure that project documents, implementation and reporting meet the formal requirements of the Foreign Ministry, respond to the needs of the partner institution, are coherent in terms of results, reflect the human rights and results-based approach of Finnish development policy and take into account the cross-cutting objectives of Finnish aid.

The ICI involves several different actors:

- departments within the Foreign Ministry in Helsinki,

- the Finnish embassies,

- the Finnish state agencies

- the partner country institutions.

The consultant’s role is purely a support function. The individual will not be responsible for any decision making, funding or changes in the plans.

The deadline for the submission of deadlines is January 18, 2017.