Team Leader_Experienced in the competitiveness sector_2 evaluation projects implemented according to the DAC criteria

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Last update: May 18, 2022 Last update: May 18, 2022


Deadline: May 20, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Serbia Serbia
Sectors: SME & Private Sector, Programme & Resource Management SME & Private Sector, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: From 6 years
Date posted: May 17, 2022
Expected starting date: Jun 6, 2022


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2.1 Objectives of the evaluation and evaluation criteria
Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority3 of the European Commission4. The focus of evaluations is on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results5 of interventions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy, with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs.6
From this perspective, evaluations should look for evidence of why, whether and how the EU intervention(s) has/have contributed to the achievement of these results and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress.
This particular evaluation will go one step further and assess current support programmes to the SME in Serbia in a sector wide perspective including in addition to EU supported projects also projects funded from other donors and programmes funded from the Government.
The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:

  • A mapping of EU, donor and Government funded actions in the area of support to access to finance and business advisory services to SME
  • an overall independent assessment of the performance of those actions, paying particular attention to its different levels of intermediate results measured against its expected objectives; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future interventions.

Team leader, Key Expert 1:
• General description of the position: The Team Leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of all project activities and the efficient use of project funds. The Team Leader will be responsible for overall quality, coordination, realization of the activities and outputs, as well as of reporting. The Team Leader will also perform evaluator tasks
• Expert category: Cat. II (>6 years of experience)
• Qualifications and skills required: Master Degree in Economics or other relevant areas to this contract or Bachelor with professional experience of at least 3 years (which must be above the general professional experience duration fixed below);
• General professional experience: Minimum 6 years of professional experience in competitiveness sector;
• Specific professional experience: Experience in at least 2 evaluation projects implemented according to the DAC criteria. Tender Evaluations, monitoring or impact assessments are not considered as relevant.
• Language skills:

o Excellent command of English – both spoken and written.

o Knowledge of Serbian would be considered as advantage.
• Minimum number of working days: 40 days