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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Enlargement

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers

Regions: Balkans, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – ENI – Improve…
Funds for: improving efficiency and effectiveness of public spending in North Macedonia
Main beneficiaries: Ministry of Finance, Public Procurement Bureau, State Appeal Commission on Public Procurement

 

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: improving efficiency and effectiveness of public spending in North Macedonia
Main beneficiaries: Ministry of Finance, Public Procurement Bureau, State Appeal Commission on Public Procurement

 

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* To further improve efficiency and effectiveness of public spending through implementation of the Public Finance Management (PFM) Reform Programme

Priorities
* Improved budget system based on the new Organic Budget Law;
* Further development of the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) system;
* Further alignment of Macedonian public procurement legislation and practice with the Union acquis in order to improve efficiency and transparency of procurement operations;
* Ensuring the effective and efficient protection of EU and national financial interests

Among financed actions
* Drafting by laws, guideline/manual/instructions and methodological tools for treasury operations, public debt and macroeconomic issues;
* Implementation of new legislation and new PIFC Policy Paper, elaboration of methodological tools in financial management and control (FMC) and internal audit (IA);
* Building up capacities of budget users on central and local level;
* Improvement of the legal, institutional and operational framework in the prevention, detection and fight against irregularities and fraud

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 39 months

* Eligibility:
– The implementation of the project requires one Project Leader (PL), one Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) to manage implementation of project activities, two Component Leaders (CL) with responsibility for the overall coordination of project activities, and a pool of international and national short-term experts (STEs);
– Have sufficiently broad expertise to cover all the areas included in the project description

– Project Leader profile:
> Be a national of a Member State of the European Union;
> At least a University degree in law/economics/public administration or similar discipline relevant to the project or equivalent professional experience of 8 years;
> Proven contractual relation to a public administration or mandated body;
> At least 3 years of specific experience in PFM – related matters;
> Experience in implementing at least one international or EU funded project with similar nature, will be considered as asset;
> Fluent written and spoken English

– Resident Twinning Advisor profile:
> Be a national of a Member State of the European Union;
> Proven contractual relation to a public administration or mandated body;
> At least a University degree in economics/law or similar discipline relevant to the project or equivalent professional experience of 8 years;
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> Excellent written, oral and inter-personal communication skills;
> Experience in implementing at least one international or EU funded project with similar nature, will be considered as asset;
> Experience in working in teams;
> Computer literacy;
> Be fluent in written and spoken English