Support to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for enforcing State aid rules (EuropeAid/138592/DH/SER/UA)

Published: 21.04.2017.

Status: Tenders under preparation, Ref. number: EuropeAid/138592/DH/SER/UA , Country: Ukraine

Project description

The overall objective is to support the implementation of an effective State aid control and monitoring system in Ukraine as required under the EU-Ukraine Association agreement. The Project will assist the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government at large to i) improve the operational set up of the State Aid control and monitoring system (processes, IT environment, procedures, etc); ii) align the legal framework with EU State Aid rules; iii) provide case support and iv) assess and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Antimonopoly committee, State aid granting bodies and government at large through appropriate measures (e.g. training, advocacy).

Key Expert Profiles

Key expert 1: Team Leader – State aid expert (600 working days)

 The Consultant’s Team Leader will take overall responsibility for achieving the results and outputs as envisaged in these terms of reference. He/she will be in charge of the day to day implementation of the project activities under the supervision of the Contracting Authority. The Team Leader should assure the following main tasks:

  • Liaison with the Beneficiary and other relevant institutions in the partner country, Steering Committee members, the Contracting Authority;
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc consultations to the Contracting Authority, Beneficiary and recipient institutions; propose, where necessary, corrective measures;
  • Support to the planning and implementation of the State Aid control system in Ukraine; implementation of strategic alignment and deployment of action plans in the institutions of the project target groups;
  • Co-ordination with the relevant civil society organisations, other donors and co-operation projects;
  • Coordinating the experts’ team in all daily activities, drafting ToRs for non-key experts, briefing and de-briefing of the experts;
  • Ensuring efficient use of the project budget, organising and overseeing administrative and logistic project support, ensuring timely delivery of reports;
  • Organisation of and logistical support to the project's Steering Committee;
  • Quality control of other experts' deliverables;
  • On top of the above quality control and management tasks, the Team Leader will be fully involved in the technical activities of the project, in particular (but not limited to) the development of policy and legislative frameworks and, more widely, in matters concerning State Aid and related aspects of industrial, sectoral and other relevant policy fields.

The position of the TL requires a large amount of general and specific management functions within the project and representation of the project to the outside world. Accordingly, in order to avoid undue workloads on one expert, the Team Leader should be adequately supported by other key and non-key experts and a dedicated long term non-key expert who will act as his/her deputy.

The Team Leader should have the following qualifications and experience:

 Qualifications & Skills:

  • A university degree in law, economics, political science, public administration, or equivalent degree relevant to the project;
  • Excellent command of English (at least C1), both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian would be an advantage.

 General professional experience:

  • Between 10 and 15 years of proven professional experience in the field of competition policy (antitrust, merger control and State Aid) gained after the award of the first university degree. Experience beyond 15 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.

 Specific professional experience:

  • Between 3 and 10 years of professional experience in the field of State Aid (any experience after 1 January 2006 will be an asset) employed at an EU or EEA State Aid control body or Central State Aid coordination Department. This employment requirement refers exclusively to a full or part-time employment by a State Aid control authority, Central State Aid coordination Department. Consulting work will not be taken into consideration in the assessment of meeting this requirement. In case of part-time employment, only the actually worked time will be taken into account; Experience beyond 10 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.
  • Asset: Between 1-3 years of senior management experience at a State aid control authority or Central State Aid coordination Department. Alternatively between 1-3 years of experience as a team leader in projects of at least EUR 250,000. Experience beyond 3 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.

  

Key expert 2: State Aid expert (420 working days)

 This key expert will be responsible for the all-round expertise in the field of State Aid including organisation of the State Aid control system, procedures, legislation, case assessment and Sector Inquiries.

 Qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree in law, economics, business administration or public administration;
  • Excellent command of English (at least C1), both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian would be an advantage.

 General professional experience:

  • Between 7 and 15 years of proven general professional experience in the field of competition policy (antitrust, merger control and State Aid) gained after the award of the first university degree. Experience beyond 15 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.

 Specific professional experience:

  • Between 5 and 10 years (any experience after 1 January 2006 will be an asset) of professional experience in the field of State Aid employed at an EU or EEA State Aid control body, or Central State Aid coordination Department. Employment at a law firm or Academic Institution in the field of EU State Aid will be accepted as an alternative but will be considered less relevant. This requirement refers exclusively to a full or part-time employment by a State Aid control authority or Central State Aid coordination Department. Consulting work will not be taken into consideration in the assessment of meeting this requirement. In case of part-time employment, only the actually worked time will be taken into account. Experience beyond 10 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.
  • Experience in developing State Aid control systems (in line with EU rules) in EU, EEA, IPA will be an asset.

  

Key expert 3. Key expert on Information Systems and project management (300 working days)

 This key expert will have the overall responsibility for activities carried out to supporting the establishment of the IT systems for the State aid control and monitoring system. This key expert will also support developing the template for the review methodology and implementation plan in Component 1.

 Qalifications and skills:

  • At least a University Degree in business administration, economics or technical sciences. Alternatively at least 5 years of experience additional to that required below under the general professional experience;
  • Excellent command of English (at least C1 level);
  • Full proficiency in Ukrainian language (at least C2 level);
  • Certification as a Project or Programme management professional by the Project Management Institute will be considered an asset.

 General professional experience:

  • Between 7 and 15 years of experience in information systems or project management. Experience beyond 15 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.

 Specific professional experience:

  • Between 5 and 10 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of information technology systems. Experience beyond 10 years will be accepted, but will not represent an advantage during the evaluation.
  • Experience in the review and implementation of IT projects with State Authorities in Ukraine would be an asset, in particular in the field of e-governance.

 All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on. 

 

Non Key Expert Profiles

1. State Aid experts, with expertise in specific expertise in terms of procedures and substance (notion of aid and sectorial & horizontal compatibility criteria)

2. Deputy team leader: In order to support the TL functions and Key experts’ tasks the Deputy Team Leader should also be required. In particular, he/she should have full proficiency in Ukrainian and a sound experience on the functioning of the public administration system in Ukraine.

3. IT experts (in particular, applications architect or software developers).

4. Capacity building and training coordinator

5. Expert in corporate restructuring and functional reviews

6. Economists with experience in economic assessments in State Aid (notion of aid and compatibility assessment).

7. Communications Advisor

 

To qualify as senior expert he/she must comply with the following requirements:

Qualifications and skills:

  • a university/academic degree in an appropriate discipline (or equivalent 7 years of relevant experience additional to that required below under the professional experience); and

 Professional experience:

  • at least 7 years of experience in his/her area of expertise;

 Experts not matching those criteria will be considered as junior experts. 

Deadline for Submission of CV

15.05.2017.

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