Institutional Analyist Civil Soviety: ST Expert Syria

Asia Western
Application deadline: 

Short Term Expertise for the Syria Recovery Trust Fund project is also needed in the field of Institional Analyses and Civil Society Consultancy. Interested experts should have a profile such as:


Syrian Arab Republic/Turkey

Project Title

Syria Recovery Trust Fund (KfW)


Institutional Analyst and Civil Society Specialist (International
short-term expert)



Start of Project

April 2013

Start of Mission

June 2013 (approximately)

Assignment duration

9 months: initial mission of 6 months, 1 follow-up mission of 3


Key Responsibilities:


  • to provide advice on institutional aspects of the base-line needs
  • to establish criteria for eligibility of implementing partners;
  • to carry out institutional risk analysis of potential implementing partners;
  • to design and test-run roster of eligible implementing partners; to revise
    and help up-date roster of eligible implementing partners a mid-term

Minimum qualifications:


  • Expert with an international professional background obtained in long-term
    assignments outside his country and region of origin
  • At least 10 years of experience in institutional analysis in the field of
    development cooperation and/or emergency aid
  • In-depth knowledge of and access to international organizations and major
    NGOs engaged in conflict and post-conflict countries
  • Excellent knowledge of institutional requirements and risk criteria of major
    donors (such as The Worldbank or the UN) regarding local grant recipients
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability and readiness to work in an off-capital environment on the
    Turkish-Syrian border
  • Ability and readiness to travel, including field trips to Syria if and when
    the security situation allows to
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Additional advantages:


  • Knowledge of and access to a Civil Society Organizations in Syria
  • Experience in working in Syria and/or neighboring countries
  • Working knowledge of Arabic
Other Information

The project management unit will be located close to the Syrian
border in Southern Turkey. It may later be transferred to Syria, subject to the
prevailing security and operational conditions.