Backstopping Mandate for the Project “Capacity Building for large Gas Infrastructure Developments in Albania II (CBII)"
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO | Published December 23, 2015 - Deadline February 5, 2016
With its first intervention, the project for Capacity Building for Large Gas Infrastructure Developments in Albania I (CB I), SECO contributed to build the necessary framework conditions in Albania to meet the requirements for the future realization of the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) and to lay the grounds for a future gas supply to the country. In view of the next steps, the implementation of TAP and the development of the Albanian gas market, SECO and the Ministry of Energy and Industry (MoEI) prepared the second Project CBII, specifically addressing managerial, technical, industry-specific and structural capacity building needs of the Government of Albania (GoAL), identified during CB I and a respective Project Design study. CBII will focus on sustainably enabling the GoAL and the respective institutions to administer the - partially very complex - tasks themselves. It will support Albania in realizing the local benefits of the realization of TAP and the development of the Albanian gas market.
A Consultant with specific expertise will provide the Capacity Building and Advisory Services of CBII to the GoAL and the involved public institutions. The Consultant has competences in public sector strengthening, in advisory to governments on large infrastructure projects, in the development of a domestic gas market and energy sector strategy, in legal and technical engineering and in financial and regulatory consultancy.
For the steering and monitoring of the CBII Project, SECO is looking for a backstopper, whose mandate is defined as follows:
The overall objective of the backstopping mandate is as follows:
To provide strategic guidance and advice to SECO in managing the implementation of the CB II and act as a sounding board.
The specific objectives of the backstopping mandate are as follows:
To support SECO with technical expertise for steering and monitoring the whole implementation of the project
To assess the inception report, all project reports, annual work plans, schedules, the logframe and provide comments and recommendations to SECO for improving project implementation according to the work stream targets.
To make recommendation to SECO on enriching the capacity development concept and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the capacity development measures.