Consultancy Opportunities

Current Opportunities for Freelance Experts

This page provides an overview of the current opportunities on projects run by MWH. For all information on the projects we have won recently or other practical information on all things related to working with us as an Expert, please visit the Independent Consultants page. If you are interested in working at MWH, please visit the Careers page.

PPRD East Programme Phase 2 (PPRD East 2) Senior Information Technology Expert, DL: Immediately

The PPRD East Programme Phase 2 (PPRD East 2) has been conceived as a natural continuation of the PPRD East Programme (2010-2014). This second phase of the EU Flagship Initiative started on December 1, 2104 with an overall budget of EUR 5.5 M. The PPRD East 2 will be implemented in six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and aims at up taking the results and accomplishments of the Phase I focusing on further development of the national institutional and regulatory framework with an emphasis on Acquis Communautaire and EU Civil Protection policies, on civil protection and disaster risk management capacity building, on enhancement of the Electronic Regional Risk Atlas and on further awareness-raising activities aiming to prevent risks and accidents, natural and man-made.

Objective of the assignment:

Building upon the achievements of the PPRD East Programme Phase I and in particular on the Electronic Regional Risk Atlas (ERRA) and on the basis of the activities conducted so far within the PPRD East 2 Programme with regard to ERRA (and as reported previously in this document), the expert will, in close coordination with the Team Leader and the ERRA and Data & Information Non-Key Expert, contribute to the fulfilment of the subtasks defined under the Result C1 with specific attention to the full functioning and further improvement of ERRA.

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Key expert 4: Industrial Network Leader, Argentina, DL: 30 November

The goal of this project is to support Argentina in its effort to shape a more sustainable, environment-friendly and efficient energy sector.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Showcase state-of-the-art technological solutions and best practices;
  • Present international – in particular European- policy and regulatory frameworks to appropriate bodies in the Argentinean administration and other relevant actors;
  • Provide appropriate focused technical advice to the competent national authorities;
  • Provide technical assistance for the relevant institutions and agencies on how to draft a national plan on Energy Efficiency, defining the milestones for energy consumption, preferably following the best EU standards.

Expected Results:

  • Technical assistance is provided to the Argentinian authorities for development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
  • All activities described in the ToR are implemented in order for Argentinian authorities to have all necessary information on EU EE practices and market organisations, and to develop contacts with the appropriate EU counterparts
  • Technical assistance is provided to increase the introduction of energy-efficient technologies and technical know-how in key sectors.

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Key Expert 3: End-Use Energy Balance expert, Argentina, DL: 30 November

The goal of this project is to support Argentina in its effort to shape a more sustainable, environment-friendly and efficient energy sector.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Showcase state-of-the-art technological solutions and best practices;
  • Present international – in particular European- policy and regulatory frameworks to appropriate bodies in the Argentinean administration and other relevant actors;
  • Provide appropriate focused technical advice to the competent national authorities;
  • Provide technical assistance for the relevant institutions and agencies on how to draft a national plan on Energy Efficiency, defining the milestones for energy consumption, preferably following the best EU standards.

Expected Results:

  • Technical assistance is provided to the Argentinian authorities for development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
  • All activities described in the ToR are implemented in order for Argentinian authorities to have all necessary information on EU EE practices and market organisations, and to develop contacts with the appropriate EU counterparts
  • Technical assistance is provided to increase the introduction of energy-efficient technologies and technical know-how in key sectors.

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Key Expert 2: Energy Efficiency plan expert, DL: 30 November

The goal of this project is to support Argentina in its effort to shape a more sustainable, environment-friendly and efficient energy sector.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Showcase state-of-the-art technological solutions and best practices;
  • Present international – in particular European- policy and regulatory frameworks to appropriate bodies in the Argentinean administration and other relevant actors;
  • Provide appropriate focused technical advice to the competent national authorities;
  • Provide technical assistance for the relevant institutions and agencies on how to draft a national plan on Energy Efficiency, defining the milestones for energy consumption, preferably following the best EU standards.

Expected Results:

  • Technical assistance is provided to the Argentinian authorities for development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
  • All activities described in the ToR are implemented in order for Argentinian authorities to have all necessary information on EU EE practices and market organisations, and to develop contacts with the appropriate EU counterparts
  • Technical assistance is provided to increase the introduction of energy-efficient technologies and technical know-how in key sectors.

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Key Expert 1, Team Leader, Argentina, DL: 30 November

The goal of this project is to support Argentina in its effort to shape a more sustainable, environment-friendly and efficient energy sector.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Showcase state-of-the-art technological solutions and best practices;
  • Present international – in particular European- policy and regulatory frameworks to appropriate bodies in the Argentinean administration and other relevant actors;
  • Provide appropriate focused technical advice to the competent national authorities;
  • Provide technical assistance for the relevant institutions and agencies on how to draft a national plan on Energy Efficiency, defining the milestones for energy consumption, preferably following the best EU standards.

Expected Results:

  • Technical assistance is provided to the Argentinian authorities for development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan
  • All activities described in the ToR are implemented in order for Argentinian authorities to have all necessary information on EU EE practices and market organisations, and to develop contacts with the appropriate EU counterparts
  • Technical assistance is provided to increase the introduction of energy-efficient technologies and technical know-how in key sectors.

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Internship - Office and Documentation Manager EUROCLIMA+ Secretariat, DL: 4 October

Internship – Office and Documentation Manager EUROCLIMA+ Secretariat.

EUROCLIMA+ is the new Climate Change cooperation program between the European Union with and Latin America. The objective of the Program is to contribute to environmental sustainability and climate change resistant development in Latin America. In particular, EUROCLIMA+ supports countries in the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. The EUROCLIMA+ Secretariat premises based in Brussels supports the day-to-day management of the Program.
The office and documentation manager will ensure the efficient functioning of the office and support the team (7-10 persons) when needed.

6 months internship – starting in October

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Key expert 1: Team Leader: Institutional development specialist, Rwanda, DL: 1 December

The Contracting Authority is the Government of Rwanda represented by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) and the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) as the Supervising Authority.The Energy Division in MININFRA is in Ministry building located in Kacyiru Sector, Gasabo District, City of Kigali.

The overall objective of this contract is to strengthen the institutional capacities of MININFRA in the short, medium and long term in order for the ministry to fulfil its mandate as described under the energy sector’s policy and strategy framework.The intended start date is the first quarter of 2018 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.

Specific tasks, oversee and accompany the implementation of the short term action plan of the Functional Review:

  • Develop guidelines for recruitment, placement, use and management of Technical Assistants;
  • Draft or finalize Terms of reference for the recruitment of short term expertise provided for under this contract and in line with the action plans developed;
  • Regular review of the needs of the Energy Division in terms of staff, job description and selection criteria;
  • Propose a suitable training plan for the Energy Division staff;
  • Develop performance assessment tools in order to allow MININFRA to continuously assess the performances of Technical Assistants, propose corrective measures, request improvements and request replacement of the expert if deemed necessary;
  • Develop and assist in implementing a comprehensive induction training, staff orientation and continuous professional development program;
  • Develop and implement a staff retention strategy;
  • Develop and implement a change management strategy;
  • Develop appropriate operation manuals for guiding Human resources at the Ministry level;
  • Develop a stakeholder information sharing platform/portal on Institutional Capacities Development and conduct training for its end users.

 

 

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EP2 Spécialiste en suivi évaluation. - Burkina Faso - DL: 15 sept

Assistance technique auprès du Ministère de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement pour la mise en œuvre de la politique sectorielle “Eau et Assainissement”, Burkina Faso, PIN 11ème FED

L’objectif de l’assistance technique et d’appuyer le Ministère de l’eau et de l’assainissement(MEA) et ses structures dans la mise en œuvre des programmes opérationnels de la Politique Nationale de l’EAU (PNE)

L’assistance technique devra accompagner le MEA dans :

  • le processus de réformes institutionnelles et organisationnelles du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement
  • l’opérationnalisation et la consolidation du dispositif de suivi-évaluation de la politique national de l’eau(PNE), le développement des statiques sectorielles ; la prise en compte des aspects transversaux de la PNE.
  • la mise en œuvre des programmes opérationnels de la PNE par la fourniture d’appui techniques selon les besoins qui seront exprimés par le MEA.

 

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EP1 Chef d'équipe spécialiste en développement organisationnel et institutionnel - Burkina Faso - DL: 15 sept
Key expert 4: Local Project Researcher (Jr)- Egypt DL: 20 September 2017
Key expert 3: Financial / Organisational Key Expert- Egypt DL: 20 September 2017
Key expert 2: Renewable Energy Technology and Regulatory Key Expert- Egypt DL: 20 September 2017
Key expert 1: Team Leader - Egypt DL: 20 September 2017
LIFE Evaluation of proposals

Objectives of the project:

The European Commission annually receives over 1,000 proposals for projects with European added value in the field of nature and biodiversity, environment, resource efficiency as well as climate action. MWH provides assistance and technical support in order to ensure a fully independent, fair and transparent evaluation process for these proposals submitted under the LIFE annual calls for action grants (all thematic areas) and operating grants for European Environmental NGOs.

Specific tasks for which MWH is responsible, are:

  • Constitution and management of expert groups for each thematic area
  • Evaluation and revision of LIFE action grant proposals in all thematic areas
  • Evaluation and revision of LIFE NGOs’ operating grant proposals
  • Assessment of Integrated Projects and Technical Assistance Proposals

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