The German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) is recruiting a Key Expert for the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance project to support the implementation of the Cross-Cutting Justice Strategy in Tirana, Albania”

EuropeAid Number: NEAR/TIA/2021/EA-RP/0079

Project Background

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Justice and the independent justice institutions to implement the Cross-Sector Justice Strategy (CSJS) and its Action Plan.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  1. Strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Justice to effectively implement the CSJS;
  2. Assist the judiciary to coordinate in the framework of the CSJS and respective Action Plan;
  3. Assist the judiciary to collect data and report on results of the implementation of the CSJS;
  4. Strengthen capacities of the judiciary to communicate on justice reform and the results of implementation of the CSJS and its Action Plan.


Key Expert 3: Communication Expert

Expert input

Total man days

Minimum up to 280 man-days have been planned for this assignment, depending on the needs of the project incl. 10% homebased days.

Period of the assignment

Expected: 1 June 2023 with an expected duration of 12 months

Starting day

Expected: 1 June 2023

Location of the assignment

Tirana, Albania

Working language



Service Contract

Expert profile/Requested qualifications

Qualification & skills

·       University degree in communication, public relations or another relevant discipline or, in its absence, at least 5 years of equivalent professional experience in communication additional to general professional experience.

General professional


·       At least 8 years of experience in communication and/or public relations, visibility, marketing including experience in developing and implementing communication and visibility policies or strategies.

Specific professional experience

•       Experience in at least two similar projects involving design, and/or management of communication and visibility plans related to public sector reforms; each experience of at least six months.

•       Proven experience in online communication/social media.

•       Experience in the implementation of strategic communication in relation to the EU accession reform processes and more importantly in relation to the justice sector will be considered as an asset.

•       Experience in training and on-the-job capacity building will be an asset


Tender procedure

Candidates interested in participating in the tender procedure are encouraged to hand in their letter of interest by 30 April 2023 midnight in English by e-mail to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein. and Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein..

The email must refer to the specific expert position (KE 3) assignment title and enclosures must include a motivation letter and a CV preferably in EuropeAid format. References must be available upon request. In case the criteria listed above are not met, the application will be automatically excluded.

Eligible candidates will be evaluated and shortlisted against the above listed qualifications. The final selection will be based on the requested qualifications and IRZ reserves the right to award the positions based on the received letter of interest/CVs.

The selected candidate will be requested to sign a statement of exclusivity and eligibility.

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Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the selection procedure, on the date of sending the application, all candidates must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • No criminal convictions and no measures concerning the application of preventive measures, civil decisions and administrative measures registered in the criminal record or for any crime which determines the inability to contract with the Public Administration;
  • Not subjected to criminal proceedings;
  • Fulfil the requirement of independence and no condition of incompatibility or conflict of interest (financial, business, work or other relations) with the Project Stakeholders / Albanian Justice Sector institutions;
  • Albanian civil servants are not eligible.

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