Consultancy – Policies and Procedures Development specialist, CFYE Tunisia






21 days

Employment Type


Closing Date

26 November 2023

Project Overview and Role:

The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) is a 7-year and €134 million programme funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that aims to create a prosperous future for 230,000 young women and men in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa, and Horn of Africa regions. The Fund will be supporting initiatives in 12 focus countries that will offer youth, in particular young women, opportunities for work that is demand-driven and productive, offering a stable income and safe working conditions, and that is contributing to their personal development and social protection.
The portfolio of projects is selected from business cases that were proposed by private sector, civil society, and knowledge institutions. Each business case has outlined scalable solutions for creating more and better jobs and income generating opportunities for youth. Solutions in particular focus on an integrated approach that addresses the shortcomings on the demand side (jobs) and supply side (skills) and bridging the mismatch between these two in the labour market.

Assignment Overview:

One of our implementinf partners – Water Spirit, a Tunisian biotechnology start-up, wishes to optimize and structure its internal and regulatory processes. To do so, it plans to implement corporate policy documents to consolidate its governance and market positioning. To further prepare its effective entry into production at the industrial scale, WaterSpirit has undertaken a project co-funded by CFYE. The objective of this project is to create, match, and improve a total of 900 jobs by the end of June 2025.
In order to achieve this ambitious target, WaterSpirit requires technical assistance in setting the administrative basis of a sustainable and structured management. This is to facilitate the day-to-day operating and strategic policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

The consultant will assist the company in the design, development and implementation of internal policies relating to key areas including:
– Code of conduct (ethics and professional integrity).
– Risk management (identification, assessment and mitigation).
– Procurement (purchasing strategies, supplier evaluation and selection, etc.).
– Human Resources (recruitment, training, evaluation, etc.).

The mission will include three phases:
1. Diagnostic phase:
– Analysis of current procedures.
– Interviews with stakeholders.
– Preparation of an initial assessment report.
– Workshops and/or Training sessions
2.  Design phase:
– Participatory workshops to define policies.
– Drafting of first drafts.
– Validation by stakeholders.
– Integration of feedback and revisions.
– Final versions of policies.
– Presentation to management for approval.
3. Implementation phase: –
– Develop implementation action plan.
– Training sessions for employees.
– Monitoring and reporting on implementation.

In addition to the tasks outlined in each aforementioned phase, the consultant will provide support to the company in designing, developing and implementing internal policies relating to critical areas, including:
– Ethical Guidelines and Professional Integrity (Code of Conduct).
– Risk Management (Identification, Evaluation, and Mitigation).
– Procurement Strategies (Including Supplier Assessment and Selection).
– Human Resources Practices (Covering Recruitment, Training, and Performance Evaluation).
– The consultant’s role will be instrumental in shaping these key aspects of the company’s operational framework.


– Assessment report on current practices.
– Draft policies for each area.
– Final policy drafts.
– Implementation and monitoring plan.
– Monthly progress reports
– Training material developed for in-house sessions.

Level of Engagement:

The assignment is scheduled to take place from 15 December to 29 March 2024, with a total input of 21 days. The level of effort required will vary by month, depending on the activities involved, with an average expected commitment of 7 days per month.

Required Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following criteria:

– Be based in Tunisia and possess the legal right to work in the country.
– Advanced degree in a relevant field (business management, law, biotechnology, etc.).
– Well experienced in corporate policy development.
– In-depth knowledge of the biotechnology sector.
– Ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders.
– Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in French. Fluency in English is an asset.

Deadline: 26 November 2023.

About Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.