Pool of experts: Expert in Integrated Maritime Surveillance Systems, BMP-Maghreb

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Project Background

ICMPD oversees and implements projects in the field of migration in a range of areas including capacity development, research, dialogue and procurement. The Border Management Programme for the Maghreb region (BMP Maghreb), implemented by ICMPD, is a regional programme planned in North Africa within the framework of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).

There are two components within this programme: the Moroccan component and Tunisian component – the latter is implemented with the Italian Ministry of Interior as co-delegate. The main objective of the programme for the Tunisian component, the focus of this call, is to support the strengthening of Tunisian Maritime National Guard (MNG) capacities in surveying, patrolling, and securing the national waters along the whole coastline. The MNG is part of the Directorate General of the Border Guard (DGGF) of the National Guard. It carries out the functions of control and surveillance of the National maritime area including all coastal area.

The project is supporting notably the purchase and implementation of an overall integrated maritime surveillance system composed of surveillance radar, private LTE communication and transmission network, and relevant coastal surveillance system.

Activities – Tunisia Component

The activities to be completed by the Short-term Expert within this assignment are as follows:

Activity 1: Support during the tendering phase for tenders related to the supply and installation of Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).

Activity 2: Technical support and advice on the installation and integration of all equipment purchased under tenders related to the supply and installation of Coastal surveillance systems with private communication network solution in the scope of the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb Region (BMP-Maghreb).


  • Meeting and evaluation report(s);
  • Provisional and/or final acceptance of the system approval report;
  • Any other technical document required during the tender phase and implementation of the contract (as, for example, a motivation for derogation, draft of the testing protocol, snag lists, etc.)
  • Report with recommendations for improving the system and ensuring the sustainability of the project.

The draft deliverables will be submitted throughout the contract period, but the latest final deliverables must be submitted no later than 1 month after the closing of the contract.

Required Qualifications and Experience

An expert in integrated border detection and surveillance systems will be recruited to carry out this task. The required qualifications are:

  • Technical studies in the area of competence;
  • Experience working in/for an agency/organisation (private or public) preferably but not limited to internal security services using maritime detection and border surveillance means – at least five (5) years of experience;
  • Proven experience and proficiency in modern maritime border detection and surveillance technologies, and also in the integration of systems including maritime radar, thermal cameras and any other type of sensor, including mobile platforms;
  • Previous experience in at least two (2) international projects in this field is an advantage;
  • Previous participation in tendering processes is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Tunisia and the region is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Knowledge of French/Arabic will be an asset.

Compensation and support

  • Experts and professionals are granted a fixed expert fee and a daily subsistence allowance according to the project’s rules;
  • International travel, if applicable, is arranged and paid by the project;
  • All experts and professionals are supported by the BMS team throughout the different stages of assignment and deployment.

How to apply

Application Process:

Experts shall send their CV and a letter describing clearly how their experience meets the desired requirements to the following email address: [email protected]

The title of the call should be included in the subject of the email.

Although the call remains open for the duration of the project, experts are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

CVs will be selected from the pool and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ICMPD cannot guarantee that all experts in the pool will receive assignments.

Closing date: 1/31/2024