Paul R Watson   Expert in Information Systems, EC Procurement Procedures and Project Monitoring & Evaluation  

Mr Watson is an IT, Procurement and M&E professional with worldwide experience, focusing on development projects since 1982. He is an excellent communicator and has proven supervisory and organisational skills in project direction, team leadership and computer support management.

Excellent analytical and document drafting skills give him the ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to present findings in concise structured reports, presentations and discussions. He has extensive experience of EuropeAid procedures, including the Practical Guide to Contract procedures for EC external actions (PRAG), plus preparation of ToR & Technical Specifications and complete EU tender dossiers for service and supply contracts. He has participated in numerous EU tender evaluations for the Turkish Governmentís Central Finance and Contracting Unit, and for EU projects in Nepal, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan & Mongolia and in the European Commission for a multi-country project.

In 2007 he worked as consultant in the Turkish Governmentís Central Finance & Contracts Unit (CFCU), which manages all the countryís EU projects. He prepared a series of guidelines on preparing Technical Specifications, shortlisting for service tenders and on evaluating supply and service tenders. Those guidelines are now in constant use in CFCU and have helped to reduce the EC Delegationís rejection rate of Tech Specs and tender evaluations submitted to them by CFCU.

His IT skills including programming; systems analysis; design; development, communications; networks; e-mail, hardware/software specification; installation; systems support; consultancy; training; and standard software packages. He has experience on numerous projects including: market information systems; food production/distribution; farmers' organisations; veterinary services; animal identification & registration; computer centres; study tours; consultancy firms' business development; agribusiness; human rights & access to justice

He retired from international consultancy in 2012.




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