TAP FAQs

Interested in learning more about the TAP Project and how to work with us as a Canadian Expert or National Government Entity? Here are a few frequently asked questions that provide further information about the project.

Questions for Potential Canadian Experts

Countries eligible for official development assistance, (ODA) particularly those in Asia, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Half of the work will be concentrated in Africa, south of the Sahara.

The focus of the TAP TAIs is to improve the well-being of  marginalized and vulnerable people by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals https://sdgs.un.org/goals

There are two expected outcomes of this project / for this project : (1) enhance national government entities in ODA-eligible countries; and (2) enhance participation and support from Canadians toward Canada’s international assistance efforts.

Opportunities will be posted on Canadian based job boards, professional networks and associations, such as LinkedIn. Opportunities are also posted on Alinea’s website, https://www.alineainternational.com/employment-opportunities/  and on the TAP website, https://tap-pat.ca/

We will reach out to our network of Canadian provincial and municipal government, academic, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector organizations with relevant expertise, including the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (www.caidp/rpcdi.ca). Opportunities may also be featured on LinkedIn and set to broadcast in Canada.

Applications must include a cover letter to be considered and a CV detailing all previous work and educational experience. Further instructions will be featured on all job postings.

We will select from a short-listed group of applicants who demonstrate the required skills and qualifications found on the job posting. The selected applicants will then be invited for an interview.

Alinea values the contributions that come from a diverse team and believe it has played a key part in our success. We actively seek out diverse professionals and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

We are looking to recruit and deploy Canadian experts for the deployment of strategic technical assistance in response to the expressed needs of ODA-eligible countries. The TAIs will address needs in areas aligned with Canada’s FIAP. The TAP project will also contribute to promoting Canadian values, increasing Canada’s visibility, and projecting Canadian leadership globally, while advancing
Canada’s international assistance policy, foreign policy, and trade relation interests.

The duration varies depending on the scope of the project. The Technical Assistance Initiatives, (TAI) are short-term and the duration could run up to 52 weeks in execution.

Working locations will vary based on the project. Every job posting will indicate whether the position is remote, remote with travel to the project location, or onsite for the duration of the initiative.

The TAP project will cover the following travel costs: visa, airfare both ways, transportation to and from the airport, as well in the partnering country, hotel accommodation and meal per diems (calculated based on NJC guidelines) for the duration of the deployment.

The consultant will cover: the required vaccines, medical and/or emergency evacuation insurance, first aid kit, and other hotel expenses (in-room dining, movie rental, mini bar charges, communications, etc.).

Alinea will provide pre-departure/onboarding training to all experts cover a range of important areas: such as an introduction to Alinea, FIAP and the TAP project, intercultural and communications training, and safety and administration procedures.

Alinea has developed robust policies, guidelines, and protocols to ensure the safety, security and safeguarding of CEs when traveling overseas.

  • Technical Expert Handbook includes project management policies and procedures used during the implementation of the TAP project and contains Alinea’s Safety and Security Guidelines and Code of Conduct
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Plan (MEEP)provides information about all project personnel working on the project and includes the information needed in the case of a medical, environmental, or political emergency.
  • Emergency Contact Labels that contain important information about how to contact the insurance provider in the case of an emergency.

Experts will be supervised by and will report to the TAP project manager responsible for their TAI.

Questions for National Government Entities

Countries eligible for official development assistance, (ODA) particularly those in Asia, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Half of the work will be concentrated in Africa, south of the Sahara.

The focus of TAI is to improve the well-being of the poorest, most marginalized, and vulnerable people by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced effective, inclusive, accountable, sustainable, resilient and gender responsive national government entities in ODA-eligible countries; and (2) enhanced participation in and support from Canadians toward Canada’s international assistance efforts.

Alinea cannot accept requests directly from National Government Entities (NGE). Please contact the Canadian Embassy in your country to obtain more details on the TAP application process.

Usually, the TAI starts 3-6 months following its initial submission to Alinea but may vary based on the nature of the TAI and other factors.

NGE officials are usually involved in several aspects of the recruitment process, including during the interviews with candidates and any final decisions.

We are looking to recruit and deploy Canadian experts for the deployment of strategic technical assistance in response to the expressed needs of ODA-eligible countries. The TAIs will address needs in areas aligned with Canada’s FIAP. The TAP project will also contribute to promoting Canadian values, increasing Canada’s visibility, and projecting Canadian leadership globally, while advancing

Canada’s international assistance policy, foreign policy, and trade relation interests.

The duration varies depending on the scope of the project. The Technical Assistance Initiatives, (TAI) are short-term and the duration could run up to 52 weeks in execution.

NGEs are welcome to contribute with the provision of the following:

  • working facilities
  • administrative, logistical and technical support during the deployment of CEs and/or during meetings, training activities, facility visits etc.

local transportation during CE’s meetings, facility visits and/or training activities.