Guidance on the completion of this CV format is provided in red text, whilst examples are given in blue.
Before you fill out this CV format, please familiarize yourself with the goals and needs of the project for which
you are submitting your CV. Please try to “focus” your CV as much as possible on these specific goals and
needs, highlighting your most appropriate and applicable experiences and skills. CV quality plays a vital role in
enabling our offers to effectively compete for competitively tendered advisory and technical assistance
projects. Please remember that your CV provides the one opportunity for evaluators to judge your skills,
experiences and interests against their project needs.
Proposed role in the project: [exact words given to describe the position in the ToR]
1. Family name:
2. First names:
3. Date of birth: [dd/mm/yyyy]
4. Nationality: [nationality, not country]
5. Civil status: [married/single/divorced, etc]
Institution, Date from - Date to Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
University of Huddersfield, Sept. 89 to PhD Education/Economics
7. Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)
Please mark on from 1 to 5, where 1 is the HIGHEST level of competence. Please do not forget to include
your mother tongue!
Language Reading Speaking Writing
8. Membership of professional bodies:
[Research Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University]
9. Other skills: [e.g. Computer literacy, etc.] These can include: computer skills including econometric and
statistical software, monitoring and evaluating skills, skills in designing and leading training programs,
particular academic skills like designing and conducting surveys or interviews, management skills etc.
[15 years experience of research/evaluation work in the field of education and training. Proven track record
of implementing research projects and evaluation studies for a number of donor organisations and different
Knowledge of major computer packages, ability to develop data-bases for keyboard input and use
statistical packages, such as SPSS, internet search engines, excel.]
10. Present position:
11. Years within the firm:
12. Key qualifications: [Relevant to the assignment]
Please try to highlight the most important and relevant experiences from your “professional
experience record” (point 14). Group together similar experiences from different positions and
projects. Focus this section as closely as possible on the needs of the position, and expected
outcomes of the project.
Points should address both general experience as well as specific experience required – ensuring a
bullet point for each requirement in the ToR including reference to the work carried out in this area
that will be detailed below
Avoid terms such as ‘more than’, ‘extensive’, and ‘in-depth’ – instead provided precise counts and
references to your relevant experience in each area.
13. Specific experience in the region: [Relevant to the assignment]
Country Date from - Date to
South Africa Aug. 2000 – Nov. 2004
14. Professional experience [to reflect key points from the ToR, in reverse chronological order]
Dates Location Company & Position Description
(name & contact
Start with your most recent project and list backward.
In column Dates, please use a mm/yyyy format and indicate the length of your
input in work days (w/d)
Under Location, list all the countries you visited while worked on the assignment.
In the Company column, please indicate the donor agency that sponsored the project,
and also list the company that employed you and the name and email address of a
contact within the company who could confirm your employment (this is a compulsory
Under Position, please, write one position and try to keep it as concise as possible
In the Description section write everything about the project, your tasks and anything
you think could be important and relevant to the current assignment. Please be as
detailed as possible here. Describe main project responsibilities - if these are
appropriate to the current tender then please describe these in detail.
Add new boxes as appropriate. For an experienced development professional with a
good track-record of working in projects, this section of the CV can be two pages or
08/2004 - South Africa EU/GOPA Team Leader EU’s Labour Market Skills Development Programme - Activities included: implementing a
11/2004 Martina Eifrig monitoring and evaluation system to track progress of the country’s national skills
(60 w/d) Martina.Eifrig development strategy, formulation of an IT strategy, the development of sector and national
Exp #1 @gopa.de strategies, the construction of a labour market information system.
15. Other relevant information [e.g., Publications, Presentations, etc]
Block, J. (2000) Economic Restructuring and Human Resource Development, XYZ Publishing: Aldershoot