The project will be steered by a Project Steering Committee, formed at the start of the project, which will be composed of a representative from the Coordinating Beneficiary, the Associated Beneficiary, the Competent Authority/Ministry and the cofinanciers. The Committee will be responsible for priority setting and decision-making.
A full-time Project Manager will be appointed by the end of December 2012, and will be responsible for the delivery of the project. He/She will report on the progress of the project to the Project Steering Committee. Until the Project Manager is appointed, the Project Steering Committee will be responsible for the project management.
Considering that the selection process to fill this post may be lengthy and rather complex, an advert for the post will feature on 5 local Sunday papers for 2 consecutive weeks, to ensure that the advert reaches as many people as possible without delaying the process too much. The post will also be advertised on the websites of MEPA and the MTCE.
The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the Coordinating Beneficiary and the Associated Beneficiary and directing them in achieving the tasks assigned to them. A representative of each beneficiary will be responsible for directing a team of relevant officials which will deliver the project. The Project Manager is responsible for the quality of the deliverables, liaising with consultants to steer the technical implementation of the deliverables, as well as representing the project before external entities and managing contractors.
The Project Manager will also be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and administrative tasks associated with project management, as well as liaising with the EU LIFE Unit.
The Project Steering Committee shall meet at least once every six months with additional meetings being held as necessary or as may reasonably be requested by any member of the Steering Committee. The meetings will be held at MEPA premises and will be chaired by the Coordinating Beneficiary. The Associated Beneficiary will act as secretary, compiling official minutes, agenda, directing follow-up on decisions taking, and similar functions. The
Project Manager will present 6-monthly reports to the Steering Committee for guidance and direction on any issues that may arise. The frequency of the Steering Group meetings will ensure that formal reporting to the EU will be achieved as required, allowing time for any revisions to be made if necessary.