Both OSs announced the vacancy for hiring two (2) Experts to develop the “Municipality Support Programme”, under the current Technical Assistance of the IPA 2014-2020 Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between the Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Albania. The Experts will be hired under this TA with a role in aiding the municipalities in the CBC Programme eligible area in design, preparation, and implementation of CBC projects. The focus of this activity will be directly supporting municipalities in the CBC programme area to be awarded with a contract under the call for proposals. The application procedure was distributed to all interested candidates and stakeholders according the JTS database. The application procedure was also posted on the official websites of the OSs and of the programme, with a 30 November 2021 deadline. There had been submitted a total of 16 applications together with the supporting documents as asked in the ToRs and announcement within the given deadline. The evaluation committee had selected and signed contracts with two Experts and the activity is ongoing.