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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Near East and North Africa
Recruitment of a technical assistance team for the specific support programme for surveillance and supervision of the market (2017-2020)
The objective of PASSEM is to build the capacity of the chain of actors involved in market surveillance and consumer protection, via four focuses: 1) improvement of the legal and institutional framework, 2) capacity building of market surveillance authorities and control laboratories, 3) support to non-state actors engaged in consumer protection and quality promotion issues, 4) adherence and mobilisation of stakeholders for the achievement of the results and project visibility. The TA activities target 3 categories of actor and must enable the achievement of three key results: 1) The strategic vision of the Ministry of Trade integrates European good practices in the field of market surveillance, and leads to a revision of the legal and organisational framework, 2) The capacities of the market surveillance authorities and control laboratories are strengthened in terms of management, training, investigation techniques, selection of equipment and pooling of information resources; 3) Non-state actors (socio-professional organisations and consumer protection associations) play their role in the market surveillance system.
Technical assistance for a programme to support the reform of Morocco’s justice sector (2018-2020)
The overall objective of the EU's programme to support justice reform is to contribute to the reform of Morocco’s judicial system in order to heighten its efficiency.
- Provide assistance to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to: (i) support it in coordinating the implementation of priority activities to reform the judicial system and the EU programme to support the sector's reform (ii) help build up institutional capacities for the implementation of the Reform Charter; (iii) promote the coherence of the legal system vis-à-vis international standards and conventions ratified by Morocco in this field.
- Provide technical support to the MoJ, the Superior Council of the Judiciary and the Prosecutor General’s Office for the implementation of activities under the EU support programme, and to carry out studies, surveys, assessments, and training.
- Assist with communication activities as regards the justice reform in Morocco and the EU programme to support justice: development and implementation of a communication strategy and plan.
Feasibility study for a sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and MAP/DAP complex project (2014-2015)
Feasibility study for the construction of chemical platforms for the production of sulfuric acid (5,280,000 t/year), phosphoric acid (1,575,000 t/year) and MAP/DAP/NP/NPK (3,000,000 to 4,500,000 t/year).
Coordination of the study of the whole chemical complex, including an ammonia plant (1,200,000 t/year) and a TAN (300,000 t/year) / CAN plant (990,000 t/year).
Setting up facilities to support young people and civil society, capacity strengthening, and developing an observatory function in respect of youth policies (2016-2018)
Objective: support the Algerian government in its national policy to support young people and their job prospects and integration, as well as to assist civil society’s efforts to improve measures to take account of young people in society.
Services delivered: institutional capacity building (training, study trips, work placements, advisory-support), creation and activation of pilot structures (local cross-sector 'one-stop-shops') for the socio-economic integration of young people from 16-35 years old; creation and activation of pilot structures (regional pools of associative resources and experts) to support and build the capacity of civil society in respect of young people.
Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the Manaseer Chemical Complex in Aqaba, Jordan (2017-2021)
Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services for the realization of a greenfield fertilizer complex to produce phosphate- and potash-based fertilizers such as sulfate of potash (SOP), phosphoric acid and specialty fertilizers to meet market demand in Jordan and surrounding areas of Europe and the Middle East. The complex will make use of and add value to locally available muiriate of potash (MOP) and phosphate rock.
PHOS-3 Update mining study (2017-2018)
The objective of this assignment was to update the mining study and the reserves estimate for the PHOS-3 project in line with the JORC Code (2012 edition). The mining study was based on:
- the resource estimate prepared by SOFRECO in 2015 during the PHOS-3 pre-feasibility study (SOFRECO MRE 2015);
- the modifying factors for the conversion of the mineral resources into mining reserves: dilutions and losses, processing performance, and the updated economic factors generated from the beneficiation tests.
Technical assistance to support education sector reform in Morocco (2017-2019)
Technical assistance to support education sector reform in Morocco (PAPS Education II programme) in the fields of governance, education quality, and fair access to pre-, primary- and secondary schooling.
Formulation of an institutional twinning project to support the establishment of a system to promote quality in the tourism sector (2013-2014)
The overall objective of this technical assistance mission is to support the tourism administration in identifying and implementing a project to promote quality in tourism sector products and services by setting up institutional twinnings. The mission is divided into three phases: diagnosis of the current situation and proposal of a system to promote quality in the tourism sector; in-depth analysis and definition of the outlines of the twinning project and; formulation of the twinning project.
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