The overall objective of the project, of which this technical assistance will be a part, is as follows: "To contribute to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in Zambia through improved aid coordination and delivery." The purpose of the technical assistance is to enhance the capacity of the NAO, in the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the EDF portfolio. NTU shall be expected to provide TA to deliver on the following core result areas: Result 1- Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the EU is enhanced and made more effective. Result 2 – Processes for project identification, implementation and monitoring are more efficient. Result 3 – Contractual, administrative and financial management of EU projects strengthened. Result 4 – Management capacity of the EMD and NAO office and of relevant counterparts in Ministry of Finance and other line ministries strengthened.