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Key expert: Long Term Consultant (Team Leader) , Seychelles

Job Details

Key expert: Long Term Consultant (Team Leader)
Governance and Economic Development
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Name of project: 
Long-term technical assistance to support the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) implementation in Seychelles

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Masters' degree in Development Economics with a specialisation and/or a strong focus on international trade, or similar discipline of relevance to the assignment. In the absence of a master's degree, professional experience of at least 15 years in the sector(s) directly related to trade development domains related to this assignment

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years' professional experience in the field of international trade or equivalent domains
  • Proven experience as Team Leader in at least 2 EU-funded projects

Specific professional experience

  • At least 8 years working experience in trade development and/or trade promotion and/or trade facilitation
  • Proven experience in the negotiation and/or implementation of trade and/or regional integration agreements
  • Proven experience in dealing with trade issues in ACP countries
  • Proven experience in delivering training
  • Proven experience in coordination, monitoring and evaluation of trade-related projects
  • A good understanding of EU development assistance
  • Proven experience in reporting
  • Excellent organisation and coordination skills
  • Ability to take initiatives and to work in a fast track and in a new cultural environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English
Other information: 

The estimated minimum number of working days for the Long term expert (Team Leader) is 860 days, ie for the entire duration of the assignment. The expert will be based in Seychelles for the entire part of the assignment.

If you are interested, please send your updated CV in English and in the current EU template (attached) to Mr. Jesse Mutua.

Project start date: 
43 months
Contact person: