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Key Expert 1: International Trade Expert (Team Leader)

Key Expert 1: International Trade Expert (Team Leader)
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
EU: Support of Trade and Development – Promove Comércio
Task description:

GOPA Consultants, in consortium with AESA, is looking for experts for Promove Comércio.

The programme will enhance the capacity of the public and private sector in Mozambique to realise the benefits of the SADC — EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by improving the country’s environment for trade and business and raising awareness of EPA opportunities among the private sector and other non-state actors.


The Team Leader will have the strategic vision of the project and will be responsible for the supervision and timely implementation of the activities by the three key experts and the short-term experts. S/he will be also responsible for the preparation and timely submission of reports.

As needs arise, ToRs for each assignment, including type and profile of needed expert(s) will be developed.


The project will have three components:

1) To improve Government’s capacity to coordinate and implement the EU-SADC EPA and WTO trade facilitation reforms.

2) To enhance EPA awareness among various stakeholders such as private sector, business associations and non-state actors

3) Long term technical assistance will deliver the programme in support of EPA implementation, meeting the current and evolving needs of Mozambique, drawing on a pool of short-term technical assistance.



  • A [post-graduate] degree in International Trade, Economics, international law or any other related field, or equivalent of 2 years of general professional experience in addition to the minimum requirement

General Professional Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in trade-related technical assistance working with government agencies and multiple stakeholders

Specific Professional Experience and other Skills

  • Five (05) years of professional experience in trade issues/procedures, such as trade facilitation, SPS/TBT, Rules of Origin, safeguard measures and private sector development
  • Experience in managing EDF-funded programmes and overseeing implementation of policy dialogue and delivery of communication outputs
  • Strong track record in project monitoring will be an asset
  • Experience in capacity building and training programmes is highly desirable
  • Proven capacity to coordinate multi-component projects, and to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  • Good facilitation skills evidenced by a proven track record in chairing or facilitating seminars/meetings
  • Working Knowledge of EU trade agreements including EPAs.
  • Familiarity with the SADC-EPA will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese.
Other information:

Applicants will be shortlisted solely based on the information provided on the CV. Template for EuropeAid CV available for download below. Please do not submit covering letters. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project start date:
Project end date:
3 years
Contact person:
First name:
Last name:
Governance and Economic Development

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg

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