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Key Expert 1 – Team Leader (full-time)

Key Expert 1 – Team Leader (full-time)
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
Regional facility for Business Development and Investment Climate Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
Task description:

The team leader will have the strategic vision of the assignment 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 jointly by the EU staff at HQs, and in EU Delegations if relevant, the contractor, and the beneficiary country(ies)/relevant target group beneficiary.


Qualifications and skills:

  • A level of education corresponding to at least 5 years’ completed university studies in economics, Business Administration or a relevant, directly related discipline, or a professional qualification of an equivalent level, followed by a minimum of 8 years' relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated excellent communications and negotiating skills;


  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese and/or Arabic would be an advantage;


  • Excellent leadership skills and proven successful experience in project coordination and team management;


  • Excellent communication skills and experience in establishing good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global levels;


  • Ability to identify strategic needs and new opportunities related to RTAF implementation;


  • Ability to provide guidance and build a connected and informed team able to address all matters related to planning, delivery and sustainability of the services.


  • Expertise in project management (including coordination, planning, note-taking and reporting, liaising with experts and stakeholder groups, drafting terms of reference for the provision of short-term expertise and organising the selection of experts, assisting the experts in the organisation of events, reporting to the EU);


  • Expertise in the financial & administrative requirements of EU contracts.


General professional experience

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, covering formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects in areas related to Business environment reforms, value chain development and support to MSMEs in developing countries;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in high-level coordination related to the above professional skills.


Specific professional experience


  • Demonstrable expertise in leading technical teams and programmes, and ensuring coherence with international partners and initiatives;


  • Familiarity with the latest developments in the field of Business environment reforms and private sector development, including national and international policies and latest international developments, institutional arrangements, initiatives and strategies;


  • Experience and knowledge of EU development policy, cooperation programmes and procedures.
Other information:

Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the basis of 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.

If you wish to receive the Terms of Reference, please contact the reference person below.

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

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg

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