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Key Expert 3 – Economics and Market Reform Expert (full-time)

Key Expert 3 – Economics and Market Reform Expert (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 Key Expert 3 will be responsible to conduct impact assessments with a focus on the economic, environmental and social dimensions according to standards developed in EU policy making. She/he will analyse and identify constraints, barriers and obstacles to entrepreneurship, business development, trade and investments as well as corresponding measures to overcome these. Moreover (non-exhaustive list):

- Collect and analyse baseline data;

- Identify main stakeholders and analyse their capacity to implement reforms;

- Conduct analysis on women economic empowerment and reducing the gender gap;

- Analyse local financial intermediaries, such as commercial banks and credit institutions, and their organisation, services and products, in order to better understand the obstacles for a better access to finances for MSMEs;

- Gather evidence on the use of digital technologies as an enabler for sustainable development and on the opportunities to foster innovation, the digital ecosystem, digital entrepreneurship and job creation;

- Analyse labour market institution’s needs, skills and training needs, and labour standards implementation gaps;

- Conduct market and value chains analysis in order to identify potential business and investment opportunities, and their potential for job creation;

- Provide support to enable businesses to benefit from the local or regional natural competitive advantage;

- Conduct analysis on regional economic and trade integration;

- Analyse business continuity and decent work in the context of conflicts, fragility, natural disasters or pandemics.


Qualifications and skills:

  • A level of education corresponding to at least 5 years’ completed university studies in economics, business management and/or other related fields or a professional qualification of an equivalent level, followed by a minimum of 6 years' relevant professional experience;
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese and/or Arabic would be an advantage;
  • 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;
  • Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office and good understanding of database software.

General professional experience


  • At least 10 years of professional experience, following the above mentioned education level, covering the identification, formulation and/or evaluation of policies and strategies in the area of business environment reform and value chain development;
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in developing countries;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the private sector preferably in a SME;
  • Work experience with other development agencies will be an asset;


Specific professional experience


  • At least 5 years of experience with sector approaches for Business environment reforms, private sector development, trade and support to MSMEs;
  • Demonstrable specific expertise in dialogues and negotiations with national Governments;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the latest developments of national and international, including EU, policies and programmes in the field of business environment reform;
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:
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Governance and Economic Development

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg

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