Qualifications and skills:
- At least a Masters’ degree in Economics, International Trade, International Economic Relations or similar discipline of relevance to the assignment. In the absence of a master’s degree, professional experience of at least 10 years in the sector(s) directly related to this assignment;
- Excellent organisation and coordination skills;
- Strong computer skills;
- Strong communication and presentation skills;
- Fluent written and oral communication in English and Portuguese.
General professional experience:
- At least 10 years’ professional experience in the field of international trade and private sector development or equivalent domains;
- Proven experience in coordination, monitoring and evaluation of trade-related projects;
- Proven experience as Team Leader in at least 2-3 EU TA 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 SADC countries, experience in Mozambique will be considered as an advantage;
- Proven experience in delivering training and capacity building to Government, private sector and non-state actors;
- A good understanding of EU development assistance;
- Experience on coordinating and implementing the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), will be considered as an asset;
- Experience on coordinating and implementing the WTO trade facilitation reforms (TFA), will be considered as an asset.