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Key expert 1 – Team Leader – FNSSA policies expert, overall coordination of the advisory service , Multi zones (Europe)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Contract:
Long-term
Deadline:
29/08/2019
Location:
Multi zones (Europe)
Project:
Advisory Services for Resilient Agri-Food System

Advisory Services for Resilient Agri-Food System


Mission which should start on 01/11/2019 (for 4 years) and will require frequent travel to Brussels and potentially to other regions where the European Commission is active. The expert must be based in Europe and be able to be in Brussels at short notice (24-48 hours).


The purpose of the advisory of the services is to provide SMART services to support the EU actions in FNSSA-related areas in thematic and geographic programmes, ultimately contributing to poverty eradication, sustainable development and economic growth.


This contract is mostly about technical assistance that will be provided in line with the Commission's commitments to the aid effectiveness principles on alignment, harmonisation and coordination, as well as with the EU backbone strategy on technical assistance guidelines. Ensuring policy coherence of DEVCO C1 actions and policy guidance will be at the core of the assistance.


The TA-experts team is made of :


  • Key expert 1 - Team Leader - FNSSA policies expert, overall coordination of the advisory service - estimated 120/130 working days/year
  • Senior Key expert 2 - Economics and public finance expert - estimated 95/105 working days/year
  • Senior Key expert 3 - Knowledge Sharing and Communication Cluster - estimated 95/105 working days per year
  • Junior Key expert 4 - Data manager - estimated 70/90 working days per yearEstimated 90/105 working days/year
QUALIFICATION

Key expert 1 - Team Leader - FNSSA policies expert, overall coordination of the advisory service - estimated 120/130 working days/year


Qualifications and skills


  • A master's degree in agricultural economics or a relevant, directly related discipline, or equivalent relevant professional experience;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • Good knowledge of Arabic, Spanish and/or Portuguese will be an asset;
  • Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office and good understanding of database software;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

General professional experience


  • At least 10 of years professional experience, covering formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects in areas related to FNSSA in developing countries;
  • At least 5 years of experience at field level in FNSSA in least developed or middle income countries;
  • At least 2 successful experiences of minimum 12 months each in leading a multicultural team;
  • At least 2 successful experiences in leading an evaluation mission.

Specific professional experience


  • At least 5 years of experience related to institutional support to State and/or parastatal organisations in FNSSA development policies in developing countries;
  • least 2 field experiences of more than 6 months in managing an EU-funded project or programme in developing countries, in a DEVCO C1 relevant domain;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of recent EU development cooperation strategies and policies;
  • Demonstrable command of the latest developments and research in the fields of FNSSA at international level.
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