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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.

Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Key Expert 2 - SPS expert, Vietnam (Hanoi)

Vietnam (Hanoi)
Technical Assistance for the ARISE+ Programme in Vietnam

Key expert 2: SPS expert: 425 working days over the duration of the contract.

Key expert 2 will work intermittently in Viet Nam with 5 to 6 separate missions per year.


Qualifications and skills

  • Postgraduate qualifications in engineering, agriculture or another relevant discipline.
  • Excellent level of English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Good drafting skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to different cultural contexts as proven by previous records.

 General professional experience

  • More than 10 years of professional experience in the area of food quality and sanitary and phytosanitary requirements gained in at least 5 different countries, including in OECD countries.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in capacity building projects.
  • Experience working with government agencies at senior level.
  • Working experience in Asia would be an advantage.

 Specific professional experience

  • Knowledge of EU food directives and regulations.
  • Knowledge of SPS provisions contained in international trade agreements, e.g. WTO SPS Agreement.
  • Prior experience drafting or supporting implementation of SPS legislation.
  • Experience working with the private sector would be an advantage.
  • Experience working on export promotion would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of testing equipment and protocols for food safety would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Viet Nam's SPS regulation/policies would be an advantage.
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