Call for experts to facilitate the finalization of Joint Business Concepts (JBCs) for EU-Mexican business partners in the low carbon and circular economy sector print

Posted on:
19 Feb, 2021
Application by:
31 Oct, 2021
Project status:
Ongoing project
Project title:
Low Carbon and Circular Economy Business Action in the Americas
Period of project:
2020/09 - 2023/09
Duration of assignment:
up to 7 working days within three months, exact dates depend on the project's needs; multiple assignments are possible
Country:
Mexico
Duty station:
home-based and/or on-site
Job code:
PSD-MEX19EU0210

Project description

The “Low Carbon and Circular Economy Business Action in the Americas” project with a focus on Mexico is an EU initiative that aims to bring EU and Mexican businesses together to jointly tackle the challenges of climate change. The project is implemented by consortium partners PwC Mexico, GreenMomentum and GFA Consulting Group.


The project matches European SMEs with local businesses in Mexico that operate in one or more of the following nine sectors:


1.Renewable energies
2.Green buildings
3.Waste to energy
4.Water treatment
5.Waste management
6.Mobility
7.ICT for sustainability
8.Green agriculture & forestry
9.Low carbon services


Once preliminary cooperation agreements have been reached, the project now strives to assist these companies in advancing their collaboration and finalizing legally binding contracts. To this end, GFA is looking for experts that can support the finalization process with consultancy and expertise in ten technical areas:


1.Commercial strategy & negotiation
2.Commercial due diligence
3.Doing business in Mexico
4.Advise on operations and logistics
5.Trade & project finance
6.Product & technology feasibility analysis for Mexico
7.IP protection
8.Legal advice
9.Commercial quality assurance
10.Impact assessment and definition of metrics for carbon reduction

Please see here for more information on the project.

Job description

We are looking for sector experts to assist Mexican and EU business partners in establishing legally binding contracts for future cooperation in the above-mentioned sectors. For each partnership, companies will be allocated experts able to provide assistance in setting up their cooperation agreements. Therefore, the experts will advise companies in ten technical areas.

The experts should have professional experience in at least one of the above-mentioned sectors, and in at least one of the ten technical areas relevant to the project. Selected experts will be registered in an expert database and, when suitable, allocated by GFA to provide assistance packages to beneficiary companies. Allocation of experts will take into account their previous experience and will be based on the needs analysis of each potential partnership.

Experts will develop a Technical Assistance Plan together with the companies at the start of each assistance and tasks must be implemented in up to seven days of services in a time-frame of four months, whereof the majority of time is spent directly in contact with the companies to offer tailor-made solutions to their individual challenges. 

If you are interested in working with us on this project, we would like to ask you to complete this self-assessment and send us your CV. Please use the attached CV template and limit yourself to a maximum of 2-3 pages.

Qualifications

Qualification and Skills

  • A university degree or equivalent in one of the above sectors or technical areas, or in other relevant fields, such as business, management, finance, trade, law, environmental studies, natural resource management, sustainability, or similar;
  • Fluency in speaking, writing, and reading English and Spanish is essential, knowledge of other EU languages are a plus;
  • Demonstrated writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong moderation skills and intercultural competencies; 
  • Fully computer literate.
 
Professional Experience

  • At least four years of professional experience (consulting, industry, science) in one of the ten technical areas, preferably related to the low carbon and green economy sector, or more specifically any of the nine sectors mentioned above;
  • At least two years of professional work experience in the Mexican market, preferably in the low carbon and green economy sector;
  • Experience with the facilitation of participatory and consultative processes with businesses, including dialogues, technical workshops, and advisory services;
  • Experience with advising EU businesses on market entry requirements and related topics is an asset.
 

We would like to inform you that your CV will be published on the project website and made available for download to the selected companies if you are selected as a consultant. Please also note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted by us.

CV template

Contact person

  Dagmar Roehr roehr@gfa-group.de

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