International EU Team Leader with expertise in agricultural economics print

Posted on:
8 Feb, 2021
Application by:
15 Mar, 2021
Project title:
European Union for the Lankaran Region of Azerbaijan (EU4Lankaran)
Period of project:
expected: September 2021 – October 2024
Duration of assignment:
38 months
Job code:

Project description

The aim of the project is to enhance the competitiveness and value-addition of the fruit and vegetable sector of the Lankaran economic region by:
- improving the system for territorial development planning so that it considers and reflects climate change concerns in natural resource management and introduces regional profiling to the economic region;
- improving entrepreneurial and investment conditions in the region;
- establishing a modern network of local economic and community cooperation hubs in the fruit and vegetable sub-sector.

Job description

For the implementation of the project, GFA is looking for various international, regional and local junior and senior experts for long- and short-term missions in the following areas of specialization:  
The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management of the project and the TA team. He/She will have lead responsibility for achieving the set results and facilitate the smooth and timely implementation of the project including the mobilisation of ad hoc expertise for short-term assignments, if needed and the management of the project budget.


Qualifications and skills
 - Master's degree in agriculture and/or economics

- At least 10 years professional experience in agricultural value chain development and/or agri-business development and/or regional development planning;
- Previous management/team leader experience in a EU-financed TA project (minimum one assignment of at least 220 wd);
- Working experiences in the development of fruit and vegetable value chains is a strong asset; 
- Fluent in written and spoken English;
- Fully computer literate, proficient use of Microsoft Office;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Working experience in the region, countries of the former Soviet Union or EU IPA countries is a strong asset;
- Working knowledge of Azerbaijani, Russian or Turkish is an asset.

Please be aware that all criteria are mandatory minimum criteria, except the ones marked as asset crtieria.

Contact person

  Ingrid Wawrzynowicz

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