Team Leader -Trade Facilitation Expert (660wd) print

Posted on:
9 Oct, 2020
Application by:
25 Oct, 2020
Project status:
Project title:
TA in Support of Trade and Development in Mozambique - Promove Comércio
Period of project:
March 2021 - March 2024
Duration of assignment:
660 wd
Duty station:
Job code:

Job description

The Team Leader will coordinate and provide oversight, ensuring that activities adapt to the evolving needs of the client and beneficiaries over the duration of the programme. The Team Leader role is central to bringing together and focusing the efforts of all stakeholders involved in the project - including the NAO, MIC, the Revenue Authority and other government agencies, the EU Delegation, private sector entities and individuals with interests in international trade and investment, civil society and non-state actors. The Team Leader will engage with donors and other implementing partners in the domain of this programme’s activities to identify synergies and avoid duplication.

The Team Leader will be especially responsible for the following:

  • •Manage and implement the Programme and short-term advisors for the duration of the contract;
  • •Update the logical framework of the Promove Comercio programme;
  • •Prepare the inception plan and annual workplans (operational planning, budgeting, reporting and result monitoring);
  • •Service the steering committee and technical committees of the programme’s activities;
  • •Coordinate with the ministries and stakeholders during formulation of plans and implementation of approved activities; ensure support to high level policy, regulatory and private sector reform is provided in a timely manner;
  • •Closely collaborate with the beneficiaries to specify the requirement for non-key experts, draft ToR for their recruitment and supervise and support the short-term experts;
  • •Strengthen the capacity within the multi-stakeholder groups, export promotion institutions, trade service providers, and public-private dialogue fora, to develop and improve private-sector provided services in order to facilitate international trade;
  • •Timely submission of outputs and reports, including those by non-key experts


Qualifications and skills:

  •  Education to at least Master’s Degree in economics, international trade, or similar discipline relevant to the present programme;
  •  Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication skills in Portuguese and English, including the ability to read and write technical documents and to participate verbally in meetings in both languages

General professional experience:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the implementation of complex projects, where a variety of experts were involved;
  • Experience in managing projects similar in terms of size, technical subject matter and range from governance, institution building and private sector development, as well as variety of stakeholders - government, business associations, donor community, private sector and civil society, would be an advantage

Specific professional experience:
  • At least 4 years’ experience as Team Leader, in projects that were completed successfully and of similar size and complexity, in at least two fields related to the present assignment i.e. trade development, trade promotion, trade facilitation, technical support to negotiations or implementation of free trade agreements;
  • At least 4 years’ experience as Team Leader, in managing teams comprising national, regional and international experts and overseeing the successful design and execution of national interventions with diverse partners;
  • At least 6 years working experience in at least two of the three fields related to the present assignment, i.e., trade development, or trade promotion or trade facilitation is required;
  • At least two assignments supporting private or public export promotion institutions and/or trade promotion service providers in developing new services or improving services provision processes and strengthening public-private dialogue mechanisms on trade issues would be an advantage;

Contact person

  Dagmar Roehr

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