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Trade Facilitation Expert / Deputy Team Leader

Position: Trade Facilitation Expert / Deputy Team Leader

Location: Gambia

Duration: 51 working days over 2.5 months

Expected start date: End of October 2018

Project: Support for Governance in the road transport sector of The Gambia, Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF)

The European Union, through its funding towards transport governance in the 11th EDF RIP, has reserved an allocation to carry out a study aimed at improving trade and transport facilitation measures on regional road networks. The overall objective of this project is to facilitate road transport and trade systems in the borders of The Gambia & the trans-Gambia corridors and improve sustainability and security of regional transport road transport system.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master's degree in International Trade, Trade Law, or a related Social Science field with a strong content on Trade Policy/Facilitation, or equivalent of 15 years' working experience in trade policy/facilitation;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of French will be an asset.

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of 12 years relevant professional experience in trade policy/facilitation;
  • 5 years experience as team member of projects or studies (transport, trade, institutional, legal, regulatory, gender) in the transport sector in developing countries (preferably in West Africa);
  • Up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge and experience of EU development, policies, instruments and facilities is an asset.

Specific professional experience: 

  • Expertise in international road transport and trade facilitation, customs and transport legislation;
  • Extensive experience working on national policies in developing countries;
  • Experience of working in The Gambia or Senegal in the trade and transport sector is highly desirable;
  • Must be familiar with the trade policies in the region, especially the Free Trade Agreements and their impacts at the national level;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the cultural features and political development in trade and their likely impact on trade facilitation issues;
  • Awareness of regional and international trade facilitation issues (preferably in West Africa).

All suitable candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible, preferably by Tuesday 11th September, by sending their updated CV to Ms Rocío Corrales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: 'PR-1459: Trade Facilitation/DTL - Gambia'