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Team Leader: Project Coordinator (Private Sector Development generalist)

Position: Team Leader - Project Coordinator (Private Sector Development generalist)

Location: Lebanon

Duration: 240 wd during 24 months

Estimated date of commencement: January 2020

Project: Technical Assistance Facility for the Lebanese private sector

The project consists in establishing a Technical Assistance Facility for the Lebanese private sector in order to help it expand and diversify. The Facility will provide technical assistance covering a wide range of issues according to needs and readiness of the private sector, in line with Lebanon and EU's priorities.

The core assistance could be summarized as follows (indicative):

1) Selective expertise to: upgrade services offered by business intermediary organisations; encourage innovation and technology upgrade in start-ups and companies; export promotion; product development; advice on financing mechanisms for SMEs; upgrade of Good Manufacturing Practices; 2) capacity-building to business intermediaries/private associations/federations in providing better support to companies; 3) specific awareness raising events about targeted topics such as the digital economy, trade, export promotion, the engagement of the diaspora; 4) promotion of exchanges with European agencies and entrepreneurs; 5) advise on legal and regulatory issues (e.g. on trade-related standards in sectors such as food safety and pharmaceuticals, on services and on innovation).

Qualifications and skills

  • A master degree in Economics, business administration, law or social sciences or 20 years of equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Excellent knowledge of English

General professional experience

  • At least 15 years of professional experience related to private sector development and business support
  • At least 10 years of managerial experience as Project Coordinator/Team Leader, in particular in coordinating multi-disciplinary and/or multicultural teams of senior professionals, ideally under contracts with international organisations
  • At least 2 years of experiences related to MENA countries

Specific professional experience

  • At least 10 years of specific professional experience in providing technical assistance or advisory services to companies and private sector actors in areas related to this contract, i.e. private sector development, business support, trade and/or innovation
  • At least 3 years of experience of managing capacity building programmes in middle income countries and/or in the geographical area covered by this contract
  • Familiarity with the European Commission procedures/requirements and proven successful project experience with the European Commission will be regarded as advantageous

All suitable candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible, preferably by 2nd September 2019. Please send your updated CV to Ms. Eugenia Pérez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "PR-1527 TL Lebanon".