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KE2: Senior Expert in Innovation

Position: KE2 - Senior Expert in Innovation

Location: Lebanon

Duration: 192 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 15 years of equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

General professional experience

  • At least 7 years of general professional experience
  • At least 2 years of managerial experience as team leader/coordinator, ideally under contracts with international organisations

Specific professional experience

  • At least 7 years of specific professional experience in innovation; innovation management; technology transfer; technology commercialisation
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in working with SMEs and/or academia/research institutions in middle income countries
  • Experience related to Lebanon will be considered as an asset

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 KE2 Lebanon".