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Trainer on how to practice lobbying in European R&I projects

Position: Trainer on how to practice lobbying in European R&I projects

Location : Home-based

Duration: 8.5 working days

Calendar: First quarter of 2022

Project: Appui à l'Association Tunisienne au programme de recherche H2020


Project description

EQUINOCCIO leads the EuropeAid-funded “Project in support of the Tunisian association to the H2020 Programme”, which aims to boost and professionalize participation of Tunisian stakeholders in this European R&I programme.

One of its main components is Training , which is oriented to three target publics: “Community public”, i.e. the R&I community ( researches and industry submitting project proposals), “Network public”, i.e. the professionals of networks of R&I support institutions ( NCP, scientific counsellors, PMO staff in Universities or research institutions, Focal Information Points…) and “Governance public”, i.e. senior staff in public governance positions and policy-makers (High-level officers in Ministries, Vice-presidents in universities, etc.)

We are currently looking for senior expert to deliver a training module orientated to the “Network” public; delivery of module will be home-based through video-conferencing. Once the module delivery is done, the expert shall edit and readjust its content in order to adapt it and transform it into an e-learning format module, that will be later on integrated within the UGPO intranet to be permanently at the Tunisian R&I community disposal

The module,  EU 604: how to practice lobbying in European R&I projects will be delivered in either English or French :

  • Inputs: 8,5 home-based working days ( 1 day briefing and e-learning precedents familiarization; 2 days home-based preparation , 5 x 0.5 days delivery via video-conferencing, 2 days e-learning set-up and 1 day reporting)

 Objectives of EU 604 module on how to practice lobbying in European R&I projects are listed below:

The aim of this module is to be able to position a network of Tunisian actors in the dynamics of calls for projects at an European level by:

  • Identifying the decision makers and leaders of a topic
  • Understanding the construction mechanics of a call for projects
  • Producing information to position its players


Profile requirements:

Qualifications and competences:

- Holder of a Higher Education Diploma

- Language Skills:

o Excellent fluency in English written and oral

o Fluency in both written and oral French will be considered an asset

- Computer skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

- Excellent hosting skills

- Listening skills and oral communication

- Excellent mastery of H2020 portals (information, application, indicators)

- Knowledge of the operation and administrative structure of the EC for H2020 and Horizon Europe

General professional experience:

- General work experience of at least 10 years (Senior)

- Experience in the research context

- Prior international professional experience working in non-European countries or with non-European stakeholders will be considered as an asset

Specific work experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in participating in European R&I and Support projects
  • Knowledge of H2020 and Horizon Europe program funding instruments
  • Consortium building / partner search
  • Experience at organizational level in a role with responsibility for liaison, networking and/or lobbying with European R&D actors (EC and mayor European players)
  • Consolidated experience in adult training / continuing education / professional training :

Creation of syllabus, training outline, training content

Public speaking

Participatory pedagogy


  • Experience in online training tools / online assessment will be considered an asset


The deadline for submitting applications is 22 September 2021. All applicants are invited to send their CVs, in English or French, as soon as possible before the deadline to the attention of Mrs. Quesada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: “PR-1371 Trainer module EU 604 lobbying”