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Key expert 2: Business support and value chain development


Position: Key expert 2: Business support and value chain development 

Project Title:Technical assistance (TA) to enhance value addition, market access and competitiveness of prívate sector in Namibia in order to promote trade under the EPA

Project Period: May 2023 – May 2025

Duration of Assignment: 24 months

Input: minimum of 440 working days

Country / Duty Station: Namibia


Description of the project:

The services will involve provision of technical advice, analysis, training and capacity building in the following thematic areas:

  • Legal and regulatory aspects: This includes among others regulations and a masterplan for Special Economic Zones, investment and export promotion, review of domestic foreign trade legislation and gap analysis, a national standardisation strategy relating to products and production processes.
  • Support to value chain development for sectors such as cosmetics, charcoal, gemstones, seafood, mineral beneficiation
  • Enhancing information for policy making, including surveys, statistics, input-output matrices, economic analysis.
  • Business and product development: This includes market research, business advisory services (entrepreneurship and management training), product competitiveness and development, B2B networking and facilitation.
    Beneficiaries: Ministry of Trade, other public and private sector org.

Job Description:

Key Expert 2 will assist the Team Leader and concentrate on the development of various value chains and micro-level support to existing areas of business development.

Qualifications and competencies

  • At least a Master’s Degree academic level, preferably in the field of business or economic development. In its absence: an additional 5 years of experience in the field of economic or business development in addition to the 6 years of general professional experience.
  • Written and oral communication skills in English of at least C2 level.

General professional experience:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in trade policy or economic development or business development support
  • Project management experience will be an asset.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least of 3 years’ experience in value chain support.
  • At least 3 years of experience in capacity building or training.
  • Experience with Southern Africa economies, and especially of the Namibian one will be an asset.

The deadline for receiving applications is 27/03/2023. All eligible candidates are invited to apply, before the deadline, by sending their updated CV to Ms. Laura Benito (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a copy to Ms. Ruth Sánchez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the subject: "KE2: Business support and value chain development". Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.