International Economic Development Expert (Team Leader) -Ex-post Evaluation of Capacity Building towards Trade and Private Sector Development programme


International Economic Development Expert (Team Leader) :


General description of the position:

 Evaluation expert focusing on trade statistics and institutional capacitation. Also having the role of leading the evaluation exercise as KE 1 and overseeing the work of the other experts.

• Expert category: Cat. I (>12 years of experience)


Qualifications and skills required:

 First Degree level of qualification in Economics, with a specialisation in International trade, Private Sector Development; Trade and Investment or their equivalent in a similarly related field.


General professional experience:

 At least 12 years relevant working experience and sound expertise in the areas of trade, private sector development, and investment related projects, programmes, legal reform and policy in least developed countries. A strong bias to work in information systems and trade intelligence, as well as knowledge of the mechanisms of Sector Wide Approaches would be an advantage.


Specific professional experience:

 Demonstrated knowledge and a proven track record (of at least 8 years) in experience in conducting evaluations of such programmes within the context of work delivered on behalf of a major development partner, preferably, but not exclusively, the European Commission (EC). Demonstrated knowledge of private sector (led) development, policy issues relating to trade and trade reforms, and undertaking institutional and economic analysis in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.

 Language skills:

 Fluent in written and spoken English. “Languages levels are defined for understanding, speaking and writing skills by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages available at european-language-levels-cefr and shall be demonstrated by certificates or by past relevant experience.”


Minimum number of working days: 45 days


Additional information:

 The expert will liaise mainly with the Ministry of Trade, the National Statistics Office, and the NAO SU as the main implementers, but also the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the Malawi Revenue Authority and the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre as beneficiary institutions of this component. Correspondence with colleagues from ITC, Geneva will have to be managed through electronic exchanges and perhaps video and teleconferencing.

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