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South Sudan
Senior Expert 1 – Environmental Expert / Team Leader
Expected start
1 March 2021
40 working days
16 November 2020
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The global objective is to identify and assess environmental and climate change issues to be considered during the preparation of a country programme, which will directly or indirectly influence EU cooperation with the country.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • Key environmental and climate-related issues and parameters orient the upcoming 2021-27 programming cycle so as to ensure the alignment with the Green Deal Agenda (including its components on climate, biodiversity, circular economy, farm to fork and zero pollution);
  • A common understanding and guidance on effective merging of development objectives with environmental and climate-related objectives across all cooperation sectors are ensured in an effort towards “greening” EU cooperation with South Sudan.


Qualifications and skills:

  • University Degree / minimum required MSc. level in Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Economics and Climate Change, Geology or equivalent.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years of professional experience related to the environmental sector, including (and preferably) in developing countries.

Specific professional experience:

  • Demonstrated experience (at least 3 assignments) in undertaking environmental studies such as country environmental profiles, Strategic Environmental assessments (SEA), environmental impact assessments, climate risk assessment (CRA) or similar;
  • Experience in environmental issues analysis, including institutional aspects, international environmental policies and management, green economy policies and climate change;
  • Experience in activity coordination, participatory planning, as well as team management;
  • Extended knowledge of EU development cooperation: current relevant strategies, core values and cross cutting issues, the Green Deal Agenda, financing instruments, project cycle management including programming, procedures and approaches;
  • Previous work experience in East African countries and South Sudan in particular would be an advantage.

Language skills:

  • Perfect command of English both oral and written.

Other skills and abilities:

  • Facilitation, communication, negotiation, training & coaching, result orientation.