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Expert 1: Team Leader - Policy Analyst
Expected start
20 January 2021
145 working days
31 December 2020
Aylin Alpagot (

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The overall objective of the assignment is to allow the EU, its Member States and the broader public to obtain a regularly updated qualitative and quantitative information on the EU and EU MS Aid for Trade and to assess the performance and impact of the EU (and its MS) AfT, so as to mobilise increased and better Aid for Trade, in line with the principles of the 2017 EU Joint Strategy on Aid for Trade.

The specific objective of the assignment is to support DG DEVCO in collecting, analysing, synthesising, reporting and communicating on the EU AfT related actions for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.


A category I expert (Senior) is necessary for the EU Aid for Trade (AfT) policy analysis, interpretation of qualitative information and consolidation/drafting of the report (qualitative part) and case stories, for the AfT related brochures and flyers writing and preparation of various presentations on the AfT, for leading the communications campaign.

 Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, economics, international relations, trade studies or equivalent;
  • Experience in analytical and research work, sound drafting skills;
  • Team management skills;
  • Ability to work under time pressure and swiftly process large amount of information and produce written outputs.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years of professional experience in Economic, Development and Trade issues, including the production of publications;
  • Experience in analytical and research work, sound drafting skills.

Specific professional experience:

  • Sound understanding and abreast with the EU Trade and Development policies, with the WTO Aid for Trade initiative.

Language skills:

  • At least C1 level of English for report writing skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages available at, as demonstrated by a certificate or by past relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of French is a plus as some outputs may be produced in French.