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Key expert 1: Business Sustainability
Expected start
2 January 2024
247 working days
22 September 2023
Raphaël Sakaram (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is to contribute to the strengthening of the partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Mauritius.

The specific objectives (Outcomes) of this contract are as follows:

  • Specific objective (Outcome) 1: (SO)1 – Support the implementation of the MIP in the two priority areas, as follows:
  1. Adaptation of Mauritian private sector to EU sustainability requirements.
  2. Leveraging EFSD+, GCF or other international finance, i.e. by identifying and formulating action(s) for potential funding in the fields of climate adaptation or mitigation, environmental management and circular/green economy.
  3. Contribute to the implementation of the National Gender Policy (2022-2030) to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women, girls and youth.
  4. Undertake a Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment.
  • Specific objective (Outcome) 2: (SO)2 – (i) Support policy dialogues with the government and other key stakeholders, in key and emerging EU priority areas as well as in other ad-hoc subjects, through the organisation of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, and similar platforms), and (ii) Conduct short-term studies, as follows:
  1. Supporting sector dialogues in key priority areas such as, but not limited to: Environment Protection and Climate Change, Biodiversity, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Digitalisation, Financial Governance, Gender and Youth, through the organisation of conferences, round tables, seminars, workshops, and similar platforms, to facilitate EU’s engagement with the national partners in these key priority areas, in order to better understand and tackle the challenges related these areas. Amongst the key priority areas, ‘Environment Protection and Climate Change’ and ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency’ must be covered. These events can also be held in response to requests from stakeholders, other Donor Organisations and Funding Agencies and can be carried out jointly with the latter.
    Organising workshops to facilitate consultations and dissemination of the findings for Specific Objectives 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of this contract (as may be required).
    Carrying out short-term studies – this will be based on ad-hoc demands up to the limit of the available budget.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Sustainable Development or any related field with proven knowledge in environmental issues, sustainable business development, sustainable production and consumption and schemes related to due diligence, traceability or certification; knowledge of green procurement, energy and water efficiency, waste auditing, green building rating systems and eco construction, and overall good understanding of value chain development, among others, will be an asset.

General professional experience:

  • Must have a minimum of 12 years proven work experience on environmental/sustainability matters, green economy/waste management sectors, supply chain management.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 5 years proven experience working with European businesses on sustainability issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of the EU Green Deal and other sustainability legislations concerning the business sector (industry, financial sector and/or agriculture).
  • Must have at least 5 years experience in designing and delivering training.
  • Knowledge of the Mauritian economic sectors is an advantage.

Language skills:

  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken).
  • French is an advantage but not a requirement.

The Expert is expected to travel two (2) times to the location of assignment, during the execution of the contract.