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Agriculture Economist/Team Leader
Expected start
13 March 2022
53 working days
11 February 2022
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of this assignment is to build green alliances and partnerships, which support a climate-resilient transition towards sustainable growth and job creation.

Specific objective(s):

The specific objective of this assignment is to support the formulation of actions for the Annual Action Programme (AAP) 2022 under Priority Area 1, Specific Objective 1.1: To promote and invest in the green recovery and sustainable growth along the agriculture-forestry-biodiversity-water and climate nexus of the Multi-Annual Indicative Programme 2021-2027.
The formulation will take into account EU Member States’ priorities and initiatives in view of developing joint EU-MS actions in line with Team Europe approach.
The formulation will also need to ensure that EU funded actions promote the cross-cutting objectives of the EC: environment and climate change, rights-based approach, persons with disability, indigenous peoples and gender equality.


General description of the position:

  • Expert category: Cat. II (>6 years of experience)

Qualifications and skills required:

  • At least a taught Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in the field of agricultural economics, agriculture science, or related discipline, or in its absence at least a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • And 3 years of additional relevant general professional experience to that specified below or in its absence 4 years of additional relevant general professional experience to that specified below (minimum requirement).

General professional experience:

  • At least 6 years of experience in agriculture or agri-food processing or agribusinesses engagement (minimum requirement)

Specific professional experience:

  • Having successfully completed at least one assignment in identification, formulation and/or implementation of an agriculture or agroforestry /value chain/ agri-food or rural development programme or project.(minimum requirement).
  •  Previous experience in at least one of the following: (i) development and/or analysis of smallholder farmers inclusion in agricultural value chains and related input supply chains; (ii) development and analysis of agriculture and/or agroforestry value chains with integrated land-use planning and integrated management of natural resources; (iii) ICT solutions in the agriculture sector (preferred requirement)

Language skills:

  • Fluency in both oral and written English to a C1 level of proficiency based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages available on:, which can be demonstrated either by specific qualifications or by past work experience in English (minimum requirement).

Additional information:

  • At least one expert in the team should have expertise in: -Experience in gender inclusiveness; youth engagement.