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Key expert 3: Economic development expert
Expected start
1 April 2022
880 working days
3 January 2022
Tom Bultereys (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: “The general objective of the Revival of Balochistan Water Resources Programme is to contribute to the transition of agriculture and livestock farming systems in Balochistan (Pakistan) achieving lower water intensity and improving environmental and economic sustainability”.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • To strengthen governance of water resources and rangelands in Balochistan;
  • To develop alternative agricultural and livestock farming systems based on low water agro-economy, including agronomic practices leading to groundwater replenishment;
  • To increase availability of qualified agro-technology cadres able to integrate and provide on-farm technical know-how and climate-relevant advise to farmers.


Criteria are identified below as Minimum Requirement (MR), Preferred Requirement (PR), or Optional Requirement (OR).

 Qualifications and skills:

  • A Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in economy, business administration, or in any field directly related to the action (MR);
  • Post graduate studies (Master degree) and/or specific trainings in agricultural development, development studies, or a related discipline (PR);
  • Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing skills (MR).

General professional experience:

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience relevant to the post (MR);
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in low or lower-middle income countries (MR);
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in implementing agricultural value addition projects. Additional years of such experience will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the candidate (MR).

For these three above mandatory requirements, the references submitted can fall – if relevant – within the same period or overlapping periods.

  • Professional experience in volatile environments (PR);
  • Experience of EU programmes, especially in the implementation of these programmes, is an advantage though not considered essential (PR).

Specific professional experience:

The specific professional experiences presented by the candidates can fall, if relevant, within the same period covered by the general professional experience.

  • Experience in implementing at least 2 different programmes related to poverty reduction through support to agricultural value chains (MR);
  • Experience in leading policy dialogue and development partners coordination in the field of economic development (PR);
  • Experience in public finance management (PR);
  • Experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation of economic development programmes and policies (PR).