Job details

Key expert 1: Team Leader - Trade and Foreign Direct Investment specialist

Job description

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall quality and timelines of the team's performance and its delivered outputs as well as the reporting and direct communication with the Contracting Authority and other relevant stakeholders.

S/he is also in charge of directly implementing some of the activities related to trade and foreign direct investment.

The Team Leader will work at least 80% of her/his time in GCC countries. She/he is expected to travel extensively (at least 50% of her/his time) within the region and to the EU as relevant.

Job duration

36 months (660 working days)

Job profile

Qualifications and skills:
Master's degree or equivalent diploma in economics, business and/or international trade, or in its absence, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent diploma in the fields detailed above followed by at least 3 years of post-graduate professional experience on top of the general professional experience required below.
General professional experience:
Minimum 10 years of post-graduate professional experience in the area of international trade, foreign direct investment and/or business internationalisation (including in functions involving policy analysis and recommendations).
Specific professional experience:
1. At least 8 years of post-graduate professional experience in leading teams of which 5 years in one of the following fields: international trade, foreign direct investment, business internationalisation.
2. Minimum 2 years of post-graduate professional experience working on EU Trade policy.
3. Minimum 2 years of postgraduate professional experience in the GCC countries.
4. Post-graduate professional experience working on issues related to economic diversification and/or reforms in one of the GCC countries is an advantage.
5. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.