Senior Non Key Expert - Trade in Services

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Last update: Jan 30, 2023 Last update: Jan 30, 2023


Deadline: Feb 10, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Mozambique Mozambique
Organization: DAI Global Austria
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English, Portuguese English, Portuguese
Work experience: From 6 years
Date posted: Jan 27, 2023
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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Project: Technical Assistance in Support of Trade and Development in Mozambique – Promove Comércio


Objective(s) of the assignment
The Government of Mozambique has obligation to achieve a dynamic regulatory framework for trade in services including a Trade in Services (TiS) Strategy; and technical assistance is required to develop and enable an effective institutional mechanism, which is capacitated to support dialogue and trade negotiation on services; and a robust dialogue platform between government, private sector and civil society.

  1. Expected output(s)
    1.    Regulatory audit in the selected/prioritised services sectors in Mozambique, (communication, financial, tourism, transport and construction) including review of the main regulatory instruments, and development and/or implementation of policy measures and restrictions affecting a prioritised sector/ sub-sector;
    2.    A comprehensive and action-oriented Trade in Services Strategy, including an institutional mechanism for effective coordination between trade in services policy makers, regulators, and private sector;
    3.    Sensitization and consultative workshops/ seminars with key public and private stakeholders to validate the TiS Strategy; 
    4.    Training workshops/ seminars on trade in services aimed at enhancing capacity for coordination, domestic regulatory reform and trade in services negotiations, including the EU-SADC EPA and AfCFTA trade in services agendas.
    5.    Drafting of a Guide on Trade in Services Negotiations.
    6.    Setting up a National Forum of Trade in Services Negotiators. 

Minimum requirements for Senior Non-key Expert

  • Qualification and skills: University degree in Economy, Trade, Law
  • Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication skills in English and/or Portuguese, including the ability to read and write technical documents and to participate verbally in meetings.
  • General professional experience: at least 6 years experience as Economist, Trade Official, Trade Analyst or Trade Matters Professor.
  • Specific professional experience: at least 6 years experience in Trade Analysis, Trade Advice or Trade Negotiator.
  • Professional experience working in the trade or economic development programmes as part of a public sector institution, sector regulator, or donor-funded trade programmes in the Sub-Saharan region.
  • Production of Research studies, Books or Articles about Trade in Services
  • Experience managing the set-up and orchestration of events and other capacity building activities.
  • Fluent English and/or Portuguese

Preferred requirements (additional assets):

  • Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication skills in Portuguese
  • Work experience in Sub-saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of SADC Protocols
  • Knowledge of Mozambique's economy
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Organized and self-directed individual with good judgment and strong operational focus.

Duration: The mission is expected to be split into 3 missions of up to 3 months and keep the timeframe of February 2023 - February 2024.

Place of performance: MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

Deadline for submission: 10 February 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.