Current Vacancies

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  • Experts for Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Expert for Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Thursday, 30 June 2022.

Interested candidates should send their CV 
to opportunities@gdsi.ie

October 2022.

Duration will be about a year.

Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement.

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been applied since October 2016. It is necessary to launch an ex-post evaluation in order to assess the functioning and impact of the agreement five years after implementation to comply with the obligation under Article 116 of the EPA to review the agreement no later than five years after its entry into force. The review was launched in November 2021 and the parties need to have at their disposal solid evidence based on research assessing the effects of the EPA in order to carry out the review. The ex-post evaluation will analyse the extent of implementation and compliance on both sides, preliminary outcomes in terms of trade and investment flows, and estimate the impacts of the agreement in light of sustainable development objectives. The ex-post evaluation will feed into the review process.

Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Expert 
  • At least Master degree in the relevant field;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills;
  • At least 12 years experience in the area trade facilitation and investments;
  • Over 6 years experience conducting evaluation. Experience in evaluation of impact of economic partnership agreements is a strong asset;
  • Previous experience leading evaluation teams is a must;
  • Experience working in the SADC region is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a strong asset.

Customs expert/Senior evaluation expert

  • At least Master degree in the relevant field;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills;
  • At least 12 years’ experience in the area trade facilitation and customs laws;
  • Over 5 years’ experience conducting evaluation. Experience in evaluation of impact of economic; partnership agreements is a strong asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of SADC region is a must;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a strong asset.