Current Vacancies


  • Team Leader with expertise in regional/trans-regional economic development and connectivity

Team Leader with expertise in regional/trans-regional economic development and connectivity

Japan and the EU Member countries


Friday, 12 August 2022.

Interested candidates should send their CV 

November 2022.

24 months.

GDSI Limited of Ireland has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project “Support to the implementation of the EU-Japan Connectivity Partnership” project.

Overall objective is to support and strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Japan on connectivity with the aim of contributing to operationalising the EU-Japan Partnership on Sustainable Connec-tivity and Quality Infrastructure within the wider framework of the EU Global Gateway and exist-ing sectoral bilateral dialogues.

We are looking for a Team Ieader with expertise in regional/trans-regional economic develpment and connectivity
The Key expert 1 will be the primary contact for the Contracting Authority. She/he will act as Team Leader (TL) and is expected to provide, in a coordinated manner, leadership to the Project Team (PT), taking responsibility for the coordinated and efficient implementation of the various components of the project as well as coordinating and managing the work of other experts. Furthermore, she/he shall ensure coordination with the Contracting Authority and other stakeholders of the project. The TL will work closely with target groups, under the authority of the EUD Japan.

The TL shall also perform advisory functions in two areas: the monitoring of sector dialogues sup-ported by the action, and the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of project activities itself. In order to ensure successful implementation of the project, close relationship will need to be established between the TL, the EUD Japan, the EEAS and other relevant EU or Japanese authorities. The main tasks assigned to the TL are (not exhaustive list):

a) Overall responsibility for the management of the project with the support of Key Expert 2;

b) Monitor the implementation of the various activities;

c) Maintain close cooperation with European and Japanese actors involved in the various activities;

d) Strategic planning and programming;

e) Preparation of project related meetings.

The Team Leader is expected to work at least 380 working days during the 24-months project.

Required Profile:

Qualifications and skills:

  • University degree in International Relations, Economics, Business, Engineering, Sciences or any other discipline relevant to this project;
  • Excellence in analytical skills and strategic policy analysis;
  • Excellence in reporting and communication skills, specifically in public speaking and presentation;
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written).

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of post-graduate working experience in a sector relevant to the scope of the assignment;
  • Minimum 4 years of working experience in project management leading teams in the public or private sector or in public-funded projects.

Specific professional experience:

  • Having successfully undertaken at least two international assignments in the fields of international relations/cooperation preferably in areas related to regional/trans-regional economic development and connectivity (infrastructure, energy, transport, digital, people-to-people) over the period 2017-2022). Each assignment should be for duration of at least 18 months as of the deadline for submitting offers;
  • Having successfully undertaken at least 1 assignment carrying out or supporting policy dialogues and organising public events, conferences, workshops in an international environment over the period 2017-2022;
  • Having successfully undertaken at least 1 assignment related to the EU’s internal (common) policies’ and/or external policies framework over the period 2017-2022.


  • Previous experience working in Japan and/or Western Balkans /Eastern Europe /Central Asia /Asia-Pacific;
  • Knowledge of Japanese language;
  • Knowledge of procedures for EU external action.

All experts must bе independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.