Job details

key Expert 1: Team Leader RBA and Gender Equality

Job description

The team leader will give strategic guidance and assume overall responsibility of the project. He/she will ensure the coordination of the activities, as well as the reporting to DEVCO B1.


Job duration

24 months

Job profile

Qualifications and skills

The team leader will have

  • At least a University degree (master degree) or equivalent of a relevant discipline related to this contract (such as social sciences, law, political science, administration and management, economics, development cooperation);
  • Excellent drafting, communication and management skills;
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage a team of experts effectively and efficiently as well as to monitor the quality of work performed by the team;
  • Fluency in English and French. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese an asset.

General professional experience

The team leader must have at least 12 years of professional experience in the field of development cooperation, with a particular focus on human development, participatory approaches and cross-cutting issues, such as mainstreaming child rights, rights of persons with disabilities, rights of minorities…

Specific professional experience

The team leader should have:

  • at least 6 years of professional experience of implementing a rights-based approach to and gender equality in development cooperation;
  • good knowledge of EU development cooperation procedures and instruments;
  • knowledge in various EU aid implementation modalities (including the sector- and general budget support and/or global initiatives and joint programming);

experience at field level (at least 3 years) in a region covered by EU cooperation (Africa, Asia & Pacific, European Neighbourhood, Latin America & Caribbean).

  • experience in leading a group of experts in at least two other projects of at least 2 years' duration each before this contract
  • experience as a trainer on the RBA and(preferably)/or gender equality.