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Business Support to the EU-India Policy Dialogues

Key expert 2: EU-India Business Opportunities Promotion Expert (EU)

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Project description

This action aims to enrich the EU-India policy dialogues with the hands-on and innovative technical solutions provided by EU businesses, particularly the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in sectors where the EU has a clear and strong potential, such as environment, energy, climate, ICT, transport, urbanisation, mobility, and others. By meeting the demand for knowledge and innovative technologies, this technical assistance contract will contribute to increased and diversified presence of EU companies, notably SMEs, in the Indian market by showcasing the EU technologies, standards and business best-practices.
The project will also support the EU-wide advocacy efforts by EU Member States, EU business organisations, businesses and innovators, to remove trade barriers and identify regulatory and economic trends with a particular focus on the needs of EU SMEs.

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Key Expert 2 is expected to work minimum 140 full days per year on the contract, i.e. 420 days over the duration of the project. Key Expert 2 is expected to be based in the EU to perform the assignment. Short missions to different parts of the EU and/or to India are envisaged under this action.   


Job duration

420 days

Job profile

Qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum Master Degree or equivalent in Economics, International Economics, Business, Engineering, or equivalent discipline (e.g Social Sciences); or Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years of full-time proven relevant professional experience additional to the requested general professional experience.
  • Excellent speaking, drafting and editing skills in English;

General professional experience:

  • Minimum six (6) years of post-graduate professional experience relevant to this project (in the field of trade, business, international economics);
  • Specific professional experience:

    •   Minimum two (2) years full-time relevant working experience on trade relations and promotion, economic relations, business promotion, conceptualization of business/trade-related events, market access barriers; capacity building of trade/business-related entities; experience in the above fields working on EU-India relations will be considered an asset.

    •   Minimum two (2) years working experience related to promotion of one or more of the following fields: EU trade interests, EU technologies, EU standards, EU research and innovation, EU business best-practices in key sectors;

    •   Authoring/co-authoring of minimum one (1) study and/or analysis of at least 20 pages in the area of trade/business promotion, market access barriers, capacity building of trade/ business-related institutions.