Technical Assistance for the ARISE+ Programme
in Vietnam

One (1) Senior Key Expert -Team Leader

Objectifs / Objectives

The purpose of this contract is to provide technical assistance to the Vietnamese Government to maximise Viet Nam’s benefits from preferential trade regimes, with a focus on regional agreements and the EU-Viet Nam FTA and IPA.

profil / profile

Qualification et compétences / Qualification & skills

  • Postgraduate qualifications in engineering, agriculture or another relevant discipline.
  • Excellent level of English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Good drafting skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to different cultural contexts as proven by previous records.

Expérience professionelle générale / General professional experience

  • More than 10 years of professional experience in the area of food quality and sanitary and phytosanitary requirements gained in at least 5 different countries, including in OECD countries.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in capacity building projects.
  • Experience working with government agencies at senior level.
  • Working experience in Asia would be an advantage.

Expérience professionelle spécifique / Specific professional experience

  • Knowledge of EU food directives and regulations.
  • Knowledge of SPS provisions contained in international trade agreements, e.g. WTO SPS Agreement.
  • Prior experience drafting or supporting implementation of SPS legislation.
  • Experience working with the private sector would be an advantage.
  • Experience working on export promotion would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of testing equipment and protocols for food safety would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Viet Nam’s SPS regulation/policies would be an advantage.

Nombre total de jours travaillés / Total working days

425 w/d

Période de la mission / Period of the assignment

from December 2019 until July 2023

Date de début / Starting day

It is expected that the Key expert 2 will work intermittently in Viet Nam with 5 to 6 separate missions per year. Exact starting date will be agreed at a later stage

Lieu de mission / place of assignment

The base of operation will be in Hanoï Vietnam and facilities will be provided by the Project.

Langue de travail / Working language


Candidatures / Applications

Applications (EU format CV and application letter, both in English) need to be submitted by e-mail to


titled: “Application for the position – KE2 - ARISE+”. References must be available on request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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