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 law, economics, management or another relevant discipline.
  • Excellent level of English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Good drafting skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Leadership skills as demonstrated by at least one previous team leader experience.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to different cultural contexts. 

Expérience professionelle générale / General professional experience

  •  More than 10 years of professional experience working on WTO/international trade policy, regional economic integration and/or related domestic legislation.
  • Extensive project and team management experience, including programme planning, budgeting, disbursement and progress monitoring.
  • At least 3 years of experience as team leader.
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing countries.
  • Working experience in Asia would be an advantage.
  • Experience working with government agencies at senior level.
  • Knowledge of Viet Nam’s trade regulation/policies and trade integration would be an advantage.

Expérience professionelle spécifique / Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years providing trade-related technical assistance to public authorities.
  • Experience in the context of FTA negotiations/implementation would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of EU project management procedures would be an advantage.


Nombre total de jours travaillés / Total working days

650 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 work will be performed starting December 2019, for a 42 months period. However, 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 – TL - ARISE+”. References must be available on request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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