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Team Leader for EU Support for Climate Action in IPA II Beneficiaries, Western Balkans & Turkey, Belgium

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Team Leader for EU Support for Climate Action in IPA II Beneficiaries, Western Balkans & Turkey
Rural Development and Environment
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Name of project: 
EU Support for Climate Action in IPA II Beneficiaries – Transition towards the Low Emissions and Climate-resilient Economy in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Task description: 

The team leader will be responsible for overall delivery of contract outputs and the quality control of contract implementation. S/he is expected to have a key role in all technical aspects of the contract


As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in law, environmental sciences or international relations or European integration or other related field.

- Excellent fluency in written and spoken English; required ability to travel to beneficiaries s; knowledge of one of the languages of the beneficiaries will be an asset.

- As a minimum high quality analytical and document drafting skills, which can be demonstrated by reference to a recent (the previous 2 years) report that he/she has authored.


General professional experience

- Demonstrable capacity to efficiently manage a project involving the multiple counterparts/teams, including from the IPA beneficiaries, to be proven by experience with at least one, and preferably more projects, involving a team of at least 3-5 members, within the past 5 years;

- at least 10 years of relevant professional experience, out of which at least 5 years of relevant experience in the Western Balkans and Turkey and/or the former Candidate Countries.

- As a minimum two project references in the last 6 years related to the subject matter of the current contract in the Western Balkans beneficiaries and Turkey and/or the former Candidate Countries.

- Demonstrable knowledge and very good understanding of the EU environment and climate acquis and policies and of the EU enlargement process.

- Demonstrable sound knowledge of the political situation in the Western Balkan beneficiaries and Turkey and the European integration process.


Specific professional experience

- demonstrable experience in capacity building in the IPA beneficiaries, as regards any of the following (as demonstrated by list of recent projects of this kind, and brief mention of the responsibility in the project):

- alignment with EU environmental and climate change acquis – institutional and legislative capacity building

- developing climate policies and measures

- demonstrable experience in leading regional and multi-national projects related to environment and climate change (including experience in coordination of teams of at least 10 experts) of at least 5 years, as well as an understanding of legal and implementation issues, particularly with regard to alignment of the Western Balkans  with EU environmental and climate acquis

Other information: 

The team leader will be a position of at least 400 working days over the 36 months contract duration.


A minimum of 30% of these working days should be spent in the beneficiaries or the benificiary where the Secretariat will be located.

Interested experts are requested to send their signed privacy declaration and CV (see formats attached) to  .

Please note that only experts with the above-mentioned professional skills and experiences will be contacted.

Please note that early applications are welcomed and the selection process has started.

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