Call for expression of interest for experts for the needs of supporting SWG in agriculture and rural development projects


The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat opens Call for expression of interest for experts for the needs of supporting SWG in implementing activities related to agriculture and rural development projects.

The Call is intended to create List of experts who will be later invited to participate as tenderers, depending on the implemented projects by the SWG.

The experts should have at least the following specific professional experience and skills:

-University degree in agriculture, economics or organizational management, or equivalent. Master level is considered to be an asset;
-Fluency in both written and spoken English. Additional languages will be considered to be an asset;
-At least 20 years of relevant professional experience.
-Proven experience and knowledge in preparation of strategic development documents;
-Experience in project design, project management and strategic planning;
-High quality analytical and document drafting skills;
-In-depth knowledge of the economic, social and institutional context in the cross – border regions of the Western Balkans.
-General experience demonstrating sound knowledge of the situation in South East Europe, European integration and EU enlargement.
-Extensive knowledge of EU Instruments for Pre-accession Assistance;
-Extensive knowledge of international donor community and available funding opportunities for South-East European countries;
-Experience in support in development of Strategic Programmes and Plans for rural and/or regional development on national and regional/ local level;
-Experience in working with Area Based Development (ABD), Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économique Rurale (LEADER) or LEADER-like principles.

Experts who are interested to be included in the List are encouraged to submit their CVs, cover letter, supporting documents and references on the following e-mail address:

The deadline for submission is January 16th, 2018, 16:00 hours, Central European Time (CET).

The selection of the experts for different tenders will be done taking into consideration the professional competence and experience of the expert.


SWG Head Office/ Secretariat