Project Name: EU for Serbia for improving Chapter 27 planning and implementation

Overall objective is:

To assist Serbia in further aligning its environment and climate change policies formulated in Negotiating Positions in view of EU accession.

Key expert 1: Team Leader/ environmental policy expert (minimum 560 working days)

The Team Leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of all project activities, communication, and visibility according to the approved plan and the efficient use of project funds. The Team Leader will be responsible for the management of the team of all experts and for overall quality, coordination, realisation of the activities and outputs, as well as of timely reporting, liaising with the EU Delegation, beneficiary, and stakeholders. 90% of the assignment must be carried out within Serbia.

S/he will have the following background/experience:

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of minimum four years of study at a university or equivalent institution) in environmental sciences, law, economics, political sciences, engineering, European studies or other relevant areas.

General professional experience

  • Minimum 15 (fifteen) years of professional post-graduate experience in EU environmental policies or EU integration in an EU Member State.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 10 (ten) years working experience with the EU accession process on policy and action planning related to implementation of EU environmental requirements, (preferably through participation in negotiating structures or donor-funded projects related to accession process;)
  • Experience in a management position involving leading a team of experts (in the public sector) in a minimum of two EU funded projects, for a combined total minimum budget of 4 million €;


The project office will be located in Belgrade from where most project activities will be undertaken. Visits to local administration, installations and other will, however, require travel throughout Serbia.

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is the third quarter of 2023 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 months from this date.

Deadline for submission of CVs:  May 17, 2023