EU-SA Dialogue Facility 3.0 Technical Assistance

Key Expert 2: Policy Dialogue and Capacity Building Expert


Key Expert 2: Policy Dialogue and Capacity Building Expert

Project description

A current flagship in the EU’s portfolio in South Africa, the “Dialogue Facility” ( will be continued in the form of the Dialogue Facility 3.0. This much-hailed programme enables demand-driven knowledge exchange and dialogues towards strengthened policy development capacities. The Dialogue Facility successfully brings the aspirations of the EU-SA Strategic Partnership to a very concrete level as it brings together institutions and individuals. It will be adapted and updated from its current model. The specific objective of the contract will be to provide technical assistance in the form of a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to support the implementation of the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility 3.0 that aims to encourage and respond to requests, mainly from South African Departments of the Government, for policy dialogues with the EU in various areas. Requests for policy dialogues are arranged through regular calls for proposals organised by the PMU.

Job description

The policy dialogue and capacity-building expert will support and report to the Team Leader, and will in particular be responsible for:

  • Supporting the organisation and implementation of calls for proposals and the selected policy dialogue projects
  • Providing training to potential applicants for the development of concept proposals and detailed plans
  • Developing measures to strengthen dialogue capacities of selected applicants
  • Procuring and managing services to implement policy dialogue projects


Qualifications and skills

  • At least Master's Degree (or equivalent diploma) in a subject relevant to development cooperation (indicatively political science, international relations, economics, social sciences, law) or equivalent professional experience of minimum 5 years in development work, in addition to the minimum general professional experience requirement mentioned below)
  • Fluency in English (at least C1 level) is a must, fluency in Zulu, Xhosa or Afrikaans (B2 level) is considered an asset
 General professional experience
  • At least 15 years of professional experience in South Africa, including
    • Minimum 4 years in policy dialogue
    • Minimum 5 years in conceptualisation and facilitation of institutional capacity-building for Government Departments
 Specific professional experience
  • Technical expertise in one or more sectors of EU-SA policy dialogue and cooperation, e.g., climate change, energy, digitalisation, R&D, human rights, education, migration, employment, etc.
  • Experience in developing training materials and facilitating training workshops
  • Experience in the conceptualisation, organisation and dissemination of calls for proposals is an asset
  • Practical knowledge of South African Government and policies is an asset
  • Practical knowledge of EU policies and strategic partnerships is an asset

Additional information

 South Africa


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long term

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