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Key expert 3: Senior Expert - Accreditation and Standardization

VAKAKIS AND ASSOCIATES S.A (GR) will participate in bidding for the following EU tender in consortium with Cardno Emerging Markets, Belgium S.A (BE) and Kosovo Legal Services Company L.L.C. (XK):

Support to the Free Movement of Goods in Kosovo

Location: Kosovo
Start date (provisional): 21 Aug 2017
Duration: 40 months

Overall objective

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
To support the Government of Kosovo to further develop its institutional capacity to create the basis for a sustainable environment for private sector development in line with the EU acquis and the SAA requirements.


The purpose of this contract is as follows:
To develop Quality Infrastructure, Market Surveillance and Consumer Rights in order to improve production processes and increase quality and safety of products and services made available on the domestic market, as well as integration of Kosovo in the EU market with the elimination of unjustified technical barriers to trade and strengthening its position on the external markets.

Key expert 3: Senior Expert - Accreditation and Standardization (minimum 600 working days)

Qualifications and skills
• A University Degree (Bachelor or Equivalent) in Engineering, in technical sciences, in technology, in mathematics or 10 years of relevant professional experiences.

General professional experience
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experiences as an official, a technical expert or a manager (of at least middle level) in a national or regional accreditation or standardization body in the area of accreditation and/or standardization (in addition to the years of experience which form a substitute for the diploma in case the expert would not have the diploma required under "qualifications and skills").

Specific professional experience
• Experience in a national accreditation body, notified body or conformity assessment body (CAB) for at least 2 years. Only long term experiences of at least 6 months each will be counted.
• Experience in at least 2 preferably 4 projects covering the field of Free Movement of Goods (including metrology, accreditation, standards, consumer protection, market surveillance and conformity assessment) in countries covered by article 19 of IPA regulations (including the former IPA countries) and/or ENI/ENPI countries and/or Central Asia countries. Only long term experiences of at least 6 months each will be counted.


All experts mobilised under this contract must:
• Have an excellent communication and analytical skills
• Have excellent team working abilities
• Be proficient in report drafting
• Have excellent written and spoken English.

All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

Applications and updated CV should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application deadline: 20 May 2017

Address & Contact info

Laodikias 9 - 11 ,

Athens, Greece 


Tel +30 210 7475 950




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