Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Open Regional Fund Foreign Trade (ORF FT)

Call for Expression of Interest

The Open Regional Fund Foreign Trade (ORF FT) is supporting the implementation of Additional Proto-col 5 (AP 5) to the CEFTA Agreement. Fostering cooperation between government and private sector is an important element for better implementation of trade facilitation reform measures, where the regional cooperation between the relevant entities plays a crucial role. The thematic focus is put on implementa-tion of mutual recognition programmes: the Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) and border docu-ments that certify compliance with legal requirements as well as supporting a regional approach for joint risk management.

The ORF FT is tasked to contribute strengthening the private sector to engage in evidence-based ad-vocacy, based on data derived, among others, from the monitoring of AP5 implementation. The project is further engaged in improving public-private dialogue in the region regarding trade issues by support-ing the AEO Association in delivering results to the membership. 

In order to support the process mentioned above, GIZ is looking for:
Support to the AEO Association with the role of the AEO Association Manager

The role of the AEO Association Manager will lead the operations of the AEO Association in line with its goals and objectives and ensure delivery of the Association’s Action Plan. The AEO Association Manager will be responsible for maintaining the Association on a sound financial and operational foot-ing, and for its expansion in membership, activities and programs.

The applicant will become eligible for the evaluation by providing the minimum of:
  • Evidence on 1 reference project/engagement in Trade cooperation, Business Advocacy and Pri-vate sector development and
  • Evidence on 1 reference project/engagement in Eastern Europe in the last 3 years.
The eligible applicants shall be evaluated based on the CV and financial offer provided. 

To receive the description of tasks and tendering documentation, please contact us via the following e-mail address: 

We kindly ask all interested individuals from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro to send: Expression of interest, CV and financial offer as separate documents all in English language attached to an e-mail, by 19.06.2024. to the following E-mail address:, with refference to proceeding number: 83466680. 

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further application procedures! 

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