The evaluation team leader will have a suitable background and experience with trade promotion and facilitation development programs, as well as solid experience in leading review or evaluations of complex programs. Included in evaluation team should be Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Environment and Climate Change, Socially Responsible Business Practices experts with experience working on SMEs in agriculture, manufacturing (specialty apparel, home décor, handicraft) and services (ICT) programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America & Caribbean and Asia & Middle East. Practical understanding of how the private sector (SMEs) and private and public sector TSIs/TPOs/BSOs engage in trade promotion and trade facilitation program interventions will be an added advantage.
Trade Facilitation Office (TFO Canada) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve lives through the creation of sustainable trade partnerships for exporters from developing countries with Canadian and foreign buyers. TFO Canada assists Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Trade Support Institutions/Trade Promotion Organizations/Business Support Organizations (TSIs/TPOs/BSOs) from developing countries to access international markets through its information (general and sector specific), advice (including capacity building) and contact services(including trade missions and business to business matchmaking).