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How to become a EuropeAid consultant

By Rolf Rosenkranz21 February 2012

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What does an independent expert have to do to join a technical assistance project funded by EuropeAid?

This question was front and center at our one-hour webinar “Successful Consulting With EuropeAid,” which featured three seasoned consultants and leaders with Technical Assistance Consultants United, a membership organization representing the interests of individual aid experts.

Following the event, TACU’s experts addressed several more questions from the webinar audience on how to join a EuropeAid tender. Here are some of the responses by Henry Leerentveld and Stephen Dewar, the group’s co-founders, as well as Michael Gericke, an advisory board member:

Does EuropeAid contract directly with individual consultants, or only with firms?

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Rolf Rosenkranz

Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.


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