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Position: WTO Customs Training Advisor Location: Baghdad, Iraq Duration: Short Term (120 Days)
Start Date: March 15, 2011
Overall, the objective of the Tijara – PEG activity is to grow the Iraqi economy by promoting private sector development by increasing access to finance.
The program is intended to promote economic diversification and job generation.
More specifically, the Tijara – PEG program implementation will:
In Component One; Provision of Business Development Services with a Focus on Sector Competitiveness; Focus on the establishment of and strengthening of existing Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) as approved by USAID/Iraq. Retain a small number of technical staff centrally and provide services to PRTs, and bring in additional technical resources (short-term and long-term) for specific purposes as approved by USAID/Iraq.
In Component Two; Expansion of Commercial Lending through Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and Banks; Provide Training and Technical Assistance. Disseminate Information, Education, Knowledge Management and Research. Operate a Grant Facility.
Tijara – PEG will provide the Government of Iraq (GoI) with assistance in improving the Business Enabling Environment for increased trade and investment in the private sector, standing up the National Investment Commission and seeking membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In December 2004 Iraq formally indicated to the WTO its desire to accede to this organization. Since that time, under the previous USAID funded Izdihar project, a number of milestones have been reached in the accession process. These include among others assisting the WTO to draft several WTO-required laws or amendments to existing laws, assisting in completing the WTO required “Memorandum on Foreign Trade Regime,” completion of the first and second written procedures for WTO accession, submission of a variety of WTO-required technical documentation, submission of a Legislative Action Pmarch lan and the holding of the First WTO Working party Meeting in Geneva in May 2007. PEG Tijara will build upon these milestones to assist Iraq in continuing its progress towards WTO Accession and the legal and practical reforms related thereto.
The WTO Customs Training Advisor will assist the GCC to conduct a successful WTO Valuation and Classification training events for a target participant population of approximately 200 in service Customs personnel. Key tasks in accomplishing this assignment include the following:
1.Provide practical training to selected members of the GOI Goods Offer negotiation team and GCC staff on the application of customs legislation and regulations that are required for accession to the WTO: most notably, training in Customs Valuation, HS Classification, WTO Rules of Origin and Customs Risk Management.
2.Provide Training of Trainers training to approximately 30 pre-selected in-service Customs personnel who will be required to deliver training throughout Iraq in Customs Valuation, Classification, Origin and Risk Management techniques to ensure skill-set transfer, and on-going capacity and self-sufficiency in Customs training.
3.Report regularly to the USAID/Tijara Trade Component Leader on progress in pursuit of the tasks and deliverables identified in this TOR.
4.Undertake such other tasks as may be necessary under Section C of PEG/Tijara.
Provide technical reports on the outcomes on Task 1 and Task 2. Such reports to include: a deliverable report on the completion of a series of a WTO compliant Valuation Training events, a deliverable report on the completion of a series of WTO compliant HS Classification Training events, a deliverable report on the completion of a series of Rules of Origin Training events, a deliverable report on the completion of a series of Cargo Inspection Training events, a deliverable report on the completion of a series of Risk Management Training events, a deliverable report on the completion of one Training of Trainers event
Provide briefs to the Director General of the GCC in the form of personnel evaluations of the performance, interest and participation of GCC personnel engaged in the training events.
Provide training contents CD ROM versions of the training materials for use by participants post training in keeping their skill set up to date via self-study practice.
Prepare responses to any questions raised by the GCC in the delivery and the content of the training materials provided, and •Engage in a post-event validation assessment of the training through a series of site visits to ensure the new training knowledge is being applied in the field
1.At least 5 years of professional experience with a national customs agency or an international customs management company, with working knowledge and field experience in the application of Customs Valuation, HS Classification, WTO Rules of Origin, Customs Risk Management and Customs Cargo Inspection techniques
2.At least 5 years of international consulting experience
3.Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing customs assistance on at least one WTO accession is desirable;
4.Demonstrated experience in working as an effective member of large international technical assistance teams;
5.Demonstrated ability to prepare professionally acceptable technical reports;
6.Demonstrated ability to make effective oral and public presentations of technical iss
AECOM-Iraq is also seeking applicants for a Business Development Services Advisor
Project Background and Objectives:
The objective of the Tijara – PEG activity is to grow the Iraqi economy by promoting private sector development by increasing access to finance.
Business Development Services is a Component of the PEG (Tijara) USAID funded project. The purpose of this component is to: a) focus on the establishment, support and strengthening of the existing Small Business Development Centres and those being developed, all being approved by USAID/Iraq; and b) provide support, services and technical assistance (TA) to (e)PRTs and bring in additional technical resources (short and long-term) for specific purposes as approved by USAID/Iraq.
Business Development Services will, as a component of PEG, provide direct economic interventions in the MSME sector by facilitating access to finance and business development services; a primary focus of the SBDCs will be the introduction of candidates for micro-finance and small business loans to the MFIs and the private banking sector through training programmes. In addition the SBDCs will build a menu of services to include training courses, support to the local business communities through activities and programmes designed to strengthen and upgrade business knowledge, relationships and interactions with other USAID funded programmes, projects and entities in addition to facilitating those of the GoI.
Please submit a cover letter and CV outlining your experience as it relates to the above mentioned position requirements. AECOM employees around the world enjoy a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation packages. AECOM is much more than just a place to work. It is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It is a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting and meaningful projects. It is a place that values the diversity of our employees and practice areas. That is what makes AECOM such a great place to work and grow-so come grow with us! For more information on AECOM, please visit our website at http://www.aecom.com. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AECOM employees around the world enjoy a wide range of benefits and competitive compensation package. AECOM is much more than just a place to work. It’s a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects world wide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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