Job Opening

Posting Title: National Consultant in Trade Facilitation [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 28 January 2022 - 06 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-173015-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant's service will contribute to build the capacity of the National Trade Facilitation Committee of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to develop their trade facilitation reforms plan and will further support the dissemination of reforms through UNCTAD's Reform Tracker database. The Consultant will also contribute to the rolling out of the Reform Tracker in the EAC countries by delivering the e-learning module on the Reform Tracker.

Work Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Expected duration

Contract duration: 1 February 2022 - 30 April 2022
Effective working time: 3 months
Place of work: Home based
Project Officer: Celine Bacrot

Fee: USD14,988 to be disbursed in USD and paid in three installments:
First payment: USD4,996 by 28 February 2022 based on satisfactory progression of outputs.
Second payment: USD4,996 by 31 March 2022 based on satisfactory progression of outputs
Final payment: USD4,996 by 30 December 2022 based on satisfactory completion of outputs

Duties and Responsibilities

UNCTAD's work on trade facilitation in the East African Community (EAC) region is largely focused on technical assistance and capacity building at both national and regional levels. In particular, UNCTAD has developed National Trade Facilitation Implementation Plans for all EAC members, provided support to establish National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) and expert advice on regional issues to the EAC Secretariat. The purpose of this consultancy is to assist the Secretariat of the National Trade Facilitation Committee of Kenya in the formulation of the NTFC work plan and the organization of the validation workshop on trade facilitation reforms. In addition, the Consultant will assist other NTFCs in rolling-out the Reform Tracker.

The National Consultant will:
• Update on the progress made in the implementation of the NTFC work plans with the TWG of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda;
• Upload the updates and inputs of the work plans of the NTFC into the Reform Tracker, ready to use by the NTFC's members;
- deliver training sessions on the Reform tracker to the NTFCs of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda;

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree, Master, in economics, business administration, international trade law, development or any related field.
Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience in international trade and/or customs. Experience in working on trade facilitation reforms and the National Trade Facilitation Committees, customs, and/or business relations, in developing or least developed countries is required.
Language: Fluency in English oral and written is required.

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