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Job Posting Title VNTURC00130 Job Title Expert in Transport Facilitation and Connectivity Organization Name OSCE Centre in Ashgabat iRecruitment Notification Text The OSCE joint online workshop on the Lapis Lazuli Corridor with the participating States of the Agreement (Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey) will serve as a platform for presentation and discussion of the Strategy commissioned by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. As part of its advisory support to participating States of the Lapis Lazuli Agreement, the Centre seeks to hire an international expert on trade connectivity, transit and transport facilitation to develop a Strategy with concrete policy proposals for its full and comprehensive implementation aligned with best international practices.
For an international transit and transport corridor to be competitive and economically viable, consistency of participants¡¦ actions, the reliability of logistics, synchronisation of the transport chain along the corridor and competitive transportation costs are essential. To achieve these goals, the most advanced forms of integrated and multimodal transport operations involving a set of digital technologies, as well as organizational and legal conditions for all types of transportation are required. In this regard, the strategy needs to lay out the major directions and actions of participating States with concrete policy proposals aimed at harmonizing participating States¡¦ legislations and their transport systems, and creating an international transport infrastructure that has common technical parameters and logistics services to ensure full interoperability. Background International transport corridors improve connectivity and stimulate further regional integration and economic growth, generating wider economic benefits. In this context, the Lapis Lazuli Trade, Transit and Transport Corridor has all of the necessary qualities to succeed and become truly transformational. Considering its regional and continental importance in terms of economic integration and increase of the trade volumes, the governments of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey signed the Lapis Lazuli Agreement in Ashgabat on 15 November 2017.
The OSCE considers regional cooperation as a powerful mechanism leading to stability and economic prosperity. Based on this premise and in alignment with the objectives of the Lapis Lazuli Agreement, the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat provides an expert assistance to the participating countries of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor: Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
To this end, the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat (the Centre) will present the Concept of the ¡§Single Logistics Centre¡¨ on the corridor and share international best practices on the implementation of the Roadmap in the field of multimodal transit and transport corridors with representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan in the workshop in late July 2021 as a prerequisite for the October workshop and preparatory mechanism for the Strategy mentioned below.
Tasks and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Centre¡¦s Project Manager and the National Project Officer, the Expert will:
« Undertake a desk review of the existing national legal and regulatory documents on transport sector of the participating States of the Lapis Lazuli Agreement and identify legal and administrative gaps; « Develop a Comprehensive Strategy with concrete policy proposals for the implementation by Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey of the Lapis Lazuli Agreement aligned with priorities of participating States in the transport sector; « Deliver six sessions that cover aspects of the Strategy during the workshop from 19 to 21 October 2021, interacting with participants throughout the workshops and responding to a reasonable amount of individual follow-on questions after the workshops; « Outline the mechanism for practical implementation of the strategy and policy proposals by the Lapis Lazuli Agreement Signatories, on the basis of the already existing Lapis Lazuli Corridor working group consisting of representatives from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan; « Finalize a draft Strategy with concrete policy proposals, incorporating participants¡¦ suggestions and feedback not later than 1 November 2021; « Submit not less than a three-page long report on the workshop to the National Project Officer providing a list of actionable recommendations by 3 November 2021.
Necessary Qualifications « Master¡¦s Degree in Transport Economics and/or Business, Transport/Civil Engineering, Supply Chain, and/or other relevant fields; University Diploma in Social Sciences, Security Studies, Economics, Trade Management, Transportation and Communication; « A Masters degree and 10 years relevant experience or first degree and 15 years experience working in Customs field, promoting trade, transit, transport facilitation tools. « Minimum eight ¡V to ¡V ten years of experience in examining and designing documentation in the area of cargo transit security and border crossing facilitation; « Minimum eight ¡V to ¡V ten years of experience in providing expert assistance in trade facilitation, cargo transit security and border crossing facilitation; « Experience in developing and delivering training in technical matters; « Experience in dealing with international organizations and foreign law enforcement agencies; « Experience working in Central Asia and Caucasus preferred; « Professional fluency in oral and written English; « Knowledge of Russian is optional; « Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; « Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Remuneration Package Remuneration will depend on selected consultant¡¦s qualification and experience Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included into OSCE roster of Consultants for similar assignments. How To Apply How to Apply
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