The threats and risks of unauthorized use of chemicals or attacks against chemical installations pose a serious challenge to security, economy, health and environment in Ukraine. The concern is that the unstable security situation increases the threats of misuse of toxic chemicals and attacks against chemical plants, transportation of dangerous goods and energy carriers. In 2015, the OSCE conducted a Comprehensive Review of chemical safety and security in Ukraine. According to the Review, there is a need to strengthen the internal controls of trans-border movement of toxic chemicals and strengthen the national capacities in this regard. In order to improve the situation, a program of continuous training for the relevant border and customs officials should be established and the relevant personnel should be trained in accordance with the European norms and practices. To achieve this, among other things, a comparative analysis of national and international legislative framework for establishing training programme for border guard officers shall be carried out. Therefore, the services of a local expert are sought to perform this task.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 20 working days. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
The Expert is expected to analyze national and international legislative framework and training programmes for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGSU) officers related to the control of hazardous chemicals in cross border movement. More specifically the Expert will be tasked to:
• Compile a list of the existing national legislative acts and normative documents related to border control of controlled and toxic chemical substances in export, import and transit;
• Describe an existing algorithm of actions and standard operation procedures of SBGSU based on the existing legislative and normative framework and present it in the study; In co-operation with theInternational Expert, conduct a comparative analysis of national and international legislative acts and regulatory framework, as well as obligations of Ukraine pertaining to the movement of chemicals. This task shall be carried out with a due regard to the national obligations emanating from the Ukraine – European Union Association Agreement (AA), Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA);
• Provide an overview of the existing training programs delivered by the recognized international organizations (i.e., WCO, INTERPOL, Frontex, EU Non-proliferation consortium etc.) and compare them with the education curriculums for trainings as delivered in the SBGSU specialized training institutions and ad-hoc carried out by international partners/donors. The overview shall include a descriptive part and a summary with recommendations based on the gaps identified and areas for improvement.
• University degree in Law/Law enforcement or fields adjacent to customs law and security studies; a specialised training in border or customs control procedures would be an advantage;
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in customs and/or border control, experience in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) field would be an asset;
• Extensive professional experience in developing recommendations, legal acts, by-laws, training programmes in border and customs control area at national level including formal qualifications in CBRN protection with focus on chemical threats;
• Excellent analytical and writing skills;
• Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian; good knowledge of English is highly desirable.
Remuneration Package: According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is open for residents of Ukraine only and is subject to the approval of the Project by the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00493. The deadline for applications is 17 December 2017. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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