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On January 06, 2021, a meeting of the Competition Commission was held in the mode of videoconference to conduct interviews with candidates for the vacant positions of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission.

Based on the results of the interviews with the candidates, the Competition Commission decided to recommend Baurzhan Kussubayev for the position of the Head of the Group of Experts of the Permanent Secretariat, Levan Gulua for the position of the Legal and institutional Expert of the Permanent Secretariat.

PERMANENT SECRETARIAT (PS) OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION (IGC) TRACECA ADVERTIZES THE POSITION OF SHORT-TERM EXPERT ON MARITIME TRANSPORT

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: 25 January 2021 
PLACE OF WORK: Permanent Secretariat IGC TRACECA, Baku, Azerbaijan
PRELIMINARY DATE OF THE MEETING OF THE COMPETITION COMMISSION: 27 January 2021

Main objective of position:
increasing water transport operations along the TRACECA corridor

Key tasks:
-    Monitoring of the MLA implementation, strategic and programme documents of TRACECA regarding international sea navigation, development of inland waterways and multimodal transport, including preparation of corresponding documents on the quality of their implementation;       
-    Research and analysis of current international, European and national norms and practices in the field of maritime transport, inland waterways, safety and security, environmental protection and port infrastructure;  
-    Elaboration of the Action Plan for 2022-2026 for the implementation of the IGC TRACECA Strategy for development of the international transport corridor Europe-the Caucasus-Asia for 2016-2026 on the improvement of maritime transport, inland waterways, ports infrastructure, maritime safety and security and environmental protection, multimodal transport and other issues related to the development of water transport in 13 MLA member states; 
-    Finalizing the review of legislations of the MLA member states in the field of multimodal transport;
-    Analysis of the applied tariffs in the field of maritime transport (services for ship’s calling at the port, services for provision of port’s infrastructure, stevedoring charges, and others, port services, as well as maritime freight charged by sea carriers) in 13 MLA member states and formulating the recommendations on the elaboration of harmonized tariff policy on the Caspian and Black Seas, including all tariffs and sea charges applied by sea ports and carriers.   

Minimum qualification requirements:
- Higher education or analogous education in the field of maritime transport, safety and security, shipbuilding or economy.
- Work experience of at least 5 years, preferably in maritime sector in government structures and/or national companies and/or in international organizations/companies/projects specialized in maritime transport.

Skills and abilities requirements:
-    Knowledge of international agreements, European and international legislation in the field of maritime transport and shipping;
-    Knowledge in the field of border crossing procedures and transport law;
-    Knowledge of law enforcement practice in the field of maritime transport in TRACECA member states and of international best practices;
-    Skills in preparation of reference, analytical and information materials;
-    Knowledge of law enforcement practice in the field of maritime transport in TRACECA member states;
-    Abilities to synthesize, analyze, and process statistical information;
-    Computer literacy;
-    Organizational and communicational skills;
-    Proficiency in the Russian and/or English languages;
-    Responsible attitude to work and reliability.

Employment conditions:

Contract period – 3 months (distant work), five-day working week (days off – Saturday and Sunday, non-working holidays).

All candidates must submit their applications by e-mail before the final admission deadline. The applications submitted in incomplete form and/or after the official admission deadline will not be considered.

Documents required for participation in the Competition:
•    CV with photo;
•    a copy of an identity document or passport;
•    copies of the documents confirming the required professional education, qualifications and work experience;
•    copies of the documents confirming the improvement or qualification assignment based on the results of additional professional education (if available);
•    copies of the documents on awarding an academic degree, academic title (if available).

Note: Documents shall be provided with notarized translations into the Russian or English languages, if they are issued or drawn up in the languages of the MLA countries that are not the Russian or English languages.

Contestants can provide additional information about education, expertise, professional level and reputation (testimonials, references, scientific publications, etc.).

The documents sent by e-mail should be in the MS Word or PDF format and are forwarded to the following e-mail address: office(at)ps.traceca-org.org marked “Application for a vacancy of Short-term Expert on Maritime Transport of the PS IGC TRACECA”. The candidates in the short list only will be notified.

PERMANENT SECRETARIAT (PS) OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION (IGC) TRACECA ANNOUNCES A COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF A SHORT-TERM EXPERT ON BORDER CROSSING

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: January 31, 2021  
PLACE OF WORK: Permanent Secretariat IGC TRACECA, Baku, Azerbaijan
PRELIMINARY DATE OF THE MEETING OF THE COMPETITION COMMISSION: February 5, 2021

Main objective of position:
simplification of border crossing procedures

Key tasks:
-    Monitoring of the implementation of the MLA, strategic and programme documents of TRACECA on customs procedures and document processing, on procedures for performing international customs transit along the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor;
-    Research and analysis of the applied customs regimes in the MLA member states, including but not limited to the issues of customs clearance, declaration of goods, border crossing procedures, customs control and clearance to determine differences in border crossing procedures and barriers, including those existing in the performance of transit and multimodal transportation by different modes of transport;
-    Preparation of an Action Plan for 2022-2026 for the implementation of the IGC TRACECA Strategy for the Development of the Europe-the Caucasus-Asia International Transport Corridor for 2016-2026 regarding the simplification of border crossing procedures and other issues related to the harmonization of customs legislation in 13 MLA member states and multimodal transportation;
-    Preparation of country recommendations on simplification and harmonization of border crossing procedures and customs clearance for all types of transport;
-    Preparation of recommendations for improving the Manual for Border Crossing.
   
Minimum qualification requirements:
Higher or equivalent education in the field of customs and/or public and municipal governance and/or law and/or economics and work experience of at least 5 years in state customs authorities and/or international organizations dealing with customs clearance and border crossing issues.

Skills and abilities requirements:
-    Knowledge about foreign economic activities and public regulation of them;
-    Knowledge in the field of customs law and customs practice, namely procedures for moving goods across the customs border, application of customs regimes, procedure for paying customs duties, declaring and classifying goods for customs purposes in accordance with the commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activities, procedures for determining the customs value, procedures for conducting customs control;
-    Knowledge of the application practice of the customs legislation in the TRACECA member states as well as international best practices;
-    Skills in preparing analytical and informative materials;
-    Synthetic and analytical skills, capacity for statistical data procession;
-    Computer literacy;
-    Organizational and communication skills;
-    Fluency in Russian and/or English;
-    Responsible approach to work and reliability.


Employment conditions:

The term of the contract is 6 months (teleworking), a five-day working week (days off-work - Saturday and Sunday, non-working holidays).

All applicants must submit their applications by email before the deadline for submitting documents. Applications submitted incomplete and/or after the official deadline will not be considered.

Documents required from the applicants:
•  personal CV with a photo attached;
•  a copy of a personal identity document or passport;
• copies of documents certifying the required professional education, qualifications and work experience;
• copies of documents certifying the improvement or qualification assignment based on the results of additional professional training (if any);
•  copies of documents on awarding an academic degree, academic title (if any).


Note: Documents are provided with notarized translations into Russian or English, if they are issued or drawn up in the languages of the MLA countries that are not Russian or English.

Applicants may provide additional information regarding their education, work experience, professional level and reputation (characteristics, recommendations, scientific publications, etc.).

Documents sent by email should be in the PDF format and sent to the following e-mail address: office(at)ps.traceca-org.org under the subject “Application for the vacancy of short-term expert on border crossing at the PS IGC TRACECA”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.