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National Consultant, Dual Use Goods’ Export Control (SSAs)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2021-06-29

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Background:

In the period of 2017-2019, OSCE has been supporting the designated Tajik authorities in updating national normative framework in the field of export control. The assistance was based on the Organization’s partnership with the Tajik Government in relation to the implementation of UN Resolution 1540, being duly coordinated with OSCE’s CPC, POiD and the US Export Control and Related Border Security (ExBS) Programme. The overall aim was to improve the country’s normative framework and inter-agency coordination mechanisms in the field of export control, to determine and develop clear preventive and response mechanisms to potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)-related incidents (including those at border checkpoints), and  to highlight links between various export control actors, including the country’s CBRN identification centres. 
 
During the specified period, the OSCE-contracted international experts have been closely working with the national working group led by Tajikistan’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT), to make Tajikistan’s export control system closer aligned to internationally accepted standards. The development of the country’s lists of dual-use goods, the identification of a national coordinating body of Tajikistan on issues of export control and the development of the country’s roadmap document on improving Tajikistan’s export control system are some of the notable results achieved to date. The latter has been approved in June 2020 by the MEDT in its capacity as the national coordinating body of Tajikistan on export control.

In 2020, the OSCE POiD contracted a national expert to assist the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in ensuring compliance of the updated governmental decrees “on the Commission on Export Control” and “on the Order of Implementation of Export Control of Dual-use goods in the Republic of Tajikistan”, with international export control regulations and best practices. 

The planned assistance in 2021 includes: 
-    Provision of expert support to the MEDT and the national working group on export control in harmonizing the contents of the updated government decrees with all designated national agencies, prior to their submission to the government for approval;
-    Development of SOPs and training materials on dual use goods’ export control procedures in Tajikistan and support the MEDT in conducting at least one training on export control procedures in Tajikistan. 

Objective of Assignment: 

Considering the background information above and formal request for assistance from the MEDT, the Office plans to involve national expert assistance in 2021. The aim will be to help the MEDT in finalizing harmonization of the updated normative framework on export control, as well as in the development of training programs and materials on export control procedures in Tajikistan and conducting at least one training in 2021. 

For this purpose, the Office has contracted one international expert in the beginning of 2021, to assist the MEDT in harmonizing the freshly updated parts of the country’s normative framework on export control, with all designated national agencies. However, it should be noted that the process of harmonization also requires additional time and human resources, since the MEDT has to submit the reviewed documents to the Government until June 30, 2021.

Based on that, the Office plans to involve one additional national expert, to help the MEDT in finalizing the task and timely completion of the harmonization process, through implementation of tasks stated below.
 

Duration of Assignment:

4 months in the period from June 2021 to October 202


Tasks and Responsibilities:


Under the overall supervision of the POiD National Politico-Military Officer, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  1. As formally requested by the MEDT, liaison with the designated national agencies on timely review of adjusted package of documents on the Commission on Export Control and on Order of implementation of export control of dual use goods in Tajikistan (second review);
  2. Preparation of materials for inter-agency trainings on export control and licensing, as well as a seminar on export control of dual use goods for Tajikistan’s business community;
  3. Development of materials for national personnel training programme on export control; based on the developed training programme, provision of a training for the Customs Service of the Republic of Tajikistan (main transit border checkpoints), Customs Academy;
  4. Preparation of training materials and conduct of a training on “general part of export control” for the designated agencies of Tajikistan;
  5. Assist the MEDT in the development of export control licensing forms;
  6. Based on the approval of the developed licensing forms by the Host Government, preparation of materials for an inter-agency training on licensing;
  7. Preparation of materials and a training programme for the MEDT’s future use, on export control for business community in Tajikistan.

Deliverables:

•    Progress reports submitted at the end of each contractual month;
•    Copies of the finalized documents submitted by the expert to the responsible officer in the POiD.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, please see: https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-dushanbe 


Necessary Qualifications:
 

  • University or equivalent degree in economics and/or law studies;
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and international export control procedures;
  • Minimum three (3) years of practical experience in the area of exports control in a national or international organization functioning in Tajikistan;
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and Russian languages, knowledge of English is an asset; 
  • Computer literacy, ability to work in the MS Office environment.
     

Remuneration

The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.


Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst nationals and permanent residents of Tajikistan. Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under http://www.osce.org/employment/108714.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
 

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