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by | Oct 21, 2022 | Tenders

Technical Experts to Develop Standard Operating Guidelines on Licensing System for Controlled Substances under the Montreal Protocol – Short Term

The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) has 23 independent, self-governing and territories Customs jurisdictions in the Pacific. Established in 1986, its mandate is to promote effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations in the harmonization and simplification of Customs procedures, facilitation of trade, law enforcement and building the capacity of members in meeting the development objectives of their Governments.

OCO is partnering with UNEP Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) to strengthen capacity of customs/enforcement officers related to enforcement of licensing system for controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol from the beginning to the end of the enforcement chain.   As one of activities under this collaboration, the Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) on Enforcement of the Licensing System for Controlled Substances under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the Montreal Protocol) will be developed and trained to Customs Authority for adoption at the nation level.

Expressions of Interest are invited from Technical Experts (2) to develop Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) on Enforcement of the Licensing System for the Controlled Substances under the Montreal Protocol for the Pacific Island Countries Network: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Position

The Technical Experts will work in close collaboration with both, the Customs Enforcement Advisor and Trade & Revenue Management Advisor, however, under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities and Outputs

Consulting and consolidating information from PICs on information needed and conducting desk study review of the enforcement mechanisms of the licensing system for controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol;

  1. Developing the outline and detail of SOG on Enforcement of the Licensing System for the Controlled Substances under the Montreal Protocol as agreed with OCO;
  2. Deliver a virtual training to the Customs/Enforcement Officers on adoption of the SOG in the national enforcement process;

Required Competencies

The Technical Experts should have a relevant qualification from a recognized Tertiary Institution and/or having an extensive experience in the Environment Enforcement and Customs field with evidence of similar researches undertaken.

Terms of Reference indicating the details of the consultancy work can be obtained from HERE. To apply please submit a cover letter and CV including two referees on the Tender Section of the OCO website by 4pm (Fiji time) Friday, 11th November, 2022.

For any clarification, please contact Mr. Mohammed Ajaz on MohammedA@ocosec.org

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