The World Customs Organization (WCO) is an independent intergovernmental body, established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC), whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs services across the globe. The WCO represents 184 Customs administrations that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global centre of Customs expertise, the WCO is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters.
As a forum for dialogue and exchange of experiences between national Customs delegates, the WCO offers its Members a range of Conventions and other international instruments, as well as technical assistance and training services provided either directly by the Secretariat, or with its participation. The Secretariat also actively supports its Members in their endeavours to modernize and build capacity within their national Customs administrations.
Under the enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and suppression of crimes related to illegal wildlife trade (IWT), the WCO Environment Programme (EP) aims at raising Customs profile and at enhancing the Administrations' capacities in terms of detection, interception, processing, investigation and handling for the prosecution of cases. To this end, the EP organizes a range of activities, such as:
The EP’s IWT portfolio encompasses Programme and Project activities that have the common objective to capacitate the beneficiary Customs administrations by implementing activities that increase the overall awareness on IWT, foster administrations’ efficiency and effectiveness by applying modern risk management techniques, enhancing national and international cooperation, and improving enforcement efforts.
The WCO EP INAMA Project (hereinafter also referred to as the “Project) aims to strengthen the enforcement capacities of Customs administrations in sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia in the field of IWT.
Since its inception in 2014, the Project provided support to more than 30 countries and the current edition is financially supported by the US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Under the INAMA umbrella, a large number of events has been carried out at national, international and global levels, including expert missions, workshops, training and enforcement operations, significantly enhancing local capacities and creating a strong well-connected network of experts in the field. In the context of the Project, several Customs officers from Africa and Asia were accredited as WCO Technical and Operational Advisors (TOAs) in the field of IWT.
Specific objectives of the INAMA Project include:
Under the supervision of the Environment Programme Manager, and with the support of the IWT Programme Officer, the Project Support Officer will assist and contribute effectively to the delivery of the EP activities. His/her role is to use the latest standard techniques and skills to process data with the support of appropriate tools. The Project Support Officer, under the Environment Programme Manager supervision, will focus on the following key activities:
Contributing towards drafting the Project newsletter, and other Project communication and visibility activities.
CONTRACT AND CONDITIONS
The onus is on the applicant to demonstrate how he/she meets each of the essential qualifications and requirements. Applicants are encouraged to detail concrete achievements in their CVs and/or in their cover letters as well as include references.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an assessment which may include a written test and/or an interview. All short-listed candidates may be requested to provide copies of their original diploma, certificates and proof of relevant experience. Pre-selected candidates may also be subject to reference checks to confirm the information provided in the application.
Interested candidates should submit their application for review no later than 10 July 2022, including a CV and cover letter in English or French by e-mail to: [email protected]
Or by mail to:
World Customs Organization
COMMPLIANCE AND FACILITATION
Rue du Marché, 30
Interested candidates may submit a request for additional information via e-mail, providing full name and contact details.
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