USAID Project MSI Jobs – Customs and Transit Consultant Job at Management Systems International

Organisation: Management Systems International
Kampala, Uganda
MSI is a Washington,
D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and
long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size
and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects
worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states
that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and the Democratic
Republic of Congo. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical
and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic
planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI
focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and
improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global
footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey International Development, a
leading development firm that is part of Coffey International Limited, a
publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI
has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey International
Development employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more
information on MSI, please visit our website at
USAID Project:
The United States Agency
for International Development (USAID) requires technical assistance under the
Evaluation Services Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) to conduct an end of
project evaluation of the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion Trade Hub Project
(COMPETE) in East Africa. The COMPETE project evaluation purpose is to provide
USAID/East Africa and its partners with an independent assessment of COMPETE
project performance, highlighting the major achievements, strengths and
weaknesses in order to learn from it and use the lessons for future regional
The Customs and
Transit Consultant will provide detailed knowledge of customs operations,
policy and customs reform, transport planning, and trade facilitation at the
national, regional and/or international level in Eastern Africa. The evaluation
is expected to run from September – November 2013.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    Consultant will work with the evaluation team leader and evaluation
    specialist during in country fieldwork, and remotely as needed;
  • Contribute
    to the writing of the final report and other project deliverables as directed
    by the Team Leader; and
  • Work
    closely with evaluation team members, USAID, implementing partners, and
    other stake holders.
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess a Master’s Degree in economics, business
    management, engineering, or a closely related field.
  • At
    least eight years’ experience in transport and trade facilitation at the
    national, regional and/or international level, in Eastern Africa.
  • Experience
    in transport planning, policy and customs reform, demonstrated ability to
    implement reforms in a developing country context.
  • Experience
    in customs operations, trade policy and trade facilitation at national,
    East Africa regional and international levels.
  • Familiarity
    with World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Customs Organization (WCO)
    Conventions on customs facilitation, as well as efforts to harmonize
    customs and transit procedures in the Eastern Africa Region.
  • Must
    have participated in evaluation of donor funded development projects in
  • Sound
    knowledge of USAID programs and an understanding of the evaluation policy.
  • Excellent
    analytical and report writing skills.
  • Oral
    and written fluency in English is required.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should apply via our website after reviewing job requirements
further Go to :
NB: Only
candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone
calls, please.
Deadline: 21st
August 2013

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