Jordan Trade Facilitation Expert, Monitoring and Evaluation
Support Project, Amman, Jordan
Jordan Customs (JC) is implementing a project to strengthen efficiencies within its existing National Single Window (NSW) system. Supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the project will contribute to:
- Shifting all Jordanian trade processes to electronic methods, with automated straight through processing using exception based management and oversight; and
- Establishing Jordan as a trade and logistics service center hub and model for trade facilitation for the Middle East.
MSI’s USAID/Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) will assist USAID and JC in achieving these goals by assessing the project’s early-stage implementation plans and providing recommendations to improve its overall implementation model.
The Jordan Trade Facilitation Expert (“the Associate” henceforth) will be part of a small team assessing JC and USAID’s implementation plan.
The Associate will be expected to assess:
- The technical capacity and personnel requirements within JC’s relevant departments as they relate to the proposed plan.
- Necessary information technology equipment needed to achieve the goals of the NSW.
- Current cost estimates for the first stage of the Project’s implementation.
- Data availability and assumptions for meeting Project objectives on time and on budget.
- Appropriate milestones and indicators to monitor Project performance and support adaptive management.
It is expected that the Associate will participate in the assessment’s design to ensure an appropriate analysis framework is in place to accurately identify potential implementation challenges and solutions. The Associate will work with the Assessment Team Leader to deliver a concise final report outlining findings, conclusions, and recommendations relating to the above responsibilities
- Demonstrated experience working with research teams studying trade related issues pertinent to Jordan.
- Familiarity with World Trade Organization, World Customs Organization, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development guidance and compliance requirements.
- Demonstrated experience analyzing customs data.
- Demonstrated experience working with or studying Jordanian accession to international trade agreements, specifically those relating to the existing NSW.
- Ability to concisely report and present findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
- Previous experience with USAID is preferred but not required.