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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Senior International Trade in Services Specialist, International Trade in Logistics Services Specialist - TAMF


Position:
1. Senior International Trade in Services Specialist
2. International Trade in Logistics Services Specialist

Location: Indonesia

Assignment Starts: January 2008
Applications Close: 5th January 2008

Duration:
1. International Trade in Services Specialist: 6 months full time.
2. International Trade in Logistics Services Specialist: 1 month over a 4 month period
Background
TAMF has provided assistance to the Ministry of Trade since July 2005 by supplying international trade in services policy advice and by addressing some of its training needs. The policy advice assistance includes providing advice to formulate international trade in services negotiating positions and strategies and undertaking policy research and analysis on services to support international trade negotiations.

The Government of Indonesia is seeking policy research and analysis work on Indonesia?s international trade in logistics services, to improve the efficiency of the domestic economy including the export and import of goods. Consequently an International Trade in Services Team comprising (1) a Senior International Trade in Services Specialist and (2) a and? International Trade in Logistics Services Specialists is sought. Both individual consultants for either role OR firms supplying both positions may apply.

The consultants will work with the Ministry of Trade staff as part of a small project team to undertake this work. The team will conduct a wide range of consultations with key stakeholders to determine negotiating positions and strategies for Indonesia on international trade in logistics services. These consultations will be the basis for preparing and communicating a draft report on international trade in logistics services. The report is likely to include an international trade strategy for Indonesia?s trade in services and what Indonesia could be requesting and offering at international trade negotiations. The consultancy will also include providing support in progressing an international trade in services strategy and negotiating guide for the Government of Indonesia.

The Senior International Trade in Services Specialist will spend 6 months full time working at the TAMF Trade Policy office at the Ministry of Trade. He / she will spend 4 months working on logistics services and 2 months further developing an international trade in services strategy and negotiation guide. The Senior International Trade in Logistics Services Specialist will spend one month over a 4 month period providing expert input in to the policy research and analysis work on Indonesia?s international trade in logistics services.

The consultants will aim to assist Indonesia to further develop its international trade in services policy and build capacity within the Ministry of Trade to independently undertake policy research and analysis on trade in services.

Consultancy Objectives
Assist the Government of Indonesia prepare a policy research and analysis paper on Indonesia?s international trade in logistics services and support the further development of an international trade in services strategy and negotiating guide.

Selection Criteria: Senior International Trade in Services Specialist
1. Experience in undertaking policy research and analysis on international trade in services;
2. Knowledge and understanding of international trade in services issues, WTO agreements, the
Indonesian economy and Indonesian trade policy issues;
3. Ability to work with Ministry of Trade staff and build the capacity of those staff to independently
undertake policy research and analysis on international trade in services; and
4. Relevant consulting experience in emerging economies.

Selection Criteria: Senior International Trade in Logistics Services Specialist
1. Specialist knowledge in International Trade in Logistics Services
2. Experience in undertaking policy research and analysis on international trade in Logistics
services;
3. Ability to work with and build the capacity Ministry of Trade staff; and
4. Relevant consulting experience in emerging economies.

To Apply:
To be considered please send a CV and a brief statement highlighting your relevant skills and experience, by the 5th January 2008, to tamf@uninet.net.id.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Note: CVs of suitable applicants will be added to the TAMF consultant Database


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