Customs Valuation Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1380
Date Posted:Apr 15, 2017
Closing Date:Apr 21, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Sales/Marketing
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66



Job Summary:

Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

The Customs Valuation Specialist will be supervised by the Technical Director (ACD) and will be responsible for assisting the Afghan Custom Department especially the Valuation Department in implementing valuation policies and procedures as entrusted by entity. Reporting directly to the Technical Director (ACD), the Customs Valuation Specialist is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities including but not limited to.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Designing, developing and operating comprehensive customs valuation database

Designing and developing, with the assistance of ASYCUDA team, a mechanism for import data capture and transmission to the Customs Valuation Department

Modernizing and updating of customs valuation database under direct guidance of Customs Valuation Department.

Making institutional arrangements at all customs locations for import data capture, ensuring data quality, transmission of data to the Customs Valuation Department and receiving data analyzed by the Customs Valuation Department

Formulating standard operating procedures for import data updating, analysis, transmission, storage and retrieval

Monitoring the quality of data captured in ASYCUDA at the data entry, assessment and clearance stages and taking suitable measures to ensure that all relevant details are correctly incorporated in the import data

Formulating standard operating procedures for using valuation database as a valuation control, risk management and PCA selectivity tool

Complete integration of valuation database along with risk management and PCA with ASYCUDA

Studying the limitations of ASYCUDA in effective valuation control and devising means to overcome these limitations

Creation of value control records, files and formulae in ASYCUDA

Hosting valuation database on the ACD’s website and giving password protected access to authorized officers

Capacity building of the officers in customs valuation control techniques and tools

Assisting the senior management of the Afghan Customs Department in all policy issues concerning customs valuation

Assisting field formations, as and when necessary, in detecting and investigating cases of undervaluation of imported goods and other valuation frauds

Assisting Customs Valuation Department carrying out customs valuation control inspections at various customs locations to ensure that the valuation control policy, guidelines and procedures are being effectively followed and implemented

Any other duty assigned by supervisor

Job Requirement:

a. Education

Bachelor degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Financial Management, Financial Accounting or International Trade, a Master Degree in the mentioned fields with two years of experience in government and international organizations can also be eligible to apply.

b. Work Experience

5 years of experience with government and international organizations in valuation, finance, accounting, statistics & marketing or relevant field.

Knowledge of WTO agreement on valuation, WCO guidelines on valuation, international best practices on valuation and use of valuation control as risk assessment.

Proficiency in the usage of computer programs particularly MS. Office and Advanced MS. Access


Fluency in both written and oral English, Dari and Pashto are required.

Functional/Technical Skills

Ability to design, develop and operate customs valuation database with the assistance of ASYCUDA experts and International Customs Valuation Advisor

Ability to draft customs valuation control handbook, in line with Article VII and the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 1994 (the WTO Agreement on Customs Valuation), under the guidance of International Customs Valuation Advisor

Capacity to design valuation training modules and impart training with the help of International Customs Valuation Advisor

Capability to carry out valuation control inspections, conduct research and produce reports

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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