|Date Posted:||Jul 14, 2010|
|Reference:||TAFA VA # 062|
|Closing Date:||Jul 24, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
About Chemonics International Inc:
Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan (TAFA) USAIDâ€™s Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan (TAFA) project aims to generate economic growth, trade, and investment by improving the conditions for international and cross-border trade and transit. The project will help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and the private sector to realize the advantages of greater regional and global trade linkages and export-oriented business development through assistance in three categories: 1) trade policy liberalization, 2) trade facilitation and customs reform, and 3) public outreach on trade-related issues. The project supports regional coordination with a program in Pakistan, and will seek to improve processes and reduce impediments in the following areas affecting Afghanistanâ€™s trade and investment environment: â€¢ Development of GIRoA capacity to prepare for, negotiate and implement trade agreements for agriculture and non-agriculture sectors; â€¢ Improvement of GIRoA inter-ministerial coordination of trade and tariff policy, particularly with respect to implementation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), the South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA), and World Trade Organization (WTO) accession; and institutional arrangements at the border among Ministries of Finance, Commerce, Agriculture and other civilian ministries. â€¢ Reform of customs laws and procedures, revenue collection, information management, budget, organizational structure, and human resource policy, including training in new trade agreements, laws and other reform measures; â€¢ Reduction of time and expense of customs clearance, transport, transshipment, and other border crossing operations â€“ for exports as well as imports; also lessening of corruption opportunities; â€¢ Collection and analysis of trade-related data to inform policy decisions; â€¢ Improvement of export market opportunities through development and adoption of international standards, quality control for export products, and linkages to export promotion assistance; â€¢ Support for trade facilitation zones, along with implementation of expected US Reconstruction Opportunity Zone (ROZ) trade preferences; â€¢ Expansion of business community knowledge of trade policies and trade-related opportunities, and involvement in trade policy development; â€¢ Improvement of Afghan publicâ€™s awareness of the benefits of a liberal trade regime. TAFA will result in the Afghan Governmentâ€™s improved capacity to negotiate and implement regional and global trade agreements; increased transparency, and reduced obstacles to trade, including areas such as customs, transport/transit, and border crossing operations; increased transparency and Customs revenue collection returning to the Central Treasury; improved ranking on the World Bankâ€™s trading across borders indicator as part of the annual Doing Business survey; greater export market opportunities through development and adoption of international product and safety standards and quality control for exports; increased volumes of trade in both agriculture and non-agriculture sectors; and increased understanding of and support for a liberal trade regime by the business community and the public. Afghan counterparts include: Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, other line ministries, Afghanistan National Standards Authority, Central Statistics Office, and Afghan business associations and exporters.
Chemonics International is a Washington DC-based firm Chemonics International is a Washington DC-based firm seeking Inventory Assistant candidates for the USAID-funded Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan (TAFA) project. The purpose of the project is to improve the trade environment for Afghanistan, thereby fostering increased investment, exports, and market-based employment opportunities. The project will help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and the private sector to pursue and realize the advantages of greater regional and global trade linkages and economic integration through three components: 1) trade policy liberalization; 2) trade facilitation; 3) public outreach on trade related issues.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Maintain all inventory records/database in an organized, legible, and accurate manner. These records should be updated regularly as new inventory is obtained or lost.
â€¢ Ensure that the TAFA office store room is always stocked with necessary stationary supplies, and order additional supplies as needed.
â€¢ Ensure that that TAFA office store room is always neat, organized and secure; Record all incoming and outgoing items to and from the storeâ€™s inventory.
â€¢ Become familiar with USAID guidelines on allowable and unallowable expenses as they relate to program supplies.
â€¢ Allocate project equipment (except for IT equipment) to expatriate and local staff.
â€¢Diploma in Business Administration
â€¢High school Graduate
â€¢Diploma or Certificate in English Language
â€¢Must have good concept of MS office
â€¢At least 2 years experience of Inventory Tracking and should have good Administrative and logistics skills