Tariff Research and Statistic Unit (TRSU) Manager

  Afghanistan Unspecified 119
Date Posted:May 22, 2011
Closing Date:Jun 4, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Economic Growth
Salary Range:90400 - 113000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Afghan Custom Department :

Job Summary:

The project will also assist the ACD in setting up a Tariff Research and Statistics Unit (TRSU) with the aim to strengthen the ACD in collection and compilation of trade and revenue related data and its analysis and reporting. It will also include analysis of trends in volume of exports and imports, commodity-wise revenue and provide information to ACD senior management in formulating tariff policies and risk management.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The TRSU Manager will:
• Work in close cooperation with TRSU staff to collect the available data, analyze revenue trends and prepare reports to help ACD senior management in identifying the key challenges in customs revenue collection;
• Develop a policy framework and assess the long-term implications of any gaps in revenue collection and make recommendation for augmenting it.
• Work on economic and statistical analysis of revenue data and make recommendations for changes in tariff policies and rates to augment revenue.
• Support the TRSU team on collection and compilation of data from field formations and its analysis to decipher commodity-wise import and export trends as well as performance evaluation of regional offices.
• Be responsible for preparation of monthly technical report with adequate rationale for revenue fluctuation in regional offices.
• Support the ACD senior management in allocation of revenue targets to different provinces, analysis of exempted goods and revenue forgone
• Be responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the senior management of ACD as and when required.
• Carry out any additional tasks as assigned by the Director General.

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a. Education
• At least a BA/B Sc Degree in Statistics, Economics, and/or equivalent disciplines with preference to Master’s degree in the mentioned subjects
b. Work Experience
• At least three years experience in research and statistical analysis, economic and tariff policy development and customs.
c. Key Competencies
• The incumbent should be a team player
• Ability to operate computer and word processing packages.
• Fluency in both written and oral English is required. Knowledge of Dari language.
• Initiative and sound judgment.
• Good negotiation skills
• Ability to work under difficult conditions.
• Commitment to work and willingness to work over hours if required.
• Dedication to the United Nations principles and demonstrated willingness to work as
part of a team.
• Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and professions.

Preference will be given to the ACD officers and in case they are selected, they would be entitled for project allowance in addition to the Government salary they are getting.

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