Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism 2 (PACTAM2)
21st Jun 2019
Deputy Secretary Custom Operations
Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism 2 (PACTAM2)
Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) – D4
12 month role
Based in Nauru
The Secretary for Finance will have overall policy and administrative responsibility and report directly to the Minister for Finance. The Secretary will delegate much of the operational responsibility and decision making to the Deputy Secretary for Customs and Revenue and have overall responsibility for managing the business of their respective divisions. The Heads of each Service Divisions will provide direct support to the Deputies under a “service agreement” but they will also report directly to the Secretary. The Secretary and Deputies will drive the modernization and reform program.
You will be accountable to, and managed by the Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Finance, Government of Nauru.
This role is expected to commence in August/September for a period of 12 months.
To ensure domestic customs laws are effectively administered
To develop and implement improved systems and processes of customs and border control that accord with international standards
To review, update and modernise customs and border control laws and regulations to accord with international standards
To promote public relations, community awareness and consultation about these major customs modernization reforms
To provide capacity development of NCRO staff to effectively implement the improved customs administration
Bachelor level degree or post-graduate tertiary qualifications in customs, taxation, accounting, finance, business management or related discipline.
Skills and Experience
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in customs and border control administration
Demonstrated experience in senior executive roles, including senior level experience in a developing Customs department; relevant work experience in a Pacific Island country will be an advantage.
A demonstrated capacity to implement reform programs that will impact significantly on the performance of a national Customs Agency
An ability to:
Understand and analyse complex technical issues;
Interpret and apply customs and border control laws.
A strong technical and practical knowledge of the systems, processes and policies used to administer customs and border control laws including:
o World Customs Organization (WCO) and World Trade Organization (WTO);
o Risk management strategies
o Proven project management skills
o Experience in the development and implementation of on-the-job training including the development of relevant procedures and manuals
o Strong professional leadership and effective communication skills
High level analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes
Well-developed administrative, organisational and coordination skills
A proven track record in, and a commitment to, mentoring and transferring knowledge and skills – particularly in a development context
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences and a good understanding of cultural sensitivities
High level interpersonal, leadership, representation and communication skills
Patience and flexibility
Ability to live and work in a new cultural setting
A preparedness to work with limited resources within a challenging environment
Remuneration in line with the ARF – D4
Mobility and special location allowances
Flights, medicals, and insurance
Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
Ongoing assignment monitoring and support
Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future
Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.
The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs. If you are interested in other PACTAM2 opportunities and would like to receive updates, please register your interest.
Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs.
Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit http://www.scopeglobal.com/pactam2
Applications close midnight ACST 21st June 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
In country interviews will be held in Nauru during the week 29th July 2019
For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment.PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com