A. Border Management Specialist and Team Leader (international, 14 person-months). The specialist will have expertise in coordinated border management, custom transit systems, and transport facilitation in transport corridors.
B. Transport Facilitation Expert (international, 4 person-months). The specialist will assist the ministries of transport in member countries in the analysis of the various issues that are connected to the further liberalization of traffic rights, including rights for passenger buses. The consultant will propose initiatives to strengthen the national trade and transport facilitation committees in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, and Viet Nam.
C. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Specialist (international, 3 person-months). The specialist will need to be familiar with SPS issues in the GMS countries and with the ASEAN agenda for coordination border management. The SPS specialist will work in close coordination with the team leader in carrying out his or her assignments.
D. Legal Specialists (Transport and Trade Regulation) (international, 3 person-months). The specialist will be expert in the area of legal and regulatory issues related to cross-border transport facilitation or trade facilitation, with deep familiarity with the legal systems of the GMS countries.
E. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (international, 2 person-months) will: (i) define survey methods, design baseline and periodic surveys, and link them to current reporting mechanisms; incorporate the practicalities of the layout of five individual pilot sites and two or three control sites in developing these methods; and (ii) initiate and analyze the survey results and provide comprehensive reporting of the indicators to relevant member countries
F. Gender Specialist (international, 1 person month). The specialist will work in close coordination with the team leader to develop a framework to assess gender issues relevant to GMS trade and transport facilitation measures.
G. Short-Term Resource Persons and Issues Experts (3 international, 3 person-months, combined). Given the complexity of modern transport and trade facilitation, as well as the need for institutional strengthening at national and subregional levels, it is expected that project implementation will require specialized, short-term skills that are specific to the country context and stage of development of transport and trade facilitation. These evolving needs will be addressed by the short-term use of resource persons, who will be recognized experts in their respective fields, with good communication skills and experience with transport or trade facilitation issues, particularly as relevant to the dynamics of enhanced transport and trade facilitation in GMS.
H. Regional Cooperation and Coordination Specialist (international, 14 person-months). The project coordinator will have a graduate degree in economics or business or related field and experience in international trade. The coordinator will have good interpersonal and communication skills and will work closely with the team leader to coordinate and ensure successful delivery of project outputs.
I. Project Analyst (national, 14 person-months). The project analyst will work closely with team leader and Regional Cooperation and Coordination Specialist in H above to (i) facilitate implementation of the project by providing administrative and logistical support.
Transport and Trade Facilitation Analysts (4 national, 56 person-months combined; 1 international [Thailand], 14 person-months). The transport and trade facilitation analysts will have college degrees and experience in transport, trade facilitation or the private sector, will be recruited from member countries and undertake their tasks in their respective country
K.Legal Analysts (3 national, 6 person-months, combined) will have legal degrees and experience in transport and trade facilitation and will undertake their tasks in their respective country