Customs and Trade Specialist

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 2 July 2018
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • Closing on 21 July 2018
  • Proposal

Job Description

Customs and Trade Specialist

DAI Global, LLC is seeking a Customs and Trade Specialist to support the anticipated five-year, $4-10 Million USAID Laos Business Environment Program, which is expected to begin in late 2018.

The Project intends to 1) Improve the competitiveness of SMEs within Laos; 2) create a more inclusive environment for public-private sector collaboration; and 3) Facilitate more effective linkages within the market economy.

The Customs and Trade Specialist will work to provide trade capacity-building to the Lao Government, including promoting trade within the global rules-based system and meeting commitments made to the WTO and the Laos-U.S Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, economics, finance, or another relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience;
  • Experience working on or with donor-funded economic growth programs– strong preference for prior experience on USAID-funded projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills; Fluency in Lao.
  • Previous experience working in Laos.

To Apply:

Interested qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to with the words “customs and trade specialist” listed in the subject line. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates. The deadline for applications is July 21, 2018.

About the Organization

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

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