THE CARIBBEAN CUSTOMS LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL (CCLEC)
SHORT TERM OPENINGS
CUSTOMS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
The Junior Officer Basic (JOB) Course is a Customs induction course for new Customs officers. It was written in 1994 and has been used within regional customs administrations for 25 years. The JOB course content is dated and is in of upgrading. Currently, the JOB course content is available in both hard copy and digital format and has been amended in some cases by administrations to meet their needs.
The eLearning JOB Course project will standardize the course content so that member can access the most relevant and technically accurate material.
The CCLEC eLearning software has been designed to deliver two learning delivery models – The Virtual Classroom and Self-Paced.
Through the use of online spaces, the virtual classroom facilitates live instruction, either one-to-one or for a group. This includes live video and audio streaming capabilities, an interactive whiteboard, file repositories for sharing additional resources and text chat options. Under this model a customs tutor is assigned and has full oversight of students and those enrolled. Through the tools of the platform, they interact and share feedback throughout the course. The instructor also evaluates the performance of students and give needed support.
The Self-paced model is a student-centred learning approach which provides students with the tools and assets they need in order to learn at their own pace and make choices about the sequence and focus of their learning. Under this model, officers will be given specific access to material designed for self-paced learning as refresher training, onboarding and other orientation exercises as they enter new deployments.
JOB Course Content to be reviewed and updated for e-Learning:
|1. Introduction and Overview of Customs|
|3. Situation Defusion|
|4. Note Taking, Statement and Report Writing|
|5. Integrity, Ethics and Anti Corruption|
|6. Risk Assessment|
|7. Assess, Select and Target Travellers|
|8. Initial Processing|
|9. Prohibitions & Restriction|
|11. Cargo Report and Process|
|13. Conducting Vessel and Aircraft Search|
|14. Passenger, Baggage and Search of Person|
|15. Arrest, Detention, & Seizure|
|16. Drug Identification|
|17. IT and Automation(NEW)|
|18. Customs Processing Systems – ASYCUDA, RCS (NEW)|
- Evaluate the existing material, determine what content is extant and what areas need to be re-written to be made current and pertinent for e-Learning (taking into consideration customs reform and modernization principles).
- Based on the restructured material, define/review and update learning objectives for each course and subject area and ensure that presented material can meet those objectives.
- In conjunction with the content writer, decide on what material will be included as part of the main course and what content will be included as additional or support material.
- Guide the content writer on the presentation of customs technical subject areas to ensure that information presented on the course is sound and accurate.
- Assist with quality assurance on the final project
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Demonstrated expertise in the areas of customs knowledge
- Lectured or mentored in the given customs area would be a plus
- At least 10 years practical experience working at a senior level within regional customs organization
- Familiarity with Customs Management and Processing Systems e.g. ASYCUDA
- Bachelor’s degree in a related academic discipline
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines
LOCATION: Remote positions
DURATION: 6 months
REMUNERATION: Rates to be negotiated
To apply for this post, you will need to complete and send the Application Form (attached) to the address below by the closing date.
Applicants will be assessed on eligibility criteria, career history/experience and references.
Applications will be sifted based on experience and qualifications, and, references. If you are successful at the sift stage you will be invited to an interview.
It is anticipated that virtual interviews will be held in the 1st week in September. Candidates will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Applications must be received by 23:59 on August 30th Incomplete applications or late applications will be rejected without further consideration.
- Applications must be submitted by email to Mr Albert Sandy, Permanent Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your current/past Customs Managers will be contacted for a reference therefore it is essential that your referees are aware that the CCLEC may approach them, and be prepared to provide a reference, soon after receipt of your application.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Mr Albert Sandy
Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council
Castries, St Lucia