Situation Vacant


SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC)

BARC Campus, New Airport Road

Farmgate, Dhaka – 1215, Bangladesh


                                                                                                      VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (2021)



Post:                                                  Senior Program Specialist
                                                          (Priority Setting & Program Development)
Age                                          :           Not more than 55 (Fifty five) years.


Duty Station                              :           Dhaka, Bangladesh


Closing Date                             :           30 April 2021


Date of Joining                          :           Sixty (60) days from the date of issue of offer letter


Duration                                   :           3 years


Qualification and Experience:

PhD in Agricultural Economics / Economics / Development Studies with 12 years experience or Masters with good academic record in the above disciplines with 15 years experience.


Professional Competence:

Person should be specialized in policy planning, priority setting, program/project evaluation, implementation, monitoring and impact analysis of the program /projects and in report preparation and presentation.

Skills in program monitoring and impact assessment will be an additional qualification.

Brief Job Description:

As a senior member of the division, he/she should be able to perform and initiate programs/activities in the area of policy issues in agriculture and related fields and analyze the impact of those executed programs/activities.

To accomplish the divisional responsibility by building partnership activities in different fields of agriculture including material, knowledge and technology transfer.

Explore to implement the concept of lead country/agency-based program development and leadership in international forum on issues of regional interest.

Ensure timely publication of reports, papers, books, policy brief, any other relevant documents as and when assigned by the competent authority.

Allowances, facilities and benefits:

The sending government shall protect the salary and meet the cost of transfer passages for his/her family including personal effects. In addition, he/she will receive the following allowances from SAC:

1.Living AllowanceUS $ 1,225.00 (US Dollar One Thousand Two Hundred Twenty five) only per month (50 % US Dollar & 50 % Taka).
2.Daily Allowance in lieu of House rent allowance

In the absence of residential accommodation on first arrival, per diem in lieu of house rent allowance @ US Dollar 150. 00 (One hundred and Fifty dollar) per day up to a maximum of 21 days for hotel accommodation.  An accompanying spouse and up to two of the dependent children below the age of 21 years will get 50 per cent of Daily Allowance. The daily allowance for professional stuff at SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh is US Dollar 150.00 (One hundred and Fifty dollar) per day. The Regional Centers shall try to find and finalize lease deed for suitable accommodation within this period of time. In case a suitable accommodation is not available within this period, the actual cost of hotel accommodation will be reimbursed to the professional staff subject to his /her entitled rental ceiling.

(Not applicable for professionals from Bangladesh).

3.Residential AccommodationProfessional Staff of the Regional Centre’s are presently entitled to unfurnished accommodation within the rental ceiling of US $ 637.00 (US Dollar Six Hundred and Thirty-seven) only in equivalent local currency of Taka per month.
4.Furniture GrantThe Professional Staff shall be entitled for one time lump-sum furnishing/settlement grant of US $ 2,000.00 (US Dollar Two Thousand) only.
5.Children’s Education AllowanceProfessional Staff shall be entitled to reimbursement of 90% of school Tuition Fees including admission, registration and other compulsory charges subject to an annual ceiling of US$ 1,500.00 per child for a maximum of two children between the age of 5 to 21 years i.e., children up to Grade XII / A-Level on presentation of actual receipt.
6.Medical AllowanceProfessional staff shall be entitled to reimbursement of actual expenses on medical treatment for self, spouse and dependent children subject to an annual ceiling of US $ 1,500.00 including 80% reimbursement of hospitalization charges. No reimbursement shall be made for medicines purchased without doctor’s prescription and on optical frames/glasses/lenses, dental treatments like- dentures, scaling, and surgeries for the purposes of beautification, health care products and health foods.
7.Home Leave AllowanceProfessional Staff shall be entitled to Home Leave Passage for Economy class for self, spouse and two dependent children once in their tenure and only after completing 18 months of continuous service. No daily allowance or any expenditure on account of stop – over and transfer charges from and to airport shall be entitled.
8.Other(s)All other entitlements will be born as per SAARC Harmonize rules.

Common requirements:

  1. Clear understanding on the regional and global context is essential.
  2. Should be able to work in a mixed culture and in a team.
  3. Should have proven background and proficiency in written as well as communicative English.
  4. Competence in computer use is required and to be able to work independently and to produce result-oriented quality output.
  5. Assist the Director in all activities and carry out assignments.
  6. Any other responsibility assigned by the Director.


General Information:
Preference will be given to persons having work experience in related field as well as in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS)/ Extension service/donor agencies.

Must obtain minimum 2nd class/ division in all stages of academic records.

Age and qualification may be relaxed for highly deserving candidates.

Application in prescribed form (available at the SAARC Division of Foreign / External Affairs, Ministry of SAARC Member Countries and also at the SAC web site: www.sac.org.bd)  duly filled in by the applicant with recommendation by the competent authorities should reach to the Director, SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka – 1215.

The closing date for receipt of applications (hard/soft copy) at SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) shall be 15th April 2021 for advance copy and 30 April 2021 for proper channel copy. The application(s) not received in SAC by the above prescribed closing date(s) shall be summarily rejected, without any notice. A candidate, who anticipates delay in forwarding of his /her application by his/her employer, may send ‘Advance Copy’ of application(s) to the SAC by the said closing date. However, while sending the ‘Advance Copy’ of application(s) directly to the SAC by the closing date, the candidate should append a certificate in his/her advance copy of application indicating clearly therein that he/she has intimated his/her controlling authority/employer of the same and has also simultaneously submitted original application for the said post to his/her controlling authority/employer with a request to forward the same as application “Through Proper Channel” so as to reach SAC office positively within 15 days after the closing date, i.e., by 30 April 2021, otherwise it would be summarily rejected without any notice.

 

Vacancy Announcement on SAARC

Vacancy Announcement on SAARC

Application Form (Professional)

TORS FOR THE POST OF LEGAL ADVISOR (MP-I SCALE)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to hire the services of a dedicated legal professional in the capacity of a Legal Advisor.

Criteria/Minimum Requirements

    A. Education:
Ph.D or Masters in Law from a university recognized by HEC or abroad.
 
    B. Field of Expertise:
  1. Minimum 14 years of relevant professional experience if the education qualification is Ph.D; and
  2. Minimum 18 years of relevant professional experience if the education qualification is Masters;

C. Age:
The maximum age limit is 62 years as on the closing date of application submission.
 
    D. Duration:
Appointment of the Legal Advisor shall initially be made for a period of three (03) years further extendable for a period of maximum two (02) years on annual basis subject to satisfactory performance.
 
    E. Disqualification:
No person shall be eligible for appointment as Legal Advisor who:
  1. Has been or is dismissed from service as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings;
  2. Has been or is convicted, by a court of competent jurisdiction, for an offence involving moral turpitude; and
  3. Either at the time of appointment as Legal Advisor or thereafter during such appointment was not or is not a citizen of Pakistan.
 
    F. Manner of Appointment:
  1. The appointment shall be made as per prescribed procedure for appointment in MP-I Scale Position;
  2. The vacancy of the Legal Advisor shall be uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also advertised in at least two national leading newspapers of nation-wide circulation;
  3. A Scrutiny Committee shall be constituted with the approval of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the short-listing of applicants as per TORs; and
  4. The Selection Committee for appointments, after conducting the interviews, shall recommend to the Appointing Authority, a panel of minimum three (03) suitable candidates out of the shortlisted candidates, in order of merit, for appointment against the position.

    G. Job Description:
The job description of the Legal Advisor will be, but not limited, to perform the following tasks:
  1. All cases pertaining to the Supreme Court of Pakistan;
  2. All cases pertaining to all other courts, forums and tribunals;
  3. Legal opinion work on both National and International Law;
  4. Supervise the work of DLA and ALA; and
  5. Any other legal work assigned by the Ministry.
The Legal Advisor will work in the Legal Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the supervision of the Special/Additional Secretary Legal.
 
    H. Pay Package:
The Legal Advisor shall receive the pay package of MP-I Scale in accordance with the Management Positions Scale Policy.
 
    I. Leave:
The Legal Advisor shall earn leave in accordance with the Management Positions Scale Policy.
 
    J. Conflict of Interest:
  1. The candidate for appointment as Legal Advisor shall have to seek retirement from his/her existing Department and post or his/her appointment shall be subject to acceptance of resignation from designated authority and shall not, during his/her term of office, engage himself in any other service, business, vocation or employment which may have any direct or indirect effect on his/her performance as Legal Advisor.
  2. The candidate being employed under MP Scale shall submit to the government an affidavit declaring his/her non-involvement in any other relevant business/job which may tantamount to conflict of interest.

  3. K. Termination of Contract:
The contract of Legal Advisor may be terminated on completion of tenure or by giving one month’s notice by either side. In case of notice by the concerned Ministry/Division, it shall be after the approval of the Appointing Authority.
 
    L. Monitoring and Evaluation:
The performance of the Legal Advisor shall be monitored by the Special/Additional Secretary of the Legal Division.
 
    M. Applicability of Other Rules:
In respect of matters not specified here, the law, rules, policies, etc. applicable to the corresponding level of civil servants shall be applicable.
PRESIDENT INSTITUTE OF REGIONAL STUDIES (IRS)
Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of President, Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), MP -I Scale, on contract basis in the Institute of Regional Studies, initially for a period of three years. The position will be filled strictly on merit, in a transparent manner and in accordance with the current Management Position Scale Policy.

Eligibility

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORS) and Job Descriptions etc. for the position can be downloaded from the website http://www.mofa.gov.pk

Interested individuals may send their applications, CVs and all relevant education/experience certificates including CNIC and one recent passport size photograph, within ten (10) days of publication of this advertisement at the below mentioned address, clearly mentioning on the envelope the name of the position applied for.
Syed Moazzam H. Shah, Director General (HQ &Finance/ HR & CP)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Constitution Avenue, G-5, Islamabad
Tel: 051-9202362, Fax: 051-3204059
TORS FOR POST OF PRESIDENT INSTITUTE OF REGIONAL STUDIES (IRS)

Institute of Regional Studies is a think tank, working under Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mandated to provide in-depth understanding and objective analysis of regional and global issues, facilitate exchange of knowledge among academia, governments and NGOs and to produce quality research publications for dissemination of credible information on national, regional and international issues.

  1. Applications are invited for a 3 years contractual appointment against the position of President, Institute of Regional Studies, IRS, Islamabad. The position of President, IRS is placed in MP I Scale.
 
Responsibilities
  1. The responsibilities of President, IRS, in terms of IRS Regulations, are as follows:
  • Manage the professional functioning of the Institute under general supervision and direction of the IRS Board of Governors
  • Organize all research projects of the Institute and provide necessary guidance to research officers and a team of research analysts of the Institute.
  • Maintain liaison with similar research institutes inland & abroad, and prepare, scrutinize or edit or coordinate such papers assigned to IRS by MOFA or which are to be presented at international fora.
 
Eligibility
  1. The prospective candidate is required to have the following qualification & experience:
  • PhD in International Relations/Political Science/Strategic Studies/Public Policy/Media Studies/Mass Communication or any related field from HEC Recognized Public Sector University in Pakistan or Abroad with 14 years professional experience or MA/M.Sc in International Relations/Political Science/Strategic Studies/Public Policy/Media Studies/Mass Communication or any related field from HEC Recognized Public Sector University in Pakistan or Abroad with 18 years professional experience
  • Degree shall be got verified from HEC.
  • Documentary evidence of service experience of public or private sector organizations in Research & Development, Mass Communication and International Relations.
  • Government Servants meeting the eligibility criteria may also apply, provided that after selection they will have to resign from their existing positions.
  • Retired Government Servants may also apply.
 
Selection Procedure
  1. GOP’s selection criteria/procedure outlined in Civil Establishment Code – 2007 (Vol-I: Chapter-2: Sl. No. 140-141), read with Article-9 of IRS Charter-1984 shall apply when shortlisted and called for interview by the designated Selection Board.
 
Antecedents Verification Procedure
  1. After selection, the credentials of the approved candidate shall be sent to Higher Education Commission and Intelligence Bureau in terms of Civil Establishment Code – 2007 (Vol-I: Chapter-2: Sl. No. 28: Page-95), read with Civil Establishment Code – 2007 (Vol-I: Chapter-2: Sl. No. 17: Page-73) for necessary verification of their degrees and antecedents before issuance of Notification by the Establishment Division.
 
How to apply
  1. Interested candidates may apply under a covering application, attaching 3 passport size photographs, Degrees, Testimonials, proof of existence, Matric Certificate as proof of DOB, CNIC, complete residential address and landline numbers plus mobile. Applications complete in all respect (in sealed envelope) should reach the undersigned within 10 days of publication of this advertisement.
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SITUATION VACANT 

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the following posts on contract basis (MP-II Scale) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, initially for a period of two years, extendable under MP Scale policy:

i.            Public Diplomacy Coordinator

ii.           Content Developer

iii.          Speech Writer (English)

The positions will be filled strictly on merit, in a transparent manner and in accordance with the guidelines provided in Ministry of Finance OM No.F.3 (2) R-4/2011 dated 14th July 2017.

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORS) and Job Descriptions etc. for the positions can be downloaded from the website http://www.mofa.gov.pk.

Interested individuals may send their applications, CVs and all relevant education/experience certificates including CNIC and one recent passport size photograph, within fifteen (15) days of publication of this advertisement at the below mentioned address clearly mentioning on the envelope the name of the position applied for.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Director General (HR&CP)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Constitution Avenue, G-5, Islamabad
Tel: 051-9202362, Fax: 051-3204059

 

TORS FOR THE POST OF PUBLIC DIPLOMACY COORDINATOR

 

In line with the Prime Minister’s vision for a modern and comprehensive communication strategy to effectively portray the image of an enlightened, vibrant Pakistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to hire the services of a dedicated Public Diplomacy Coordinator.

Criteria/Minimum Requirements

Education:

M.Phil/Masters, or an equivalent degree, from a university recognized by HEC, in Public Diplomacy, Communication, Journalism, International Relations, Security Studies or any other related field.

Field of Expertise:

  1. Minimum 07 years of professional experience in the field of Communication, Journalism, International Relations, Security Studies or any other related field;
  2. Keen interest and understanding of various aspects of modern diplomacy, ability to analyze developments and policies of relevant Ministries and create a coherent public narrative based on these;
  3. Experience of public diplomacy domain with a specific focus on electronic and social media and image building and dissemination;
  4. Experience in engagement with media;
  5. Fluency in English language; and
  6. Experience of working with an international organization is desirable.

Age:

The maximum age limit is forty-five (45) years.

Duration:

Appointment of the Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall initially be made for two years.

Disqualification:

No person shall be eligible for appointment as Public Diplomacy Coordinator who:

  1. Has been or is dismissed from service as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings;
  2. Has been or is convicted, by a court of competent jurisdiction, for an offence involving moral turpitude;
  3. Either at the time of appointment as Public Diplomacy Coordinator or thereafter during such appointment was not or is not a citizen of Pakistan; or
  4. Is a beneficiary of National Reconciliation Ordinance, 2007 (LX of 2007).

Manner of Appointment:

  1. The appointment shall be made as per prescribed procedure for appointment in MP-II Scale Position;
  2. The vacancy of the Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall be uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also advertised in at least two national leading newspapers of nation-wide circulation.
  3. A short-listing Committee shall be constituted with the approval of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the short-listing of applicants; and
  4. The Selection Committee for appointments in the MP Scale shall recommend the most suitable candidate out of the shortlisted candidates.

Job Description:

The Public Diplomacy Coordinator will carry out, but will not be limited to the following tasks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

  1. Proposing long term strategic plans in public diplomacy;
  2. Act as focal point for inter-governmental coordination for developing and creating material in diverse formats to showcase Pakistan’s economic, cultural, touristic and other potentials for a global audience;
  3. Coordination with private sector, media houses, think tanks, academia and other stakeholders to promote a coherent foreign policy narrative and;
  4. Performing other work related duties as assigned by the Competent Authority.

The Public Diplomacy Coordinator will work in the Strategic Communications Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the supervision of the Foreign Minister.

Pay Package:

The Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall receive the pay package of MP-II Scale in accordance with the Management Scale Policy.

Leave:

The Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall earn leave in accordance with the MP-II Scale Policy.

Conflict of Interest:

The candidate for appointment as Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall have to seek retirement from his existing Department and post or his appointment shall be subject to acceptance of resignation from designated authority and shall not, during his term of office, engage himself in any other service, business, vocation or employment which may have any direct or indirect effect on his performance as Public Diplomacy Coordinator.

Termination of Contract:

The contract of Public Diplomacy Coordinator may be terminated by giving one month’s notice on either side or payment of one month’s basic pay in lieu thereof.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The performance of the Public Diplomacy Coordinator shall be monitored by the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applicability of Other Rules:

In respect of matters not specified here, the law, rules, policies, etc. applicable to the corresponding level of civil servants shall be applicable.

 

 

TORS FOR THE POST OF CONTENT DEVELOPER

 

In line with the Prime Minister’s vision for a modern and comprehensive communication strategy to effectively portray the image of an enlightened, vibrant Pakistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to hire the services of a dedicated Content Developer.

Criteria/Minimum Requirements

Education:

M.Phil/Masters, or an equivalent degree, from a university recognized by HEC, in Public Diplomacy, Media Management, Communication, Journalism or any other related field.

Field of Expertise:

  1. Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience in the field of Strategic Communication, Public Diplomacy, Media Management, Communication, Journalism or any other related field;
  2. Extensive experience of content development and public diplomacy with a specific focus on electronic and social media and image building and dissemination;
  3. Experience in engagement with media;
  4. Fluency in English; and
  5. Experience of working with an international organization is desirable.

Age:

The maximum age limit is forty five (45) years.

Duration:

Appointment of the Content Developer shall initially be made for two years.

Disqualification:

No person shall be eligible for appointment as Content Developer who:

  1. Has been or is dismissed from service as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings;
  2. Has been or is convicted, by a court of competent jurisdiction, for an offence involving moral turpitude;
  3. Either at the time of appointment as Content Developer or thereafter during such appointment was not or is not a citizen of Pakistan; or
  4. Is a beneficiary of National Reconciliation Ordinance, 2007 (LX of 2007).

Manner of Appointment:

  1. The appointment shall be made as per prescribed procedure for appointment in MP-II Scale Position;
  2. The vacancy of the Content Developer shall be uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also advertised in at least two national leading newspapers of nation-wide circulation.
  3. A short-listing Committee shall be constituted with the approval of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the short-listing of applicants; and
  4. The Selection Committee for appointments in the MP Scale shall recommend the most suitable candidate out of the shortlisted candidates.

Job Description:

The Content Developer will carry out, but will not be limited to the following tasks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

  1. Assist in the development of an effective strategy for strategic communication;
  2. Content development through targeted, research based message crafting and evolution of a strategy for their dissemination in both traditional and digital media;
  3. Media monitoring to counter negative propaganda and promote positive image of Pakistan;
  4. Identification of audience for specific messaging;
  5. Establish linkages with private and public institutions for innovative content creation;
  6. Performing other work related duties as assigned by the Competent Authority.

The Content Developer will work in the Strategic Communications Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the supervision of the Foreign Minister.

Pay Package:

The Content Developer shall receive the pay package of MP-II Scale in accordance with the Management Scale Policy.

Leave:

The Content Developer shall earn leave in accordance with the MP-II Scale Policy.

Conflict of Interest:

The candidate for appointment as Content Developer shall have to seek retirement from his existing Department and post or his appointment shall be subject to acceptance of resignation from designated authority and shall not, during his term of office, engage himself in any other service, business, vocation or employment which may have any direct or indirect effect on his performance as Content Developer.

Termination of Contract:

The contract of Content Developer may be terminated by giving one month’s notice on either side or payment of one month’s basic pay in lieu thereof.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The performance of the Content Developer shall be monitored by the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applicability of Other Rules:

In respect of matters not specified here, the law, rules, policies, etc. applicable to the corresponding level of civil servants shall be applicable.

 

 

TORS FOR THE POST OF SPEECH WRITER

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to hire the services of a dedicated English Speech Writer.

Criteria/Minimum Requirements

Education:

M.Phil/Masters, or an equivalent degree, from a university recognized by HEC, in Communication, Journalism, International Relations, Security Studies or any other related field.

Field of Expertise:

  1. Minimum 07 years of professional experience in the field of Communication, Journalism, International Relations, Security Studies or any other related field;
  2. Understanding of diplomacy and international relations and a keen interest in Current Affairs;
  3. Fluency in English language;
  4. Experience of writing speeches, statements and any other communication for senior officials would be preferred;
  5. Experience in media communication is preferable; and
  6. Experience of working with an international organization is desirable.

Age:

The maximum age limit is forty-five (45) years.

Duration:

Appointment of the Speech Writer shall initially be made for two years.

Disqualification:

No person shall be eligible for appointment as Speech Writer who:

  1. Has been or is dismissed from service as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings;
  2. Has been or is convicted, by a court of competent jurisdiction, for an offence involving moral turpitude;
  3. Either at the time of appointment as Speech Writer or thereafter during such appointment was not or is not a citizen of Pakistan; or
  4. Is a beneficiary of National Reconciliation Ordinance, 2007 (LX of 2007).

Manner of Appointment:

  1. The appointment shall be made as per prescribed procedure for appointment in MP-II Scale Position;
  2. The vacancy of the Speech Writer shall be uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also advertised in at least two national leading newspapers of nation-wide circulation.
  3. A short-listing Committee shall be constituted with the approval of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the short-listing of applicants; and
  4. The Selection Committee for appointments in the MP Scale shall recommend the most suitable candidate out of the shortlisted candidates.

Job Description:

The Speech Writer will carry out, but will not be limited to the following tasks for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

  1. Analyzing key topics on which speeches/op-eds may be required and proactively recommending topics and content;
  2. Writing speeches and statements which articulate the vision of the senior officials;
  3. Writing prefaces and forewords for publications;
  4. Writing articles and op-eds based on inputs from the senior officials; and
  5. Performing other work related duties as assigned by the Foreign Minister.

The Speech Writer will work in the Strategic Communications Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the supervision of the Foreign Minister.

Pay Package:

The Speech Writer shall receive the pay package of MP-II Scale in accordance with the Management Scale Policy.

Leave:

The Speech Writer shall earn leave in accordance with the MP-II Scale Policy.

Conflict of Interest:

The candidate for appointment as Speech Writer shall have to seek retirement from his existing Department and post or his appointment shall be subject to acceptance of resignation from designated authority and shall not, during his term of office, engage himself in any other service, business, vocation or employment which may have any direct or indirect effect on his performance as Speech Writer.

Termination of Contract:

The contract of Speech Writer may be terminated by giving one month’s notice on either side or payment of one month’s basic pay in lieu thereof.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The performance of the Speech Writer shall be monitored by the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applicability of Other Rules:

In respect of matters not specified here, the law, rules, policies, etc. applicable to the corresponding level of civil servants shall be applicable.

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