Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO) Intern
      • Application deadline
        31.07.2015 Active Closed
      • Starting date



      Duty Station: EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine
      Classification: Internship Contract
      Organizational Unit:          Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO)
      Contractual Period: up to 90 calendar days
      Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, Border Management Development Advisor
      MSA (Monthly Subsistence Allowance) provided


      Organizational Context: The EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine was established, based on a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 7 October 2005 by the European Commission, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, with IOM as the EU’s implementing partner. The mandate of EUBAM runs through 30 November 2015.


      The Mission is a technical assistance and advisory body that aims at enhancing the border and customs management capacities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, approximate the standards of the border and law enforcement authorities to those of the EU and to enhance the implementation of the rule of law.


      EUBAM Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO) will engage the services of an intern for a period of up to 90 calendar days in August-October 2015.


      General functions:

      Working under the overall direction of the Team Leader, Border Management Development Advisor, the intern will assist in the operational activities of the Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO).


      Specific functions: 

      • Support the compilation and completion of the Giurgiulesti Port Study in cooperation with the Moldovan Customs Service (MDCS);
      • Assist in the statistical analysis of customs declaration processing data obtained from the MDCS, ASYCUDA World customs declaration processing system in relation to the clearance of commercial cargo through the port at import, export and transit;
      • Produce a variety of tables and charts and other visual aids that clearly demonstrate an historical picture and indicate emerging trends and patterns;
      • Review and analyse the survey questionnaires on the border control services delivered to business interests at the port, extracting essential information that would contribute to formulating future recommendations for inclusion in the Port Study;
      • Travel to Giurgiulesti Port and/or other key locations as required by operational needs;
      • Undertake all other duties as might be assigned.



      Monitoring and reporting requirements:

      The BMMO intern reports to the Team Leader, Border Management Development Advisor, who is responsible for monitoring of the intern’s quality of work deliverables, assessing his/her performance and producing IOM Internship Evaluation Form.


      MSA (Monthly Subsistence Allowance):

      MSA will be provided to the successful candidate. Interns will be responsible for covering all costs: travel, visa, medical insurance, accommodation and meals. Interns are also responsible for finding themselves suitable accommodation for the duration of the Internship.

      Application Eligibility:

      Eligible are either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, between 19 and 36 years old who have less than two years of relevant working experience.

      Language requirements: 

      Proficiency in the English language is mandatory. Knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, and/or Romanian is desirable.

      Documents Required Upon Applying:

      • Detailed CV
      • Essay: “How my knowledge and skills will prove valuable to EUBAM?” Format: 2-3 pages, Font: 12 Times New Roman, double spaced.
      • Recommendation Letters: 2 from University (College) professors.

      Documents Required upon Acceptance of the Contract:

      • Passport
      • Valid Visa (if required)
      • Fit-to-work medical certificate from a medical doctor (not an IOM doctor) issued no earlier than two months before the beginning of their internship, and a copy of the latest vaccination records.
      • Written proof of world-wide health coverage including evacuation and repatriation coverage before starting the internship for interns holding citizenship other than of Moldova or Ukraine.
      • Written proof of valid medical health coverage in the country for interns who are citizens of Moldova or Ukraine.
      • Unofficial University (College). Transcript or another proof of University (College) attendance.




      Please send your application, CV, 2 recommendation letters and the requested essay to specifying in the subject line the exact title of the internship position you are applying for.


      Closing date for applications is 31 July 2015; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

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      • Who we are?

        The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. The legal basis for EUBAM is the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the European Commission and the Governments of Moldova and Ukraine on 7 October 2005.

        The current Mission’s mandate is valid until 30 November 2020.

        EUBAM promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet European Union standards, and serve the needs of its two partner countries.

      • What we do?

        The Mission works with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States. It helps to improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies and to facilitate international coordinated cooperation. EUBAM assists Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which both countries signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU. It also contributes to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and as a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border.

      • Where we work?

        The Republic of Moldova-Ukraine state border is 1,222 km long, consisting of 955 km of “green” (land) border and 267 km of “blue” (river) border.

        The Mission is headquartered in Odesa (Ukraine) with two country offices (in Chisinau – the Republic of Moldova and in Odesa – Ukraine) and six field offices in its area of operation – three on the Moldovan side of the common border and three on the Ukrainian side.

        There are 67 border crossing points along the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, including 25 at the central (Transnistrian) segment.

        The administrative boundary line between the two banks of the Nistru river is 411 km long. Nine customs posts are located along it, within which MDCS representatives perform the customs control duties, supported by MoIA representatives. Six BMA subdivisions, in which foreigners can voluntarily register or de-register, are also located on the boundary line.