Call for proposal to nominate the candidates for seconded personnel within EUBAM
      • Application deadline
        20.09.2020 Active Closed
      • Starting date
      • Type of contract
        Seconded position
      • Language required
        Fluency in English is an absolute requirement for all seconded experts
      • Expected duration of assignment
        The normal tour of duty of seconded personal should be no less than one year and no more than three years

      (financed under the EC ENPI programme)

      General points:

      • All international seconded personnel of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (“the Mission”) should be EU citizens.
      • Posts should be filled by active civil servants: border police/guard officials from relevant national or European-level public administrations.
      • All international personnel of the Mission will receive a Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) from the Mission’s budget, to cover the costs for accommodation, meals, etc. This allowance will be € 3,300 per month. In addition, the budget will also cover medical insurance for Mission personnel, as well as travel expenditure (economy class) including one return trip home every twelve months, unless home leave travel is provided by their national administration.
      • Mission personnel may, depending on operational requirements and work schedules, be expected to also work in night shifts and during weekends. As a rule, they will be expected to work 40 hours per week, however with the equivalent of two days off per week, and 2.5 working days of leave for every month in the Mission. There may be cases when personnel is required to work extra hours or on official holidays, then personnel will be provided with compensatory time off (CTO).
      • “Field” and “Core” personnel of the Mission (tactical level) should be seconded by their national administration, which will continue paying their national salaries throughout this assignment.
      • The normal tour of duty of seconded personal should be no less than one year and no more than three years should the Mission mandate be further extended. In case of outstanding performance, specific knowledge and experience of a seconded expert, the Mission can approach the EU MS requesting for prolongation of secondment beyond the three years’ term.
      • Personnel should ensure the validity of their national passports and apply directly to the Ukrainian consulates for the necessary working visas prior to commencing duties for the Mission, if applicable. Such working visas are a requirement for obtaining the status according to Art. 37 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (for holders of ordinary or service passports) or according to Art. 31 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (for holders of diplomatic passports). Upon arrival, they will be temporarily included in the diplomatic lists of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine or in the diplomatic list of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova as personnel of the EU Border Assistance Mission, and receive a “service (accreditation) card” certifying this status for the duration of this assignment. A list of the Mission personnel will be circulated to the Moldovan and Ukrainian authorities.
      • Personnel will be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements while in Republic of Moldova or Ukraine. The project support personnel will, however, to the extent possible, provide initial support/advice to the Mission personnel.
      • Job descriptions provided hereunder are indicative and may be further revised with regard to operational requirements.
      • Applications for seconded posts should be sent, together with a detailed Curriculum vitae in English language (see Annex IV_Curriculum vitae template) and Selection criteria form in Word format (indicating no more than two preferred job profiles) through the relevant national administrations of the EU Member States directly to EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) by e-mail to with reference “Application for a seconded post in EUBAM”.
      • All seconded experts upon arriving to EUBAM HQ in Odesa, Ukraine will be offered an induction training programme on various issues related to their entitlements, EUBAM structure and its activities. Part of this programme will be English written test that all seconded experts will have to undertake. Fluency in English is an absolute requirement for all seconded experts, as English is the working language at EUBAM.

      Applications for seconded posts should be received not later than 20 September 2020 (23h59 Odesa time).

      All personnel will have to acknowledge EUBAM’s Standards of Conduct and Standard Administrative Procedures for seconded experts, which will apply for the entire duration of their assignments.

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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 2023.

        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.