Expert on Veterinary Issues
      • Application deadline
        20.03.2017 Active Closed
      • Starting date
        01.05.2017
      • Type of contract
        IOM Consultancy Contract
      • Language required
        Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Romanian, Ukrainian and/or Russian is an asset
      • Expected duration of assignment
        The assignment shall commence no later than 1 May 2017 and conclude prior to 31 October 2017 utilising a maximum period of forty (40) billable days
      Subject
      Duty Station: Chisinau, Moldova
      Fee: EUR 450 per billable day
      Organisational Unit: EUBAM Office in Moldova
      Overall Supervisor: Head of Border Management Department (HoBMD)
      Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

       

      1. Nature of the consultancy: Advisory services and support on strategic and operational issues related to veterinary to officials of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
      2. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: European Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine.
      3. 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 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.
      4. Main objectives of the assignment/scope of work: The Expert on Veterinary issues works in EUBAM Office in Moldova under the day-to-day supervision of the Head of EUBAM Office in Moldova and overall supervision of the Head of Border Management Department. His/her main responsibility is to provide advice and support on strategic and operational issues related to veterinary.
      5. Tasks to be performed under this contract:
      • Provide support and substantive advice in helping the veterinary authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to approximate their procedures and approaches to those of the EU in line with Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area requirements.
      • Participate in planning, development and implementation of EUBAM initiatives supporting the veterinary authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
      • Provide advice and assistance in organizing, coordinating, carrying out assessments of veterinary control procedures (including through the use of advanced tools such as risk analysis/assessment, proportion of e -systems, simplified procedures, etc.).
      • Support the veterinary agencies in reviewing the normative framework through identifying possible gaps and supporting the drafting of relevant normative amendments in line with the respective strategy, EU-Moldova/Ukrainian Association Agreement, the Action Plan for Its Implementation and other relevant guiding instruments.
      • Provide specialist advice on the interpretation and improvement of rules and regulations on veterinary control.
      • In coordination with the EUBAM, support the veterinary authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in assessing control operational needs, suggest and promote capacity building initiatives and develop other necessary recommendations for the implementation of the relevant parts of the Association Agreement and the Action Plan for its Implementation and other relevant initiatives.
      • Provide advice on the implementation of reliable testing, diagnostics, and quarantine/destruction measures of goods.
      • Support the specialized national authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in the effective exchange of information (on presence of diseases and pests).
      • Take the lead in monitoring compliance of the implementation of trade policy measures in the field of veterinary Ensure timely and appropriate reporting on his/her activity.
      • Consult with EUBAM on appropriate and agreed approaches to the specified tasks prior to assumption of the tasks.
      • Draft a comprehensive assessment/evaluation report on the consultancy assignment and its outcomes, offering observations/recommendations to the national authorities in Moldova and Ukraine
      • Deliver/organise two (2) workshops/seminars based on findings/recommendations of assessment/evaluation report to agree implementation roadmap and action plan.
      • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned.

       

      1. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment.

      Key outputs will include:

      • Prepare/deliver Inception Report to be completed within the first 10 working days of the assignment setting out a work plan, prospective schedule of activities including proposed travel plans and initial meetings as well as expected results.
      • Draft a comprehensive assessment/evaluation report, containing recommendations, to be completed and delivered to the Moldovan Veterinary authorities before 30 September 2017. The report will incorporate a comprehensive description of areas where procedures, in relation to activities undertaken by authorities at the border of Moldova and Ukraine including the Transnistrian region, need further adaptation or improvement.
      • Prior to the end of the assignment organise/deliver two (2) workshops/seminars for senior Veterinary authority managers and practitioners from Moldova and Ukraine, that elaborate an agreed implementation roadmap and action plan using the assessment/evaluation report and its recommendations as the basis for establishing a clear way forward.

       

      1. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered.

      The assignment shall commence no later than 1 May 2017 and conclude prior to 31 October 2017 utilising a maximum period of forty (40) billable days.

      1. Monitoring and reporting requirements:

      The Expert on veterinary issues reports to the Head of Border Management Department, who is responsible for evaluation of performance and quality of the work deliverables. The reporting takes place through written and verbal briefs.

      The working language of the assignment shall be English and all reports and formal communications relating to the assignment shall be in the English language. If required by the partners for organizational convenience translation from English to Russian or Romanian language, will be coordinated by EUBAM.

      All presentations, reports or formal correspondence shall follow appropriate EUBAM communications templates and in the first instance shall be submitted through the Head of Border Management Department, who may decide to subject such presentations or draft reports to peer review by other EUBAM experts, prior to release of such products to originally intended audience.

      Head of Border Management Department is responsible for approving the format, content and quality of such reports on behalf of EUBAM, prior to the release of such presentations and reports to the relevant agencies in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

      Following approval of presentations and reports by EUBAM, the release of reports to the relevant partners in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine shall carry with it