Good Governance / Anti-corruption Specialist
      • Application deadline
        16.11.2014 Active Closed
      • Starting date


      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.


      Main objectives of the assignment/scope of work:

      The Good Governance / Anti-corruption Specialist works in the Border Management Modernisation Support (BMMS) Section under the overall supervision of the Team Leader/ Border Management Development Advisor. S/he is responsible for providing up-to-date strategic advice and practical support to the Moldovan and Ukraine partner services on developing good governance processes for making and implementing decisions in the development of sustainable Human Resource Management (HRM) systems. In a secondary role s/he will also support the elaboration and implementation of anti-corruption policies and measures. S/he works closely with the identified partner services and with the EUBAM experts to ensure that in the fields of good governance and anti-corruption, standards of the highest quality are achieved.


      Detailed description of activities:

      • Provide strategic advice to partner services in the process, development and implementation of sustainable good governance, anti-corruption and ethical policies, strategies and legislation within the mandate of EUBAM.
      • Work closely with counterparts from the partner services in order to elaborate and maintain within each organisation an empowered, professional, disciplined culture that stimulates, promotes and actively supports the characteristics of good governance and includes integrity and ethical behaviour.
      • Provide advice to the partner services on EU best practices as relates to the development of strategic HRM reform initiatives incorporating anti-corruption proposals, specifically targeted at the central organisational level, through written inputs such as: comments, opinions and proposals on drafts, analytical papers on specific topics and regular consultations.
      • Support the establishment of EU good governance, HRM and anti-corruption best practice initiatives and measures throughout the partner services by: providing practical support, monitoring the implementation of recommendations and proposals, frequent consultations with partner service decision-makers, assessments and reviews.
      • Conduct training, seminars and workshops to the partner services at various levels, on good governance, HRM and anti-corruption related issues.
      • Keep up-to-date with the developments of EU best practices and other relevant issues in the field of good governance, HRM and anti-corruption in order to provide informed and accurate advice to the Moldovan and Ukrainian State Customs Services, continuously update the instruments and tools for information-sharing.
      • Contribute in maintaining regular contacts with EU institutions, EU member states and other relevant international organisations for exchange of information on strategic issues and developments as relates to good governance, HRM and anti-corruption.
      • Perform other tasks as assigned.

      Main outputs/deliverables:

      1. Advice through written inputs (drafts, comments, opinions, analytical papers) to Moldovan and Ukrainian partner services related to implementation of good governance, HRM and anti-corruption strategies, activities and measures in accordance with best EU practices (as per EUBAM action plan).
      2. Training courses, seminars and workshops to partner services, on various aspects of good governance, HRM and anti-corruption (as per EUBAM action plan).
      3. Consultations on a variety of topics related to the implementation of good governance, HRM and anti-corruption strategies, legislation and activities with the Moldovan and Ukrainian partner services (as per EUBAM action plan).

      Monitoring and reporting requirements:

      The Good Governance/Anti-corruption Specialist reports to the Team Leader/Border Management Development Advisor who is responsible for appraisal of performance and quality of work deliverables. The reporting takes place through written and oral briefs.

      Selection criteria/ Requirements:

      • Master’s degree in law, economics, social sciences or a related field or Diploma from Customs Academy of the same level with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience and specialised training.
      • Experience as national or international law enforcement official or civil servant of a EU Member State or EU Customs organisation.
      • At least 8 years of experience with good governance, HRM and anti-corruption issues at national and regional levels.
      • In-depth knowledge of good governance, HRM systems and anti-corruption strategies of the EU-member states. Experience in implementing good governance, HRM and anti-corruption strategies, preferably in Customs services at all levels of the organisation.
      • Experience with good governance, HRM and anti-corruption capacity building projects in transition/developing countries is an asset.
      • Excellent communications and drafting skills.
      • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Russian, Romanian and/or Ukrainian is an asset.
      • Computer literacy (Windows applications).
      • National certificate of no criminal record.


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      Closing date for applications November 16, 2014; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.


      Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

      Please note that the position is subject to funds availability.

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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.