Head of Mission
      • Application deadline
        25.10.2013 Active Closed
      • Starting date
        01.12.2013
      • Type of contract
        Individual Contractor (IC)
      • Expected duration of assignment
        One year, 1 December 2013-30 November 2014
      Subject

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      Background: In June 2005, the Presidents of Moldova and Ukraine sent a joint letter to the EU requesting assistance for enhanced border management capacities, including the development of an international standard of border and customs control at the state border of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The EU responded positively to this request and an EU Border Assistance Mission 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. The initial duration of EUBAM was 2 years, until November 2007. Its mandate has been extended most recently until 30 November 2015. Suggestions to amend the MoU are under discussion. IOM is expected to be the European Commission’s implementing partner for the two-year EUBAM Phase 10 (1 December 2013 – 30 November 2015). This announcement is subject to the signature of a contribution agreement between the European Commission and IOM.

      General Functions: The Head of Mission of EUBAM works under the overall guidance of the Advisory Board and the EU Delegations to Ukraine and Republic of Moldova and carries the overall responsibility for the implementation of the mandate of EUBAM and the effectiveness of the overall results and activities as well as efficiency of its operations. S/he ensures the cost-effective use of EUBAM resources and appropriate management processes and mechanisms. The Head of Mission has the overall management responsibility for approximately 215 international and national Mission personnel. S/he acts as a political advisor to the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova on issues related to the Transnistrian conflict.

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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.