Application deadline20.06.2016 Active Closed
Language requiredProfessional fluency is required in the following languages: Ukrainian/Russian/English. Fluency in Romanian language is an asset
Expected duration of assignmentUp to 60 calendar days
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INTERNSHIP AT EUBAM (Odessa, Ukraine)
Duty Station: EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine
Organizational Unit: Border Management Department
Direct Supervisor: Customs, Trade & Governance Office
The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. It promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet EU standards and serve the needs of its two partner countries. It is an advisory, technical body based in Odesa (Ukraine). It has an Office in Chisinau and five field offices – two on the Moldovan side of the joint border and three on the Ukrainian side. EUBAM activities promote economic development and enhance regional security. The Mission contributes to cross border cooperation and confidence building, helping to improve efficiency, transparency and security along the Moldova-Ukraine border.
The Mission’s aims are to:
- work with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States
- improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies; facilitate international coordinated cooperation
- assist Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) they have signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU
- contribute to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border
The Mission is currently seeking an intern who will work with the Finance Unit for two months.
- Give legal support to the activities of joint working groups
- Give support in monitoring of practical implementation of trade facilitation in Ukraine and Moldova by reviewing open sources in both countries
- Oversight and responsibility for updating the legal database
- Assistance in organisation of document filing
Learning opportunities for the intern:
- General understanding of the Mission’s work, the role of stakeholders and
partners at national and international level
- Insight into how finance, procurement and logistic functions are implemented in a large and geographically spread-out Mission
- Insight and hands-on experience in facilitating the work of the Mission
- Insight and hands-on experience in organizing and running complex projects
- Becoming more familiar with working in an International Organization and in a multicultural environment
All costs such as living expenses, travel, visa application fees and any other costs related to the internship MUST be borne by the intern unless provided for by a sponsoring institution, e.g. university, education programme, etc.
Candidates must be available for a two months period, ideally between June -September 2016
Preferred Education Background:
Candidates should possess, or in the process of obtaining a Master degree in one of the following subjects:
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.
Documents Required Upon Applying:
- Detailed CV
- Essay: “How my knowledge and skills will prove valuable to EUBAM?” Format: 2pages, Font: 12 Times New Roman, single spaced
- Recommendation Letters: Two from University (College) professors
Documents Required upon Acceptance of Internship:
- 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.
- Transcript or another proof of University (College) attendance/Diploma
Please send your application, CV, 2 recommendation letters and the requested essay to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying in the subject line the exact title of the internship position you are applying for.
Closing date for applications is 20 June 2016; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.
Other Relevant Information
- Interns cannot apply for any EUBAM vacancies during the period of internship.
- Should an offer of employment be envisaged, a 3-month break from the end of the internship must be respected.
- The intern must keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or paper on the basis of information obtained except with the written approval and authorization of EUBAM.
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.