Intern / Finance
      • Application deadline
        29.07.2016 Active Closed
      • Language required
        Professional fluency is required in the following languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English
      • Expected duration of assignment
        up to 60 calendar days


      Duty Station:                              EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine
      Organizational Unit:                  Administration
      Direct Supervisor:                      National Finance Officer


      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 Moldova (located in Chisinau) and five further 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 Administration for two months.

      General functions:

      • Support to the Finance Unit in preparation of payment documents;
      • Support to Procurement and Logistics Unit in preparation of tender documentation;
      • Technical assistance to the Bids Evaluation and Awards Committee;
      • Assistance in asset management; and
      • Assistance in 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.

      Language skills:

      Professional fluency is required in the following languages:
      Ukrainian, Russian and English


      Candidates must be available for a two months period, ideally between July-August 2016

      Preferred Education Background:

      Candidates should possess, or are in the process of obtaining a Masters’ degree in one of the following subjects:

      • Business and Management
      • Economics
      • Finance/ Accounting

      Application Eligibility:

      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: 1pages, Font: 12 Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced
      • Recommendation Letters: Two from University (College) professors

      Documents Required upon Acceptance of Internship:

      • Passport
      • 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 not 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 specifying in the subject line the exact title of the internship position you are applying for.

      Closing date for applications is 29 July 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.

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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.