Operations Office (OPS) Intern
      • Application deadline
        31.07.2015 Active Closed
      • Starting date



      Duty Station: EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine
      Classification: Internship Contract
      Organizational Unit:          Operations Office (OPS)
      Contractual Period: up to 90 calendar days
      Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, Operational Support Advisor
      MSA (Monthly Subsistence Allowance) provided



      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.


      EUBAM Operations Office (OPS) will engage the services of an intern for a period of up to 90 calendar days in August-October 2015.


      General functions:

      Working under the overall direction of the Team Leader, Operational Support Advisor, the intern will assist in the operational activities of the Operations Office (OPS).


      Specific functions: 


      • Contribute to development and implementation of EUBAM`s policy on national and international level in law enforcement area;
      • Conduct periodic assessments of the operational capacity of Moldovan and Ukrainian border and law enforcement services and contribute to the elaboration of national strategies in line with EU standards;
      • Prepare of ad hoc analytical and operational products – reports, briefings, risk analysis, presentations, etc.;
      • Facilitate cooperation and communication with EU agencies such as FRONTEX and Europol as well as with other international organizations and regional institutions (Interpol, World Customs Organisation, SELEC, etc.) in order to support the operational activities of the law enforcement authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine;
      • Travel to EUBAM Field Offices/key locations as required by operational needs;
      • Undertake all other duties as might be assigned.



      Monitoring and reporting requirements:

      The OPS intern reports to the Team Leader, Operational Support Advisor, who is responsible for monitoring of the intern’s quality of work deliverables, assessing his/her performance and producing IOM Internship Evaluation Form.


      MSA (Monthly Subsistence Allowance):

      MSA will be provided to the successful candidate. Interns will be responsible for covering all costs: travel, visa, medical insurance, accommodation and meals. Interns are also responsible for finding themselves suitable accommodation for the duration of the Internship.

      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.

      Language requirements: 

      Proficiency in the English language is mandatory. Knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, and/or Romanian is desirable.

      Documents Required Upon Applying:

      • Detailed CV
      • Essay: “How my knowledge and skills will prove valuable to EUBAM?” Format: 2-3 pages, Font: 12 Times New Roman, double spaced.
      • Recommendation Letters: 2 from University (College) professors.

      Documents Required upon Acceptance of the Contract:

      • 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 citizens of Moldova or Ukraine.
      • Unofficial University (College). Transcript or another proof of University (College) attendance.



      Please send your application, CV, 2 recommendation letters and the requested essay to internship@eubam.org specifying in the subject line the exact title of the internship position you are applying for.


      Closing date for applications is 31 July 2015; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

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