Senior Expert – Sanitary, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety
      • Application deadline
        04.09.2015 Active Closed
      • Starting date

      The objective of the consultant is to prepare a list of priority measures to provide technical assistance in the area of sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary security of Transnistria.


      The consultant will assess Transnistria’s sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary standards / practices and produce a comparative analysis on aligning them with the EU requirements stipulated in the EU -Moldova AA / DCFTA. The analysis will review the Transnistrian sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary practices for the purpose of harmonisation with the MD and EU requirements as set out in Chapter 4 of Title V (Trade and Trade-related Matters) of the DCFTA. The analysis including recommendations could be relevant to any possible and future cooperation mechanisms between MD National Food Safety Agency (ANSA) and the Transnistrian de facto  Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


      In working with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova, Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova and the de factoMinistry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Tiraspol the consultant will identify gaps, inconsistencies and obstacles in the implementation of sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary standards / practices in Transnistria.


      The assignment locations will be Chisinau and Tiraspol, the Republic of Moldova and Odessa, Ukraine.


      The assignment shall commence no later than 28 September 2015 and conclude prior to 25 November 2015 utilising a maximum period of thirty-five (35) billable days.


      The consultant will be attached to the EUBAM Transnistria Settlement Support Office (TSSO) under the overall supervision of the Team Leader.


      Fieldwork and stakeholder consultations will be conducted in the Republic of Moldova – Chisinau and Tiraspol, and also in Odessa. Where appropriate it may be necessary to visit other relevant locations. Subject to prior arrangement the consultant will have access to EUBAM deployed transportation, and translation / interpreter resources.


      The consultant will work closely with relevant personnel from the Chisinau and Tiraspol agencies/institutions and where necessary with appropriate EUBAM experts.


      Applicants should email their CV in EU template using Microsoft Word format, together with a cover letter in English to:

      Please include the following in the subject line of email messages: “Vacancy – Short-term, Senior Expert – Sanitary, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety (TSSO).”

      Closing date for applications 4 September 2015; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier.

      Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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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 2023.

        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.