Short term expert – Senior Expert on Demarcation Issues
      • Application deadline
        27.07.2015 Active Closed
      • Starting date

      Organizational Context: 


      The EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine was established, based on a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding 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 until 30 November 2015.


      The Mission is a technical assistance and advisory body which is charged with assisting partner agencies in the Republic of Moldova and in Ukraine to enhance cross border and customs management capabilities, to approximate the standards of cross border agencies to those of the EU, and to enhance implementation of the rule of law whilst facilitating legitimate cross border trade in goods and the unhindered movement of legitimate cross border travellers.


      Main objectives of the assignment/scope of work:

      The consultant will assist the EUBAM Mission to identify the methodological possibilities to finalise the demarcation process at the common border, evaluate operational issues on the demarcation process and on possibilities of governmental mobilisation. The consultant will give recommendations to the parties on demarcation of the state borders in respect of bridges and dams.


      In working with members of the Working Group on elaboration of the final documentation on demarcation and the heads of the Joint Commission the consultant will reflect on strengthening cost-effective and efficient operational capacity aligned with experience in the EU and internationally.


      The consultant will help to bring added value to the process to finalise the demarcation process between the countries.

      Logistics and Timing:

      The assignment locations will be Kyiv, Ukraine; and Chisinau, Moldova.


      The assignment shall commence no later than 17 August 2015 and conclude prior to 11 September 2015 utilising a maximum period of ten (10) days


      The consultant will be attached to the EUBAM Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO) under the supervision of the Team Leader/ Border Management Development Advisor.


      Fieldwork and stakeholder consultations will be conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Ukrainian State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster and in Chisinau, Moldova at the State Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre in Moldova and at other relevant locations, as may be required. Where necessary and 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 Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EU Integration, the State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster and their relevant contractors and in the Republic of Moldova with representatives of the Border Police and the State Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre and their relevant contractors.


      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 on Demarcation Issues Consultant (BMMO)”


      Closing date for applications 27 July 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.