Veterinary Expert
      • Application deadline
        28.02.2017 Active Closed
      • Starting date
      • Type of contract
      • Language required
        Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Romanian, Ukrainian and/or Russian will be an asset
      • Expected duration of assignment
        Nine months, 1 March 2017 – 30 November 2017
      Duty Station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
      Type of Appointment: Seconded position. The secondment is subject to approval by EUBAM and the secondee’s national administration
      Fee: No fee paid, other than the EUBAM standard monthly living allowance (MLA)
      Organizational Unit: EUBAM Office in Moldova
      Direct Supervisor: Head of EUBAM Office in Moldova


      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 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.

      Main objectives of the assignment/scope of work:

      • Support the veterinary authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in assessing control operational needs, suggest and promote capacity building initiatives and develop other necessary recommendations for the implementation of the relevant parts of the Association Agreement and the Action Plan for its Implementation and other relevant initiatives.
      • Participate in planning, development and implementation of EUBAM initiatives supporting the veterinary authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
      • Provide advice on the implementation of reliable testing, & diagnostics of goods in relation to food safety and live animals.
      • Provide specialist advice on the interpretation and improvement of rules and regulations on veterinary control.
      • Support the specialized national authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in the effective exchange of information (on presence of animal diseases and food safety).
      • Take the lead in monitoring compliance of the implementation of trade policy measures in the field of Veterinary.
      •  Through actions performed at the Border Crossing Points between Moldova and Ukraine monitor and report on the humane treatment of live animals during transportation.
      • Ensure timely and appropriate reporting on his/her activity.


      Selection criteria/requirements:

      • Active civil servant of EU Member State or EU Institution.
      • Progressively responsible work experience (minimum 8 years) in EU Member State veterinary agency
      • Proven in-depth knowledge and understanding of the veterinary management and integrated border management concept on the EU level and ability to effectively apply this knowledge within organizational context.
      • Good knowledge of EU legislation in the area of veterinary management.
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment with respect for diversity.
      • Advisory experiences with EU/EC border management missions/external assistance programmes in transition/developing countries is an asset.
      • Excellent drafting, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
      • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Romanian, Ukrainian and/or Russian will be an asset.
      • Computer literacy (Windows applications).
      • National certificate of no criminal record.


      How to apply:  Email your CV and cover letter in English to:

      Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

      Note: As per the EU’s commitment to improve gender balance in EU missions, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Appointment will be subject to secondment approval on behalf of EUBAM and the EU Member State seconding the incumbent.

      The vacancy is open to the experts nominated by the Member States for the secondment for the period from 1 March 2017 till 30 November 2017.

      Closing date for applications is 28 February 2017; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to ensure that their nominations reach EUBAM sooner.

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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.