Head of Mission
      • Application deadline
        15.10.2017 Active Closed
      • Starting date
      • Type of contract
        IC Contract
      • Language required
        Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other EU languages (Romanian, in particular) and Russian and/or Ukrainian is an asset
      • Expected duration of assignment
        1 December 2017 – 30 November 2018

      Duty Station:                   EUBAM HQ, Odessa, Ukraine


      Organizational Context: In June 2005, the Presidents of Moldova and Ukraine sent a joint letter to the EU requesting assistance for enhanced border management capacities, including the development of an international standard of border and customs control at the state border of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The EU responded positively to this request and an EU Border Assistance Mission 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. The initial duration of EUBAM was 2 years, until November 2007.  Its mandate has been extended until 30 November 2017. The procedure for the fifth extension is ongoing. This announcement is subject to the signature of a contribution agreement between the European Commission and IOM.


      Main objectives of the assignment/scope of work:

      The Head of Mission of EUBAM works under the overall guidance of the Advisory Board and the EU Delegations to the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine and carries the overall responsibility for the implementation of the mandate of EUBAM and the effectiveness of the overall results and activities as well as efficiency of its operations. S/he ensures the cost-effective use of EUBAM resources and appropriate management processes and mechanisms. The Head of Mission has the overall management responsibility for approximately 100 international and national Mission personnel. S/he acts as an advisor on customs/ border police matters to the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova on matters related to the Transnistrian conflict.


      Detailed description of activities:

      • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation of the EUBAM mandate, its operations and activities and for the achievement of results. Assume responsibility for the overall management, communications, repor