Intern / BMD
      • Application deadline
        29.07.2016 Active Closed
      • Language required
        Professional fluency is required in the following languages: Ukrainian/Russian/English. Fluency in Romanian language is an asset
      • Expected duration of assignment
        up to 60 calendar days



      Duty Station:                        EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine

      Organizational Unit:            Border Management Department

      Direct Supervisor:                Customs, Trade & Governance Office



      The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. It promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet EU standards and serve the needs of its two partner countries. It is an advisory, technical body based in Odesa (Ukraine). It has an Office in Chisinau and five field offices – two on the Moldovan side of the joint border and three on the Ukrainian side. EUBAM activities promote economic development and enhance regional security. The Mission contributes to cross border cooperation and confidence building, helping to improve efficiency, transparency and security along the Moldova-Ukraine border.

      The Mission’s aims are to:

      • work with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States
      • improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies; facilitate international coordinated cooperation
      • assist Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) they have signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU
      • contribute to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border

      The Mission is currently seeking an intern who will work with the Finance Unit for two months.

       General functions:

      • Give legal support to the activities of joint working groups
      • Give support in monitoring of practical implementation of trade facilitation in Ukraine and Moldova by reviewing open sources in both countries
      • Oversight and responsibility for updating the legal database
      • Assistance in organisation of document filing


      Learning opportunities for the intern:

      • General understanding of the Mission’s work, the role of stakeholders and partners at national and international level
      • Insight into how finance, procurement and logistic functions are implemented in a large and geographically spread-out Mission
      • Insight and hands-on experience in facilitating the work of the Mission
      • Insight