Application deadline15.07.2015 Active Closed
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 assess the current stage of implementation and usage of customs simplified procedures according to the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, with specific reference to the Republic of Moldova, (Articles 193d and 193k), and Ukraine, (Articles 76d and 76k), WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, other international standards, and national legislation of both Partner Countries – Moldova and Ukraine.
In working with representatives of the Moldova Customs Service (MDCS) and Ukraine State Fiscal Service (UASFS) the consultant will identify gaps, inconsistencies and obstacles in the implementation of customs simplified procedures. The consultant will draft two separate reports – one for Moldova and one for Ukraine containing an assessment of the usage of customs simplified procedures and possible recommendations on alignment of procedures/processes with above mentioned international standards.
The assignment locations will be Chisinau, Moldova and Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine.
The assignment shall commence no later than 1st September 2015 and conclude prior to 30th November 2015 utilising a maximum period of forty (40) billable days.
The consultant will be attached to the EUBAM Border Management Modernisation Office (BMMO) under the overall supervision of the Team Leader.
Fieldwork and stakeholder consultations will be conducted in Moldova – Chisinau, at the MDCS Head Quarters and in Ukraine at the UASFS Head Quarters in Kiev and also in Odessa. Where appropriate it may