INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT ON VETERINARY AND FOOD SAFETY CONTROLS AT BORDER INSPECTION POINTS
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working days|
The Project "Building Institutional Capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration” aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) in the process of achieving its European Integration goals and commitments. The Project also aims to contribute to the development of the capacities of the MFAEI and the Negotiation Team, comprising also representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry for European Integration, with immediate focus on the negotiation and post-negotiation phase of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova and implicitly its implementation.
One of key EU recommendations required for DCFTA negotiations is the modernisation and harmonisation of controls at Moldovan Border Inspection Points. Whilst an important part of this will be the reconstruction of the BIP infrastructure, a vital element of the process is the alignment of legislation and procedures with EU requirements and best practice. The MAFI addressed the project with the request for provision of international consultative assistance at this regard.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project will contract an International Consultant to consult the Sanitary Veterinary Agency within the MAFI in the area of approximation of EU legislation and procedures on legislation and procedures on animal health, animal welfare and food safety controls at Border Inspection Points.
This objective should be met through the following activities:
- Undertake a gap analysis and needs assessment and of the current relevant legislation and procedures in the area (including site visits where appropriate);
- Draft a report on the actions needed to align Moldovan legislation and procedures with EU requirements;
- Discuss the gap analysis and needs assessment with the Beneficiary and key stakeholders;
- Prepare drafts of key legislation and procedural documents as identified and agreed with the Beneficiary;
- Deliver one final presentation of drafted legislation and procedural documents. Discuss the outcomes with the Beneficiary and key stakeholders (including representatives of the Centre for Legal Approximation).
All deliverables should be agreed with the UNDP counterpart at the Ministry of Regional Development and Constructions and UNDP and be provided in English, hard and electronic copy.
The timeframe for the work of the International Consultant is tentatively planned through July – August 2012. Consultancy should involve about – 25 days of work in total, ensuring at least 20 days of presence in Moldova, in maximum two missions coordinated in advance with the beneficiary.
- Experience in EU Member States animal health and welfare and food safety control institutions;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (experience in countries of transitional economy will be an asset);
- Similar experience in assisting government institutions within projects funded by international organizations will be an asset;
- Credibility in dealing with governmental officials, excellent analytical and communication skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Romanian or Russian would be an advantage
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Agriculture, EU Law or other relevant field. Bachelor and at least 10 years of experience would also be acceptable;
- Minimum 5 years of working experience in the area of preparing for and implementing animal health and welfare and food safety controls at BIPs in line with EU requirements.
How to apply:
For more information on the assignemnt please refer to UNDP Moldova website, http://www.undp.md/employment/index.shtml
. Interested candidates should sumbit their applications according to the instructions set forth in the Procurement Notice. The following documents/information should be included in the application:
- Proposal: explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
- Financial proposal;
- Duly completed P11 form and personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.