Once the Standards Committee (SC) approves a specification and resources are identified to hold an expert working group (EWG) meeting, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat contacts NPPOs and RPPOs through a call to nominate experts to be members of the EWG to develop a draft ISPM. In order to get nominated as an expert, the nominee is requested to sign a statement of commitment. The SC selects the technical experts identified by the NPPOs and RPPOs for the EWG. The EWG meets and produces a draft ISPM and a meeting report. The draft ISPM is then approved for consultation by the SC.
Members of technical panels (TPs) should have the necessary scientific expertise and subject matter experience and should be able to participate and contribute to the proceedings. The steward of the TP is considered a member. Membership of TPs should be reviewed by the SC on a regular basis and may be adjusted as necessary, taking into account, in particular, changes in the needs of scientific or other expertise required and in the professional duties of the experts.
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Nominations can be submitted both online and e-mail.
These online submission forms have been created to facilitate the submission process. They also allow you to work with them offline. After completing the form, a confirmation email will be sent to the specified email address with the completed form attached.
Nominations will be accepted from contracting parties, national or regional plant protection organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs) through their respective NPPO or RPPO IPPC Official Contact Point. Self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from the respective IPPC Official Contact Point. A nomination should only be made if the nominee has agreed to their nomination, is available for the meeting dates as posted on the IPPC Calendar, and can allocate appropriate time to the tasks outlined in the Statement of Commitment.
Please also note that some of the fields on the form have data verification (please avoid using spaces in front or at the end in the following fields):
In total, the online submission form will be composed of the following documents:
Nominations will be accepted from contracting parties, national or regional plant protection organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs) through their respective NPPO or RPPO official IPPC Contact Point and self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from the respective IPPC contact point.
A nomination should only be made if the nominee has agreed to his/her nomination, is available for the meeting dates as posted on the IPPC Calendar and can allocate appropriate time to the tasks as outlined in the Statement of Commitment. Each nomination must be accompanied by the following documentation:
Completed nominee details and summary of expertise form – (only as a word processing file such as MS Word). All sections should be completed, including contact details, education and professional training. A clear description of the nominee’s expertise is required. See form below.
The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_Summary;
Completed and signed Statement of Commitment form – this should be read carefully by each nominee and discussed between the nominee and their employer. The form should then be signed by the nominee and a senior person in authority from the organization that employs the nominee. See form below.
The form should be submitted with the nomination (as a scanned image file such as PDF). The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_commitment;
The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) – electronic copy of the nominee’s CV.
The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_CV.
Submissions should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail ([email protected]) no later than 07 July 2023. The name of the nominating country or RPPO and the words “Call for Technical Panel Experts” should be placed in the subject line of the email message.
The organization that employs an IPPC meeting participant is responsible for funding the travel and daily subsistence allowance for that person to attend. If the employer is unable to allocate sufficient funds, participants are first encouraged to seek assistance from sources other than the IPPC Secretariat. Where such demonstrated efforts to secure assistance have been unsuccessful, requests for assistance (i.e. travel and subsistence costs) from the IPPC Secretariat may be made. However, any support is subject to available funds. The IPPC Secretariat will consider funding assistance for participants following IPPC criteria for funding. Full details on these criteria can be found on the IPP (https://www.ippc.int/publications/criteria-used-prioritizing-participants-receive-travel-assistance-attend-meetings).
It is expected that participants will attend all sessions of the meeting and those participants who plan to attend only part of a meeting should fund their own travel.
IMPORTANT: Please make your submissions by using the email address of IPPC Official Contact Point or RPPO and NOT the alternative email address.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in:
Nominations are due 26 September 2023 and should be sent to [email protected]
Experts will be appointed for five-year terms beginning in 2023 and should be available to attend all annual face-to-face meetings as well as any virtual meeting of the TPDP throughout the year (see requirement details below).
All meeting dates will be published on the IPPC Calendar (2023). The next face to face meeting is tentatively scheduled for 30 October – 03 December 2023, Paris (France) at EPPO HQ.
The TPDP operates in English language (without interpretation), so experts should have a strong working knowledge of English.
Specific expertise required
The Standards Committee (SC) will select the experts based on how closely an expert’s skills and experience match the specific expertise required.
In response to the potential inclusion of new topics for DPs in the List of Topics of IPPC Standards, experts for the field of Botany are sought to complement already existing expertise within the TPDP.
Candidates should have diagnostic expertise in their relevant field, I.e. in Botany. Moreover, practical and research expertise in the use of morphological, molecular and biochemical diagnostic techniques, in quality assurance and in phytosanitary procedures. Experience in developing diagnostic protocols is highly desired.
Willingness and availability to participate continuously in the work of the TPDP throughout the year, including face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, and intersession work is essential. The tasks of the TPDP are described in the Specification TP1. For more information about the TPDP, please access their webpage by clicking here.
The membership is for a five-year term beginning in 2023 and the selected experts should be available to attend all meetings of the TPDP throughout the year.
For more information about this call or about the TPDP, please contact [email protected].
The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts:
The deadline to submit nominations is 07 July 2023.
For more information: please access the relevant specific page https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-experts/2022-08-ippc-call-for-experts-technical-panel-on-diagnostic-protocols-virologist/
The TPG and EWGs will operate in English (without interpretation), so experts should have a working knowledge of English.
The SC will select the expert based on how closely an expert's skills and experience match the specific expertise:
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