Call for alternate and replacement members of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC)

Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020, 08:45

Deadline on Fri, 29 Jan 2021, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations of replacement members of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) for the following regions to complete the IC Membership:

  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Near East

Note: all other regions have submitted nominations.

When considering nominations, please read through the IC Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure.

Nominations should be submitted by the national IPPC Official Contact Points or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) official contact points to the IPPC Secretariat.

All nominations are due 29 January 2021.

At least one alternate for each FAO region should be appointed. An alternate may attend a meeting of the IC in place of a member who is unable to attend. If a member resigns, no longer meets the qualifications for membership, or fails to attend two consecutive meetings of the IC, the member will be replaced. The replacement will be decided by the Bureau maintaining the balance of expertise, and the need to have at least one member from each FAO region. A replacement member will serve for a term of three years starting from the time of appointment.

IPPC Criteria for receiving travel assistance

The organization that employs an IPPC meeting participant is responsible for funding their travel expenses and the daily subsistence allowance. If the employer is unable to allocate sufficient funds, participants are first encouraged to seek assistance from sources other than the IPPC Secretariat. Where demonstrated efforts to secure such assistance have been unsuccessful, requests for assistance (i.e. travel and subsistence costs) may be made to the IPPC Secretariat. IPPC funds to assist attendance at meetings are limited and will be provided based on priority criteria defined in the following document: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/criteria-used-prioritizing-participants-receive-travel-assistance-attend-meetings/ .

Dates of meetings

Dates of the meetings will be determined and published on the IPPC Calendar: https://www.ippc.int/en/year/calendar/

Instructions for making nominations

Each nomination must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  1. Nominee details and summary of expertise form - All sections should be completed, including contact details, education and professional training. A clear description of the nominee’s expertise in one or more areas of specific expertise is required. The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_nominee_form.

  2. Completed and signed Statement of Commitment form - this should be read carefully by each nominee and then discussed with their employer. The form should be signed by the nominee and a senior person from the organization that employs the nominee and submitted with the nomination (as a scanned image file such as PDF). The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_committment.

  3. The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) - an electronic copy of the nominee’s CV (as a word processing file such as MS Word) with the file named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_CV.

  4. In the subject line, please put the words IC ALTERNATE in the subject line and in the email text, indicate if the nomination is for the alternative for the regional IC member representative or for an expert IC member.

All nominations should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected]) with the words “IC nomination” and ALTERNATE in the subject line by 29 January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Descartes KOUMBA ([email protected]) for more information.

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