CALL FOR EXPERTS – CPM Focus Group on Climate Change and Phytosanitary Issues

Posted on Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 12:09

Deadline on Fri, 04 Feb 2022, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts in climate change to take part in:

  • A CPM Focus Group Climate Change and Phytosanitary Issues Nominations are due 4 February 2022.

Experts should be available to attend Focus Group meetings, planned to be held virtually every month or as needed. The group is currently composed of 9 members representing each FAO region and had its first meeting on September 2021. The timing of virtual meetings can rotate and sometimes meetings will be held at unusual times, so participants are expected to be flexible. Participants should also have a good internet connection and access to virtual meetings devices. The meeting will be held in English.

1. Instructions for making nominations

Nominations will be accepted from contracting parties, national or regional plant protection organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs) and international entities, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

A nomination should only be made if the nominee has agreed to his/her nomination and can allocate appropriate time to the task as outlined in the Statement of Commitment.

Each nomination must be accompanied by the following documentation, available on this webpage:

  1. Completed 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 is required. MS Word version of the document is preferred. The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_Summary.
  2. Completed and signed Statement of Commitment - 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 and submitted with the nomination (as a file such as PDF). The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_commitment.
  3. The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) – electronic copy of the nominee’s CV (only as a word processing file such as MS Word) with the file named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_CV. MS Word version of the document is preferred.

Submissions should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail [email protected] with copy to Mr. Riccardo Mazzucchelli ([email protected]) no later than 21 January 2021. The name of the nominating country, RPPO or international entity and the words “Call for Experts for CPM Focus Group on Climate Change and Phytosanitary Issues” should be placed in the subject line of the email message.

2. Specific expertise required

Experts should have relevant skills and experience in climate change. The IPPC Secretariat will review the nominations, which will be endorsed by the CPM Bureau based on the information provided in the nomination. Selected experts will be contacted by the IPPC Secretariat.

  • Composition and criteria for the selection of experts for the CPM Focus Group on Climate Change and Phytosanitary Issues (see Terms of Reference of the Focus Group)

For further information: Please contact Mr. Riccardo Mazzucchelli by email: [email protected]

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