Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 17:39
Deadline on Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 23:57
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting Nominations for regional representative and experts to be members (and replacement members) of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC).
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. Clearly marked in the subject line as regional nominations (will be submitted to the Bureau member from your region for selection) or expert nominations (selected by the Bureau).
All nominations are due 14 February 2020.
The IC will meet face-to-face twice a year and the term of this nomination will begin at the end of the May 2020 IC meeting. The IC may also meet virtually using e-mail, teleconferencing and other modern communication methods and will make decisions via electronic means.
The work of the group takes place in English, therefore experts should also have a level of English which will allow them to actively participate in IC meetings and discussions.
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/ . Exceptions are at the discretion of the IPPC Secretariat.
Dates of meetings
Dates of the meetings will be determined and published on the IPPC Calendar: http://www.ippc.int/en/year/calendar/
Instructions for making nominations
Each nomination must be accompanied by the following documentation:
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.
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_commitment.
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.
In the subject line, please indicate if the nomination is for the regional IC member or to be selected as an expert by putting the words REGIONAL or EXPERT in the subject line.
All nominations should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat (email@example.com) with the words “IC nomination” and REGIONAL or EXPERT in the subject line by 14 February 2020.
IMPORTANT : For the current Alternate IC members whose terms end after 2020, the nomination to be IC member is not automatic. However, to be considered in the IC membership process, current Altenate would need to resubmit an application through the ongoing Call.
If you have any questions, please contact Descartes KOUMBA (Descartes.Koumba@fao.org) for more information.