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Call for Trainees for Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation facilitators training course

Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2022, 07:39

Deadline on Mon, 12 Sep 2022, 23:59

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

A Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) facilitators training course

Nominations are due on 12 September 2022.

The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified persons to participate in the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation facilitator training course, under the project GCP/GLO/949/EU (“Strengthening food control and phytosanitary capacities and governance”) to be implemented in COMESA countries.

The project intends to conduct nine PCEs in nine COMESA countries. PCE facilitator trainees would be theoretically trained through virtual courses and a face-to-face course (planned around October 2022). The best trainees will be selected to conduct a PCE in a COMESA country in the following months.

1. Instructions for applications

The IPPC Secretariat will receive applications directly from applicants.

The application should only be made if the nominee can allocate appropriate time and availability to perform the tasks as outlined in the Statement of Commitment.

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

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.

Completed and signed Statement of Commitment - This should be read carefully by each applicant and discussed between the applicant and their employer. The form should then be signed by the applicant and a senior person in authority from the organization that employs the applicant and submitted with the application (as a file such as a PDF). The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_commitment.

The applicant'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.

The IPPC Secretariat will receive submissions through email [email protected] with a copy to Sarah BRUNEL, Acting Lead of the Implementation and Facilitation Unit ([email protected]), and Fitzroy WHITE, Phytosanitary Specialist ([email protected]) no later than 12 September 2022. The application should be sent with the email message’s subject line "Application for PCE facilitators training course".

2. Specific expertise required

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

At least seven (7) years working in plant protection, preferably in a National Plant Protection Organization or Regional Plant Protection Organization;

Demonstrated evidence of being conversant with the work of the IPPC and on ISPMs, particularly in contributing to IPPC work in the capacity development area and strong working knowledge of national and global phytosanitary systems.

Proven records of work related to training in phytosanitary and related fields, including demonstrated skills in facilitation and adult education;

Demonstrated working-level proficiency in English; possibly in French or Arabic;

Competent in using Microsoft software;

Ability to work autonomously;

Ability to understand cultural differences and work in a multi-cultural environment;

Physically fit to work and travel.

Further information:

Please get in touch with Fitzroy WHITE ([email protected]) for more information.

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