Calls for EWG and TP experts

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.

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2022-08- Call for Experts – Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols - Virologist

The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts:

  • to participate in the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) - Virology

The deadline to submit nominations is 02 September 2022.

For more information: please access the relevant specific page


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):

  • Email address of the IPPC Official Contact Point or RPPO - please provide the email address. Make sure that your email address is correct, as you will receive an automated email receipt confirmation from the IPPC Secretariat once you have submitted your nomination.
  • Nominee's first name - please capitalize your first name. Examples: Anna, Muhammad
  • Nominee's last name - please capitalize your last name. Examples: Laurie, Kimura
  • Nominee's email address - please provide the correct email address of the nominee. They will also receive a confirmation to that email address. Example: [email protected]
  • Nominee's mobile number - please provide a telephone number where the Secretariat can reach the nominee as needed. Please use a "+" in front of the number and not use parentheses. Example: +391234567890. The calling code of your county can be found here:

In total, the online submission form will be composed of the following documents:

  • Completed nominee details and summary of expertise online form (the forms are enclosed for ease of reference);
  • Completed and signed Statement of Commitment form – 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. The form should be submitted with the nomination (as a scanned image file such as a 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 with the file named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_Firstname_CV.


The EWG 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:

EWG on the reorganization and revision of pest risk analysis standards

Specification 72:

Specific expertise required: Knowledge in (1) pest risk assessment, preferably with experience in using or conducting PRA according to ISPM 2 and ISPM 11; (2) pest risk management, including experience in evaluating and selecting pest risk management options according to the pest risk identified through the pest risk assessment; (3) pest risk communication.

For more information, please review Specification 72.

Tentative date and place of the meeting: 27 June – 8 July 2022, virtually.


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 (

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 travel.

This web page was last updated on 2022-04-20. For queries or comments regarding the contents of this page, please contact [email protected].

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Title Files Publication date
Statement of Commitment (En, Fr, Es)
17 Feb 2017

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