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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The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts:
The deadline to submit nominations was extended to 4 May 2022 and should be submitted via the online submission forms provided below.
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):
In total, the online submission form will be composed of the following documents:
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:
Specification 72: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/90498/
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 (https://www.ippc.int/publications/criteria-used-prioritizing-participants-receive-travel-assistance-attend-meetings).
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.
|Statement of Commitment (En, Fr, Es)||
|17 Feb 2017|