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2024-02 IPPC Call for Experts – Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols - Entomologist

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for an appropriately qualified expert in Entomology for the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP). Additional expertise in bacteriology or mycology is an asset.

Nominations are closed

Experts will be appointed for five-year term beginning in 2024 and should be available to attend all annual face-to-face meetings as well as any virtual meeting of the TPDP throughout the year (see requirement details below).

All meeting dates will be published on the [IPPC Calendar (2024). The next face to face meeting is tentatively scheduled for October, in Japan.

These groups operate in English language (without interpretation), so experts should have a strong working knowledge of English.

Specific expertise required

Experts in entomology, are sought for the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) to complement already existing expertise within the TPDP. Additional expertise in bacteriology or mycology is an asset.

Candidates should have diagnostic expertise in their relevant field, including practical and research expertise in the use of morphological, molecular and biochemical diagnostic techniques, in quality assurance and in phytosanitary procedures. Experience in developing diagnostic protocols is highly desired.

The Standards Committee (SC) will select the experts based on how closely an expert’s skills and experience match the specific expertise required.

Willingness and availability to participate continuously in the work of the TPDP throughout the year, including face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, and intersession work is essential. The tasks of the TPDP are described in the Specification TP1. For more information about the TPDP, please access their webpage by clicking here.

Instructions for making nominations

Nominations can be submitted both by e-mail and via the online form no later than 31 March 2024. Email submissions should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail ([email protected]), put in copy ([email protected]]

Nominations will be accepted from contracting parties, national or regional plant protection organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs) through their respective NPPO or RPPO official IPPC Contact Point and self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from the respective IPPC contact point.

A nomination should only be made if the nominee has agreed to his/her nomination, is available for the meeting dates as posted on the IPPC Calendar and can allocate appropriate time to the tasks as outlined in the Statement of Commitment. Each nomination must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  1. Completed nominee details and summary of expertise form
  2. Completed and signed Statement of Commitment form
  3. The nominee's Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The templates for the summary of expertise form and the Statement of Commitment form are posted below on this webpage.

Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publications date
2024-02_NomineeDetailsSummaryExpertise_TPDP En 02 Apr 2024
Statement_of_commitment En Es Fr 02 Apr 2024

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