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2024-05 - Call for experts for the CPM FOCUS GROUP ON GLOBAL PHYTOSANITARY RESEARCH COORDINATION - Deadline Saturday, 31 August 2024

Posted on ven, 24 Mai 2024, 09:33

Deadline on sam, 31 Aoû 2024, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts to join the:

Nominations are due by 31 August 2024.

Meetings of the focus group will convene virtually but there may be one in-person meeting, if necessary. Attendance of meetings by focus group members is mandatory. The meetings will be held in English. The timing of virtual meetings can rotate and sometimes meetings will be held at unusual times, so the participants are expected to be flexible. Participants should also have a good internet connection and access to virtual meetings devices.

1. Instructions for making nominations

Nominations will be accepted from contracting parties, national or regional plant protection organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs).

A nomination should only be made if the nominee has agreed to his/her nomination and can allocate appropriate time to the task as outlined in the Statement of Commitment.

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

  1. 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_First name_Summary

  2. Completed and signed Statement of Commitment - this should be read carefully by each nominee and discussed between the nominee and their employer. The form should be signed by the nominee and a senior person in authority from the organization that employs the nominee and submitted with the nomination (as a file such as PDF). The file should be named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_First name_Commitment.

  3. The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) – electronic copy of the nominee’s CV with the file named as follows: COUNTRY_SURNAME_First name_CV. MS Word version of the document is preferred.


Nominations can be submitted both online or via e-mail. 

IMPORTANT: Please make your submissions by using the email address of IPPC Official Contact Point or RPPO and NOT the alternative email address. 

Online Submissions

Link to Online Submissions

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. 

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. 

e-Mail Submissions

Submissions including all necessary documents (listed above) should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail [email protected] with copy to Arop Deng [email protected]; no later than 24 June 2024. The name of the nominating country or RPPO and the words “Call for Experts for CPM Focus Group on Global Phytosanitary Research Coordination” should be placed in the subject line of the email message.

2. Specific expertise required

The membership should have collective experience and expertise in a broader, global perspective of global phytosanitary research, as well as multilateral research cooperative and coordination arrangements and policies, as well as knowledge of the IPPC and its activities.

The IPPC Secretariat will review the nominations and the selected nominees will be endorsed by the CPM Bureau based on the information provided in the nomination. The selected expert will be contacted by the IPPC Secretariat.

Composition and criteria for the selection of experts for the CPM Focus Group can be found in the Terms of Reference

For further information: Please contact Mr Arop Deng by email: [email protected]

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