International Key Expert in Common Market Organization (CMO) print

Posted on:
7 Jun, 2019
Application by:
29 Jun, 2019
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Capacity Building for Kosovo in relation to the EU Common Market Organization (CMO) and Agricultural Statistics
Period of project:
11/2019 - 10/2021
Duration of assignment:
24 months
Country:
Kosovo
Duty station:
Pristina
Job code:
ARD-KOS19EU0132

Project description

The aim of the contract is to support Kosovo's access to and competitiveness on the markets in agricultural products. In this regard, assistance will be provided to Kosovo for alignment to CMO related standards and practices, as well as for implementation of a comprehensive and well integrated agricultural information system.
 
Component 1) Capacity Building related to CMO standards and practices

  • Assessment of current status of CMO regulations in Kosovo as well as gap analysis between Kosovo and EU standards
  • Support in drafting of a legal basis in Kosovo with regards to EU standards and regulations
  • Capacity building for ministerial staff in topics related to CMO
Component 2) Capacity Building related to agricultural statistics
  • Assessment of agricultural statistics produced in Kosovo as well as gap analysis between Kosovo and EU countries (incl. Eurostat)
  • Development of strategy how to improve data collection, as well as data integration into a single data systems in the responsible Ministry
  • Capacity building for ministerial staff how to ensure an integrated agri-statistical data system (in cooperation with other ministries / institutions) and how to use data best for policy making

Job description

Based on Kosovo’s duties related to Stabilisation and Association Agreement, the responsible Ministry shall be supported with training and advice on particular aspects, especially on setting-up of

  • quality/market standards and organization of control in order to harmonize gradually with EU standards,
  • producer organisations and producer groups, organic farming, and harmonisation of Kosovo's legislation
with the EU legislation on farming, livestock, seeds and plant material, GMOs etc.
The proposed Key Expert 1 will be responsible for the implementation of activities related CMO capacity building. The work will be executed in close cooperation with the staff of the responsible Ministry in Kosovo for CMO.

Qualifications

  • At least a Master's Degree (university or equivalent institution or a recognised professional qualification) in the field of agriculture or agricultural policy, or other related relevant fields;
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience working in European agricultural policy, in particular Common Market Organization (CMO) and/or Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • At least 5 years of experience in EU candidate countries supporting the agricultural policy alignment with EU standards (preferably in the field of CMO)
  • Regional experience in the Balkan region is an asset
  • Experience in working with bilateral and/or multilateral development partners – EU experience is an asset;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English;

Contact person

  Regine Reuter reuter@gfa-group.de

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