In 2005 in the context of the new European Neighbourhood Policy, the Republic of Moldova and the European Union signed an agreement: EU-Moldova Action Plan (EUMAP) for a period of 3 years, where a series of actions were included in order to intensify cooperation between the two parties. At the end of the period of the Action Plan, the European Council adopted a decision in February 2008 regarding an availability of the EU in principle to initiate new negotiations with the Republic of Moldova with the aim of signing of a new agreement.
The Project also aims to contribute to the development of the capacities of the MFAEI and the Negotiation Team, comprising representatives from the MAFI for European Integration, with immediate focus on the negotiation and post-negotiation phase of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova and implicitly its implementation. A key recommendation of the European Commission and a precondition for the commencement of the DCFTA negotiations is the drafting and commencement of implementation of a comprehensive food safety strategy.
The Food Safety Strategy for the Republic of Moldova was approved by the Government of Moldova in August 2011 http://www.maia.gov.md/doc.php?l=ro&idc=44&id=14401. An essential part of the institutional reorganisation foreseen in the strategy is the rationalisation of the system of laboratories required in the field of health of animals and plants and food safety and quality. In order for this reorganisation to take place in line with the timetable foreseen in the strategy and accompanying implementation plan, it is essential that the assessment of their current capacity and function be made by the end of 2011.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project will contract an International Consultant to consult the MAFI on the functionality and capacity assessment of the laboratories for safety of food products of animal origin and for the elaboration of proposals for their strengthening and rationalization.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Financial Proposal: The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount. Payments are based upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following:
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Required Skills and Experience
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International Consultant on Laboratories for the Safety of Food Products of Animal Origin