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Consultancy on packaging and labeling for the UNDP Programme “Partnership for the Future” in Cyprus

Title: Packaging Specialist

Proposed contractual arrangements: daily fee

Period: over a period of two years depending on needs

Location: Cyprus

Background: The Programme Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF), funded by the EU, aims, inter alia, at strengthening the awareness of Turkish-Cypriot (TC) SMEs, through targeted training programmes, on the Acquis communautaire. Compliance with the acquis on packaging and labeling for food-related companies represents a major obstacle affecting the competitiveness of TC SMEs. There is therefore the need of organizing specific capacity-building activities which could assist the TC food industry to abide by the requirements of the acquis in terms of packaging hence contributing to their integration into the EU market.

Duties description

The packaging expert will be requested to carry out the following duties:

* Conduct at least two awareness seminars on the acquis on food-packaging and labeling for food-related companies.
* Provide advisory services on ad-hoc basis to TC SMEs on issues related to the acquis on packaging and labeling.
* Suggest activities that could be instrumental in assisting the TC business communities in meeting the EU requirements for food packaging. Special emphasis should be placed in the design of capacity-building events and on ad-hoc assistance for a selected number of enterprises.
* Recommend other areas in packaging and labeling that should be tackled by UNDP/PFF which might be essential for increasing the level of competitiveness of local enterprises.


The packaging expert is required to prepare detailed reports on the activities he/she will carry out.

Reporting lines

The packaging expert will report to the UNDP-PFF Programme Manager in charge of private sector development

Qualifications and experience

At least 5 years previous working experience as packaging expert

* Knowledge on EU legislation about packaging and labeling essential
* EU citizen

Language: Fluent both in written and spoken English
Knowledge of Turkish is a plus

Interested parties are requested to submit their CVs and an indication of their proposed daily fees by 5 April 2007 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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