OHCHR Consultant on Local Development and Human Rights.

Vacancy Number: Pr17/01635

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 16 Oct 2017, 17:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 20 Oct 2017
Reference to the project: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Expected Duration of Assignment:October – December 2017, (up to 20 working days)
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link, no later than 16 October 2017. The applicant, following the job application process, should receive a confirmation e-mail. Confirmation of successful application should be forwarded to the following e-mail: liudmila.iachim@one.un.org

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: liudmila.iachim@one.un.org. UNDP will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

Supporting Documents:
Termeni de referință
Termeni de referință
Terms of Reference
Anunț de achiziție a serviciilor consultanților individuali
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Personal History Form (P11)
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Liudmila Iachim.



The UN Human Rights Office (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova led by the National Human Rights Coordinator supports and advises the UN RC Office, United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Moldova, Government, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), civil society and community groups in strengthening human rights and human rights based approach to development. The National Human Rights Coordinator is assisted in the accomplishment of his mandate by a National Human Rights Officer and team of consultants.

According to the Country Note for the Republic of Moldova 2014-2017, the thematic priorities for interventions include: (1) countering discrimination, in particular racial discrimination, discrimination on the grounds of disability, religion, sexual orientation and other criteria; (2) combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; (3) strengthening the effectiveness of international human rights mechanisms and the progressive development of international human rights law and standards.

Scope of work

The Consultant on Local Development and Human Rights under these Terms of Reference work(s) under the guidance and supervision of the National Human Rights Coordinator, and in closest collaboration with other members of OHCHR team. The national consultant works in close collaboration with project partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders for the effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex program-related issues and ensuring information delivery.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, human rights or other relevant discipline (Master’s degree – an advantage);

Experience and skills:

  • At least five years of professional experience in work with/within local public authorities in local community development, in administration, decision-making processes (experience of applying human rights based approach – is a great advantage);
  • At least three years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in human rights work.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written Romanian. Knowledge of Russian and English – an advantage. Knowledge of one or more languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauz, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language is an asset.

Diversity Clause: Applicants from under-represented groups (persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens) will have an advantage during the selection process. OHCHR is committed to reasonably accommodate the working environment for the persons with special needs.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: 

  1. Proposal:
  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work. 
  1. Financial proposal (fee per day and lump sum); 
  2. Personal CV including past experience in similar assignments and the contact details of at least 3 reference persons;
  3. Offeror's Letter confirming Interest and Availability.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. Payments are made in installments and are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees, taxes, mobile phone calls, etc.).  


All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. 

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.