Individual Consultants to provide Translation Services on Framework basis to UNDP Moldova and UN Agencies.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01836

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 21 May 2019, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
27 May 2019, 14:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 15 Jul 2019
Reference to the project: United Nations Development Programme Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment:3 years
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted by by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 21 May, 2019.

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: 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:
Terms of Reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Annex 3 - Categories of translation services
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Olga Driga.


In order to reach out to the larger audience and create an understanding of UN’s mission and work in the Republic of Moldova, it is essential that all key documents and meetings should be translated into several languages.

In order to support their needs, as well as the needs of their projects and partners operations, the UN Agencies in the Republic of Moldova are procuring fairly a large volume of translation services, and have decided to join efforts for entering into a Long Term Agreement with qualified translators to provide professional simultaneous, consecutive and written translation services from/into English, Russian and Romanian (vice versa).

UNDP Moldova has been selected as the Lead Agency to organize and conduct the process for identifying qualified translators on behalf of the following UN Agencies in Moldova: IMF, WHO, IOM,  UNHCR, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UN Women, OHCHR, EBRD. UNDP Moldova, on behalf of the UN Agencies listed above, envisages entering into Long Term Agreement with qualified translators for an initial period of a three years period.

Scope of work

The Individual Consultants (hereinafter Translators) will be responsible for providing professional simultaneous, consecutive and written translation services from/into English and Romanian (vice versa) and from/into English and Russian (vice versa).

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

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualification

  • University Degree in foreign languages, international relations or other relevant fields;


  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in providing written and/or oral (consecutive and simultaneous) translation services in development sector or related fields;


  • Familiarity with UN Terminology and UN’s specific;
  • Ability to manage and leverage UN Terminology;
  • Strong communication, writing and translation skills;
  • Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations, in particular, respecting differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or other status

Language requirements

  • Operational proficiency in written and spoken English, Romanian and/or Russian

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 this position;
  2. Personal CV, including past experience in similar projects and the contact details of at least 3 reference persons;
  3. Completed Annex 3 where clearly indicate the type(s) of translation services to be provided;
  4. Portfolio of performed translations, as per requirements detailed in evaluation criteria (please refer to conditions set in lieu of testing, page below).

Financial proposal

The translation services will be provided at UNCT unified set of fees for translation/interpretation services.


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.