National Consultant on Media and Communication/AdTrade project.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01845

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 20 Jun 2019, 12:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 01 Aug 2019
Reference to the project: Advanced Cross-river Capacities for Trade
Expected Duration of Assignment:up to 265 wds
Supporting Documents:
Terms of Reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Personal History Form (P11)
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Elena Olaru.

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The “frozen conflict” situation in Transnistria, a region that accounts for one third of the country’s total industrial production and almost the entire energy production, has led to a decrease in living standard and its economy has not being able to fully benefit from the opportunities provided by the assistance offered to Moldova. For instance, the development opportunities offered by the Association Agreement, signed by Moldova with the EU, as well as the DCFTA arrangements, are significantly out of reach for the region’s economy. The Transnistria’s SME community, be it in traditional agricultural sector or in other emerging industries (IT, tourism, crafts), has the potential to grow, launch new products and services and export once they are ready. For the moment, most small and medium enterprises on the left bank are not ready to trade and so their share in the external regional trade is negligible.

The Project will facilitate cross-river cooperation and integration of exporters, will expand access of Transnistria enterprises (particularly SMEs), to export promotion mechanisms on the right bank, as well as provide tailored support and build necessary skills, taking into account specific needs of current and future exporters from the region.

The focus of the proposed initiative will be given to the SMEs as the development in the region is inseparably linked to this sector. As such it requires targeted investments in human capital development, lower costs for capital in the entire region, market intelligence aid and a support in marketing and promotion activities.

Scope of work

The National Consultant is expected to provide media support for the Advanced Cross-river Capacities for Trade (AdTrade). Project by elaborating and implementing the Communication Strategy of the Project to achieve set objectives.

The overall objective of the Communication Strategy is to ensure the visibility of the Project and to raise awareness about the UNDP activities aimed at facilitation of economic and export activities.

The selected Consultant will elaborate and implement AdTrade Communication Strategy at the national and regional levels, including support and organization of media coverage of Project activities and events by communicating with LPAs, local CSOs, women’s group, and other community groups.

Under overall supervision of the Project Manager and in close cooperation with the project staff will be responsible mainly for the communication and visibility of the AdTrade activities in the Transnistrian region.

The selected Consultant will work outside the project premises and will participate in all assignments related working meetings organised by the project.

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

Requirements for experience

The National Consultant is expected to comply with the following qualification criteria:


  • University degree in public relations, communication, journalism, social science or related areas. Additional degree/training and certification in communication/new media is an asset.


  • Minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience in working with mass media or as a communication consultant;
  • Proven experience in event organization and informational materials development;
  • Proven understanding of mass media in the Republic of Moldova (please, include a database of media editorship (at least 15, for ex: 10 national and 5 from the left bank, without personal contacts);
  • Experience in the coordination and administration of communication activities for international organization or Human Rights organization would be an asset.


  • Understanding of the Transnistrian issue and specificity in working on the left bank of the Nistru;
  • Proven understanding of online media and new communication trends;
  • Professional fluency in Russian, Romanian and English languages. Excellent writing skills will be an asset;
  • Ability to think creatively, to develop and implement innovative solutions for traditional issues.

Personal qualities:

  • Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations; in particular, is respectful of differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or other status;
  • Responsibility;
  • Flexibility;
  • Punctuality.

The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Documents to be included

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

  1. Financial proposal in USD;
  2. Personal CV including past experience in similar assignments, the duly filled Personal History Form (P11) and at least 3 names for a reference check.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify the daily fee. Payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked and will be disbursed in monthly instalments, upon submission of approval of deliverables, and certification by Project Manager, that the services have been satisfactorily performed.

Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.