EU-CBM/ International Consultant on Cultural Heritage.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01853

Location:Home based with up to 5 short term assignments to Moldova
Application Deadline: 22 Jul 2019, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 20 Aug 2019
Reference to the project: European Union – Confidence Building Measures V
Expected Duration of Assignment:August 2019 –November 2021, estimated workload: up to 70 working days
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 22 July 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
P11 Template
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Liliana Caterov.

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In 2019 the European Union launched the fifth phase of the Confidence Building Measures Programme (EU-CBM V), having UNDP Moldova as implementing partner. The overall goal of the Program is to increase confidence between both banks of the Nistru River by ensuring socio-economic development through involvement of local authorities, civil society organizations, private actors, and other community stakeholders.

The EU CBM programme is focused on 4 specific fields: promoting business development; support to community development and cross river platforms of cooperation; preserving cultural and historical heritage and assistance to media development and cooperation.

Culture is essential for the development of any society. Culture may have a strong dynamic and transformative force for social transformation on both banks. The activities under this component will provide support to the cultural sector with a focus on historical heritage with a view to investing in the country’s future and facilitating development and conflict settlement.

Cultural and Historical heritage component focuses on conservation-restoration of historical monuments of national importance and on conservation-restoration of smaller scaled historical heritage endangered projects, which are considered to have a national interest for both banks (Confidence building measures dimension).

Two Flagship projects to undergo conservation-restoration under EU-CBM programme are: Bender Fortress located in Transnistrian region and Chisinau Circus located in capital of Moldova.

Since the Programme started in January 2019, synergies were established with EU-funded TWINNING programme whose experts provided series of seminars on conservation-restoration practices as well as conducted preliminary assessments of both Flagship project sites.

Scope of work

The major objective of present assignment is to provide guidance, strategic advice and support to EU CBM V Programme in the conceptualization, initiation and operationalization of Cultural heritage component of the programme.

The scope of work will consist of consulting on relevant International procedures for Cultural Heritage component implementation, both for identified Flagship projects and yet to be selected smaller scale cultural heritage projects, providing a clear guidance for short term and long term interventions, participation in developing of relevant TORs, supervision and monitoring of both design and conservation/restoration works.

The expected outputs of the present assignment are:

  • Provision of specific technical expertise for identification, contracting, supervision and monitoring of subcontractors to elaborate masterplans, conduct technical expertise and develop technical design, and perform conservation/rehabilitation works at two Flagship Projects – Bender Fortress and Chisinau Circus;

Assistance in implementation of Cultural Heritage component (conceptualization, identification of focus areas, development of selection criteria for grant support of 10 small scale cultural heritage objects; provide support in the evaluation and implementation process).

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

Requirements for experience

  1. Academic Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Architectural Conservation/Architecture; Economics applied to Cultural heritage; Land Use Planning/Urban Planning; Archeology or other relevant field;
  1. Years of experience:
  • At least 10 years of progressive professional international experience (expertise, management position, consultancy, advising, etc.) in the area of Cultural Heritage conservation;
  • Possession of relevant professional licenses [if any, please, submit copies];
  • At least 5 records of practical experience in developing masterplans/conservation programmes/supervision of conservation works for cultural heritage sites;
  • Experience of work in Moldova and/or South East European Countries is an advantage;
  • Experience of work with international organizations/projects, including UN and/or European ones;
  • Proven experience in strategic programming and project proposal drafting.
  1. Competencies:
  • Experience of work in multifaceted environment, that requires to combine and formulate common goals and crystalize win-win ideas and approaches;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of Romanian and/or Russian is an asset.
  1. Personal Qualities and other requirements:
  • Good interpersonal skills, solid judgment/decision making, initiative and creativity;
  • Ability to analyse, plan, communicate effectively orally and in writing, draft reports, organize and meet expected results, adapt to different environments (cultural, economic, political and social);
  • 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.

The EU CBM Programme team and UNDP Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women and men, persons with different types of disabilities, LGBT, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic 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. Proposal:
    • explaining how applicant responds to each of the qualification requirements and why he/she is the most suitable for the work;
    • Provide conceptual approach for assignment implementation;
  2. Financial proposal - in USD, specifying a total lump sum amount and the number of anticipated working days;
  3. Personal information (as a detailed CV or as a Personal History Form /P11) including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and concrete outputs obtained, and at least 3 references.
  4. Copies of relevant professional licenses (if any).

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount. The payment for services will be made post factum on a lump-sum deliverables basis, as per contract, after the work has been accepted by the EU-CBM Programme Manager. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of offers, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fee per day, total and all-inclusive travel costs per each mission to Moldova [include a breakdown of airfare/economy class only, per diem, accommodation, airport transfer], mobile phone costs, number of anticipated working days, etc.).



The consultant is expected to undertake up to 5 missions (5 days each) to Moldova (by airplane).

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station. In-house transportation to/from flagship sites will be provided by UNDP. 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.

Individual contractor who is over 65 years of age will be required, prior to contract signature, to undergo full medical examination and obtain medical clearance from an UN-approved doctor or his/her own preferred physician. The medical examination shall be issued and submitted to UNDP Moldova upon request.

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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.