Team of three National Consultants for UNDP Moldova portfolio formulation.

Vacancy Number: Of19/01879

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 11 Sep 2019, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
18 Sep 2019, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
25 Sep 2019, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 15 Sep 2019
Reference to the project: United Nations Development Programme Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment:
Supporting Documents:
Terms of reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Contacts:

Mr. Mihail Belousiuc.


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


Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, including the Republic of Moldova, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Globally, to respond to pressing development issues, and better focus its resources and expertise to deliver on the Agenda2030, UNDP's Strategic Plan (2018-2021) has been designed to be responsive to the wide diversity of the countries we serve. The diversity is reflected in three broad development contexts: eradicating poverty; structural transformations; and building resilience. UNDP has developed six Signature Solutions, as integrated responses to development against which we align our resources and expertise, to achieve real impact. Each Solution includes a mix of policy advice, technical assistance, finance, and programmes. Each solution has the potential to unlock the path to sustainable development. Through its "integrator role", UNDP provides dedicated support to policy advice and ‘whole of government/system’ solutions to multi-sectoral challenges.

The work of UNDP Moldova aligns with the 2030 Development Agenda, national development vision “Moldova 2030” and is guided by UNDP Country Programme Document  for 2018–2022, which has benefited from broad-based consultations with all relevant stakeholders. The overarching goal of the programme derives from the UN-Moldova Development Assistance Framework for 2018-2022 vision of a country free from poverty and corruption, with reduced inequalities and strengthened social cohesion and inclusion, where human rights, gender equality, the rule of law, environmental sustainability, increased resilience and the well-being of the population, across the conflict divide, are nurtured and respected. UNDP will pursue three of the four UNDAF outcomes:

  • Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality;
  • Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable Economic Growth;
  • Environmental Sustainability and Resilience.

As 2019 is the second year of 2018-2022 programming cycle, UNDP Moldova Country Office will continue to be a committed as a reliable partner of the Moldovan Government in achieving transformative results. To fulfill the Moldova 2030 vision and Government Action Plan 2019-2020, UNDP Moldova is looking for a team of three National Consultants to support UNDP Moldova projects portfolio formulation, in line with stated outcomes, indicators and targets as per relevant UN/UNDP and country strategic planning documents.

  1. Objective of the assignment

The main objective of the team of three National Consultants (hereinafter team of consultants) is to support UNDP Moldova portfolio formulation, in line with the development situation in Moldova, by assessing development gaps of  UNDP Moldova and other development partners’ ongoing interventions and strategic framework, identifying new entry points for UNDP interventions in the three key areas (1) Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality; (2) Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable Economic Growth; (3) Environmental Sustainability and Resilience.

A special emphasis will be put on fostering synergies and cross-linkages between development partners strategic framework and interventions and projects with great potential for further resource mobilization. Cross-cutting areas (as Human Rights, Gender equality; Environment, Climate Change, Crisis response; Development impact)  are to be specifically considered by the team of consultants, while looking at ways to reach to the most vulnerable as per leave no one behind principle.

The three consultants will work as a team, contributing jointly to the deliverables, in close communication and cooperation.

Scope of work

  • Perform a desk review of UNDP on-going interventions; UN and UNDP strategic documents, Moldova 2030 vision, Government Action Plan 2019-2020, relevant national and international sectoral strategies and international commitments of Moldova. Review of the development partners strategies and interventions;
  • Participate in a strategic planning workshop with UNDP programme staff;
  • Conduct interviews with Senior management and programme staff, other UN Agencies. If necessary, undertake field visits to selected project sites and discussions with project teams and project beneficiaries;

Where relevant, conduct stakeholders’ consultation process on UNDP support in the area (e.g. AF, GCF, GEF focal points, disaster risk etc.)

  • Based on the above, identify and present to UNDP Programme team new entry points with greatest impact on achieving stated outcomes, indicators and targets as per strategic planning documents for UNDP interventions in the three key areas (1) Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality; (2) Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable Economic Growth; (3) Environmental Sustainability and Resilience.
  • Based on the approved new entry points, write at least three draft brief concept notes per each thematic area (up to 3 pages each, Template to be provided).
  • Adjust and finalize the briefs based on feedback from UNDP Programme team.

Requirements for experience

Title:

National Consultant on Effective Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality

National Consultant on Economic development and business support

National Consultant on environment

Education:

 

University degree in Public Administration, Political Science, and/or other relevant fields. A relevant multi-disciplinary background is considered a significant advantage

University degree in Economics, Management, Business Administration, and/or other relevant fields. A relevant multi-disciplinary background is a significant advantage.

University degree in environment related sciences, environmental economics. A relevant multi-disciplinary background is a significant advantage.

Experience:

At least 5 years of professional working experience with design and management of programmes and projects in the field of public administration, justice, human rights, including experience with policy development and capacity building in those areas;

At least 5 years of professional working experience in the field of business development, social entrepreneurship local economic development. A deep understanding of Moldova’s Economics is required

Minimum 10 years of national and/or international consulting experience and/or policy drafting and analysis in the field of environment and other related fields;

Hands-on experience in environment policy drafting and analysis, strategic planning and monitoring;

Familiar with various multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) ratified by Republic of Moldova

-  Sound knowledge and understanding of the specifics of the development sector in Moldova, including national and local public administration, private and civil society sectors;

-  Familiarity with the political, economic and social situation in the Republic of Moldova;

-  Previous work experience with development assistance (results based-management, programme design, implementation or evaluation);

-  Experienced in mainstreaming of HRBA and gender equality in programming;

-  Ability to use ICT as a tool and resource. Excellent knowledge of MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint.

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 (if applicable);
  1. Financial proposal quoted in USD;
  1. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal will specify the daily fee, travel expenses and per diems quoted in separate line items, and payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.

Travel

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 relevant business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Apply online

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