EU4MD/ Two (2) National Consultants for capacity building of LPAs from the focal regions on project writing and management.

Vacancy Number: Pr21/02250

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Jun 2021, 14:00 (GMT+3:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 20 Jul 2021
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:July – November 2021 (estimated workload: up to 25 working days per each Consultant)
Submission Instructions:

Description of the assignment:     Two (2) National Consultants for capacity building of LPAs from the focal regions on project writing and management

  • One (1) National Consultant specialized in project writing and management for Cahul region
  • One (1) National Consultant specialized in project writing and management for Ungheni region

 

Project name: EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme (EU-funded)

 

Period of assignment/services:          July – November 2021 (estimated workload: up to 25 working days per each Consultant)

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 23 June 2021.

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: victoria.josan@undp.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 referinta
Terms of Reference
Anunț de procurare de consultanță individuală
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
Scrisoarea ofertantului catre PNUD confirmind interesul si disponibilitatea
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Ms. Victoria Josan.

victoria.josan@undp.org

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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

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The EU4Moldova: Focal regions Programme (further Programme) is based on the European Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Program 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova and is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and UNICEF.

The overall objective of the five-year Programme is to strengthen the economic, territorial and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova through smart, green, inclusive, sustainable and integrated socio-economic development as well as improving the standards of living of the citizens in the focal regions: Cahul and Ungheni.

To this end, this Programme will address the urban-rural divide and regional disparities, stimulate economic growth and job creation, refurbish and upgrade targeted social and technical infrastructure in selected focal regions (smaller towns and villages) while taking into account climate change and gender perspective in the activities of the Programme.

Specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen transparency, accountability of local public authorities and people’s participation in local governance processes in the focal regions.
  2. To improve citizens' access to quality public services and utilities in the pilot focal regions.
  3. To create employment opportunities for men and women in the focal regions and improve the attractiveness of the pilot regions for investors and entrepreneurs.
  4. To promote the smart specialization of the economy of the focal regions through the development of the clustering and value chain approach in key economic sectors.

The Program objectives will be achieved through measures targeted at: (i) capacity building to support the implementation and monitoring of local economic development plans; (ii) civil society engagement in local planning, governance processes and basic social service delivery; (iii) provision of investment funding in support of the creation and/or development of social and technical infrastructure which, combined with the outcomes from interventions (i) and (ii) above, will have an immediate, visible and tangible impact on employment creation, the standard of living of the population in the focal regions.

Scope of work

The EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme intends to contract two (2) qualified national consultants with experience to provide training services, technical assistance and expertise for enhancing the capacities of local public authorities’ representatives from Cahul and Ungheni focal regions in the area of project writing and management, including:

  • Position 1: one (1) National Consultant specialized in project writing and management for Cahul focal region
  • Position 2: one (1) National Consultant specialized in project writing and management for Ungheni focal region.

Important Note 1: The potential applicants shall clearly indicated the position they are applying for in the Application Letter.

The applicants may apply for both positions and this fact shall be clearly indicated in the Application Letter, with the possibility to be selected for 1 position only.

National Consultants will work as a team based on the methodology to be developed at the beginning of their assignment and to be approved by the Programme.

 

The general objective of the National Consultants is to provide the concept, organize and carry out a set of actions to build the capacities of the local pubic authorities’ representatives from the focal regions Cahul and Ungheni in the area of local development projects’ writing and management.

Within the current assignment, the National Consultants shall be responsible for:

  • Developing the methodology and the joint work plan for organizing trainings and post-training assistance activities;
  • Ensuring a common approach to assigned tasks;
  • Coordinating in advance all the activities with the Programme, especially in relation to interactions with stakeholders so as to plan and validate activities and expected results, to collect and take into consideration their recommendations for improvement;
  • Carrying out the tasks according to the training requirements and standards, consultancy and consulting assistance;
  • Drafting activity reports, conclusions, recommendations for similar actions to be organized by the Programme.

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

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in public administration, management, law, economy, sociology or other related areas. Master degree shall be considered an asset.

Years of experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the area of local development projects’ writing and management, strategic planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation of local development strategies, local public administration.
  • At least 3 similar contracts with similar scope and tasks (evidence: the list of last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved over the last 5 years and his/her role in the respective contract, shall be submitted together with the application package).
  • Experience in facilitation, coaching, mentorship and training delivery in the area of project writing and management (evidence: the list of last 3 facilitated trainings shall be submitted together with the application package);.
  • Relevant experience in implementing local development projects shall be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience of working with UN agencies and/or international organizations, and/or European/donor funded development projects/programs will be conserved an asset.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated team work skills, excellent planning and organization abilities.
  • Interpersonal abilities, decision-making, initiative, and creativity.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, communicate efficiently, organize and achieve envisaged results, adjusted to different environments (cultural, economic, political, and social).
  • Ability to achieve the results and to meet the deadlines, maintaining high quality standards.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of MS Office products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Fluent command of Romanian and Russian languages. Knowledge of English shall be considered an asset.

 

The United Nations Development Programme in 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.

2. CV including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and concrete outputs obtained.

3. Referring to experience requirement indicated in point 3 of IC Procurement Notice, the following evidence must be presented together with the application package:

       a) list of relevant multi-stakeholder economic environment institutions/organizations the Consultant has been cooperating with, including the  topic and year;

       b) list of events, including the topic and year, proving experience in providing logistical arrangements for events;

       c) an Excel spreadsheet with data developed by the candidate.

4. Financial proposal - in USD, specifying a total lump sum amount and the number of anticipated working days, incorporated in the Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment.

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 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, mobile phone costs, transportation costs, number of anticipated working days, etc.).

 

Travel

This is a home-based assignment. All travel expenses (if conditions permit) to/from duty station (Cahul and Ungheni) are in the consultants’ responsibility, the transportation costs shall be included in the consolidated financial offer (at least 5 travel-days).

Individual contractor who is over 62 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.


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.