EU4MD/ Three (3) National Consultants to support the technical evaluation of the private sector in Cahul and Ungheni region program (Technical Evaluation Team (TET)).

Vacancy Number: Pr21/02251

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 15 Jun 2021, 16:00 (GMT+3:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 22 Jun 2021
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:June 2021 – September 2021 (estimated workload: up to 30 working days per consultant)
Submission Instructions:

Description of the assignment:    Three (3) National Consultants to support the technical evaluation of the private sector in Cahul and Ungheni region program (Technical Evaluation Team (TET)

  • One (1) Consultant (Evaluator 1) with legal and economic expertise
  • One (1) Consultant (Evaluator 2), with financial sustainability/audit expertise,
  • One (1) Consultant (Evaluator 3), management and strategy development expertise


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


Period of assignment/services: June 2021 – September 2021 (estimated workload: up to 30 working days per consultant)

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 15 June 2021.

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:
Termeni de referinta
Terms of Reference
Anunț de procurare de consultanță individuală
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Scrisoarea ofertantului catre PNUD confirmind interesul si disponibilitatea
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Ms. Victoria Josan.


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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 overall objective of the consultancy is to support EU4MOLDOVA: Focal regions Programme in its efforts to provide business development assistance and build capacities of private sector in Cahul and Ungheni regions. The main activity will be related to the evaluation and technical analysis of the proposals coming from the small and medium enterprises (SME) support mechanism beneficiaries.

To ensure adequate achievement of the specific objectives and implementation of all planned activities, the Programme is seeking a team of 3 qualified and experienced experts to form the technical evaluation team (TET) to perform the assignment in Cahul and Ungheni focal regions.

The three consultants will work as a team, contributing jointly to the deliverables in close communications with Programme team and other assigned business consultants.

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

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

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

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualification:

  • University Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Financial Management, Law, or other relevant related area.


  • At least 5 years of work experience in providing services to business environment, business capacity development (working with public/private actors);


  • Evaluator 1, Legal background
    • At least 5 years of working experience providing advisory services for private sector in area of commercial contracts, business transactions, business development and strategic development or other business related activates.
    • Specialization in economic, commercial and/or fiscal law would be an advantage.
    • Knowledge of organizational set-up analyses would be an advantage.


  • Evaluator 2, Financial background
    • At least 5 years of working experience providing analysis of financial statement, financial sustainability, analyses of economic indicators, audit, or fiscal expertise;


  • Evaluator 3 Management and strategy development background
    • At least 5 years of working experience on companies’ management, strategic planning expertise, entrepreneurship risk analyses (especially in start-ups), viability or risks assessment of business activity.


  • Experience in evaluation of business plans or proposals coming from private sector according to national or donor agencies financing mechanism, at least 2 (evidence: list of relevant institutions the Consultant has been cooperating with, including the topic and year must be presented together with the application package);
  • Capacity to process, arrange data in spreadsheet forms, statistical analyses (evidence: an Excel spreadsheet with data developed by the candidate must be presented together with the application package);
  • Experience of working with UN agencies and/or international organizations, and/or European/donor funded development projects/programmes will be considered a strong asset.



  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Power Point) as well as e-mails literacy;
  • High level of responsibility and organization capacities, creative approach to solving issues, teamwork;
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information obtained on a business basis and to protect the interests of the employer (in this case UNDP).

Language requirements:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken Romanian and Russian are required. Knowledge of English is 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 above (scored in point 6 below) the following evidence must be presented together with the application package:

a) list of relevant institutions the Consultant has been cooperating with, including the topic and year;

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

4. Financial proposal - in USD, specifying a total lump sum amount and amount per each deliverable,, 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 deliverable, mobile phone costs, number of anticipated working days, etc.).

This is a home-based assignment. Travel to Ungheni/Cahul will not be required during the assignment.