UN Women: Local consultants to provide administrative support to UN Women in Cahul and Ungheni.

Vacancy Number: Pr21/02291

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2021, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
03 Sep 2021, 11:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
08 Sep 2021, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 01 Sep 2021
Reference to the project: UN Women
Expected Duration of Assignment:160 working days within September 2021 to December 2022
Supporting Documents:
Terms of Reference
Annex 1 - Price Proposal Guideline and Template
Annex II - Price Proposal Submission Form
Personal History Form (P11) UN Women
UN Women Conditions of Service Consultants


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its Country Strategic Note for 2018-2022, aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women for 2018-2021, the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2017-2021 (NSGE), the National Strategy for prevention and combating violence against women and domestic violence for 2018-2023 elaborated in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). UN Women Strategy for Moldova 2018-2022 focuses on three main areas: 1) strengthening women’s participation in politics and decision making, 2) economic empowerment of women and 3) ending violence against women and girls. To achieve progress under these areas, UN Women works with a variety of national and international partners and as part of different national and regional initiatives.  

Based on the European Commission Decision ENI/2018/041-302 regarding the Annual Action Programme 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova for support for the implementations of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, UN Women Moldova CO is implementing a three-year project (January 2020 – December 2022) under the name “Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts” (hereinafter EVA). The project is implemented in line with and in contribution to the Gender Action Plan II (GAP II) of European Commission “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the lives of girls and women through externa relations 2016-2020”, adopted in September 2015. 

The project started in January 2020, funded by the European Union, co-founded and implemented by UN Women Moldova Country Office and in partnership with UNICEF. The overall purpose of the EVA is to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment through strengthened implementation of gender mainstreaming in local policies and combating gender-based and domestic violence affecting women and children in two focal regions: Ungheni and Cahul.

One of the expected results under the EVA project is that gender equality is promoted and mainstreamed in local policy making and decision-making. The project supports Cahul and Ungheni localities to integrate gender equality in their policies and budgets through training elected and appointed representatives of the LPAs on gender equality and gender mainstreaming and its implications for decisions taken by the LPAs;  coaching LPAs to adhere to the principles of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life; raising the capacities and knowledge on women’s rights of local CSOs; raising awareness of local population on gender equality and empowering women to actively participate in local decision-making processes.

Another set of expected results under EVA project refers to a greater access to effective survivor - focused multidisciplinary services for the victims of domestic violence, including sexual violence; and violence prevention programmes piloted in local schools and communities. In this sense, UN Women EVA project supports strengthening the capacities of the multidisciplinary teams for an effective protection of women and children victims of domestic violence, empowering domestic violence survivors, and the usage of innovative tools to raise the capacities of local civil society to change attitudes and behaviors on violence against women and gender-based violence.   


In the framework of EVA Project, 24 localities from Cahul and Ungheni are engaged in a transformation process to become gender champion communities. Different local stakeholders are involved in capacity building activities, mentoring and coaching, in policy making exercises and in the organization of local initiatives involving local community for advancing gender equality, preventing and combating gender-based violence. A range of activities are being organised in this sense in two districts by UN Women directly and through a range of partners.

For the efficient implementation of the EVA Project activities at local level, additional administrative support is needed to assist the team in organizing local events.

Scope of work

UN Women within EVA Project seeks to contract two (2) local consultants (1 – in Cahul, 1 – in Ungheni) (hereinafter “the Consultants”) to provide administrative support in the organization of activities in Cahul and Ungheni districts. The consultants will work under the supervision and in close collaboration with EVA Project Local Coordinators in Cahul and Ungheni.

Each of the consultants will be responsible for the following main tasks:

Task 1. Provide logistic and administrative support in the organization of events in Cahul and Ungheni districts in close cooperation with the Local Coordinators and contracted third parties/partners;

Task 2. Provide administrative support to Local Authorities upon need in the implementation of local initiatives for advancing gender equality and women empowerment.

If the Covid19-situation keeps being an obstacle for safe physical meetings, the support will be provided online. The Consultants are solely responsible for arranging the visits in partner localities from Cahul and Ungheni districts for the successful delivery of the assignment.

Requirements for experience


  • A first-level university degree in the area of public administration, social sciences, law, or any other area relevant for the assignment;


  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience in working with/in local public sector or civil society with administrative/ programming responsibilities;
  • Experience in organising training events is an asset;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Outlook, etc.).

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and oral Romanian, Russian, English is

Documents to be included

Interested candidates are invited to submit their online applications by August 31, 2021 with the following documents.

  1. Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11/CV (downloadable from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=3539 );
  2. Letter of Intent to include a brief overview about which of your previous experiences makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position
  3. Financial proposal (Annex I and II)

Financial proposal

Financial proposal – specifying a total lump sum amount for the task specified in Terms of References. The Financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (daily rate). Please see ANNEX I and ANNEX II.