Re-advertised: EU4MD/ Consultant to provide assistance in elaboration of the Technical Specifications for the SMART Water Metering for Ungheni Municipality.

Vacancy Number: Pr21/02294

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Aug 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
27 Aug 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 31 Aug 2021
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:August – November 2021 up to 15 working days
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than (see Application Deadline above).

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: and

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
Conditiile Generale ale Contractului Consultanta Individuala
Scrisoarea ofertantului catre PNUD confirmind interesul si disponibilitatea
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Liliana Caterov.

Ms. Victoria Josan.


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The EU4Moldova: focal regions Programme (hereinafter the Programme)) is based on the European Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2018 in favour of the Republic of Moldova and is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

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 local socio-economic growth as well as by improving the standards of living of the citizens in the focal regions of Cahul and Ungheni.

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

Specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen transparency, accountability of local public authorities and citizen participation in local governance processes in the focal regions.
  2. To improve citizens' access to quality public services and utilities in the focal regions.
  3. To create employment opportunities for men and women in the pilot 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 Programme 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 this assignment for the Consultant is to provide assistance in the elaboration of the Technical Specifications for the SMART Water Metering for Ungheni, a step leading to the implementation of the "Automated and intelligent systems for collecting and monitoring data and processes within the water supply and sewerage service in the Ungheni region".

While drafting the Technical Specifications, the Consultant will consider the use of strategic documentations, national legislation and legislative frameworks supporting water metering technologies, SMART tools in the management of the modern urban communities and development processes as

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indispensable aspects for ensuring the good functioning of the SMART Water Metering initiative. Additionally, the Consultant will consider and refer to the platforms built so far at the national/central public authority level and utilize back-end integration.

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

Requirements for experience

The following qualification criteria shall be applied for the selection of the consultant:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in engineering, planning and design, water and sewerage, or other relevant technical fields.

Working experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the engineering, planning and design, water and sewerage area and /or IT system designing processes in the area of public and business support services;
  • Proven track record of minimum 2 similar assignments of drafting technical specifications for development dynamic solutions for public authorities and/or international organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience in working within water and sewage projects and/or initiatives;
  • Previous experience/participation in working with public authorities in carrying out needs’ analysis of public institutions (CPAs or LPAs, at least two similar analysis) and development projects;
  • Professional understanding of the functioning of SMART Water Metering systems is considered a strong asset;
  • Experience with UNDP, EU or World Bank, other donor funded programs/projects and procurement procedures and standard bidding documents would be a strong advantage.


  • Excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills;
  • Good understanding of the Water and Sewerage technologies processes and challenges, programming, smart development and digital transformation;
  • Strong ability to work with all levels and functions within the organization and manage diversity of views;
  • Excellent language proficiency in both written and oral Romanian and Russian;
  • Knowledge of English language will be an asset.

Personal Qualities and other requirements:

  • Demonstrated capacity of team-orientation work, excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills, solid judgment/decision making, initiative and creativity;
  • Ability to analyze, plan, communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders to meet expected results and deadlines in a timely manner, maintaining a high standard throughout;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitiveness and sound judgment;
  • 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 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. Updated personal CV including past experience with tasks required by this assignment (as detailed in the Technical Evaluation table below);
  2. Financial proposal incorporated in the Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor assignment (template attached). The financial proposal must be reflected in USD, specifying daily fee and total lump sum amount multiplied with the number of anticipated working days (indicated in ToR).
  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:
  • proven track record of at least 2 similar assignments, including the topic and year;
  • list of water and sewage projects/initiatives, including the role of Consultant, the topic and year.

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, number of anticipated working days, transportation costs (two on-site visits) etc.).


This assignment will require two on-site visits at the "Apa-Canal" Ungheni premises to analyse the status-quo of the municipal enterprise and conduct needs assessment. Therefore, the IC shall include travel expenses in the consolidated financial offer.

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.