EU4MD/ 2 (two) national consultants to strengthen social corporate responsibility of the business environment in the focal regions and cooperation with the local public authorities.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02374

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 01 Feb 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 25 Feb 2022
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:February – August 2022 (the estimated amount of work is 50 business day for each Consultant)
Submission Instructions:

Description of the assignment:    2 (two) national consultants to strengthen social corporate responsibility of the business environment in the focal regions and cooperation with the local public authorities  

  • 1 (one) National Consultant specialized in social corporate responsibility, responsible for Cahul focal region
  • 1 (one) National Consultant specialized in social corporate responsibility, responsible for Ungheni focal region

 

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

 

Period of assignment/services: February – August 2022 (the estimated amount of work is 50 business day for each Consultant)

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 1 February 2022.

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

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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 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 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 2 (two) national consultants qualified and experienced to render consultancy and expertise services with a view to promoting the concept of social corporate responsibility and awareness raising among the private sector representatives to get actively involved in the territorial initiatives of local economic development in the focal regions of Cahul and Ungheni, including:

  • Position 1: 1 (one) National Consultant specialized in social corporate responsibility, responsible for Cahul focal region;
  • Position 2: 1 (one) National Consultant specialized in social corporate responsibility, responsible for Ungheni focal region. 

Important note 1: The potential candidates should clearly state in the Application Letter for which of the two positions they apply.

The candidates may apply for both positions and this should be clearly stipulated in the Application Letter, with the possibility to be selected only for 1 position.

The National Consultants shall work as a team, on the basis of the methodological approach and of a detailed action plan that shall be developed at the start of the activities, and which shall be agreed with the local public partners and approved by the Programme.

The general objective of the National Consultants resides in conceptualizing, organizing and performing a set of activities to promote social corporate responsibility and to increase the degree of awareness of the public sector representatives on the need to involve the private sector in the public initiatives of local economic development, but also on the need for the private sector to know and understand the local development programs initiated by the authorities, to promote and actively engage directly in the fulfillment of the local economic development initiatives.

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University studies in the sphere of economics, business administration, management, public administration, sociology or other related domains. Master degree studies would be an advantage.

Years of experience:

  • At least 7 years of practical experience in implementing business development projects, investments attraction, social corporate responsibility similar to this assignment regarding the scope and approached tasks (proof: list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 7 years and his/her role in them should be presented with the application package).
  • At least 5 years of experience in the sphere of local economic development and project implementation with the public and private sector (strategic planning, project implementation, public-private partnerships).
  • Experience in facilitation, coaching, mentorship, training provision and moderation of public events (discussion, consultations) in the sphere of business development, investment attraction, social corporate responsibility, local economic development (proof: list of the last 3 facilitated events / trainings should be presented with the application package).
  • The relevant experience in the implementation of local development projects in the focal regions shall be an advantage (proof: list of the last 3 projects implemented in the focal regions should be presented with the application package).
  • Previous experience of collaboration with the UN agencies and/or international organizations and/or development projects/programs funded by the European Union/donor organization shall be an advantage.

Competencies:

  • Proven capacities of teamwork, excellent abilities of planning and organization.
  • Interpersonal skills of decision making, initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to analyse, plan, efficiently communicate, organize and fulfil the planned results, adapt to various environments (cultural, economic, political and social).
  • Ability to attain results and meet the deadlines, maintaining high quality standards.
  • Knowledge and skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Fluent knowledge of Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be an advantage. 

 

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. Please specify in your CV if you belong to any of the group(s) under-represented[1]  in the UN Moldova and/or the area of assignment.

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:
  • list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 7 years and his/her role in them
  • list of the last 3 facilitated events/trainings
  • list of the last 3 projects implemented in the focal regions
  1. 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, etc.).

Travel

This contract is an activity that has to be done remotely (from office/home) with the possibility of making trips to the territory (at least 20 trips to Cahul and 20 trips to Ungheni), taking into consideration the epidemiological conditions. All the costs for the eventual trips to and from contract location (Cahul and Ungheni) shall be the responsibility of the consultant, thus the transportation costs shall be included in the consolidated financial offer.

The expenses relating to ensuring the hygienic-sanitary conditions (if the meetings take place with physical presence (masks, gloves, disinfectant) shall be covered by the organizers and Programme.

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.