OHCHR National consultant on domestic implementation of decisions/views issued by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02465

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 06 Jun 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
16 Jun 2022, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
27 Jun 2022, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 20 Jun 2022
Reference to the project: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Expected Duration of Assignment:20 June 2022 – 31 December 2022 (up to 35 working days)
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link, no later than 6 June 2022. The applicant, following the job application process, should receive a confirmation e-mail. Confirmation of successful application should be forwarded to the following e-mail: liudmila.iachim@un.org.

 Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: liudmila.iachim@un.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:
Terms of Reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Liudmila Iachim.



The UN Human Rights Office (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. 

The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova (OHCHR in Moldova), led by the Human Rights Adviser, assists the UN RC Office, UN Country Team in Moldova (UNCT), Government and civil society in strengthening human rights and human rights-based approach, working closely with the UN Country Team on capacity building and mainstreaming human rights in their work, as well as providing support in engagement with national actors on human rights, including advising national authorities upon request. Thematic priorities for the work of the Office are: (i) Strengthening rule of law and accountability for human rights violations; (ii) Enhancing equality and countering discrimination; (iii) Integrating human rights in sustainable development; (iv) Enhancing civic space and people’s participation.

OHCHR in Moldova is one of the main partners of the National Human Rights Council (National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow-up/NMRF) and the Permanent Secretariat for Human Rights in ensuring a participatory and inclusive approach in fulfilling the obligation of the state in front of the UN Human Rights Mechanisms and in developing national policies that are human rights compliant and follow a human rights based approach. 

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

Scope of work

Under the guidance of the Human Rights Adviser, and direct supervision of a National Human Rights Officer and in collaboration with the project coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for drafting and presenting a study on the conditions for implementation in domestic law of the Republic of Moldova of the decisions/views issued by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and provide support in the review of the normative framework and establishment of a standing operating procedure for the implementation in the domestic law of the Republic of Moldova of the decisions/views of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The consultant will ensure that both deliverables are developed in an inclusive and participatory manner, in close consultation with MoJ, MoFAEI, State Chancellery, and other state institutions. Additionally, consultations with National Human Rights Institutions, and civil society organizations in the field will be conducted.

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

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, human rights, social science or other relevant discipline;
  • Master’s degree/courses in human rights would be considered an advantage.

 Experience and skills:

  • At least 7 years of professional experience at the national level in human rights work, international human rights framework;
  • Experience in providing support to state institutions in evaluation of implementation and development of policy documents, especially in the human rights field;
  • Experience of working with the United Nations is a strong asset.
  • Experience in working with central and local public authorities is an asset.
  • Experience in delivering similar assignments is the past is desirable.

 Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Romanian and English language; Fluency in Russian would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant minority languages, including Bulgarian, Ukrainian or Romani, as well as sign language(s), will be a strong advantage.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents:

  • Personal CV, including experience in similar assignments and contact details of at least 3 reference persons;
  • A methodological note explaining the approach to the tasks to be accomplished;
  • Financial proposal (lump sum and fee per day in USD, including local transportation, communication and other relevant costs).

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. 

In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees and taxes, and number of anticipated working days).


All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

 In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.