EU4MD/ 4 (four) national consultants in strategic planning for drafting the Social Economic Development Strategy of Cahul District 2022-2030.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02486

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 24 Jun 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
05 Jul 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 28 Jul 2022
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:July – December 2022
Submission Instructions:

Description of the assignment:    4 (four) national consultants in strategic planning for drafting the Social Economic Development Strategy of Cahul District 2022-2030

  • 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, Team Leader
  • 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for infrastructure and public services area, Consultant 2
  • 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for economic development and tourism area, Consultant 3
  • 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for environment area, Consultant 4

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

Period of assignment/services: July – December 2022 (the estimated amount of work: 24 working days for Team Leader; 20 working days for Consultant responsible for infrastructure and public services area; 17 working days for Consultant responsible for economic development and tourism area, and 12 working days for Consultant responsible for environment area).

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 24 June 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

Contacts:

Ms. Victoria Josan.

victoria.josan@undp.org

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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

The EU4Moldova: Focal regions Programme (hereinafter the Programme) is based on the Decision of the European Commission on the Implementation of the Annual Acton Plan for 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova and is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

The general objective of the five years Programme consists in strengthening the economic, territorial and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova by facilitating intelligent, green, inclusive, sustainable and integrated local socio-economic development and improving the living standards of the citizens in the focal regions: Cahul and Ungheni.

For the attainment of this objective, the Programme shall approach the urban-rural discrepancy and regional disparities, shall incentivize economic growth and job creation, shall renovate and modernize the social and technical infrastructure in some places in the selected focal regions (smaller towns and villages) taking into consideration the climate changes and gender perspective in Programme activities.

Specific objectives:

  1. Strengthening the transparency and accountability of the local public authorities, as well as citizens’ participation in the local governance processes in the focal regions,
  2. Facilitating the access of the citizens from the focal regions to public services and utilities of a high quality and performance,
  3. Creating jobs for men and women in the focal regions and increasing the territorial competitiveness to attract investments and entrepreneurship,
  4. Taking an intelligent development approach based on economic specialization, cluster creation and value chain.

The Programme objectives shall be attained by measures focused on: (i) capacity building to support the implementation and monitoring of the local economic development plans; (ii) involvement of the civil society in local planning, governance processes and basic social service rendering; (iii) offering funding for investments to support the creation and/or development of social and technical infrastructure which, in combination with the results of interventions (i) and (ii) above, shall have an immediate, visible and tangible impact on job creation and on the living standards of the population in the focal regions.

Scope of work

The EU4Moldvoa: Focal Regions Programme intends to contract 4 (four) national qualified consultants experienced in strategic planning to offer consultancy, expertise and assistance to the Working Group of the Cahul District Council in developing the draft Social-Economic Development Strategy of Cahul District for the period 2022-2030, including:

  • Position 1:  1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning area, Team Leader
  • Position 2: 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for infrastructure and public services’ area
  • Position 3: 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for economic development and tourism area
  • Position 4: 1 (one) National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for environment area.  

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

The candidates may apply for one or all 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 offering assistance and guidance, organizing and performing a set of activities to develop the draft Social-Economic Decelopment Strategy of Cahul District for the period 2022-2030.

Requirements for experience

The following qualification criteria shall be applied in selecting the Consultants:

The following qualification criteria shall be applied in selecting the National Consultant, Team Leader:

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in public administration, management, economics, political science, sociology or other relevant fields. Master’s degree studies would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of practical experience in the fields related to local development (strategic planning, local public administration, working with public authorities and institutions (proof: list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 5 years and his/her role in them should be presented with the application package).
  • Experience in managing teams for elaboration of at least 3 local development policy documents (development strategies, programs, plans) (proof: list of local development policy documents, indicating the district/municipality/community, year of elaboration and link to the documents or documents itself (electronic version in .pdf format) must be presented together with the application package).
  • Experience in facilitation, mentorship, training provision and moderation of public events (public hearings) in the field of strategic planning and local development (proof: list of the last 3 facilitated events / trainings should be presented with the application package).
  • The relevant experience in strategic planning at the district level or regional level shall be an advantage (proof: the last strategy elaborated for a district or region shall 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.

Competences:

  • Proven capacities of teamwork, excellent abilities of planning and organization.
  • Interpersonal skills of decision making, initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, efficiently communicate, organize and fulfill 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.
  • Knowledge of the current context and the planning and development trends at national, regional, local, cross-border levels.
  • Knowledge of the tools, mechanisms in the field of strategic planning.

Requirements on language mastering:

  • Fluent knowledge of Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be an advantage.

 

The following qualification criteria shall be applied in selecting the National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for infrastructure and public services’ area (Position 2):

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in engineering, economics, public administration, management or other relevant fields. Master’s degree studies would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the fields related to public utilities infrastructure and local public services development (proof: list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 5 years and his/her role in them should be presented with the application package).
  • Experience in elaboration of at least 3 local development policy documents (strategies or programs) (proof: list of local development policy documents, indicating the district/municipality/community, year of elaboration and link to the documents or documents itself (electronic version in .pdf format) must be presented together with the application package).
  • Experience in facilitation and training provision in the field of strategic planning and local infrastructure and public services development (proof: list of the last 3 facilitated events / trainings should be presented with the application package).
  • The relevant experience in strategic planning at the district level or regional level shall be an advantage (proof: the last strategy elaborated for a district or region shall 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.

Competences:

  • Proven capacities of teamwork, excellent abilities of planning and organization.
  • Interpersonal skills of decision making, initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, efficiently communicate, organize and fulfill 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.
  • Knowledge of the current context and the planning and development trends at national, regional, local, cross-border levels.
  • Knowledge of the tools, mechanisms in the field of strategic planning.

Requirements on language mastering:

  • Fluent knowledge of Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be an advantage.

 

The following qualification criteria shall be applied in selecting the National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for economic development and tourism area (Position 3):

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in economics, business administration, finance, public administration, management or other relevant fields. Master’s degree studies would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the fields related to local economic and tourism services development (proof: list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 5 years and his/her role in them should be presented with the application package).
  • Experience in elaboration of at least 3 local development policy documents (strategies or programs) (proof: list of local development policy documents, indicating the district/municipality/community, year of elaboration and link to the documents or documents itself (electronic version in .pdf format) must be presented together with the application package).
  • Experience in facilitation and training provision in the field of strategic planning and local economic and tourism services development (proof: list of the last 3 facilitated events / trainings should be presented with the application package).
  • The relevant experience in strategic planning at the district level or regional level shall be an advantage (proof: the last strategy elaborated for a district or region shall 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.

Competences:

  • Proven capacities of teamwork, excellent abilities of planning and organization.
  • Interpersonal skills of decision making, initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, efficiently communicate, organize and fulfill 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.
  • Knowledge of the current context and the planning and development trends at national, regional, local, cross-border levels.
  • Knowledge of the tools, mechanisms in the field of strategic planning.

Requirements on language mastering:

  • Fluent knowledge of Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be an advantage.

 

The following qualification criteria shall be applied in selecting the National Consultant in strategic planning, responsible for environment area (Position 4):

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in ecology and environmental protection, engineering, economics, agriculture, public administration, management or other relevant fields. Master’s degree studies would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the fields related to ecology and environmental protection (proof: list of the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 5 years and his/her role in them should be presented with the application package).
  • Experience in elaboration of at least 3 local development policy documents (strategies or programs) (proof: list of local development policy documents, indicating the district/municipality/community, year of elaboration and link to the documents or documents itself (electronic version in .pdf format) must be presented together with the application package).
  • Experience in facilitation and training provision in the field of strategic planning, ecology, green approach, environmental protection (proof: list of the last 3 facilitated events / trainings should be presented with the application package).
  • The relevant experience in strategic planning at the district level or regional level shall be an advantage (proof: the last strategy elaborated for a district or region shall 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.

Competences:

  • Proven capacities of teamwork, excellent abilities of planning and organization.
  • Interpersonal skills of decision making, initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to analyze, plan, efficiently communicate, organize and fulfill 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.
  • Knowledge of the current context and the planning and development trends at national, regional, local, cross-border levels.
  • Knowledge of the tools, mechanisms in the field of strategic planning.

Requirements on language mastering:

  • Fluent knowledge of Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English would be an advantage.

United Nations Development Programme in Moldova promotes the diversity of the labor force. Women, people of disabilities, LGBT, Roma and other ethnical, linguistic or religious minorities, people living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens with legal right to work in the Republic of Moldova are encouraged to apply.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal explaining how the applicant responds to each of the qualification requirements and why he/she is the most suitable for the work. The candidates may apply for one or all positions, which will be clearly stipulated in the application letter.
  2. CV including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and concrete outputs obtained.
  3. Referring to the 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 the last 3 contracts in which the Consultant was involved in the last 7 or 5 years (depending on position applied) and his/her role in them;

b) list of local development policy documents, indicating the district/municipality/community, year of elaboration and link to the documents or documents itself (electronic version in .pdf format);

c) list of the last 3 facilitated events/ trainings;

d) the last strategy elaborated for a district or region

4. 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, number of anticipated working days, etc.).

Travel

This contract is an activity that has to be done remotely (from office/home) with at least 5 trips to Cahul, taking into consideration the epidemiological conditions. All the costs for the trips to and from contract location (Cahul) shall be the responsibility of the consultant, thus the transportation costs shall be included 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.


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.