EU4MD/ National Consultant on Media and Communication.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02578

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 26 Sep 2022, 16:00 (GMT+3:00)
Application Extended deadline:
05 Oct 2022, 16:00 (GMT+3:00)
Application Extended deadline:
05 Oct 2022, 16:00 (GMT+3:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 25 Nov 2022
Reference to the project: EU4Moldova: Focal regions
Expected Duration of Assignment:November 2022- October 2023, 75 working days
Submission Instructions:

Description of the assignment:    National Consultant on Media and Communication


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


Period of assignment/services: November 2022- October 2023, 75 working days


Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Now" button no later than 26 September 2022.

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: 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
Template Candidate Annex 1
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Ms. Victoria Josan.


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.

Specific context

The overall objective of this assignment for the Media & Communications Consultant (hereinafter Consultant) to assist the EU4Moldova Focal Regions Programme (hereinafter the Programme) in the implementation of the Communications Plan, drafting and editing programme external outreach materials (success stories, press releases, content for the upgraded and, etc.), and media events organisation.

Scope of work

The Consultant shall undertake the following key tasks:

  • Write and maintain the content for and web pages
  • Write success stories, articles, blog post and press releases showcasing programme impact
  • Assist the Programme in media events organisation: contact media outlets & journalists, ensure a representative media presence and coverage at the public events, create a media database of local journalists from Cahul and Ungheni regions.

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:


  • University degree in communications, journalism or other related field


Working Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in working with mass media, experience in communications, social media or related relevant fields;
  • Proven experience in developing press releases and success stories (please present a portfolio of news, success stories, press releases, reportages, publications, other relevant communications materials developed within the last 5 years);
  • Experience in web content development and maintenance are an advantage;
  • Experience in event organization will be considered an advantage;
  • Experience in similar assignments with UN agencies and/or international organizations, and/or EU-funded projects/programmes are an advantage.


  • Excellent written communication skills, ability to present information logically, clearly and concisely;
  • Effective communication skills, ability to think creatively to develop and implement innovative solutions in a challenging environment;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks required. Ability to achieve results and meet strict deadlines in an effective manner, maintaining a high-quality standard throughout;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal skills;
  • Knowledge and skills of handling MS Office and web-based platforms;
  • Proven commitment to the core values of the United Nations respecting differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or other status.
  • Excellent command of Romanian. Working knowledge of English and Russian will be considered an asset.

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. Portfolio of news, success stories, press releases, reportages, publications, other relevant communications materials developed within the last 5 years (see the template of Candidate’s Annex 1);
  2. Personal CV including past experience with tasks required by this assignment;
  3. Financial proposal incorporated in the Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor assignment (template attached to announcement). 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).

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 working days, etc.).


There are no travels planned under this assignment. However, if any travel outside duty station (Chisinau) will be required, the administrative costs, and logistical aspects will be covered by and arranged with the support of the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme team.

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.