National Consultant for editing the National Climate Change Adaptation Program of the Republic of Moldova until 2030 and its Action Plan.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02634

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Nov 2022, 18:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
30 Nov 2022, 18:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 29 Nov 2022
Reference to the project: Advancing Moldova's National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Project
Expected Duration of Assignment:29 November- 16 December 2022, 15 working days
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 23 November 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:
Procurement Notice
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract


Mr. Pavel Gavrilita.


Climate change is already profoundly impacting the conditions for resource availability and agricultural activities. Over the last decade, the country has experienced many extreme events, such as droughts and major floods, along with the incremental effects caused by increased mean temperature, and the uneven distribution of precipitation throughout the year, which have had negative consequences on the country's economy, and its population wellbeing and health. Severe droughts are recurring more frequently causing significant economic losses. The increasing intensity of extreme floods events have also resulted in increased frequencies of high-risk situations.

The Government sees the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process as key one in achieving the adaptation objectives outlined in its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy of the Republic of Moldova, and in its 2020 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), as well as in the continued mainstreaming of climate change considerations into its policies and budgeting processes. The proposed project supports the Government of the Republic of Moldova in advancing the second cycle of its National Adaptation Planning process (known as NAP-2). The outcomes of the NAP-2 processes are:

  • Outcome 1: To strengthen and operationalize the national steering mechanism for climate change adaptation (CCA);
  • Outcome 2: To improve the long-term capacity on planning and implementation of adaptation actions through CCA technologies;
  • Outcome 3: To improve the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation through the increased alignment of national development priorities, in the key sectors (forestry, health, energy, and transport).

The project will contribute to UNDAF, 2018-2022 outcome #3 (The people of Moldova, especially the most vulnerable, benefit from enhanced environmental governance, energy security, sustainable management of natural resources, and climate and disaster-resilient development). Additionally, the project will contribute to the UNDP Country Programme Output 3.3 (National and sub-national governments have improved capacities to integrate resilience to climate change and disasters into development plans and practices to reduce population's vulnerability). Other than that, the project will contribute to the National Development Strategy "Moldova 2030" by ensuring resilience to climate change by reducing risks and by facilitating adaptation in six priority sectors - agriculture, water resources, health, forestry, energy, and transport.

The preliminary work under the first cycle of the NAP (known as NAP-1) supported the development of a NAP as a process, conceptualizing and developing its elements, including the national steering mechanism, and laid down the groundwork towards long-term adaptation planning. Albeit the progress, significant gaps remain in the integration of climate change considerations into many of the development policies of the national priority sectors and their associated budget priorities. Meanwhile, national appropriations for CCA remain limited.

The NAP-2 goals will be achieved within two parallel implementation tracks. The first track implemented by UNDP expands and deepens the national approach developed under the NAP-1 and strengthens synergies both vertically, at different levels of the governance, and horizontally, between the sectors affected by climate change to reduce duplication of efforts, pool scarce resources for effective use, and ensure a coherent and comprehensive approach to the integration of CCA responses into development planning, The second track will focus on adaptation in the agriculture sector and will be concurrently implemented under the auspices of FAO.

The National Designated Authority has coordinated with the UNDP and the FAO country offices to ensure the complementarity and congruency of the activities and exchange, as appropriate. By its nature, the NAP-2 will facilitate the integration of CCA into existing strategies, policies, and programmes and establish a strong foundation for the integration of methods, tools, and information systems in day-to-day planning activities to effectively inform decision-makers on the climate risks, and to enable the informed formulation of resilient projects and financing strategies.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) until 2020 and its Action Plan was approved by GD 1009/2014. The Strategy guides the sectorial approach for climate change concerns and their integration in the process of development of sector-specific strategies, action plans, and relevant policy frameworks, which lead to the possibility of identifying the best adaptation opportunities at the sectorial level.

After the NCCAS 2020 implementation period expired, a comprehensive assessment of its implementation was carried, and a draft National Climate Change Adaptation Program until 2030 with an Action Plan was developed by a team of National Consultants, headed by an International Consultant.

In this context, UNDP Moldova is seeking to recruit a National Consultant to edit the Romanian version of the draft National Climate Change Adaptation Program until 2030 and its Action Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the national legislative technique and 100/2017 Law on normative acts.

Scope of work

The main objective of this assignment is to provide editorial support for the Romanian version of the draft National Climate Change Adaptation Program until 2030 and its Action Plan, in accordance with the national legislative technique and 100/2017 Law on normative acts.

Specific tasks:

  • Edited Romanian version of the draft National Climate Change Adaptation Program until 2030 and its Action Plan according to 100/2017 Law on normative acts


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

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualification:

  • University degree in environmental sciences, sustainable development, environmental law, environmental economics, public administration, or another relevant field.


  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in developing policy documents and normative acts;
  • Knowledge of review and development of strategic policy documents in the climate change / environment field;
  • Knowledge of climate change sectorial adaptation measures.


  • Excellent proven analytical and writing skills.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in Romanian is required for this assignment. English is an asset.

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 another status. Please mention in your CV if you belong to the group(s) under-represented in the UN Moldova and/or the area of assignment.

UNDP Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic 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 required documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Offeror's Letter confirming Interest and Availability with the financial proposal (in USD, specifying the total lump sum amount). Financial proposal template prepared in compliance with the template in Annex 2.
  2. CV, including information about experience in similar assignments;
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself the most suitable for the assignment.

Financial proposal

Lump sum contracts

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, taxes, travel costs, accommodation costs, communication, and number of anticipated working days) (see Annex 2 of the Offeror’s Letter Confirming Interest and availability attached to this Procurement Notice).   


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.