International Consultant on Human Resource Management for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Vacancy Number: 024 /Pr-2011

Location: Republic Moldova
Description of the assignment: International Consultant on Human Resource Management for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
Project name:

Building Institutional Capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Contract type: Individual Contract (IC)
Expected workload: 45 days
Starting date: March, 2011 
Deadline for applications: 21 February 2011, 17:00 (local time)
Terms of Reference  
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice  
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract  

Background

The Republic of Moldova has undertaken a number of structural reforms, among which have been the regulatory reform project leading to eased administrative burdens and more transparent regulation of entrepreneurs and small businesses; the central public administration reform leading to more effective and efficient governance; and the public finance management aiming at increased accountability and transparency with regard to public finances. Besides these important steps, the Republic of Moldova has to strengthen its capacity to respond to the challenges of European integration.

The Project will contract a Senior Level International Consultant, specialized in Public Administration with experience in design and implementation of strategic and HRM processes and procedures and capacity building to provide technical expertise and lead the process of implementing the areas for improvement stated in the IDP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

  1. Provide to MFAEI best practices from several European Ministries of Foreign Affairs in organization and implementation of effective human resource management presented and explained (considering their applicability for the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration);
  2. Ensure sustainable delivery of training priorities: A Leadership Development Programme (that would impart managers with essential leadership competences and competencies and lead the change of the organisational mindset and culture to make Customer Orientation the primary focus across the Ministry) Analyze the existing Moldovan legal and institutional framework in road transport sector;
  3. Deliver Leadership Development Programme (that would impart managers with essential leadership competences and competencies and lead the change of the organisational mindset and culture to make Customer Orientation the primary focus across the Ministry);
  4. Reviewed MFAEI`s Human Resource Management Strategy consisted of (Career Planning Policy; HR staffing plan; Document on new Open Performance Review and Appraisal System; Criteria for fairness of employment and equal opportunities (e.g. gender, disability, race and religion) for recruitment process;

 

Qualifications and skills required

  • At least 5 years experience in public administration issues, specifically in strategic and HRM institutional / capacity development. Knowledge of and/or experience in the region of Central and Eastern Europe would be desirable;
  • Advanced degree in the area(s) of Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Political Science, Development Economics or other related backgrounds;
  • Operational experience in or in-depth study of Foreign Affairs sector of public administration within the current social, economic, political, and conflict circumstances in the greater Central and Eastern Europe region;
  • Experience in reforming government institutions within projects funded by international organizations;
  • Qualification and/or proven skills in project coordination, credibility in dealings with senior governmental officials, strong team leadership abilities and communication skills;
  • Proven experience in elaborating policies/strategies;
  • Strong experience in conducting instructional and participatory trainings, workshops, and presentations;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Romanian would be an added advantage.

 

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals

  1. Personal Statement explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
  2. CV with detailed list of qualifications and at least 3 references
  3. Financial proposal