Drawing upon Moldovan and global expertise in facilitating local self-governance and community-led development, UNDP and UN WOMEN in partnership with the Government of Moldova (State Chancellery) are implementing the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP). The JILDP was designed to improve the policy framework, as well as to support the administrative systems and procedures focused on efficient transfer of competencies to Local Public Administrations (LPAs), decentralization and promotion of LPAs’ role in decision making. It also helps in building the capacity of LPAs to plan, implement and monitor their strategic plans and improve local public service delivery, involving civil society and community efforts and participation. Actions in the project seek to secure positive change in areas of human rights, tackling social exclusion and ensuring gender equality.
To advance human rights and gender responsive development at the regional and local level the Programme partners place the human rights based approach, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment at the heart of all Programme activities focusing on the principles of participation, transparency, non-discrimination, accountability and equality between women and men.
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
To ensure continuous implementation of the full cycle of community mobilization for empowerment, JILDP/UNDP is seeking 3 qualified and experienced national consultants to perform the assignment of Community Mobilization for Empowerment process in 51 target localities of Moldova.
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1- Terms of Reference.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
University degree in the relevant field (development studies, social, public administration, politics, law etc).
Years of experience:
At least 5 years of practical community mobilization and empowerment activities; Experience in working with public officials in related areas
Proven training and experience in the field of gender equality and or human rights will be an asset;
Proven experience in performing similar activities and assignments;
Proven experience in NGO sector, partnership development, capacity building, training etc.
Good knowledge of Moldovan rural area;
Knowledge of gender equality, human rights, vulnerability concepts (knowledge of Human Rights Based Approach and Gender Mainstreaming in the area of local development would be an advantage);
Knowledge and skills of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
Excellent command of Romanian and Russian, and English as working language;
Competence in one or more of the minority languages relevant for Moldova, including Romani, Gagauz, Ukrainian, Bulgarian or other languages is an asset.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Proposal: Cover letter, stating their interest in and qualifications for the consultancy.
Financial proposal (1. fee per consultancy day in community, including transport costs; 2. fee per consultancy day in the office).
Personal CV / P11 form including past experience in similar projects.
Each candidate will be required to submit a daily consultancy fee. Payment will be disbursed on delivery based upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by the by the JILDP Project Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and number of communities.
Travel: All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP does 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.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.