Cultural Heritage International Consultant – open for Russian Federation citizens only
Vacancy Number: Pr17/01619
Mr. Mihail Belousiuc.firstname.lastname@example.org
On 23 January 2015, the Government of the Russian Federation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Partnership Framework Agreement (PFA) that establishes the foundation for a long-term Russia strategic partnership with UNDP for the implementation of development projects in other countries. According to the Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development (TFD) Agreement, the Trust Fund may provide financing to UNDP knowledge management and capacity building projects, developed in partnership with and using the knowledge, experience and expertise of Russian ministries, agencies, think tanks, universities and NGOs involved in international development cooperation.
The regional project “Knowledge Management and Capacity Building in the Russia-UNDP Partnership” is formulated in accordance with the PFA, which foresees that Russia and UNDP collaborate in “leveraging the knowledge, experience and expertise in development cooperation, including by involving academic institutions and individual experts from the Russian Federation in accordance with UNDP’s applicable regulations and rules, and policies and procedures”.
The main goal of the project is to support capacity building on knowledge and expertise transfer of Russia as a donor and to achieve sustainable, scalable development impact in partner countries through the programmatic promotion of several mechanisms of Russian expertize transfer.
The Russian Experts on Demand Programme is part of the project and aims to provide an instrument for knowledge and know-how transfer via rapid deployment of Russian experts for on demand small-scale interventions and consultancies and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing through mentorship. The assignment of the Cultural Heritage Consultant is supported under the first round of the Russian Experts on Demand Programme.
The Republic of Moldova, like the former Soviet Union States, is going through a difficult transition process, including in the sector of culture, preservation of architectural and historical heritage, and tourism industry development. The investments in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage in the country is mostly perceived as expenses and the economic and touristic potential of the cultural heritage sector still needs to be explored. Since 2009, a positive policy process has been initiated by the Ministry of Culture, aiming to develop an effective legislative framework, institute specialized agencies with clear tasks and responsibilities and fostering the involvement of stakeholders in definition and implementation of cultural policies. The general aim of the process is to surpass the current “static and constrained development model” making culture institutions less dependent on State funding and turn it in a concrete driver of economic and touristic growth, enjoyment of the right of everyone to take part in cultural life, and human development for the Republic of Moldova.
Scope of work
The scope of work of the International Consultant on the Sustainable Protection and Management of Cultural Heritage will consist in the provision of expertise, advice and substantive support in the assessment of the situation from the prospective of the right of everyone to take part in cultural life and elaboration of feasible interventions in the following priority spheres:
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.
Requirements for experience
IV. Personal qualities:
The UNDP 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:
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).
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.