UN Women: Gender Expert for Ministry of Defense of Moldova

Vacancy Number: Pr18/01752

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2018, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
06 Sep 2018, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 05 Sep 2018
Reference to the project: UN Women
Expected Duration of Assignment:Up to 180 working days within a 9 calendar months period
Supporting Documents:
Terms of References
Procurement Notice
Annex I
Annex II
Personal History Form (P11) UN Women
UN Women Conditions of Service Consultants


Ms. Elena Ratoi.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In 2018 UN Women Moldova Country Office started to implement its new Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022, which is aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women. Under its current SN, UN Women cooperates closely with the government, civil society, academia, private sector and the media to advance social, economic and political rights and opportunities for women and girls, placing special focus on those from marginalized, excluded and under-represented groups. These include rural women, Romani women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, elderly women and others. UN Women’s operation in Moldova focuses on bringing about concrete change in the lives of women and the society towards the long-term impact of achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country. Specifically, the SN 2018-2022 advances progress under the following three Impact Areas (IA): IA1: More women fully participate and lead in gender responsive governance processes and institutions, including in the security sector, IA2: Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, IA3: Public authorities, institutions and communities prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services. Towards these Impact Areas, UN Women works with variety of national and international partners to challenge gender-based stereotypes and towards the creation of an environment, whereby women act as key agents of change towards greater equality and development, in partnership with men and boys.

Scope of work

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Coordinator on Women in Leadership and in close cooperation with the senior leadership of the Ministry of Defense and its designated representatives, the selected gender expert will support the Ministry of Defense in implementing gender equality commitments and mainstreaming gender equality in the defense sector.

Requirements for experience


  • Master’s Degree in gender, human rights, law, political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, security or other related fields.


  • At least five (5) years of proven track record of working on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Republic of Moldova;
  • At least three (3) years of proven track record of working in or with defense and security sector, with a special focus on advancing human rights in these specific areas;
  • Experience of working with the Moldovan security sector institutions and/or other government counterparts;
  • Previous work experience in analyzing/developing policies or provision of recommendations and/or amendments to national legal framework.

Language Requirements

Excellent command of Romanian, Russian and English languages.

Documents to be included

Interested candidates must submit via online submission system the following documents/ information to demonstrate their qualification:

  • Letter of Intent with justification of being the most suitable for the work, vision and working approach, specifically indicating experience of mobilization of excluded communities for participation and inclusion
  • Duly filled Personal History Form (P11) and/or CV, including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and specific outputs obtained; P11 can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Financial proposal (in MDL) - Specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference). The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (daily rate and number of anticipated working days and any other possible costs); Please see Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (daily rate and number of anticipated working days and any other possible costs); Please see Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form.



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