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.  

The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note 2023-2027, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Moldova (2023-2027), UN Women Global? Strategic Plan, National Programs and Strategies and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on four main areas: 1) Ending Violence against Women; 2) Women’s Leadership and Governance; 3) Women’s Economic Empowerment and 4) Humanitarian and Peace development nexus and UN Coordination on Gender equality. 

All over the world, UN Women works to promote peace by supporting women of all backgrounds and ages to participate in processes to prevent conflict and build and sustain peace. UN Women supports women’s full and equal representation and participation in all levels of peace processes and security efforts. UN Women’s work on women, peace, and security is guided by 10 UN Security Council resolutions—132518201888188919602106212222422467, and 2493 and is bolstered by a number of?related normative frameworks, which make up the broader women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda. UN Women leads on implementing the WPS agenda through research initiatives, data collection, learning exchanges, and documentation of good practices to inform policy and programming.  

Under the Peacebuilding Fund, UN Women, in partnership with OHCHR and UNDP, is implementing a two-years project “Building sustainable and inclusive peace, strengthening trust and social cohesion in Moldova” (hereinafter – PBF project) on both banks of Nistru river. The project seeks to facilitate an enabling environment for improved cross-river cooperation, reduced social tensions and the continuation of the fragile Transnistrian region settlement process in the context of growing regional and domestic geopolitical tensions exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, through the advancement of, and cross-river collaboration on human rights, Women, Peace and Security, and the promotion of equal access to services and through ensuring early intervention to prevent deepening divisions between the populations on either side of the conflict divide which are currently being affected by highly divisive narratives and misinformation.  

The project is aligned with the provisions under the draft of the second-generation National Program and Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) for the period 2023-2027 developed in Moldova with UN Women support. The new NAP, expected to be enacted in early 2023, is based on the four Pillars of the UNSCR 1325: Prevention, Participating, Protection, Relief, and Recovery and it addresses, among other aspects, actions aimed at enhancing women’s meaningful participation in the security and defense sector, including in the conflict settlement processes and peacebuilding efforts, primarily from a human security perspective and includes intervention at the local level to decentralize the WPS commitments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following main tasks:
Task 1: Develop the methodology of assignment, embracing all activities envisaged.
Task 2: Co-facilitate, in collaboration with an expert on human rights, assigned by OHCHR, two 2-days in-person trainings on gender mainstreaming in peace negotiations for governmental settlement process actors.
Note: The training should be designed to foster gender awareness and women leadership, revealing the main systemic barriers and inequalities that can jeopardize women’s effective participation in decision-making and peace processes (i.e. discrimination, stereotypes, harassment, sexual harassment etc.) and offer the working solutions to address them. The training should include also analyses of international case studies on women’s participation in peace negotiations, demonstrating their influence on the durability and quality of peace.
Task 3: Conduct workshops on gender-sensitive conflict resolution, effective negotiation techniques and post-conflict reconstruction for governmental and non-governmental peace process actors.
Note: The training sessions should be developed with an interactive and participatory approach. The sessions facilitated by the trainer should allow the participants the space and opportunity to discuss, reflect on gender-sensitive approach for conflict resolution, unfolding grassroot potential.
Task 4. Develop knowledge products/advocacy papers/policy recommendations for the Bureau of Reintegration Policies and/or other relevant stakeholders, in collaboration with a national expert, assigned by UN Women.
Note: The knowledge products, advocacy papers, policy recommendations should be based on the professional/institutional needs assessment received and documented while interacting with settlement process actors during the trainings and/or interviewing/surveys disseminating, other modalities.
Task 5. Deliver 1 mid-term and 1 final report providing a summary on carried out activities, achievements, and challenges, as well as recommendations for the future integration of gender equality commitments into peace processes in Moldova.
Task 6. Support Project Team in other ad-hoc project related activities and peacebuilding initiatives;


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  •  Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:
• Mature judgment and initiative;
• Ability to think out-of-the-box;
• Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
• Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
• Ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines;
• Ability to present complex issues persuasively and simply;
• Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
• Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International relations, International law, or related field;
  • Additional trainings and certifications in one of the areas relevant for the assignment would be an asset.


  • At least 5 (five) years of experience in the area of Gender Equality, Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Resolution, peace negotiations, peacebuilding.
  •  At least 2 years of relevant international working experience in conflict and post-conflict settings; - Experience in developing and delivery of various types of trainings and capacity building programs from Gender perspective will be considered an asset;
  • Relevant working experience in research, knowledge products development, policy analysis will be considered an asset;
  • Previous work experiences with UN agencies and/or other international organizations would be an asset;

Language skills:

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required;
  • Knowledge of Romanian, Russian will be an asset.

Application Procedure

The United Nations in 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.

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
Letter of Intent to include a brief overview of the consultant’s previous experiences makes the candidate the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. It should reflect the above-mentioned required skills and experience.
Financial proposal – specifying a total lump sum amount for the task specified in Terms of References. The Financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (daily rate). Please see ANNEX I and ANNEX II-

Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.