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.  

Through its programmes and projects, UN Women is providing technical assistance to national partners (governmental and non-governmental) in the implementation of existing international and national commitments to advance women’s rights and gender equality in all areas of life. Gender responsive policies and budgets are a key determinant to achieve and sustain gender equality. In this particular respect, UN Women has been providing comprehensive support to central and local authorities in Moldova to integrate gender equality in strategies, plans and budgets by partnering with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Academia.

The Gender Equality Programme 2023-2027 of the Republic of Moldova sets a clear prerogative, under Objective 1, to  implement gender  responsive policies and budgets as a transformational approach to alleviate structural gender inequalities. The Public Finance Management Strategy (2023-2030) contains express commitments and provisions to advance the institutionalization of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in the Republic of Moldova. Moreover, the outcomes and recommendations of the Public Expenditure and Finance Accountability Assessment (PEFA) supplementary assessment on gender completed in 2022, coupled with Moldova’s commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 5.c.1. as well as the EU accession agenda of Moldova by 2030.

Duties and Responsibilities


The selected national consultant will provide direct technical assistance to the MoF, in cooperation and coordination with international expert (s), in integrating principles of gender equality in the PFM system, aligned with the commitments under the PFM strategy and National Gender Equality Programme, other sectorial and cross-cutting strategies, aiming at initializing GRB principles in the national PFM system of the Republic of Moldova.

More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Deliver substantive technical inputs to the Ministry of Finance in revising the methodological guides, instructions, budget circulars, and other technical documents required in the process of institutionalizing GRB;  
  • Provide support to MLSP and other sectoral ministries in both coordination, and implementation of GRB;
  • Prepare, and deliver workshops/info sessions, participate in relevant meetings, consultations as agreed with MoF, MLSP, other stakeholders, as per guidance and in agreement with UN Women Moldova;
  • Provide needs-based/ad-hoc support conducive to GRB implementation to other institutions and stakeholders – with prior agreement with/or as advised by UN Women;


Values and competencies:

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Gender sensitiveness and empathy towards women’s rights issues
  • Respect for UN principles

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Team working ability
  • Accountability
  • Leadership

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

Required Skills and Experience



-             Advanced degree in Finance/Economics/Accounting

-             Other formal education relevant for the assignment is an asset.


-             Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in public finance system;

-             Minimum 5 years of proven experience working/collaborating with central and local public authorities in assisting/supporting drafting policy recommendations/ policy reports or coordinating activities;

-             Minimum 2 years of proven work experience in the area of gender equality/human rights/development

-              Minimum 3 years of experience in working with international organizations (successful experience in working with UN agencies is an asset)

Language skills:

Fluency in verbal & written Romanian and English. Working knowledge of Russian will be considered an asset.


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.  Please visit the following link: where you may also find the TOR. 
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted; 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
  • NB: Open for Moldova Nationals Only.