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International Consultant on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Economic Development
|Location :||home-based with 3 missions to Moldova (Chisinau), MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||July 2020 – February 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||estimated workload: up to 65 working days|
The EU4Moldova: focal regions Programme is based on the European Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova and is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
The overall objective of the five-year Programme is to strengthen the economic, territorial and social cohesion in the Republic of Moldova through facilitating inclusive, sustainable and integrated local socio-economic growth and improving the standards of living of the citizens in the pilot micro- regions: Cahul and Ungheni.
To this end, this Programme will address the urban-rural divide and regional disparities, stimulate economic growth and job creation, refurbish and upgrade some social and technical infrastructure in selected pilot micro-regions (smaller towns and villages) while taking into account a gender perspective in the activities of the Programme.
The Programme objectives will be achieved through measures targeted at: (i) capacity building to support the implementation and monitoring of local economic development plans; (ii) civil society engagement in local planning, governance processes and basic social service delivery; (iii) provision of investment funding in support of the creation and/or development of social and technical infrastructure which, combined with the outcomes from interventions (i) and (ii) above, will have an immediate, visible and tangible impact on employment creation, the standard of living of the population in the pilot micro-regions.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The overall objective of the International Consultant on Low Carbon Economic Development (LCED) assignment (hereinafter Consultant) is to provide methodological guidance and technical expertise in road-mapping of the Programme interventions for supporting 2 focal regions from the Republic of Moldova to build their competitiveness in promoting green and climate resilient economic growth and job creation. In this regard, the Expert is expected to deliver the following activities:
Note: The term of ‘focal region’ is used to define the broader area of Cahul municipality (35 thousand inhabitants) and Ungheni municipality (32 thousand inhabitants), comprising adjacent rural communities (to be further defined).
TASKS AND ESTIMATED WORKLOAD
The assignment will require the completion of the following tasks:
Note: The indicated tentative timeframe has been estimated as being sufficient/feasible for the envisaged volume of work to be completed successfully and is proposed as a guideline for the duration of the assignment. The provision of the envisaged deliverables approved by the Programme shall be the only criteria for Consultant’s work being completed and eligible for payment/s.
All activities under this assignment shall be performed in a gender-sensitive manner and applying human rights-based approach.
Language of the deliverables: All deliverables shall be submitted in English language (or Romanian or Russian if the Expert is fluent in one of these languages).
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications :
Working experience :
 E.g. www.mesopartner.com/knowledge-resources/methodologies/paca/
For the details on the evaluation process, please, refer to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice attached to the announcement.
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.