Individual Consultant

National Consultant on strengthening implementation mechanism of ageing policies at national and local level

23 May 2018

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Vacancy Number: UN18/01714

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 May 2018, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment: June - December 2018 (6 months)
Supporting Documents:
P11 Form 
Terms of Reference 



UNFPA and UNDESA are looking for a full-time National Consultant on strengthening implementation mechanism of ageing policies at national and local level by carrying-out policy measures incorporated into Action Plan on Active Ageing 2018 – 2021 and, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, ensuring that annual targets are met.

The consultant will perform daily work jointly with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection and has to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Carrying-out policy support programme for integration of ageing into public policies at national (at least 2 ministries) and local level (at least 5 Local Public Authorities).
  2. Provide methodological support to at least 10 Local Public Authorities (rayonal and local) for testing special measures of consulting older women and men in decision making process.
  3. Launching and implementation of a national programme on mutual support organizations for older women and men at local level and establishing a network of these organizations.
  4. Development of a Volunteering and Intergenerational Programme for Older Women and Men and Young People and scaling it up at local level.
  5. Analyse and provide policy scenarios for improving social and health services for older women and men and reduction of the poverty among older people, especially those left behind.
  6. Ensure and document effective monitoring progress of the Action Plan on Active Ageing 2018 – 2021 and document good practices, lessons learned and provide specific recommendations in targeting the most vulnerable older women and men through national and local policy interventions.

The consultant will provide policy analytical support to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection in implementation of the Action Plan on Active Ageing 2018 – 2021, based on its annual targets.

Required qualifications:

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in Social Policies, Public Policies, Economics, public administration, international development and/or other related science.
  • Other formal education relevant for the assignment (such as training in Human Rights Based Approach, Results Based Management or Monitoring and Evaluation) is an asset.

Years of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, public policy and impact assessments.
  • Previous experience of collaboration with Government of Moldova in developing sectorial policies, especially demographic ageing, in particular State Chancellery, National Commission on Population and Development and Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection.
  • Experience of work with development partners, in particular UN/UNFPA (successful experience in working with UN agencies is an asset).
  • Experience in organization, moderation and or facilitation of participatory team-works, joint researches, national/local level consultations, trainings.


  • The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

    Interested candidates must submit by 23rd May 2018 to with the mark “National Consultant on Ageing Policies” the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

    Detailed Terms of Reference and template of Personal History Form (P11) are attached.

    Failure of candidates to submit a duly completed P11 form, as well as false representations on this form, shall constitute sufficient grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of the application. All information provided in the P11 form will be treated as strictly confidential.

    • Fluency in Romanian and English is required.  Knowledge of Russian is an asset.
    • P11 including past experience in similar assignments and at least 3 references, and, optionally, the CV.
    • Cover letter with proposed approach.
    • Fee per day (in USD), for indicative purpose only. The fee per day would be established based on the requirements in the ToR (specific years of experience).