Extended deadline - 19.09.2019: OHCHR is seeking a Consultant on Human Rights Mobilization, Monitoring and Coordination


The UN Human Rights Office (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR) is a United Nations structure with a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect human rights universally towards full implementation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all other international human rights standards.

UN Human Rights Office in Moldova assists the UN RC Office, UN Country Team in Moldova (UNCT), Government and civil society in strengthening human rights and human rights-based approach, working closely with the UN Country Team on capacity building and mainstreaming human rights in their work, as well as providing support in engagement with national actors on human rights, including advising national authorities upon request.

The Office’s priorities for 2018-2019 are oriented towards: a) strengthening the rule of law and accountability for human rights violations; b) enhancing and protecting civic space and people’s participation; c) increasing the engagement of victims of human rights violations with national and international human rights protections systems; d) enhancing equality and countering discrimination; e) integrating human rights into the sustainable development work done in Moldova; f) increasing implementation of the international human rights mechanisms` outcomes.

In May 2018 the Parliament adopted nationally-owned, long-term commitment to advance human rights - the National Human Rights Action Plan for 2018 – 2022 (henceforth NHRAP).

The coordination of the implementation of the NHRAP is under the responsibility of the National Human Rights Council. In order to ensure the sustainability of the coordination work done by the Council, based on the provisions of the Plan, the Permanent Human Rights Secretariat was established.

Scope of work

Under these Terms of References the Human Rights Mobilization, Monitoring and Coordination Consultant will work in close collaboration with the National Human Rights Officer and under the supervision of the National Human Rights Coordinator. 

The incumbent will also work in closely with representatives of the Permanent Secretariat for Human Rights and local structures of the Human Rights Council for the effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex program-related issues and ensuring information

In particular, the Consultant will:

Task 1. – Provide technical support to Permanent Human Rights Secretariat in human rights policy monitoring and coordination

Deliverables under Task 1:

1.1. One inclusive coordination meeting of the National Human Rights Council organized jointly with the Permanent Human Rights Secretariat;

1.2. Working materials for the meeting of the National Human Rights Council developed.

Task 2. Provide assistance to local structures of the Human Rights Council in conducting human rights monitoring and advocacy  

Deliverable under Task 2:

2.1. At least 3 coaching sessions to local structures of the Human Rights Council in human rights monitoring and reporting provided.

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, public administration, international relations, economics or other relevant discipline (Master’s degree – an advantage).

Experience and skills:

  • At least three years of professional experience in human rights, results-based management and/or public administration work;
  • Experience in drafting and analyzing public policies, their monitoring and reporting on the degree of their implementation;
  • At least 1-year experience in providing human rights or good governance trainings;
  • At least one year of experience in civic mobilization and/or empowerment. 

Language requirements:

  • Good command of oral and written Romanian. Russian and English are an asset;
  • Knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language is an asset.

Diversity Clause: Applicants – particularly women – from under-represented groups (persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens) will have an advantage during the selection process. OHCHR is committed to reasonably accommodate the working environment for the persons with diverse needs.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal:
  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work.
  1. Financial proposal (fee per day and total amount);
  2. Personal CV including past experience in similar assignments and the contact details of at least 3 reference persons;
  3. Offeror's Letter confirming Interest and Availability.

More information and application is available at: http://www.undp.md/newjobs/jobdetails/1882/?fbclid=IwAR3--MibsnIzOVrVPS5ydgRIP4mQ_ZAhJNVrOAOwO7MFbcBoAkh8O9g3cLk

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