UNICEF Individual Consultancy Technical support to design and conduct Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) in Moldova

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, sustenance.

Climate Change is an equity issue, with boys and girls impacted differently based on their intersecting economic status, rural/urban location, sexual orientation, ethnicity. Climate change is not gender neutral but rather amplifying already existing gender inequalities in relation to land rights, livelihoods, health, domestic labour and safety. Addressing Climate Change issues is therefore vital for building a more sustainable future for children.

UNICEF Moldova, in preparation to the 2018-2022 programme of cooperation, conducted Child Centered Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CCCVA) in 2017, highlighting major climate, environment and energy (CEE) issues that affect children, as well as strategic interventions to address them.  Air pollution, especially in urban areas, floods and droughts, access to water and sanitation in schools and kindergartens, climate change were identified as potential threats to children health and well-being on the national scale. Resource constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the focus of the programme to more immediate emergency priorities. UNICEF Moldova is planning to commission a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC), examining the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment-related issues affecting children and how they relate to UNICEF's priority sectors. At the inception of the new CPD (2023-2027) there is a need to strengthen the evidence base for better UNICEF and Government programming in the area of climate change and the environment to meet global and national development targets. UNICEF aims to support the Government in developing goals, strategies and measures to ensure safe and sustainable environment for children that should be at the forefront of government priorities.

How can you make a difference? 

Individual Consultant will design and conduct Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) in Moldova to contribute to address key climate-related issues to mitigate the risks of implementation of 2023-2027 Country Programme interventions.

Purpose: the analysis is aimed to understand the overall climate, environment, energy and Disaster Risk reduction (CEED) landscape in Moldova in terms of data, policy, programming, gaps, actors etc. and how it relates to children to identify impacts, gaps, and priority areas for UNICEF for further work and integration, in line with the CLAC Guidelines. 

Please read the details in the TOR available at https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/552609/technical-support-to-design-and-conduct-climate-landscape-analysis-for-children-clac-in-moldova 

Kindly note that applications without technical and financial proposals will not be considered. Templates are attached for reference at the link ptovided above. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Advanced university degree (Masters) in climate change, environmental science, natural resource management, meteorology, social and economic development, or related areas.
  • At least 5 years' experience in international development with research and analysis on climate change and environment related topics and their impact on communities and children.
  • Demonstrated expertise in child rights or any of UNICEF's main areas of work (health, WASH, nutrition, child protection, social policy, education, gender, HIV/AIDS).
  • Excellent research and report writing skills required with proven experience of conducting of analysis as specified above (excerpts of relevant documents need to be attached to the technical proposal– max. 20 pages).
  • Experience in working with international organizations (working with UNICEF/other UN Agencies is an asset).
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of Romanian will be an asset).  

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). 


To view our competency framework, please visit here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 01 Jul 2022 GTB Daylight Time
Deadline: 15 Jul 2022 GTB Daylight Time