OHCHR Consultant to develop a human rights training package for civil servants


The UN Human Rights Office (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

The OHCHR field presence in Moldova, led by the Human Rights Adviser, 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. Thematic priorities for the work of the Office are: (i) Strengthening rule of law and accountability for human rights violations; (ii) Enhancing equality and countering discrimination; (iii) Integrating human rights in sustainable development; (iv) Enhancing civic space and people’s participation.

In this context, one of the activities of the Office for 2022 is to develop a human rights training package for the Academy of Public Administration.

Scope of work

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Human Rights Adviser, in close collaboration with the Human Rights Officers and focal points from the Academy of Public Administration. Specifically, the consultancy aims to:

  • To develop the human rights curriculum for the beneficiaries of the Academy of Public Administration;
  • Based on the curriculum, to develop a human rights training package for civil servants.

Under the present Terms of Reference and guided by the international standards and materials developed by the UN system broadly and OHCHR, the Consultant will undertake the following activities:

a) Identify 6-8 most relevant human rights topics for civil servants, accordingly to international and regional human rights instruments relevant to the Republic of Moldova and its national legal framework, and to consult and approve draft products with OHCHR and the Academy of Public Administration;

b) Develop, consult and seek approval for a human rights curriculum for civil servants in accordance with the standards of the Academy of Public Administration, for maximum 24 academic hours;

c)  Develop, consult and seek approval for training materials for a human rights training package for civil servants based on the topics of the human rights curriculum. The training materials must be elaborated taking into consideration the United Nations, regional and national human rights mechanisms.

Requirements for experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in either law, human rights, development studies, sociology, social sciences;
  • Post-graduation education/courses in any of these fields would be considered an advantage.

Experience and skills:

  • At least 7 years of experience in law, human rights, development studies, sociology, social sciences;
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in human rights;
  • Experience in elaboration of human rights training programmes required;
  • Experience in providing human rights trainings required.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in Romanian language; Fluency in English would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant minority languages, including Bulgarian, Ukrainian or Romani, as well as sign language(s), will be a strong advantage.

Diversity Clause: Applicants from under-represented groups (persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens) will be given priority in case of equal qualification. OHCHR is committed to reasonably accommodate the working environment for the persons with disabilities.

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 detailed 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.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. Payments are made in installments and are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees, taxes, mobile phone calls, etc.). 


All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

Apply online before 12 September 2022 following the link below


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