National Consultant on Healthcare (SSA) - OSCE Mission to Moldova, Chisinau

National Consultant on Healthcare (SSA) - OSCE Mission to Moldova, Chisinau

  • Issued by: OSCE Mission to Moldova
  • Requisition ID: MOL000026
  • Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Number of posts: 3
  • Location: MOL - OSCE Mission to Moldova, Chisinau
  • Issue Date: Mar 30, 2023
  • Closing Date: Apr 20, 2023
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Human Rights



The OSCE Mission to Moldova is looking for three (3) NATIONAL CONSULTANTS ON HEALTHCARE from the left bank of the Dniester/Nistru River to provide consultations to Transdniestrian residents on access to healthcare services on the right bank.  
Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Mission identified a lack of comprehensive information for Transdniestrian residents on healthcare services available on the right bank. This was outlined in the healthcare report commissioned by the Mission in 2020, and by lawyers engaged by the Mission on documentation issues. The COVID-19 pandemic further deepened this need, as more obstacles in accessing the Moldovan healthcare system emerged. 
For this purpose, throughout a five-month period in 2022, the Mission provided 139 consultations for Transdniestrian residents on the possibilities to benefit from healthcare services on the right bank. Based on the results and identified needs during the piloting, the Mission will continue this activity in 2023 and engage three left-bank consultants on healthcare issues in three different cities across Transdniestria. One right-bank consultant will provide necessary mentoring and support to the left-bank consultants. Consultations will be offered through relevant civil society organizations, which the consultants are engaged with. The consultants will deliver monthly reports and one final report, summing up the main issues raised by Transdniestrian residents during consultations. These issues will then be further addressed with the Moldovan authorities in 2024, jointly with the right-bank and left-bank healthcare consultants.
For this purpose, the Mission needs to contract three (3) experienced left-bank Local Consultants to provide free-of-charge consultations on healthcare issues to residents in Transdniestria.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1.  Taking part in two one-day training seminars about the right-bank healthcare system provided by a right-bank expert;
  2. Actively reaching out to civil society organizations (CSOs) in Transdniestria and inform CSOs and their beneficiaries about the provision of free consultations on access to healthcare services on the right bank;
  3. Providing at least 80 free consultations in-house and/or over-the-phone to residents of Transdniestria on the access to healthcare services on the right bank throughout a period of eight months;
  4. Consulting with the right-bank consultant when issues are raised on which the left-bank consultant have limited knowledge on and where additional information is required;
  5. Take part in monthly meetings with the right-bank consultant and the other two left-bank consultants to exchange and share experiences and discuss outstanding issues;
  6. Using a Mission-developed questionnaire form for the beneficiaries of the free consultations;
  7. Submitting confidential monthly reports to the Mission, listing issues raised during consultations (with disaggregated statistical data), challenges raised by Transdniestrian residents, actions taken and emerging patterns or concerns; 
  8. Submitting one final report summarizing the most common issues addressed and recommendations for follow-up activities by 20 December 2023. The final report will inform the Mission about further assistance necessary in the field of healthcare. The monthly reports and the final report shall include gender-disaggregated data and shall contain, among other, information about the issues that prevalently affect women vs. men.

Duration of Assignment:

The duration of the consultancies will depend on the specific projects/activities

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see: 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Be member of a civil society organization in Transdniestria dealing with healthcare issues;
  • Have at least 1 year experience in dealing with healthcare issues in Transdniestria;
  • Have at least 1 year experience in providing assistance to the residents of Transdniestria;
  • Knowledge of healthcare issues on both banks of Dniester/Nistru;
  • Fluency in Russian language;
  • Ability to draft reports;
  • Gender-sensitive approach towards the assigned tasks;
  • Very dedicated to work undertaken;
  • Self-disciplined and responsible to deadlines;
  • Good PC skills, ability to use the Internet;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant's/expert's qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.