UNICEF Moldova: Individual Consultancy to design the Funding Formula and transfer mechanisms for inclusion of refugee children in public education of the Republic of Moldova

UNICEF Moldova is seeking to contract the services of an individual consultant, to assist the Ministry of Education and Research (MER) in designing a funding framework, including a funding formula and costings, for the inclusion into the public education system at pre-school, primary, gymnasium and lyceum levels. 

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Advanced degree in finance and/or economics or related field.
  • Proven experience in developing per capita funding formulas at preschool/or general education levels in at least two countries and advising during implementation.
  • Excellent analytical capacity, including authoring at least 3 publications in the field of education financing, human development, and statistics.
  • Sound knowledge of financing mechanisms in the education sector, especially at pre-school/school levels. Knowledge of international experience of investment and funding in preschool/school education and social budgeting systems (preferably in CEE/CIS)
  • Demonstrated experience in the field in CEE/CIS region including Moldova is a strong asset.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English required, knowledge of Romanian and/or Russian would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with UNICEF or other UN Agencies will be an asset.

How to apply: 

To read more detailed information and apply for this position, please visit UNICEF webpage: 


Application deadline: 21 April 2024

UNICEF 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, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants from under-represented groups will be given priority in case of equal qualification. UNICEF is committed to reasonably accommodate the working environment for the persons with disabilities.

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).