THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT-MOLDOVA (SDA-MOLDOVA)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
REOI Ref: PP1-A3/SWRA/CS/IC/49
LEGAL CONSULTANT FOR WUAs ACTIVITIES
The SDA-Moldova is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Individual Consultants for the provision of consulting services as Legal Consultant for WUAs Activities. This is a full-time assignment for a term up to December 29, 2017, with the possibility of extension.
The Consultant shall have (i) university degree in Law; the availability of a Master’s Degree in a related field would be an advantage; (ii) extensive knowledge of international best practices in project administration, contract management procedures and project follow-up; (iii) seven (7) years of relevant experience in law, working at a law firm or as legal in-house counsel in Moldova. Experience in serving as a secretary of the supreme governing body of a commercial entity, not-for-profit organization or other organization would be an advantage; (iv) broad understanding of Moldovan legislation relevant to the WUAs activities, for example, the Labor Code, Civil Code, Fiscal Code, environmental legislation, and legislation dealing with land use; (v) broad understanding of and practical skills in the legislative drafting process; (vi) experience of work under MCC-funded projects, or with international financial institutions and other donor organizations; (vii) excellent written and oral communication skills in Romanian and Russian. Fluent (Good) communication skills in English (pass/fail); (viii) strong computer skills with functional working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), Outlook Express, Explorer, Jurist, and Moldlex (pass/fail); (ix) hold a driver’s license for category „B” (pass/fail).
The Consultant should also (i) be a citizen of the Republic of Moldova, or a resident of the Republic of Moldova holding an appropriate work permit; (ii) be of outstanding character and integrity; (iii) be free of all conflicts of interest and committed to protecting the integrity of the Program.
Before applying, interested Consultants should review the Terms of Reference (“TOR”), which describes the assignment in detail, available on the SDA-Moldova website http://www.sda.gov.md/ro/Procurements.html or request it from SDA-Moldova, at the email addresses indicated below.
The selection shall be carried out in accordance with the procedures set forth in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines. A shortlist of the most qualified Consultants will be invited to the interviews and the most qualified consultant will be invited to submit a financial proposal and negotiate a lump sum fixed price contract.
To be considered for this assignment, interested Consultants must submit an EOI, using the EOI forms, available upon request from SDA-Moldova, at the email addresses indicated below. Interested Consultants must submit information on their credentials to perform the services, including description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, qualifications and other relevant information. The shortlist of the Consultants will be selected through comparison of qualifications. Therefore, it is important that all relevant information be included in the consultant's submission. All EOI documents shall be presented in the English language. The EOIs not submitted in the requested format will not be considered.
Consultants shall submit as well the names and contact information (telephone number(s) and email addresses) of at least three professional references, and to clearly state the relationship of the professional reference to the candidate (e.g., supervisor, client, former colleague, etc).
Interested consultants must submit their EOI no later than 5.30 pm, Chisinau time on June 23, 2017 to:
Attention: Valeriu Rotaru, Procurement Consultant
21, Nicolae Iorga Str., 4th floor, Office 4
Chisinau MD-2012, Republic of Moldova