Vacancy Announcement: National Consultant for Diversity and Inclusion

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Country: Republic of Moldova
Description of the assignment: National Consultant for Diversity and Inclusion
Project Reference: UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) via UNDP Moldova
Period of assignment/services: August 2018 – December 2019, with estimated workload of up to 250 working days – with possibility of extension for the following year(s).


The UN Human Rights Office (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR) is a United Nations structure with a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect human rights universally towards full implementation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all other international human rights standards.
UN Human Rights Office in Moldova 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.
One of the Office’s strategic priorities for 2018-2021 is to promote widely non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion as shared societal values. One of the approaches towards achieving this objective is promotion of non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion through targeted programs, including programs aiming at internal institutional and organizational non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion.
Under these Terms of Reference OHCHR Moldova seeks a national consultant to support the achievement of the above objectives.


The Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, under these Terms of Reference works under the guidance and supervision of the head of OHCHR Moldova and Human Rights Programs Director (National Human Rights Officer).
Under the present Terms of References, the Consultant will have the following main tasks:
1) Lead Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and activities within UN Moldova, including preparations and roll-out of the new UN Moldova Diversity Survey, development and implementation of UN Moldova Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (and ensuing action plans), lead the UN Moldova Diversity Task Force, mainstream diversity and inclusion into UN Moldova Operations and Communications, as well as perform other relevant actions;
2) Lead UN Moldova Diversity Internship Program, develop and implement improvements to this Program, develop and implement Junior Consultancies program within OHCHR Moldova / UN Moldova, coordinate Diversity Interns within OHCHR Moldova;
3) Lead Equality Audit within OHCHR Moldova, propose follow-up actions, and promote the developed Equality Audit methodology among UN agencies present in Moldova;
4) Lead promotion of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives piloted and practices within OHCHR Moldova and UN Moldova (including Diversity Surveys and Equality Audit, Diversity Internships and Junior Consultancies, etc.) to external institutions and organizations, most notably public institutions, mass media institutions and civil society organizations; coordinate Diversity and Inclusion programmatic activities (informational, educational, media or artistic) with external partners;
5) Lead the preparatory and follow-up work with women and men (at least 40% of each) from under-represented groups and organizations to engage them into the above Diversity and Inclusion programs, and continuously follow-up with the beneficiaries of these programs.


I. Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree in human rights, law, public administration, political science, sociology, or other relevant discipline (Master’s degree – a strong advantage);

II. Experience and skills:

  • At least three years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in human rights, law, sociology, political sciences;
  • At least two years of professional work on mainstreaming non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion into institutional/organizational setup and operations of public and/or mass media institutions, civil society organizations;
  • Proven experience of work with international organizations is a strong asset;
  • Proven experience of work with minorities, marginalized or vulnerable groups is a strong asset. 

III. Language requirements:

  • Good command of oral and written Romanian, Russian and English;
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language is an asset.

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 have an advantage during the selection process. OHCHR is committed to reasonably accommodate the working environment for the persons with special needs

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