Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Lead National Consultant (Design and Conduct a Gender-based Violence Quiz Targeting Youth from Right Bank of the Dniester/Nistru River)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Job Description



The OSCE Mission to Moldova is looking for a National Consultant to Design and conduct a gender-based violence (GBV) quiz targeting youth from both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious violation of Human Rights and a life-threatening health and protection issue. During displacement and times of crisis, the threat of GBV significantly increases for women and girls. The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has forced people to flee their homes seeking safety, protection and assistance in neighbouring countries, including Moldova. Young women and men transitioning to adulthood (i.e., those who are 18–21 years old) constitute one of the vulnerable groups. 


The scope of the assignment is to raise youth’s awareness (14-18 years) on the importance of Gender Equality and the existence of available GBV services through a quiz competition on both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River. The quiz seeks to help youth understand that:

  • Gender equality is essential for economic prosperity. Societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. Gender equality is a human right;
  • Gender-based violence is more than just physical and Sexual Violence: emotional, financial, and cyber violence are also forms of gender-based violence that can be just as harmful;
  • Availability of GBV services on both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River.

Successful applicants under this vacancy notice will be added to a roster of persons eligible for temporary contracts with the mission. 


Tasks and Responsibilities:

National consultant will work together with national consultant from the left bank (responsible for the overall logistic on the left bank) and will be guided by the OSCE Human Dimension Officer and National Programme Officer, keeping them updated on developments on a regular basis, whilst conducting the following tasks on both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River:

  1. Develop a quiz on importance of gender equality, danger of GBV and available GBV services in Romanian and Russian languages (5 days);
  2. Develop supporting materials (in Romanian and Russian languages) to be distributed during the quiz by using available OSCE and UN materials (2 days);
  3. Organize and conduct 10 quizzes (in Romanian and/or Russian languages) on both banks (5 quizzes on the right bank and 5 quizzes on the left bank; min 10 people per quiz) up to 1 hour for young people age 14-18 years in different locations on both banks: 
    A) right bank of the Dniester/Nistru River: Comrat, Cahul, Balti, Anenii Noi, Calarasi (5 days);
    B) left bank of the Dniester/Nistru River: Tiraspol, Rabnitsa, Slobozia, Camenca, Bender (5 days);                                                                            The locations can be changed in Coordination with the OSCE Mission to Moldova;                                                                                                 Define the methodology and criteria for the selection of young participants on the right bank (14-18 years) for the activities envisaged by 19 June;
  4. Organize and be responsible for all five groups of young participants for each quiz in different locations on the right bank of the Dniester/Nistru River: Comrat, Cahul, Balti, Anenii Noi, Calarasi. Prepare a work plan and establish the dates for conducting the quizzes by latest 15 July; Coordinate with the national consultant from the left bank and the OSCE Mission the overall logistic related to organization of young participants for the activities envisaged (5 days);
  5. Develop a post-evaluation/ quiz feedback form in Romanian and Russian languages (1 day);
  6. Submit a final report with recommendations on follow-up activities (1 day).


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:


  • University degree in human rights, psychology, IT, social sciences or other related field;

  • Extensive work experience in developing quizzes in the field of human rights and/or protection and/or gender;

  • At least 2 years of experience working with youth;

  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a Gender Perspective into tasks and activities;

  • Excellent written and spoken Romanian and Russian, fluency in English;

  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;

  • 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.

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