Environmental Specialist within Education Quality Improvement Project (EQIP)

Republic of Moldova

Education Quality Improvement Project

Credit No. IBRD-9536-MD

Reference No.: MD-PIU-NORLD-378851-CS-INDV

Assignment Title: Environmental Specialist to assist the NORLD to determine the potential environment impacts that can be generated by proposed activities supported under each EQIP component of the project.

The National Office for Regional and Local Development (NODRL) has received financing from the World Bank Group toward the cost of the Education Quality Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for individual consulting services.

Environmental Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Project to determine the potential environment impacts that can be generated by proposed activities supported under each EQIP component, as well as identify and propose the required mitigation actions to be taken. The Environmental Specialist will also conduct screening and ensure that environmental due diligence work environmental and social impact assessment ESMPs is prepared for the proposed investments. The specialist is responsible for ensuring the implementation and supervision of the ESMF and site-specific ESMPs, It will also support the Social Specialist in a) implementation and revisions of the Labor Management Procedures and b) answer to received grievances if these have environmental aspects.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website: or can be obtained at the address given below.

The NORLD now invites eligible Individual Consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers – Procurement in Investment Project Financing. Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated November 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “Procurement Regulations”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and with the latest Guidelines on Preventing and Combating Fraud and Corruption in Projects Financed by IBRD Loans and IDA Credits.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the „Open Competitive Selection of Individual Consultants” method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

The applications should include letter of Expression of Interest, CV, and related recommendation letters, if any, together with a copy of CV in WORD format. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by October 3, 2023, 16:00 o’clock, Moldova time, indicating the assignment title in the subject line.

National Office for Regional and Local Development,

Stefan cel Mare 124, 3th floor,

mun. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova MD-2004

Tel/fax: 022 27 91 21