Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova

Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Advisor for EU-Twinning Project (Closing Date: 10/01/2018)

27/12/2017 - 10:00
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The Language assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA Language assistant) is sought for an EU Twinning Project “Capacity building of the Moldovan Agency for Intervention and Payment in Agriculture (AIPA) for the application of EU norms and standards for the administration of ARD support schemes”

The EU Twinning Project MD 14 ENI AG 01 16 is a joint project between the Agency for Intervention and Payment in Agriculture (AIPA) of the Republic of Moldova, on one side and a consortium formed by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) of the Republic of Austria, the State Agriculture Intervention Fund (SZIF) of the Czech Republic and the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMA) of the Republic of Poland, on the other side, financed by the European Union in the framework of the ENPARD MOLDOVA – Support to Agriculture and Rural Development.

The overall objectives of the EU Twinning Project MD 14 ENI AG 01 16 are to support the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment in improving its financial capability and governance to implement the Agriculture and Rural Development policy objectives and to strengthening the institutional capacity of the AIPA to administer Agriculture and Rural Development support measures in line with EU norms and standards.

I. Key tasks of the RTA Language Assistant:

  • Provide satisfactory translation and interpretation (Romanian-English) on agricultural and Rural Development matters during working meetings, project steering meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Translation of relevant written material with relation to the project from Romanian to English and vice versa
  • Interpretation during missions, meetings, trainings, conferences and other project events
  • Assistance in the organisation of the short term experts’ missions, trainings, conferences, meetings in Moldova and participation in study visits to Austria, Czech Republic and Poland
  • Updating the project share point website
  • Team work with the assistant and if necessary providing office management support and project related activities
  • Support the compilation of documents for project documentation, presentations and reporting

II. Requirements for the candidates:

  • RTA Language Assistant funded by the EU Twinning contract may not have or recently (at least during the 6 months preceding his/her recruitment) has had any contractual relation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), Agency for Intervention and Payment in Agriculture (AIPA) or administrative body of the Republic of Moldova
  • Be of Moldovan nationality or having valid residence and working permits
  • University degree in Philology in English or practical experience in translation and interpretation in the last 5 years
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English language
  • Be a skilled technical translator/interpreter in relation to Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Excellent computer skills (especially: MS Office, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to draft concise reports of meetings and summaries of longer papers, including economic or financial analyses, quickly and accurately
  • Understand and respect all confidential classifications (both of a government or trade nature) of any government or trade documents, statements or other information he/she may be given during the exercise of his/her duties

The following will be considered as an asset:

  • Knowledge of German
  • Experience in international projects esp. in the field of Agriculture and Rural Development is an advantage (EU and international donor funded projects)

III. The work conditions:

The selected person will be a self-employed independent consultant under a Service Contract and will undertake full responsibility for the payment of all taxes and obligations deriving from the legislation in force in the Republic of Moldova, including for those related to medical and social insurance. The RTA Language Assistant will carry his/her duties and tasks on the base of contract concluded with the Contracting Authority – the Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) of the Republic of Austria. 

Duration: 10 months

Working hours: Fulltime, Monday to Friday from 8.00-5.00

Location: AIPA, Twinning office, 162 Stefan cel Mare, 17th floor, MD-2004 Chisinau

Starting: 22nd of January 2018

Remuneration: 1.100 Euro/month (gross value, indirect taxes not included)

IV. Application:

The candidates should send their CV with detail description of previous experience and education and all required documents as indicated below in English via e-mail to the following e-mail address: with the reference to “RTA Language Assistant”.

The CV format can be found at the following link:

The following documents should be annexed in scanned versions:

  • Motivation Letter, signed by the applicant, explaining the compliance with the eligibility criteria
  • Statutory declaration, signed by the applicant (Annex A)
  • Certificate on educational qualification
  • Certificate on language knowledge

The deadline for the application is 10th January 2018.

Please note: all applications received in another language different from English as well as incomplete applications will automatically be rejected.

Short-listed candidates only will be invited for an interview in Chisinau.

For further information, please contact: Ms. Sonja Schalud – RTA, email:


Annex A


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The Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser

I hereby declare that:

1) I have the necessary capacity and the relevant knowledge and experience for carrying the RTA Language Assistant services (tasks and duties).

2) I have not or recently (past six months) have not had any contractual relation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), Agency for Intervention and Payment in Agriculture (AIPA) or administrative body of the Republic of Moldova

3) I am not in any of the situations excluding me from participating in contracts pursuant to the Art. 2 item 2.4 Annex 4 to the Twinning Contract included in the “Institution Building in the Framework of the European Union Policies, Common Twinning Manual, Revision 2012 update 2013-2014”*.


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*2.4. Grounds for exclusion from participation in procurement

Candidates or tenderers will be excluded from taking part in a procurement procedure if:

(1) they are bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities, are the subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;

(2) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata;

(3) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the Beneficiary(ies) can justify;

(4) they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the Beneficiary(ies) or those of the country where the contract is to be performed;

(5) they or persons having powers of representation, decision making or control over them have been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering or any other illegal activity detrimental to the EU’s financial interests;

(6) they are currently subject to an administrative penalty referred to in section 2.3.4 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures for EC external actions.


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