Financial Literacy Policy Document Consultant - Short Term Consultant, International Development

April 18 2023
Chisinau , Moldova


Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions. 

The Moldova Institutional and Structural Reforms Activity (MISRA) is a five-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to improve the business, investment, and trade enabling environment in cooperation with the Government of Moldova (GoM) to respond to an unprecedented economic crisis due to the war in Ukraine, as well as to support Moldova’s economic recovery, including to: advance the GoM’s economic action plan; strengthen public economic governance institutions; improve transport, logistics, trade, and commerce; and accelerate financial sector reforms and inclusiveness; among other needs. USAID MISRA is also building the capacity of the GoM to better engage and strategically communicate its economic plan, progress, and results to the private sector, civil society, and the public. These activities include intensive support to select GoM institutions with institutional reforms, streamlined processes, and digitalization to improve transparency, accountability, access to information, and public services.

Job Description:

The international expert will be responsible for the following tasks:

·Conduct a comparative analysis of successful national financial literacy policy documents in other countries, comparable to Moldova;

·Engage with relevant government stakeholders (and private sector players, if necessary) to refine intended scope and objectives of the national financial literacy policy documents;

·Develop a comprehensive national financial literacy policy document and related work plan in cooperation with the local STTA and the project team;

·Cooperate with other activities of the project, relevant for the financial literacy strategy, including the grant program for the financial literacy campaign, comprehensive overview of the consumer protection framework (including policy recommendations), etc.

·Deliver a comparative analysis of successful national financial literacy policy documents;

·Deliver a draft of the national financial literacy policy document for Moldova;

·Deliver a draft of the action plan related to the national financial literacy policy document; and

·Support the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) and other public authorities in the public discussion process;

·Provide periodic reports to the relevant Component Team Lead, summarizing their progress.

·Contribute to other reports and documents as required, consistent with this scope of work.

Period of Performance: o/a April 10, 2023 – July 31, 2023

Total Level of Effort: up to 30 days

Position Location: Remote; one-week trip to Moldova (during April-June window)


·Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, or Public Policy;

·Ten or more years of professional experience in government, financial markets, or a related field;

·Demonstrated experience in developing financial literacy strategies (policy documents);

·Demonstrated ability to interact with government and other public stakeholders in developing countries; and

·Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors preferred.

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