Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Good Governance

The mission of the department is to enhance transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of government in accordance with the European agenda.

Justice and Human Rights

The Justice and Human Rights Department’s vision of rule of law is built on the solid grounds of a fair, accessible and predictable justice delivery system, which effectively safeguards fundamental human rights.

The Department develops and implements activities in several areas, crucial for the fulfilment of its vision, including Human Rights, Judiciary, Access to Justice, and Criminal Justice.



Public Health


Our mission is to support and contribute to the development and promotion of health policies and practices based on evidence, which promotes human rights, social inclusion, and justice.

The Department also provides support to promote good governance in the health system through independent and neutral monitoring/evaluation of public health policies and health services.

Media Program

Media Department's mission is to contribute to the development of an open, participatory, pluralistic and value-based society in the Republic of Moldova by organizing, supporting and financing activities aimed at encouraging the development of an independent media sector and improving access to information.


Other initiatives

Education Support Project

Contest on Legal Consolidation of the Network of Community-Based Paralegals, Connecting Them to Professional Legal Mechanisms and Promoting Development of Professional Competencies for Paralegal Network Members

Justice Program of the Soros Foundation-Moldova has launched an open call for proposals to support a project for Associate Lawyers’ Offices, which aims at legal consolidation of the Network of Community-Based Paralegals, connecting them to professional legal mechanisms and promoting improvement/development of professional competencies for paralegal network members.

Eligibility criteria:

Associate Lawyers’ Offices interested in participating in this contest should meet the following criteria:

  • Functional organization management
  • Maximal clarity in distributing litigation cases
  • Transparency in pricing mechanism

The members of participant Associate Lawyers’ Offices should meet the following qualifications:

  • University degree in Law, social sciences or other relevant fields. Post-graduate studies would be considered an asset;
  • Relevant individual work experience (minimum 5 years) in access to justice and state guaranteed legal aid (members proposed for participation in the project should have a proven work experience of minimum 5 years). Knowledge on functioning models of using community-based resources in providing primary legal aid, education and information to vulnerable social groups;
  • Proven experience in strategic litigation and promotion of state guaranteed legal aid;
  • Thorough knowledge of United Nations, European Union, European Council norms and standards, as well as other international standards in vulnerable groups access to justice;
  • Thorough knowledge of history and essence of the legal reform in the Republic of Moldova, starting with 1994;
  • Experience in grant project management;
  • Experience in collaborating with the paralegal network and/or with the National Legal Aid Council will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills;
  • Be responsible, creative, and flexible;

Project duration: will not exceed 12 months. Activities should be planned starting 20 November 2016.

Budget: the financial proposal should not exceed $25,000.00. A detailed budget should be developed and presented in accordance with the Foundation-approved budget form.

APPLICATION should include the following documents:

  • Completed financial proposal form
  • Project budget
  • Grant administration capacity questionnaire
  • The Curricula Vitae of applicant Office’s director, project director, accountant, project implementation team, the Curricula Vitae of the lawyers/jurists, indicating relevant experience, as well as a copy of the Office’s activity license. (Please make sure that the CVs include the following details: previous employers, periods of employment, positions held, obligations/responsibilities, grant management experience, experience relevant to this project).
  • Other relevant materials.


Complete applications, written in Romanian, should be submitted to the Soros Foundation-Moldova headquarters: 32 Bulgara str., Chisinau, MD-2001, or by email to

The deadline for submitting applications is 10 November 2016, 16:00.

Application files should be addressed to the attention of the Justice Program. Grant contest on Legal Empowerment of the Population. Please make sure to receive a successful submission confirmation. In lack thereof, the Foundation does not bear any responsibility for applications that were submitted, but have not been received. Applications that are incomplete, or have been submitted past the deadline, will not be considered. Submitted applications will not be returned to applicants, with exception of photos and copies of artistic works, as well as video and audio materials.

Additional details can be inquired with the Program Coordinator, Natalia Camburian, by email at, or by phone at 022-270031, 022-274480.


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