Project Coordinator on Gender Equality, Chisinau

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Moldova

City: Chisinau

Office: UNDP Moldova

Closing date: Sunday, 21 August 2022

Job Identification : 4598

Locations : Chisinau, Moldova

Posting Date : 08/01/2022, 06:19 AM

Apply Before : 08/21/2022, 09:00 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : SB4

Vacancy Type : Service Contract Holders

Contract Duration : 6 months

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree - 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree - 7 year(s) experience

Other Criteria : Experience in social or public policy, with focus on gender equality and GBV; working in EU projects.

Required Languages : Fluency in English and Romanian

Desired Languages : Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Category : Management

Job Description

The project coordinator would be responsible for:

Ensure efficient project result based management:

Under overall oversight of the UNFPA Representative and close coordination with UN Women lead the project implementation for timely and efficient delivery of project outputs as per Project Document and Annual Work Plans;
Coordinate national level activities with regional level interventions as stipulated in the project document and agreed work-plans.

Apply human rights and gender equality principles in programme planning, implementation, evaluation;
Manage efficiently the financial resources of the project, including budgeting and budget revisions, as well as expenditure tracking and reporting;
B. Ensure efficient communication and collaboration with donors and national counterparts:

Liaise with the EU technical level focal points in Moldova, UN Women in Moldova to ensure coordination and efficient implementation of the project activities;
Support UN Women in Moldova in coordination of the work of the Technical Working Group operation, ensure coordination with national counterparts, and the UNFPA team to ensure that project results are achieved and project resources are managed efficiently and effectively etc.

C. Ensure high quality information and visibility of the project:

Coordinate advocacy actions within the project by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials, drafting project summaries, articles, publications, speeches and presentations for delivery via journals, meetings, public events and in other for a etc.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA country office leadership, which contributes to addressing gender equality related issues in the country.

Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s Degree or equivalent of five years‘ University Degree in education, public health, public management, population studies, law, and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 5 (five) years of progressive working experience in the design, management and implementation of projects and programmes and/or working in project related area;
Previous experience in social or public policy, with focus on gender equality and prevention of gender based violence, would be a distinct advantage;
Previous experience in development assistance or related work for an NGO, governmental institution or donor organization;
Previous experience in working in EU projects would be a distinct advantage;
Experience in managing a multidisciplinary team, strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


Fluency in both oral and written English and Romanian.

Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

Required Competencies:

Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change.

Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact.

Functional Competencies: Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda, Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships, Delivering results-oriented programmes, Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization.

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