Project Administrative and Finance Associate

Project Administrative and Finance Associate

21 February 2020

Chisinau, R. of Moldova

Project Administrative and Finance Associate

Call to Action:

  • Are you passionate about life skills education?
  • Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and improving business processes?
  • Are you a team player capable of working with colleagues of widely diverse backgrounds?
  • Can you deliver the highest possible results in a very short period of time and in challenging circumstances?

If so, this might be the job for you.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Project Administrative & Finance Associate contributes to the effective implementation of the activities under the guidance of Project Coordinator on life-skills education in VET by applying efficiently UNFPA programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems. It is expected that you maintain collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff from UNFPA CO.

This project will engage both VET institutions and business companies at the national level so VET students, in particular girls, have more opportunities for decent employment and reduced transition time to labour market by building their life-skills and being empowered to practice safe and healthy behaviours.

Specifically, the project will focus on the following three areas: 1) enable VET institutions to sustainably deliver the Decisions for a Healthy Lifestyle course using by developing edutainment materials, train teachers and create friendly learning infrastructure; 2) capacitate VET institutions and business companies to support young people in their healthy development and safe behaviours in schools, dormitories and workplace; 3) work with VET staff, students, parents and business companies so they understand and promote the youth right to life skills based health education and reproductive health services.

Project Administrative & Finance Associate will be leading day-to-day administrative and financial parts of the project.


Qualifications and Experience:


Your Education: 

University Degree in economics, finance, accounting, public administration, and/or other related areas.

Your Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 7 (seven) years of experience in administrative work, accounting/finance, economics, or other substantive area is required;
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems;
  • Prior experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions and/or NGOs, is a very strong advantage;
  • Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in Romanian and English is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.


This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


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Applications for this position must be received no later than on 21 February 2020.