Service Contract SB4.1

Project Officer on Generations and Gender Programme

12 January 2019

Chisinau, Moldova

Vacancy Number: UN18/01787

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Application Deadline: 12 Jan 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)

Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova

Expected Duration of Assignment: 1 year (with possibility of extension until 31st of December 2020)

Supporting Documents: Job Description


Call to Action:

Are you passionate about data and demographic policies?

Are you a great analytical thinker that easily can transform demographic challenges into data-driven policies?

Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and are a talented project manager who continuously strives to improve 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:

The project will focus on conducting the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) in the Republic of Moldova, learning from experience of other countries in conducting this complex survey and using the GGS results in developing data-driven and rights-based policy scenarios on addressing demographic changes.

You will work with UNFPA Moldova CO as well as with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection and National Bureau of Statistics and will be leading day-to-day management, including financial and administrative coordination of the project. Your primary responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Qualifications and Experience:

Your Education

Advanced university degree (minimum Masters or equivalent) in demography, sociology, economics, population and development, statistics, public policies or related discipline. 

Your Experience

  • 4 years of relevant professional experience at the national or international level in the field of demography, social development, public policy or sociology, preferable in project management of large-scale surveys and data-driven policy development.
  • Previous experience in public policy, with focus on policy design, cost-benefit analysis, economic implications of social changes and development would be a distinct advantage.
  • Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions or NGO.
  • 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.
  • Experience in using STATA, SPSS or R would be an asset.
  • 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.

This post is re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All previous candidates do not need to re-apply.


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 Applications for this position must be received no later than on: 2 January 2019