Service Contract

UNFPA: Project Officer on Cervical Cancer Prevention

25 February 2019

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Vacancy Number: UN19/01794

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Application Deadline: 25 Feb 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)

Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova

Expected Duration of Assignment: 1 year (with possibility of extension until 30 June 2020)

Supporting Documents: Job Description 



Vacancy Announcement

Title: Project Officer on Cervical Cancer Prevention

Call to Action:

Are you passionate about ensuring reproductive rights and helping people during times of crisis?

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:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNFPA Moldova Representative, the Project Officer contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Project “Cervical Cancer Prevention in Moldova”, co-financed by UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund in the Republic of Moldova and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swiss Cooperation Office in the Republic of Moldova.

The Project Officer applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach and is instrumental in guiding and facilitating the delivery of the Project’s activities, monitoring results achieved during implementation and following up on recommendations.

The incumbent in the framework of Project implementation, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with implementing partners, government and non-government counterparts, and development partners, including other UN Agencies, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, ICCPA etc.

The Project Officer will communicate with the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection to ensure the implementation of the project in alignment with the Ministry policies and on-going reforms in the health sector. The incumbent also facilitates the work of implementing partners and consultants– both individuals and within relevant institutions.

The Project Officer works in close collaboration with the UNFPA Moldova Country Office staff (Programme, Operations, Communication), for effective achievement of the expected project outcomes, anticipating and resolving complex project-related issues. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNFPA programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

Qualifications and Experience:


Master degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, social science, education public administration and/or other related areas.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least four years of relevant professional experience in the field of programme / project management, preferably in public health area;

Prior experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions and/or NGOs, is a very strong advantage.

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.


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.


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Applications for this position must be received no later than on 25 February 2019.