Service Contract, SB4.2

UNFPA: re-advertised Project Manager, Service Contract, SB4.2

3 octombri 2019

Chisinau, Moldova

Vacancy Number: UN19/01885

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Application Deadline: 03 Oct 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)

Expected Duration of Assignment:1 year (with possibility of extension until 14 October 2022)


Title: Project Manager, “Strengthened Participation and Civic Engagement among Young People in Moldova” Project

Call to Action:

Are you passionate about youth participation and civic engagement?

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 Manager is responsible for effective and efficient management of the project “Strengthened Participation and Civic Engagement among Young People in Moldova”, supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Moldova (SDC) and implemented by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Moldova. The project manager will undertake a range of actions contributing to design, planning, management, implementation and monitoring of project activities.

The Project Manager will also substantively contribute to the effective implementation of the UNFPA activities within the area of youth development, participation and leadership. The project manager will coordinate and ensure the synergies between the project “Strengthened Participation and Civic Engagement among Young People in Moldova” and the project “Joint Fund for developing services for young people, including those most vulnerable”.

The project manager will report directly to UNFPA Assistant Representative.

The project, implemented as part of the UNFPA 3rd Country Programme 2018 – 2022, complements the “Joint Fund for developing services for young people, including those most vulnerable”, established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and UNFPA in December 2017 for a five years period. The Joint Fund will revamp the National Network of Youth Centers; position them as go-to centers at the local level for the out-of-school development and participation of young people. While the SDC project will strengthen the civic engagement and participation among young people, with active involvement of the Youth Centres.

You will have a key role in ensuring the effective coordination of interventions and synergy among the two projects. You will have to ensure management and implementation by applying the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UNFPA rules and regulations. You will communicate with the representatives of the SDC to ensure the implementation of the project in alignment with the SDC priorities and will facilitate the work of implementing partners and consultants related to the project. It is expected that you maintain collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff from UNFPA CO. In close cooperation with UNFPA Assistant Representative, you will ensure achievement of project results (commensurate with the scope of the project).

Qualifications and Experience

Your Education: 

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

Your 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 a relevant position to this post;

Experience in education, social and/or youth policies and development areas would be a distinct advantage;

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

Extensive experience in managing a multidisciplinary team;

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems;

Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset.

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 is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to wotk in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.


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Applications for this position must be received no later than on 3 October 2019