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EcoContact is hiring Project Manager(s)

Job Title: Project Manager(s)

Duration of Employment:  3 months, with the possibility of extension.

Contract type: Individual working contract

Position 1, expected workload: full time

Position 2, expected workload: part time

Required languages: Romanian, Russian, English

Duty Station: Chisinau

Deadline of application: April, 27

 Background

The Public Association EcoContact is a national environmental organization with the office in Chisinau. The mission of organization is “to support environmental improvements and partnerships for sustainable development of communities in Moldova, thus contributing to the formation of a responsible society respecting human rights and ensuring a favorable environment for the present and future generation”. 

The organization has three strategic directions:

  • Implementation of Aarhus Convention. Organization provides support to public participation and access to information on environmental matters. Starting with 2013 EcoContact is hosting the Environmental Consultation and Information Aarhus Center, created with support with OSCE Mission in Moldova;
  • Sustainable development with a special focus on: green economy, climate change/disaster risk reduction, waste and chemical management, environmental education
  • Environmental legislation. Organization provide support to align national environmental legislation with provisions of EU-RM Association Agreement and the Action Plan.

EcoContact is a rapidly developing organization and a special focus is put on the organization development. Organization provides possibilities for personal growth and development.

In the process of work EcoContact has established partnerships with various actors on the local, national and regional levels. We work with local communities and public authorities, NGO community, national level authorities and donors. Organization is implementing environmental projects, providing thematically consultancy in the priority areas and is currently developing the organizational development strategy, that is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

EcoContact is hiring two project managers, one position is the full time, another one – part time for the projects that the Organization is implemented according to the above mentioned directions.

EcoContact is looking for the motivated persons to join the team and ensure the coordination of the on-going projects.

Scope of work and responsibilities

The Project manager will work in close cooperation with the other team members to ensure the provision of development services and products of the highest quality and standards.

More specifically they are as follows:

  1. Ensure the timely and efficient delivery of Project outputs and products leading to the achievement of expected results as per the annual work plan;
  2.  Being responsible for the implementation of the part of the Action Plan that is related to the EcoContact’s part, as per the Annual Work Plan;
  3. Liaise with the national counter partners, other team members to ensure that the Project Results are achieved and the resources are used adequately;
  4. Present the narrative progress reports and other documents regarding the activity held for the EcoContact’s component;
  5. Continuously record and maintain relevant project activities, issues, risks, lessons learned and other documents as per the internal regulation and Partnership agreement;
  6. Provide comments and inputs for the documents elaborated by Consortia partners and by experts;
  7. Prepare Terms of reference for the subcontractors as envisaged in the project implementation plan;
  8. Ensure the effective management of human resources of the project, including staff (part-time positions, consultants, experts, subcontractors).
  9. Actively engage in the knowledge sharing within EcoContact organization and provide the inputs for the organization’s strategic plan.
  10. Perform any other duties connected directly with the implementation of the Project as required.
  11. Actively participate in organization’s work and contribute for the fundraising activities.

Management Arrangements:

Project Manager will work under direct guidance and supervision of Executive director and in close cooperation with organization’s staff, partners and beneficiaries.

Requirements for experience and qualification

Academic Qualification

  • University degree in Management, Social Sciences, Environment, Public Administration or another relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of development projects, with external partners;
  • Good understanding of the development agenda, priorities on the national and local levels;
  • Experience of work with communities;
  • Experience of work within EU funded projects will be a strong asset;
  • Experience of work in teams;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel).

Competencies

  • Good knowledge of Russian and English languages is required for this assignment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, NGOs, media and development partner’s representatives;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to analyze, plan, communicate effectively orally and in writing, draft report, solve problems;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;

If you are interested in this position please send following documents (either in English, or Romanian or Russian):

  1. Personal CV.
  2. Motivation letter.

The deadline of application: April 207, 2018. Applications should be sent to the address: [email protected] with the subject: “Project Manager”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Evaluation process

 

The applications will be short-listed based on the following minimum qualification criteria:

  • Management, Social Sciences, Environment, Public Administration or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of development projects, with external partners;
  • Good knowledge of English language

Those shortlisted will be evaluated according to the following criteria (1-5). Candidates with the highest accumulated score will be invited to pass the written test and the interview.

Criteria

Scoring

1.       Management, Social Sciences, Environment, Public Administration or other relevant field.

Maximum: 20 points

under - Master’s – 10 pts.

Master’s – 15 pts.

(2)    Experience in implementation of development projects

Maximum: 30 points

Up to 5 years – 5 pts.,

5-7 years – 10 pts.,

More than 7 years – up to 30 pts.

(3)    Language proficiency

English

Romanian

Russian

Maximum: 40 points

English  - up to 15 pts.,

Romanian – up to 15 pts.

Russian  - up to – 10 pts.,

 

(4)    Experience of work with communities

Maximum: 20 points

No experience – 0 pts.,

Up to 3 years – 5 pts.,

3 - 4 years – 10 pts.,

More than 4 years – up to 20 pts.

(5)    Experience of work in EU funded project

Maximum: 20 points

No experience – 0 pts.,

Up to 3 years – 5 pts.,

More than 3 years - 10 pts.

Interview

Maximum 170 points

Written test (can be conducted when two or more candidates have close scoring after interview)

Maximum 200 points

   

Total

500 points

 

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