HEKS Moldova is looking for a Gender & Social Inclusion Manager

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HEKS Moldova, the representation of the Swiss NGO HEKS/EPER in Moldova, is looking for a:

Gender & Social Inclusion Manager (f/m; 100%), based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

The recruitment is subject to the successful approval by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the consortium’s bid to the tender.

SDC has tendered the program “Moldova: Engaged People – Strong Municipalities (EPSM)” (Preparatory Phase 01.02.2019 – 31.10.2019; Phase I 01.11.2019 – 31.10.2023). As stated in the tender document, the program’s overall long-term vision is that– bolstered by a coherent policy framework – women and men, especially members of excluded groups, will be empowered to voice their needs and demand quality public services.

SDC is looking for an organization or consortium with in-depth knowledge of local governance systems, in particular the institutional capacity of local public authorities, their ability to mobilise locally own revenue sources, regionalisation of services and functional competencies in service delivery, civil society engagement in local decision-making, as well as sound experience in policy dialogue and influencing ongoing governance reforms.

The implementing phase 1 (48 months) will comprise the implementation of the program in-line with the program documents to be developed in the inception phase. The total volume of the administrated funds (operational funds) for the Phase I is estimated to be at around CHF 3’500’000.


  • Lead the development of the gender and social inclusion strategy and activities to guide the project’s integration of women, youth, and vulnerable populations;
  • Provide advice to the PCU team on gender and social inclusion;
  • Update inclusiveness and gender-sensitive context analysis;
  • Review how gender indicators are integrated into the results framework;
  • Design and deliver trainings to the PCU team on gender & social inclusion
  • Build social inclusion into communication materials and project reports;
  • Act as gender and social inclusion focal point for the EPSM program;
  • Develop and disseminate public relations materials that increase our visibility among stakeholders and lawmakers
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists, bloggers, investors and customer audiences that will help advance our work

The gender & social inclusion manager reports to the national program manager and will benefit from technical and thematic support by a multidisciplinary experienced team from the thematic backstopping (distant coaching and on-site inputs).


  • Academic degree (Master or equivalent) in public administration, development studies or related fields in social science.
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the field of development, particularly with strong experience in gender and social inclusion and development issues;
  • Strong familiarity with current theories and concepts in gender, development studies and human rights;
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of local governance, social inclusion, social cohesion, accountability systems, territorial-administrative reform public finance management.
  • Experience in working with local public authorities, civil society organizations and other institutions relevant in local governance.
  • Experience in report writing, workshop facilitation and organizations;
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Excellent language skills in English, Romanian and Russian.

The gender & social inclusion manager will work under a HEKS Moldova contract. The recruitment is subject to the successful approval by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the consortium’s bid to the tender. The start of assignment is matter of discussion.

Please send your application (motivation letter and CV) immediately and at the latest until 12 August 2018 to Veronica Cazacu, Country Director for Moldova (veronica.cazacu@heks-eper.org ).

More detailed information on HEKS/EPER see https://en.heks.ch/ .

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