PCF Moldova is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Education Officer (80%)

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Let us build a world where children can live in

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activities in Switzerland and in twelve countries. Abroad, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools, particularly vulnerable children. For more information, please visit https://www.pestalozzi.ch/en

In Moldova PCF works with four Operational Partners, 50 schools and 6 Placement Centers, aiming at ensuring equal access to education for all children and youth as well as integration of intercultural education and child rights in formal education.

PCF Moldova is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

Education Officer (80%)
The post is based in Chișinău and opened to Moldovan Residents only.

This position will report to the Country Representative and will be responsible for educational analyses, capacity development and strategic support to the country programme.

We are looking for a motivated, reliable and result-oriented individual, committed to learn from peers, willing to travel in the field (50%) and with excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit.

Starting date: 1st of December or as per agreement

Main Responsibilities:

1. Follow up and analyse the developments in the education sector and develop strategies to design programme and projects.
2. Facilitate knowledge sharing and conduct training to Operational Partners and other stakeholders in educational contents and processes.
3. Conduct monitoring and internal evaluation of the quality of educational activities of the Operational Partners and the Country Programme.
4. Represent PCF in different networks/working groups on education.

Full job description is available on our website PCF

Required Qualifications:

Professional qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Education or related fields with a minimum of five years of experiences in project management across a range of project types in education and child’s right;
• Extensive knowledge of the country’s education system, policies and strategies;
• Extensive experience in Training of Trainers in child-centered approach and curriculum development;
• Knowledge in Child Rights, Child Protection Policies and Intercultural Education is an asset;
• Proven track record of coordinating projects involving different stakeholders;
• Demonstrated understanding of programme development with practical experiences in Project Cycle Management and Result Based Management;
• Results-oriented team player with very good analytical skills and problem-solving attitude;
• Fluency in national language(s) and English (spoken and written).
• Very good knowledge in PC Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Personal qualifications
• Reliable, accurate and systematic;
• Goal-oriented, independent, committed, innovative and motivated;
• Able and willing to learn and acquire new knowledge relevant to the function;
• Excellent social and interpersonal communication skills and team spirit.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application in pdf per e-mail, including a motivation letter in English (max.1 page), a recent CV (max. 3 pages), two recent references, work certificates, copy of diplomas and the salary expectations, no later than 30th of September 2018 to the following contact person:

Isabelle Wippermann, Finance and Administration Manager, Email: jobs@pestalozzi.ch.

Please state in the subject line “Application for Education Officer Moldova”.

For further information or questions, please contact: Natalia Balta Country Representative of Moldova, Email: n.balta@pestalozzi.ch

Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline and through means other than the address given above will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.


First round interviews will take place in our office in Chișinău as of the week of the 8th of October 2018.


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