People in Need Moldova is hiring a Project Manager



People in Need

Job Title         

Project Manager

Duty Station

Chisinau, with periodical field travels

Application Deadline

8 March 2022

Type of Contract

Employment contract; Full time

Education & Work Experience

Masters’ degree; Minimum 4 years of progressive management experience in the NGO field

Required Languages

Fluency in English and Romanian;

Russian communication skills are a strong advantage

Expected Duration of Assignment

Determined period, with possibility of extension



People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in post-communist Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 20 years. See here for more information about PIN:

From 2009 onwards, PIN has added development programmes to its work in Moldova, building a vision and practices that keep people and communities at the centre of our work. Throughout its presence in the country, PIN has been contributing to the development of following sectors: Sustainable Livelihood and Environment, Social Inclusion and Protection, Good Governance.

Position overview

In a collaborative partnership with project partners and under the supervision of People in Need’s Head of Programme, the Project Manager is responsible for overall project management including project administration, finance/budget management, procurement, monitoring/evaluation, staff management, advocacy and reporting.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise in the project to ensure activities are implemented according to best practices.
  • Manage the performance of the team (project coordinator).
  • Manage the budget and assist in the development of cash-flow projections and budget forecasting.
  • Ensure all project activities, procurement and spending are in compliance with both People in Need and donor rules and regulations.
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor field activities, provide advisory support to team members and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure programs are based on sound design principles utilizing PIN and donor required M&E systems and design a realistic M&E plan for the project.
  • Serve as a main contact person for the project partners, local stakeholders, other NGOs active in the field, government authorities and media.
  • Responsible for all donor reporting and external communication of the project.
  • Provide support in identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.


The successful candidate will be able to work without direct supervision, pay attention to details and will exhibit personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and problem solving.


  • Minimum 4 years of progressive management experience in the NGO field with a focus on civil society development programs.
  • Knowledge of Moldovan Economy and Social domain.
  • Understanding of and proficiency in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Experience in advocacy and capacity-building of CSOs.
  • Experience with budget management, financial forecasting and donor compliance issues.
  • Proven experience and good knowledge of office administration processes, procurement and techniques.


  • Masters’ degree in a related field.
  • Professionalism – proven communication and negotiation skills with national level representatives.
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Management – Ability to manage staff and contribute to the skills and capacity building.
  • Communications – Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present complex information and prepare written documents/communications in a clear, concise style.
  • Technology Awareness – Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite application particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media skills an advantage.
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Fluency in English and Romanian (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) required. Russian communication skills are a strong advantage.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover Letter (in English)
  • Full CV (in English)
  • Contacts of two references with a possibility of including the supervisor in the most recent work assignment.

The above shall be sent to the following link:

Deadline for applications: March 8, 2022, by COB. The applicants will be invited for interviews on the rolling basis. Application process might be stopped earlier if a suitable candidate will be identified before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls inquiries allowed. 

By sending their CV and other documents to the aforementioned link the candidate implicitly consents to their personal data appearing in the CV and such other documents being held and processed by PIN exclusively with the view to analysing the candidate’s suitability for the position, and to keeping such data in our files for a reasonable period of time in accordance with the PIN's Data Protection Policy. The candidate can revoke such consent anytime by sending an according notice. Kindly refrain from including any special personal data, whose processing, as per applicable law, requires the express written consent of the subject of such data.

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