Caritas Moldova is hiring Assistant Project Coordinator

Job Title: Assistant Project Coordinator                                                    Reports to: Director of Caritas Moldova


To Apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to as soon as possible.


About Caritas Moldova

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories.  Caritas works without regard to creed, race, gender, or ethnicity, and is one of the world’s largest humanitarian networks.


Founded in 1995, Caritas Moldova is part of Caritas Internationalis and aims to carry out the charitable and social action of the Church - reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.


Job Summary:

As the Russian invasion expands in Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) estimates that more than four million Ukrainians will be forced to flee the country if there is no cessation of the invasion. Already an estimated 84,000 refugees have crossed into Moldova, with about half moving on to other countries in the EU and the other half settling in Moldova. Caritas Moldova is responding to the refugee crisis, working to serve conflict-affected Ukrainians in Moldova. Caritas Moldova is hiring 3 Assistant Project Coordinators to manage Caritas Moldova’s emergency response in 3 different geographic areas.

As the Assistant Project Coordinator, you will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with stakeholders in support of Caritas Moldova’s work to serve conflict-affected Ukrainians in Moldova. You will monitor Safeguarding procedures within project activities to support protection of vulnerable populations, including children and vulnerable adults.


Caritas Moldova is hiring three project coordinators for 6 months, with the opportunity to extend.

To Apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to as soon as possible.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities in line with Caritas Moldova program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Support logistical and administrative implementation of project activities when needed.

Additionally, the Assistant Project Coordinator has key Safeguarding Duties:

- Assumes responsibility for fully understanding the protection policy and its implications.

- Act in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Conduct, comply with the Safeguarding Policy at all times (in professional and personal life) and seek clarification if anything is unclear

- Performs duties in a manner that does not harm children, vulnerable adults or other employees / volunteers, does not expose them to additional risks of abuse or exploitation.

- Promotes a respectful and trustworthy office and field environment with beneficiaries and community members.

- Report any Safeguarding issues according to Caritas Moldova procedures.

- Ensures that the Safeguarding Policy, Code of Ethics and Conduct are communicated and understood by beneficiaries and relevant members of the community (through continuous, age-appropriate, contextualized, verbal and / or written information, shared in the local language).

- Ensure that beneficiaries understand the expected behavior of staff and know how to safely report any concerns.

- Ensures that feedback from beneficiaries is properly managed and treated.

- Treat anyone who reports a Safeguarding concern or issue with respect and dignity and express concern for their general safety and well-being.

Basic Qualifications

  • University degree
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in project support. Experience in the field of social services and/or experience working for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Driver’s License and ability to drive required

Required Languages – Written and spoken proficiency in Russian, Romanian and English required.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel within Moldova, including to border areas, up to 50%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with community members and other stakeholders
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Analytical thinker with good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and observance of moral and ethical norms, as well as professional ethics
  • Ability to write clearly and coherently


Supervisory Responsibilities: Assistant Project Coordinator


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Project Coordinator, Director of Caritas Moldova, procurement and administrative staff, other Caritas Moldova staff

External: Catholic Parishes, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staff, community members, collective center employees, UNHCR, and other NGO and faith-based actors

Caritas Moldova is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and employees against any form of abuse and exploitation.

Caritas Moldova welcomes as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.


Caritas Moldova’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.