Caritas Moldova is hiring Social Worker for In-Kind Donation Support

Job Title: Social Worker for In-Kind Donation Support                           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.

As the Volunteer Coordinator, you will organize and coordinate Caritas Moldova’s volunteers. You will motivate and inspire community members (young or old) to support Caritas Moldova’s work, and thereby contribute to high quality programming.


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

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with those who are providing in-kind donations to organize drop-off at Caritas Moldova office or appropriate project site through messages and phone calls
  • Meet with those who are providing in-kind donations when they drop them off and express Caritas Moldova’s gratitude for their support to the emergency response
  • Promote Caritas Moldova’s emergency response programming through meetings, reports, and other activities
  • Coordinate with project coordinators and other project staff to distribute in-kind donations where needed
  • Maintain a record and monitoring of in-kind donations
  • May support with assessing needs of beneficiaries, elaborate individualized intervention plans, and support reporting and record-keeping of beneficiaries as needed.
  • May support with implementation of emergency response project activities as needed

Additionally, the Social Worker for In-Kind Donation Support has specific Safeguarding Duties:

- Take responsibility for fully understanding the policy and its implications.

- Follow the Code of Ethics and Conduct and follow the Safeguarding Policy at all times (in your professional and personal life) and ask for clarification if something is not clear

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

-Promote an environment of respect and trust in the office and in the field with beneficiaries and community members

- Report any Safeguarding issues according to Caritas Moldova procedures.

Basic Qualifications

  • University degree required.
  • 1-2 years of work experience, experience working with vulnerable populations a plus
  • Driver’s License and ability to drive required

Required Languages – Written and spoken proficiency in Russian and Romanian. Proficiency in English preferred.

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 volunteers, staff, 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
  • Ability to establish trust with vulnerable populations
  • Ability to communicate with many different stakeholders and promote Caritas Moldova’s projects and programs


Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Assistant Project Coordinators, Project Coordinators, Caritas Moldova Director, and other Caritas Moldova staff

External: Catholic Parishes, Catholic Relief Services, community members, collective center employees, UNHCR, 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.