People in Need Moldova is hiring a Protection Programme Manager


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 30 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 center of our work. Throughout its presence in the country, PIN has been contributing to the development of the following sectors: Sustainable Livelihood and Environment, Social Inclusion and Protection, Good Governance.

Position Overview

Purpose & Reporting Structure

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Emergency Response, the Protection Programme Manager has overall responsibility for managing and providing the technical guidance and support to PSS activities related to the refugee crisis response, and for contributing to establishing good coordination with PIN’s strategic partners (local NGOs) and key stakeholders on protection work in Moldova.

Reporting Relationships

The Protection Programme Manager will work under the primary supervision of the Head of Emergency Response.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Guided by protection principles and best international practices, manage and provide technical guidance for PIN’s ongoing Protection interventions, to ensure their high quality, appropriateness and comprehensiveness, in conformity with the international standards and protocols;
  • Participation in all relevant coordination meetings and Working Groups (e.g. Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women – GBV, Child Protection – CP, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support – MH-PSS, Protection Working Group – PWG);
  • Support in updating and reporting to donors on PSS activities;
  • Regular coordination with other relevant PIN’s departments and Protection Advisors;
  • Validation and development of the short- and long-term Protection strategy, based on field reality and new funding opportunities, while ensuring strong collaboration and coordination with other actors in the sector, especially cluster partners;
  • Contribute to improving/developing/expanding PIN’s Protection work through new project ideas and networking;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of Protection related programming to secure follow-up on or expansion of funding for the portfolio as per identified needs;
  • Support to building capacities of the PIN staff in protection-related issues, including protection and gender mainstreaming and accountability practices.


  • Advanced university degree in international law, social sciences, international relations, or related discipline;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in protection programming and mainstreaming, preferably in an emergency context;
  • Knowledge of international protection standards;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead discussions/meetings;
  • Full respect for client/organization confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people from different backgrounds, genders, and with special needs;
  • Teamwork and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills.

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: May 31, 2022, by COB. The applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis. The application process might be stopped earlier if a suitable candidate is identified before the deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone call inquiries are 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 analyzing the candidate’s suitability for the position, and to keep such data in our files for a reasonable period in accordance with the PIN's Data Protection Policy. The candidate can revoke such consent anytime by sending an according to 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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