People in Need Moldova is hiring a Project Field Assistant



Description:

Organisation

People in Need

Job Title         

Project Field Assistant

Duty Station

Workload: 

Bălți

75%

Application Deadline

04 August 2022

Type of contract

Employment contract

Education & Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree / at least 2 years of relevant experience

Required Languages

Romanian, or Russian; English is a plus

Expected duration of Assignment

12 months (with possible extension)

Starting Date

August 2022

Background

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: www.peopleinneed.net.

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

People in Need is recruiting a Project Field Assistant to support the implementation of the anticipated Czech Development Agency grant – “Modernization, innovation and use of knowledge for the Moldovan dairy sector (MILK)” – to support the management of effective and efficient technical, financial and compliance activities to deliver work in accordance with PIN’s contractual obligations.

Short description of the project

The intention of the project is to focus on improving the economic conditions of small and medium-sized farmers by strengthening the dairy value chain in northern Moldova, using a market systems development (MSD) approach and using knowledge and technical experts from the Czech Republic and Moldova. The project will create regional platforms for the coordination of the dairy sector, strengthen the capacity of milk collective centres, improve farmers’ access to the veterinary advice and also ensure access to quality genetic material for crossbreeding. As a result, the proposed project should strengthen the efficiency and cooperation of market participants throughout the dairy value chain and increase the productivity and milk quality of small and medium-sized cattle farmers.

Technical focus
The Project Field Assistant’s primary role is to support in the implementation of the project activities under the leadership of the Project Manager. S/he works directly with beneficiaries while continually informs the Project Manager about the progress and changing conditions in the field.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • support the overall project management and the implementation of MILK project activities;
  • organizes and conducts individual meetings with beneficiaries;
  • supports with the distribution of financial assistance to beneficiaries;
  • collects information relevant for project implementation from communities and administration;
  • supports Monitoring department with data collection from beneficiaries;
  • supports the Project Manager in planning and implementing of the project;
  • continuously informs the management about progress in project activities implementation;
  • implements other project related duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualification:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in the NGO field with a focus on civil society development programs;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Knowledge of Moldovan agriculture sector (knowledge of dairy sector and market system development approach is a strong asset);
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite application, particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media skills represent an advantage;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Good writing and speaking skills in Romanian and Russian languages. English is an advantage. 

Desirable skills:

  • Project management understanding, including organizational skills, strong attention to detail, excellent time management;
  • Ability to do multi-tasking and to work under tight deadlines;
  • Previous experience in community work;
  • A good listener, builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, team members and external partners at the community level;
  • Reliable and self-reliant personality.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover Letter (in Romanian/Russian/English);
  • Full CV (in Romanian/Russian/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: https://apply.workable.com/people-in-need-2/j/6657EE2354/apply/.

Deadline for applications: August 04, 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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