GIZ is looking for an Advisor on Economic Cooperation and Private Sector Development in Leova for its project “Strong Businesses and Communities for Moldova”, which is financed by both the European Union as well as the German Government.
This position is expected to start in January 2023 for a 12-month period, with the possibility of extension until 31 December 2025. The advisor will be responsible for covering the project activities in the region of Leova and will be based either in Chisinau or Leova.
The primary role of the Advisor is to support local actors in the strengthening of the business environment and ultimately in the creation of decent and sustainable jobs in the region of Leova. The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:
- Linking the project effort to the local authorities, businesses and organizations in Leova;
- Facilitating the strengthening of the local economic development, economic governance, and economic infrastructure of Leova, and
- Supporting private businesses to be created, to settle and to grow in Leova.
- BA and/or Master’s degree or other equivalent graduation in Economics, Management, Organisational Development, or other relevant fields
- At least 5 years of professional working experience in areas of sustainable economic development
- In depth understanding of the private sector and support structures
- Previous professional expertise in interacting with the private sector, intermediary organisations as well as government stakeholders
- Extensive network among both companies and governmental stakeholders
- Expertise in selected sectors of the Moldovan economy is of advantage
- Previous experience and work in the region of Leova is of advantage
- Proven experience in involvement and coordinating efforts within capacity development programmes
- Ability to establish and coordinate networks consisting of a wide range of partners from diverse backgrounds. This includes decision makers from local and regional authorities, local and international companies as well as their associations, education providers, the academic sector as well as other relevant stakeholders
- Proven excellent written and verbal skills in Romanian and English
- Fluency in use of software applications, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Microsoft 365
- Readiness for frequent traveling to the covered locality (Leova)
- Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with excellent time management skills
- Moldovan citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Moldova.
Applications, including detailed CV, references and motivation letter shall be sent not later than 13th of December 2022, time 15:00 to the address email@example.com.
Please mention the position name in the title of your application message. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for an interview. The finalist will be offered a fixed-term employment contract based on a 40-hour weekly work programme and concluded in line with the national labour legislation.
Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. GIZ retains the discretion to re-advertise the position, to cancel the recruitment or offer an appointment at a lower grade or with a modified job description.
GIZ is committed to employment equity in the workplace and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.