GIZ - Advisor on Public Administration Reform on sub-national level

GIZ - Advisor on Public Administration Reform on sub-national level

GIZ is looking for an Advisor on Public Administration Reform on sub-national level for its project “Attractive and Efficient Public Administration in the Republic of Moldova”, which is financed by the German Government. The project aims at strengthening the Moldovan public administration in terms of strategy, human resources management and service delivery. 

This position is expected to start as of middle of February 2024, for a 12-month period, with the possibility of extension.

The Advisor will be having the primary role of coordinating cooperation with the State Chancellery (political partner of the project), of planning and implementing project activities with the stakeholders, and of contributing to innovation and knowledge management of the project.

The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:

- coordinates joint project activities with the State Chancellery

- delivers first-hand knowledge and expertise / ad-hoc advice on advancing the Public Administration Reform on sub-national level, including territorial reform, to the State Chancellery,

- facilitates exchange between the State Chancellery and counterparts in other countries,

- identifies capacity building needs and develops strategies to build capacities,

- designs, prepares, and implements workshops, capacity building measures and other events on issues connected with the project’s work plan in the field of the sub-national public administration reform

- assists and monitors the development and implementation of project plans and activities in close consultation with political and implementation partners

- compiles relevant information to be shared with the main stakeholders of the project,

- ensures the fruitful exchange between the project and its cooperation partners,

- supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue between the project partners, relevant organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders in the project environment,

- ensures that all project activities are embedded in the overall strategy and further activities of GIZ Moldova,

- ensures project communication both GIZ internally and externally,

- develops strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals, and procedures,

- draws up reports and presentation documents, including good practice cases internationally,

- prepares appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports and outreach material,

- assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organization and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication, and documentation with a specific focus on implementation area 2 of the project which aims at improving the capacities of the State Chancellery to manage sub-national public administration reform,

- coordinates relevant project activities at national level in consultation with the head of project and in cooperation with the partners,

- coordinates external consultants, including preparation of terms of reference, contract negotiations, communication with GIZ procurement unit, as well as deliverables of consultants, quality assurance and internal/external reporting.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., economics, public management, law, political science),
  • Sound knowledge of the public administration reform on sub-national level (policies, frameworks, institutions)
  • Understanding of Moldovan governance structures, especially related to the public administration reform on sub-national level,
  • First-hand experience with governmental entities is considered an asset,
  • Experience with on public administration reform on sub-national level outside of Moldova is considered an asset.
  • Language skills: Native Romanian and excellent English (both spoken and written); knowledge of German an asset,
  • Strong work ethics and sense of responsibility,
  • Organizational and project management skills,
  • Very good communication skills and commitment to teamwork,
  • Ability to provide substantive, clear, and concise contributions to knowledge products,
  • Excellent knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g., MS Office),
  • Willingness to upskill as required by tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management,
  • Skills in defining problems, collecting data and processing information,
  • Ability to organize, to work independently and to meet deadlines,
  • Ability to transmit knowledge in a user-oriented way,
  • Results oriented performance,
  • Willingness to travel (locally and abroad) occasionally.

Applications, including detailed CV, references, and motivation letter (in English) shall be sent not  later than 29th of January 2024, time 15:00 to the address

The position is opened for candidates with Moldovan Nationality.

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.