GIZ - Junior Advisor on Economic Policy

GIZ is looking for a Junior Advisor on Economic Policy 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 May 2024 for a 12-month period, with the possibility of extension until 31 December 2025. The permanent workplace for this position is in Chisinau.

The Junior Advisor will contribute to overall project activities for improvement of framework conditions for doing business and private sector development on national and regional level. In particularly, the primary role of the Junior Advisor is to support the advisors in the Component Regional Economic Development (both policy as well as the regional advisors) and perform independent activities within the area of policy advice related to (local/regional) economic development.

The overall responsibilities covered by the Junior Advisor – Economic Policy are as follows:

  • supporting policy advisors and, when possible, independently implementing and coordinating policy advise for project partners (Ministry of Economy, the Prime Minister´s Office, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, ANOFM, CNPF as well as other relevant stakeholders), especially in the field of sustainable economic development.
  • supporting regional policy advisors and, when possible, independently implementing and coordinating project activities with and capacity development measures for partner organisations (local public authorities-LPAs, both on rayon as well as municipal level, Business Development Services-BDS Providers, especially in the field of regional/local economic development;
  • supporting staff and partners in the implementation of: 1. results-based monitoring in the Component - Regional Economic Development, and 2. reporting in compliance with GIZ and EU standards and requirements (e.g. ensuring clarification of the data to be collected, timely data collection related to results, indicators, outputs etc.);
  • supporting within the Component the planning and coordinating processes, supporting the meetings, workshops, and other component activities logistically.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor`s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Organisational Development, Law, Engineering or other relevant fields;
  • at least 2 years of professional experience, ideally in the area of (economic) development would be considered a strong advantage;
  • previous professional expertise in interacting with the private sector, intermediary organisations as well as government stakeholders represents an advantage.
  • professional experience in policy advice, consulting or capacity development with a focus on public authorities and sustainable economic development represents an advantage;
  • professional experience in working with and for vulnerable groups and/or regional public authorities represents an advantage;
  • knowledge and understanding of capacity development approaches and Moldova policy processes on national and regional level represents an advantage;
  • ability to identify, assess and develop opportunities and to effectively manage relationships with national partners and other GIZ partners;
  • coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, the business community, CSOs, national and local organizations.
  • proven excellent written and verbal skills in Romanian and English
  • good working knowledge of IT technologies and computer applications (MS Office package);
  • ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with excellent time management skills
  • willingness and ability to learn and to work in a team;
  • ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Moldovan citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Moldova.

Applications, including detailed CV, references and motivation letter shall be sent not later than the 28th of March 2024, time 15:00 to the address

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.