Country Representative - Moldova (IWPR)



Employer: Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Position: Country Representative- Moldova

Location: Chisinau, Moldova (Hybrid)

Hours: Full time

Contract duration: Until 31 March 2025

Deadline for applications:  20 April 2024

 

About IWPR:

Founded in 1991 and operating currently in three dozen countries around the world, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is an award-winning international media and human rights development network, with charitable status in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

About the role:

We are seeking a full-time country representative/coordinator, who will lead IWPR’s Moldova operations under the project ‘Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN)’. 

BREN is an IWPR initiative focused on providing support to civil society groups, with a focus on women’s rights groups across the South Caucasus and Moldova. BREN is supported by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The project is currently in the third year of implementation and is confirmed to continue until 31 March 2025. 

 The country representative/coordinator will be responsible for overseeing project activities and outputs in Moldova, including subaward management with local organisations, coordinating any technical assistance and capacity building with local groups, and overseeing local stakeholder relations. They will work as an independent consultant in close cooperation with the Project Manager in Tbilisi, country representative in Moldova and under the overall supervision of the South Caucasus & Moldova Regional Director based in Tbilisi, and IWPR Regional Director based in London. 

The main responsibilities and duties of this role will be:

  • Lead on the grant announcement, selection and contracting processes of grant recipients in Moldova;
  • Establish and manage relations with grant recipients and act as a primary point of contact throughout the grant implementation;
  • Oversee implementation of grants, and facilitate the reporting and monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Ensure due and timely reporting by grant recipients; 
  • Gather data and information for monitoring and evaluation purposes from grant recipients;
  • Coordinate and provide support in delivering technical assistance to grants recipients;
  • Liaise with the donor organisation and other stakeholders in Moldova;
  • Implement the project communication strategy in Moldova;
  • Contribute to strengthening a local and regional network of civil society organisations; 
  • Contribute to donor reporting and wider impact communications;  
  • Draft various documents, such as terms of reference, agreements and reports;
  • Lead in the organisation of project events and meetings;
  • Coordinate with country representatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as IWPR’s project staff in London; 
  • Lead on recruitment of local trainers and mentors as per project plan;
  • Regularly liaise with the regional M&E Specialist, Finance Managers, Communications Consultant and Capacity Building Advisor.

To be successful in this role we anticipate that you would have:

Experience:

  • Degree level education in a relevant field;
  • Minimum five years of experience in project management or coordination in a civil society and/or international organisation;
  • Experience in managing subawards;
  • Experience in working with budgets.

 Knowledge/Skills

  • Awareness of key challenges related to gender issues, disinformation, hybrid threats and conflicts in Moldova;
  • Knowledge of basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and processes;
  • Fluency in Romanian, Russian and English;
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and advanced knowledge of Excel;
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.

 Behaviours

  • Act with integrity and in accordance with the Institute’s values and obligations;
  • Recognise and value the contribution of others;
  • Take responsibility for own decisions and actions.

 Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to equal opportunities;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team with people from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and all social levels, in an open-minded and non-dogmatic way.

 For interested candidates please apply here  Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been considered for an interview will be contacted.

 IWPR is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, veteran status or pregnancy and maternity. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

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