Extended deadline- CCR MD is hiring a Project Manager



I. Information about the position


Name of position:                                 Project Manager (PM)

Duty station:                                        Chisinau, Moldova

Workload:                                            Full-time

Length of employment                        20 May 2024 – 31 December 2026

Direct superior:                                   Country Director

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit organization based in Prague that implements development cooperation projects in 15 countries across the world (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa).

We have been working in Moldova since 2004. Over the years, we implemented 37 development cooperation projects in home and social care, small business development, civil society development, agriculture, lively hoods support and inclusion areas.

From 1st of January 2024, Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova (CCR MD) is starting a new, 3 years program aimed at improving the water and sanitation facilities for the students and school staff of 25 schools in Moldova as well as to increase hygiene awareness for the students, parents, school staff, local authorities, and the surrounding to the selected schools’ population in 25 communities. In this regard, we are looking to hire a Project Manager.

III. Responsibilities

The main responsibilities will be as follows: 

  • Carry out overall management and coordination of the project (i. e. ensuring that the project results and objectives as per project documents are achieved within the given budget and time-plan);
  • Plan activities and budget spending;
  • Conduct regular internal monitoring and evaluation of the project progress and outcomes (based on the project log frame) and propose modification of the projects design when needed;
  • Manage the project team;
  • Coordinate project activities implemented by project partners and carry out their quality supervision;
  • Carry out sub-deliveries´ management:
  • Select external suppliers in line with CCR MD Procurement Manual
  • Prepare respective contracts;
  • Ensure that quality of the goods / services delivered meet CCR requirements and the project needs;
  • Coordinate sub-contractors´ involvement in the project
  • Perform following financial tasks:
  • Monitor the project budget spending (including spending in partners´ budget lines) using the financial monitoring table supplied by the HQ Financial Coordinator, and propose remedies in case of overspending or underspending in particular budget lines or in general;
  • Prepare budget forecast; 
  • Ensure that incurred expenses are eligible;
  • Carry out reporting in line with CCR Monitoring and Evaluation Manual;
  • Ensure PR and visibility of the project, donors and CCR in line with respective requirements;
  • Identify problems that arise during the project implementation and prepare appropriate remedies;
  • Ensure transparent and structured keeping of project documents (internal reports, contracts, materials produced by the project, sources of indicators verification etc.) in line with given guidelines.

IV. Requirements

Essential Qualifications

  • Technical background, development or related field;
  • Previous professional experience in project management at least 3 years;
  • Experience in project proposal writing and reporting to institutional donors; 
  • Proven experience in managing teams;
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English, Romanian, and Russian; 
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of and experience with word processors (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), Outlook. Previous experience in SharePoint is an asset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to analyze information;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work sensitively with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge and/or previous professional experience in infrastructure projects, preferably in sanitation and water supply.

VI. How to apply

Qualified candidates may send their applications to the following e-mail address: ccrm_hr@caritas.cz

The application must include a brief motivation letter with at least 3 references, not longer than 1 page, and a maximum 4-page CV or resume.

Please write “Project Manager" in the Subject line of the email. Attachments must be named as following:

Last name of applicant_first name_project manager_CV

Last name of applicant_first name_project manager_Cover letter

The deadline for submission is 14th of May 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications are reviewed on a continual basis and a suitable candidate may be hired before the deadline. CCR reserves the right to cancel the selection process at any time.