WeWorld Moldova is looking for a Gender and Protection Officer (W)

WeWorld Moldova is looking for a Gender and Protection Officer (W)

WeWorld Moldova is looking for a Gender and Protection Officer (W)

WeWorld is a secular, independent Italian organization that has been active in international cooperation and humanitarian aid since 1971. Present in 27 countries with 165 projects, WeWorld is involved in the following areas of assistance: human rights (gender equality, preventing and combating violence against children and women, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, sanitation and hygiene, education, global citizenship and international volunteering. WeWorld works with local and international partners to develop and implement projects on the ground that improve the daily lives of people in emergency situations, and to guarantee a dignified life, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs, within the framework of the Agenda 2030. WeWorld has been present in Moldova and in Ukraine since 2022, in the fields of food security, education, protection, livelihood, and social cohesion.

Joining the WeWorld team means being part of the development of a dynamic organization where the contribution of each staff member is valued, working together towards the collective achievement of shared goals and vision. More information available on https://www.weworld.it/


Location: Moldova, based in Chișinău

Contract: Determined Contract of 6 months, with a 1 month trial period Possibility of extension upon positive performance.

Starting date: ASAP

Line manager: Gender and Protection Project Manager

Salary: To be defined according to the candidate's profile.


WeWorld Moldova is hiring a GENDER AND PROTECTION OFFICER (GPO) (W) with experience. The GENDER AND PROTECTION OFFICER (GPO) will be responsible for Project Implementation, Referral Pathways, Technical Support, Capacity Building, External Representation and Coordination.


1. Project Implementation

  • Contribute to project planning and the effective execution of project activities, integrating Gender and Protection considerations throughout each phase.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers and project staff to ensure seamless support for Gender and Protection-related activities.
  • Participate in regular field visits to monitor project progress and performance, with a particular focus on Gender and Protection, and ensure alignment with project indicators and objectives.
  • Provide timely and accurate data and inputs on progress, results, and challenges for project reporting purposes.

2. Referral Pathways

  • Under the supervision of the Gender and Protection Project Manager, liaise with team members directly interacting with rights-holders to ensure adherence to and compliance with referral pathways.
  • Ensure that project staff are consistently informed about referral pathways to facilitate survivors' access to necessary care.
  • Collaborate with the MEAL officer to develop forms on Kobo Tool for the collection and systematization of referral requests, ensuring data protection and efficacy in the referral process.
  • Work alongside the Safeguarding Focal Point to address instances of abuse, discrimination, or violence involving children or adults, ensuring comprehensive, timely, and confidential reporting and referrals to the Guardianship Authority or relevant authorities.

3. Technical Support

  • Collaborate with the Gender and Protection Project Manager to develop Gender and Protection work plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and relevant tools to inform and guide project activities.
  • Work with the MEAL officer to ensure the inclusion and analysis of Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) considerations throughout the various stages of the Project Cycle.
  • Assist the Gender and Protection Project Manager in developing communication and advocacy materials and tools to support fundraising and project proposals.
  • Ensure compliance with Accountability to Affected Populations standards.

4. Capacity Building

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of training programs for WeWorld staff and partners on Gender and Protection-related topics, including referrals, case management, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), and prevention, mitigation, and response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Child Protection issues.
  • Assist the Gender and Protection Project Manager in delivering training in Romanian and Russian, including translation of training materials and simultaneous interpretation when necessary.
  • Ensure thorough documentation, including attendance sheets, pre- and post-tests, compilation of reports, and collection of post-training feedback.

5. External Representation and Coordination

  • Work closely with key external stakeholders from local and international organizations and national authorities under the guidance of the Gender and Protection Project Manager.
  • Represent WeWorld's interests at working groups as needed, including preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Contribute to inter-agency and collective exercises such as needs assessments, mapping, and evaluations, particularly those related to Gender and Protection.
  • Ensure that Gender and Protection arrangements are in place for WeWorld's participation in public events, ensuring accessibility for all participants.

6. Other Duties

  • Coordinate with Project Managers and Community Spaces Coordinators on Gender and Protection matters as required.
  • Assume the role of Safeguarding Focal Point temporarily if the current incumbent (the Gender and Protection Project Manager) is unavailable.
  • Acknowledge the power dynamics inherent in working with marginalized individuals and ensure that no abuse is perpetrated for personal gain.
  • Undertake any additional duties as assigned by the line manager.


1. Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Knowledge and previous experience in Project Management.
  • Previous working experience in Gender and/or Protection roles, or as Social Worker.
  • Experience in working with communities from different backgrounds.
  • Experience in training delivery.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following areas: Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Gender studies, Humanitarian affairs, or similar.
  • Language: Fluency in Romanian, and Russian. Intermediate English.
  • IT capacity, knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Cultural, gender, religion, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.

2. Personal Skills

  • Proactive and dynamic attitude.
  • Interpersonal skills and intercultural approach.
  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Add as many lines as needed.

WeWorld is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law. WeWorld has also a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process. WeWorld commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. WeWorld promotes a welcoming, diverse and discrimination- and harassment-free workplace and expects the highest standards of behaviour from all its staff, who are requested to adhere to the principles and behavioural rules defined in the CoEC and the Organisational Policies. The Code of Ethics and Conduct (CoEC), PSEAH, Child safeguarding and all the organisational policies can be found here: https://www.weworld.it/en/about-us/transparency

The GENDER AND PROTECTION OFFICER (GPO) must at all times act in accordance with WW's humanitarian quality management system, including WW's Code of Ethics and Conduct (CoEC), PSEAH, Child safeguarding, Antifraud and Anticorruption Policies, and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard.

This Job Description is an integral part of the employment contract and outlines the responsibilities and expectations associated with the position of GENDER AND PROTECTION OFFICER (GPO) at WeWorld Moldova. Both the Organization and the Employee are expected to adhere to the terms and duties described herein.


  • (1) Pre-selection based on application - (2) Individual interview
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.


  • A motivation letter addressed to the Head of Mission. 
  • An updated CV including a list of at least three (03) references corresponding to the last direct supervisors (their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses must be specified). Also, the dates (start and end) of the various positions held must be specified. · Receipt of applications: only by e-mail md.hr@weworld.it , quoting the job title in the subject line
  • Recruitment is open until 07/06/24 or ‘the position is filled’
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted for further consideration

Successful candidates must complete their applications with the following documents: a legalized copy of their civil status and identification documents, a legalized copy of each diploma, attestation and/or certificate, and a criminal record dated less than three (03) months.

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