British Embassy Chisinau is hiring a Project Officer

British Embassy Chisinau is hiring a Project Officer

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The British Embassy in Chisinau is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Project Officer.

Main purpose of job:

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the delivery of governance, anti-corruption and economic development technical assistance projects in Moldova. These projects are financed through the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF). This is a fixed-term position, providing maternity cover.

The job-holder will be the embassy’s primary point of contact for project implementers, and will work with them to ensure delivery is in line with objectives and work plans, ensuring compliance with guidance on value for money and gender and social inclusion. Experience in financial management will be an important component of the job in the future and would therefore be desirable.

Roles and responsibilities:

This will be a key position within the Programmes Team in the British Embassy. The Team covers Good Governance Fund (GGF) and Integrated Security Fund (ISF) work in Moldova. This role will focus on GGF; there is another Project Officer whose focus is on ISF work. You will be line managed by the Head of Programmes based in Moldova. You will work closely with advisory teams in London, and programme management hub in Tbilisi, Georgia.

This fixed-term appointment comes at an exciting period for the GGF, which has been operational in Moldova since late 2015. In this role you will cover the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of new and existing projects.  Programme funding allocation for financial year 24/25 is £4 million.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

1. Lead on liaison with project implementers to ensure that project activity are delivered on time, within budget and provide advice to project implementers on financial and reporting requirements.

2. Work with the Programme Responsible Owner and advisers in London to ensure high-quality project monitoring and evaluation, including working with log frames and results frameworks.

3. Work with the Hub in Tbilisi and the Chisinau-based Head of Programmes to ensure risks are being identified, mitigated and managed across the programme, and escalated when necessary.

4. Draft project event communications for use on social media and review press releases produced by implementing partners. Provide regular project success stories for internal communications working closely with our Communications and Media Manager. Support on event coordination and preparing draft-speaking notes for the Embassy Senior Leadership Team.

5. Draft quarterly narrative reports and produce regular governance and economic project updates for Senior Leadership Team and London colleagues.

6. Attend and contribute to monthly programme and project meetings with implementing partners and colleagues in London, providing political and contextual updates on the situation in Moldova. Assess how these developments could influence project delivery. Work with the Head of Programmes and Advisors to develop new interventions that support UK government policy in Moldova.

7. Assist the Head of Programmes with programme management duties as required, and provide resilience to the programme team and wider embassy as and when needed.

8. Contribute to the embassy’s wider corporate management requirements, for example, by participating in committees, consular work, L&D, UK scholarship or recruitment work.


Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in politics, public policy, international development, international relations, economics or a related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in project or programme management in a development context, within an international non-governmental organisation, international financial institution, donor organisation or company.
  • Strong  organisational and management skills, and a positive, motivated mindset, capable of proactively identifying risks and problems and working individually and within a team to manage them.
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders in Moldova, London and the region.
  • IT skills, including use of the MS Office suite.  

Application deadline  - 30 June 2024

Grade  - Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position  - Full-time, Fixed Term

Working hours per week  - 40

Duration of Post   - 11 months

Salary  - 38,683 MDL (Gross)

Start Date  - 1 July 2024

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