Caritas Moldova is hiring Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator                                                     Reports to: Director of Caritas Moldova

 

To Apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to secretariat@caritas.md as soon as possible.

 

About Caritas Moldova

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories.  Caritas works without regard to creed, race, gender, or ethnicity, and is one of the world’s largest humanitarian networks.

 

Founded in 1995, Caritas Moldova is part of Caritas Internationalis and aims to carry out the charitable and social action of the Church - reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.

 

Job Summary:

As the Russian invasion expands in Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) estimates that more than four million Ukrainians will be forced to flee the country if there is no cessation of the invasion. Already an estimated 84,000 refugees have crossed into Moldova, with about half moving on to other countries in the EU and the other half settling in Moldova. Caritas Moldova is responding to the refugee crisis, working to serve conflict-affected Ukrainians in Moldova. Caritas Moldova is hiring 3 Project Coordinators to manage Caritas Moldova’s emergency response in 3 different geographic areas.

As the Project Coordinator, you will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with stakeholders in support of Caritas Moldova’s work to serve conflict-affected Ukrainians in Moldova. You will monitor Safeguarding procedures within project activities to support protection of vulnerable populations, including children and vulnerable adults.

 

Caritas Moldova is hiring three project coordinators for 6 months, with the opportunity to extend.

To Apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to secretariat@caritas.md as soon as possible.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure communication with project partners and compliance with contractual obligations from partnership agreements.
  • Prepare and manage action plans for the project and coordinate project activities
  • Manage project budget and other human and materials resources
  • Supervise project team, and liaise with consultants and other collaborators involved
  • Build long-term collaborative relationships with project partners, beneficiaries and funders.
  • Monitor progress achieved towards the proposed objectives and draft reports to donors, partners, and beneficiaries
  • Organize regular meetings with the project team
  • Support development of proposals for new funding

Additionally, the Project Coordinator has key Safeguarding Duties:

- Assumes responsibility for fully understanding the protection policy and its implications.

- Act in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Conduct, comply with the Safeguarding Policy at all times (in professional and personal life) and seek clarification if anything is unclear

- Performs duties in a manner that does not harm children, vulnerable adults or other employees / volunteers, does not expose them to additional risks of abuse or exploitation.

- Promotes a respectful and trustworthy office and field environment with beneficiaries and community members.

- Report any Safeguarding issues according to Caritas Moldova procedures.

- Ensure that program-specific protection questions are included in recruitment interviews and written tests.

- Ensures that all new employees receive training in Safeguarding policy as part of their training.

- Ensure that protection policy is taken into account in project evaluations

- Ensures that the Safeguarding Policy, Code of Ethics and Conduct are communicated and understood by beneficiaries and relevant members of the community (through continuous, age-appropriate, contextualized, verbal and / or written information, shared in the local language).

- Ensure that beneficiaries understand the expected behavior of staff and know how to safely report any concerns.

- Ensures that feedback from beneficiaries is properly managed and treated.

- Treat anyone who reports a Safeguarding concern or issue with respect and dignity and express concern for their general safety and well-being.

Basic Qualifications

  • University degree required.
  • 2 years of work experience, including experience in the NGO sector
  • Driver’s License and ability to drive required

Required Languages – Written and spoken proficiency in Russian, Romanian and English required.

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel within Moldova, including to border areas, up to 50%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with community members and other stakeholders
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Analytical thinker with good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and observance of moral and ethical norms, as well as professional ethics
  • Ability to write clearly and coherently

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Assistant Project Coordinator

 

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Assistant Project Coordinator, Procurement and Administrative Staff, Caritas Moldova Director, and other Caritas Moldova staff

External: Catholic Parishes, Catholic Relief Services, community members, collective center employees, UNHCR, other NGO and faith-based actors

Caritas Moldova is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and employees against any form of abuse and exploitation.

Caritas Moldova welcomes as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

Caritas Moldova’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.