News and Social Media Assistant/ Technical Assistant

Organization - People in Need
Job Title - News and Social Media Assistant/ Technical Assistant
Duty station - Chisinau, Moldova
Salary range – 10290,00 – 18620,00 MDL gross for a full-time position, depending on the qualification of the candidate;
Application Deadline – July 1, 2024, by COB.
Languages – Romanian/ Russian (required), English (desirable);
Type of contract - Employment contract; Full-time/ part-time work;
Expected Duration of Assignment - 01/07/2024 - 31/12/2024


People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in post-communist Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 30 years. See here for more information about PIN:

Position Overview:

The New and Social Media Assistant, under overall supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Manager, will provide support to PIN Moldova Communications and to the Programmes Teams. Editing, writing, and translating content will be an important part of the role. In this role, they should understand quality communication and visibility materials, information sharing, as well as development of materials corresponding to different target groups. They should have good communication skills and strong attention to detail. Ultimately, the goal of the New and Social Media Assistant will be to help create effective content and support clear communication of PIN messages across all channels.
Availability for travel within the country up to 50% of the time it’s a must.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creates content for PIN Moldova’s website and social media (articles, press releases, posts, success stories, etc.)
  • Collects stories and photos covering PIN Moldova activities in coordination with project teams (based on interviews with people and families supported by PIN Moldova)
  • Assists the communication team in planning and posting content on PIN Moldova Facebook page
  • Contributes to the design of communication materials for PIN, including newsletters, presentations, reports, infographics, promotional materials, etc.
  • Helps with organising public events (project launching events, conferences, roundtable meetings, press tours, etc.)
  • Assists the programme staff with ensuring donors’ visibility in the field in compliance with donors’ Communication and Visibility guidelines
  • Assists the communication team in updating online platforms for storing content
  • Translates/ Adapts content from/to English, Romanian, and preferably Russian
  • Participates in training sessions and team meetings as required by the Communication and Advocacy Department
  • Adheres to all PIN policies and guidelines and complies with PIN security protocol and Code of Conduct while performing its responsibilities.


 News and Social Media Assistant:
• Students in the last year or recently graduated.
• Good written and spoken command of Romanian.
• Good command of Russian and English is an advantage. Digital Media Talent
• Familiarity with social media and digital tools.
• Basic design skills for creating graphics (i.e. Canva). Communication Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
• Writing and Editing Skills: Ability to craft compelling content.

News and Social Media Technical Assistant:
Education Degree in communication, journalism, language studies, literature, or a related field, or a track record of relevant experience.
• Proficient written and spoken command of Romanian, Russian, and basic proficiency of English.
• Proficient writing skills, preferably in Romanian and Russian. Research and Monitoring
• Capacity to gather and analyze information from various sources. Communication and Collaboration
• Communication & Public Relations background - 2-year experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
• Willingness to work with diverse teams. Digital Media Proficiency
• Familiarity with social media and digital tools.
• Knowledge of Canva at a medium user level (an advantage). Adaptability and Flexibility.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter (in English);
  • full CV (in English);
  • Contacts of three references (one should include the supervisor in the most recent work assignment).

The above shall be sent to the following address:
Deadline for applications: July 1, 2024, by COB.
The applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis. The application process might be stopped earlier if a suitable candidate is identified before the application deadline.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone calls or inquiries are allowed.

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need engages /is in contact with. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity (people from different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.) within our organization and encourage interested candidates to apply.
By sending their CV and other documents to the aforementioned link the candidate implicitly consents to their personal data appearing in the CV and such other documents being held and processed by PIN exclusively with the view to analyzing the candidate’s suitability for the position and keeping such data in our files for a reasonable period of time in accordance with the PIN's Data Protection Policy. The candidate can revoke such consent anytime by sending an according notice. Kindly refrain from including any special personal data, whose processing, as per applicable law, requires the express written consent of the subject of such data.