Organization - People in Need
Job Title -Project Officer
Duty station - Chisinau, Moldova
Salary range – 23520,00 – 24960,00 MDL gross for a full-time position, depending on the qualification of the candidate;
Application Deadline – July 5, 2024, by COB.
Education & Work Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project coordination experience and / or 1 year of experience in sector. University Degree, Master Degree or Technical Studies (recommended);
  • Proven track record in providing technical and/or management support in the development and implementation of projects related to civil society and good governance. Foreign language - good English language proficiency;
  • Skills: Analytical thinking. Proper technical and soft skills.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to different tasks.
  • Strong sense of responsibility. Ability to adjust to evolving project requirements, priorities, and organizational changes. Proven practical experience and commitment to civil society and good governance values and goals of the area.
Languages –Romanian/ Russian/ English;
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. For more information about PIN:
From 2009 onwards, PIN has added development programmes to its work in Moldova, building a vision and practices that keep people and communities at the centre of our work. Throughout its presence in the country, PIN has been contributing to the development of the following sectors: Sustainable Livelihood and Environment, Social Inclusion and Protection, Good Governance.


The Project Officer is responsible for overall project support including assistance to project administration, procurement, coordination of project events and activities, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and other on demand tasks of the Country Programme.
The PO will work under the supervision of Programme Manager and Head of Programmes and acts as one of the main points of contact for the donor, project partners and other project stakeholders in Moldova. Some on demand tasks can be assigned by other Project Managers (particularly civil society development) or senior Country Programme management.
The successful candidate will be able to work without direct supervision, pay attention to details and will exhibit personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and problem solving.


The Project Officer will work under the supervision of Project Manager and Head of Programmes and acts as one of the main points of contact for the donor, project partners and other project stakeholders in Moldova. Some on demand tasks can be assigned by other Project Managers (particularly civil society development) or senior Country Programme management.
In particular, the Project Officer shall work to:
  • Coordinate the logistics of particular program activities and administration of project documentation;
  • Contribute to the organizational tasks related to capacity building of the organizations supported by the project;
  • Communicate regularly with the participants of the project and with experts and trainers employed within the project;Coordinate all day-to-day programmatic and operational activities of the project, ensure close coordination of project activities with other PIN departments and project stakeholders.
  • Drafting project documents including Terms of Reference, official letters, reports etc.;
  • Participate in the development of concepts and implementation of various events and activities undertaken by the project;
  • In cooperation with Project Manager review narrative reports submitted by grantees;
  • In cooperation with Project Manager compile country reports on the implementation of the project;
  • In cooperation with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer be responsible for compiling indicator tracking tables and other related tasks;
  • In cooperation with Project Manager and MEAL Dep-t, perform monitoring visits to partner CSOs in the field and compile monitoring reports;
  • To assist the Project Manager with external communication of the project components;
  • Follow PIN policies, procedures, and donor requirements in the implementation of all activities;
  • ELO - all project specific files/contracts, associated to technical specifications related to the nature of the project activities are under the responsibility of the Project Officer and Grant Manager (Preparing Contracts/If needed, Uploading in ELO)
  • Keep project documentation (hard copies and on ELO) and work with finance and logistics staff to ensure all project procurements and contracts follow PIN and donor procedures.
  • Perform other duties that are essential for the quality implementation of activities.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project coordination experience and / or 1 year of experience in sector, ideally with a focus on civil society development programs.
  • Knowledge of Moldovan civil society (knowledge in the field of human rights is a strong asset).
  • Understanding of and experience in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools is a strong asset.


  • Qualification – A university degree in relevant field.
  • Professionalism – Proven communication and negotiation skills
  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Communications – Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to explain and present complex information and prepare written documents/communications in a clear, concise style.
  • Innovative and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office suite application particularly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media skills represent an advantage.
  • Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian required. Knowledge of Ukrainian language is considered a strong asset.


  • 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 5, 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.