National Project Coordinator - NOA (DC)


Grade: NOA 

Vacancy no.: DC/CHISINAU/NO/2024/02
Publication date: 08 July 2024
Application deadline (midnight Chisinau time): 22 July 2024


Job ID: 12149 
Department: RO-Europe and Central Asia 
Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Budapest 
Location: Chisinau   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 19 months 


Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.


The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates* 

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment and eligibility criteria.


The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to


Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A 19 months fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.


*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 625,921. (MDL) yearly.


The position is located in Chisinau, Moldova being part of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for Central and Eastern Europe (DWT/CO-Budapest). The DWT/CO-Budapest provides technical support and guidance related to the ILO agenda in 19 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (for more see 

The RBSA project “Promoting the creation of quality employment and sustainable enterprises in the care and related sectors” contributes to strengthening the care sector in Moldova by providing affordable innovative services and promoting quality employment and sustainable enterprise creation in caregiving and related sectors. The initiative will seek to influence policy and raise awareness on care-related topics at the national level. In addition, it focuses on building a more gender-responsive environment for women entrepreneurs operating in targeted geographical areas in Moldova.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of project work to ensure the timely delivery and reporting of project outputs. S/he will have the main role in managing the close collaboration with the project partners, including the tripartite ILO constituents in Moldova.

Reporting lines

The Project Coordinator will report to the Senior Gender and Formalisation Specialist of the DWT/CO-Budapest. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Senior Project Coordinator of the SDC-funded project and the relevant DWT/CO-Budapest specialists who have technical responsibility for specific work under the project, as well as relevant ILO Headquarters Units. S/he will supervise and manage the work of the Project Administrative Assistant.

The incumbent is expected to closely collaborate with the ILO National Coordinator for Moldova, as well as relevant ILO technical projects in Moldova.

Description of Duties

1.Work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, line ministries, social partners, and other relevant partners from the private sector to develop a workplan for the implementation of the project and maintain engagement and consultative approaches throughout the duration of the project to ensure smooth implementation of project activities in coordination and with the support of technical units of the ILO in Budapest and in Geneva. 
2.Oversee the team of consultants undertaking a diagnosis of working conditions in the care sector, facilitate the development of a Special Action Plan to formalize care workers and support the ratification campaigns of C.156 on workers with family responsibilities and 189 on domestic workers. 
3.Support the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in elaborating and implementing a Program to Activate Women, and the Ministry of Economy and relevant institutions in promoting women's entrepreneurship.
4.Work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, relevant ministries and social partners to design and revise project annual work plans, as well as preparation of the budget proposal, considering different approaches and alternative methods, management, problem identification and problem resolution, especially for the parts of the project supporting the institutional and capacity development of constituents, government agencies, line ministries, and social partners. Promote the inclusion of gender equality and non-discrimination in all aspects of the project.
5.Review, verify and analyze work plans, progress and final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness, and monitor the progress of project activities. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements to support successful completion of agreed activities. 
6.Follow-up with relevant technical officers with counterparts in organizations and line ministries at national level, partner and executing agencies, government offices, constituents and in other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets. 
7.Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations for remedial action. Identify problems and propose solutions and actions. 
8.Participate in the preparation and conduct of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and consultative meetings. Speak on behalf of the Project when attending these gatherings alone. Undertake missions to project sites independently or accompanying others.
9.Brief ILO specialists, project experts, associate experts and visiting officials and provide relevant information on project matters. Draft, edit, or translate into local language official correspondence, statements and speeches and other public information materials.
10.Lead in the preparation of briefs, background information, technical reports and periodic progress reports and statistical data on status of the overall activities of the Project.
11.Perform other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator or the DWT/CO-Budapest Director.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in economics, public policies, development studies, law or a relevant field.  An advanced degree on studies on labour economics would be a strong advantage.


At least two years of professional experience at the national level in the area of public policies, social development, social protection, gender equality, care economy and labour market. Previous experience in social or public policy, policy design, cost-benefit analysis, promotion of gender equality, economic implications of social changes and development would be a distinct advantage. Proven experience in working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.


Technical requirements: Good knowledge of labour economics, as well as economic developments, care economy and social policies and protection. Knowledge of the policy making process.


Excellent knowledge of the working language of the duty station and a good knowledge of English.


Candidates interested in the position should consider that the nine core competencies of the ILO, listed below, may be evaluated during the selection process: Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation and Collaboration. Among these nine competences, the following are of particular importance for this position: Customer Orientation, Communications, Collaboration



•    Knowledge of programme and budget, project administration, and evaluation concepts and procedures, and of the mandate and structure of labour market institutions in Moldova.
•    Knowledge of the office’s financial rules and regulations. 
•    Good knowledge of the context and challenges for the project areas of expertise.
•    Strong analytical skills and ability to justify requirements and approaches to problem resolution, and good drafting skills.
•    Good ability to interpret project information and to identify and analyze problems with implementation
•    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to clarify information
•    Demonstrate collaborative and teamwork experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team, as well as to work on his/her own initiative.
•    Ability to work independently, quickly, precisely, and take initiative and responsibility.
•    Ability to work under pressure and to meet the deadline.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, web-browsers and database applications. 
•    Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
•    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


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