Peace Corps Moldova Vacancy: Project Specialist, Community & Organizational Development

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LOCATION: Based in Chişinău, Moldova

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, contracted position

CLOSING DATE: COB Friday, June 18, 2018

The COD Project Specialist (PS) assists in the management of Peace Corps’ Community & Organizational Development (COD) Project. The PS will help identify work assignments and housing for approximately 20 Volunteers per year and will work closely with the Program Manager (PM) in designing and delivering technical training activities to assist Volunteers in working in these challenging projects.

The Community & Organizational Development (COD) Project Specialist’s main responsibilities:

· Collaborate with Project Manager in maintaining and improving existing working relations with existing and potential Moldovan project partners (e.g., government officials, NGO representatives, interested community groups, and international organizations).

· Facilitate Site Development. Tasks include, but are not limited to, distribution of site development information, identification of new partners/sites, screening housing possibilities, preparing site documentation, orienting counterparts and families in PC policy and expectations, doing site assignments with PM.

· Help establish relationships with local public administration related to new sites.

· Facilitate communication with Project partners and collaborators via translated documents, forms, letters, etc., into English, Romanian and Russian.

· Work closely with Project Manager on timely management and review of COD Project Plan and developing relevant documentation.

· Coordinate technical training activities with the PM, co-facilitate and facilitate training sessions as appropriate.

· Assist PM and Training Manager to conduct needs assessments, plan, implement and evaluate the technical training in Pre-Service Training (PST) and In-Service Training (IST).

· Assist PM, PST Technical team and Training Manager to integrate technical component with language and cross-cultural components.

· Assist PM in conducting intake interviews and site placement of COD Trainees in PST.

· Coordinate with PM and Safety and Security Officer to provide site support (e.g., site visits, informal discussions with Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and their counterparts, regular communication. Provide help in negotiating with officials at all levels, with housing providers, etc.)

· Assist PM with problem solving at site, including facilitation of communication in conflict resolution and coaching PCVs in cross-cultural problem solving strategies.

· Maintain prompt and responsive correspondence and other communications with Volunteers, including management of records for approved leave requests.


· University degree in social, education or economic fields

· In-depth knowledge of the structure of civil society in Moldova and sector challenges;

· Experience in training design in organizational development, and/or community development;

· Program management experience preferred;

· Experience in monitoring and evaluation a plus;

· Excellent language proficiency in English, Romanian and Russian (interpreting experience preferred);

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills;

· Experience with coaching, mentoring, and/or counseling preferred;

· Experience working in development and with foreigners (Americans preferred);

· Ability to work with minimal direction and as part of a team;

· Willingness and ability to travel frequently within the country;

· Comfortable with working in a Microsoft Office environment (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


Interested applicants for this position should submit the following:

1. Letter of interest in English

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae in English



COD Project Specialist Application

US Peace Corps

Str. Grigore Ureche, 12

Chişinău, Moldova-2001

Email: (please send as MS Word attachment)

Fax: 022-545022 Attention COD Project Specialist Application

Drop-Off: Please leave your resume with the receptionist at the Peace Corps office to the attention of: COD Project Specialist Application.

Peace Corps Moldova is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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