British Embassy Chisinau is hiring two Good Governance Projects Officers

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Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles)

Job Subcategory: Programme / Project Delivery

Job Description: The British Embassy in Chisinau is now looking to recruit two Project Officers to manage the delivery of governance and anti-corruption as well as economic development technical assistance projects in Moldova. These projects are financed through the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF). This is a fixed-term position, with a possibility of extension. 

The jobholder will be the embassy’s primary point of contact for project implementers, and will work with them to ensure delivery is in line with objectives and work plans, ensuring compliance with guidance on value for money, gender, and social inclusion. Experience in financial management will be an important component of the job in the future and would therefore be desirable. You will be line managed by the Head of Programmes based in Moldova.

This fixed-term appointment comes at an exciting period for the GGF, which has been operational in Moldova since late 2015. In this role you will cover the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of new and existing projects. Programme allocations are £4m for the next 3 financial years.

Main roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead on liaison with project implementers to ensure that project activity are delivered on time, within budget and provide advice to project implementers on financial and reporting requirements.
  • Work with the Country Programme Manager in London to ensure high-quality project monitoring and evaluation, including working with log frames and results frameworks.
  • Work with the Country Programme Manager and the Chisinau-based Head of Programmes to ensure risks are being identified, mitigated and managed across the programme, and escalated when necessary.
  • Draft project event communications for use on social media and review press releases produced by implementing partners. Provide regular project success stories for internal communications working closely with our Communications and Media Manager. Support on event coordination and preparing draft-speaking notes for the Embassy Senior Leadership Team.
  • Draft quarterly narrative reports and produce regular governance and economic project updates for Senior Leadership Team and London colleagues.
  • Attend and contribute to monthly programme and project meetings with implementing partners and colleagues in London, providing political and contextual updates on the situation in Moldova. Assess how these developments could influence project delivery. Work with the Head of Programmes and Advisors to develop new interventions that support UK government policy in Moldova.
  • Assist the Head of Programmes with programme management duties as required, and provide resilience to the programme team and wider embassy as and when needed.
  • Contribute to the embassy’s wider corporate management requirements, for example, by participating in committees, consular work, L&D, UK scholarship or recruitment work. 

Essential qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Bachelors degree or above in politics, public policy, international development, international relations, economics or a related field
  • At least three years’ experience in project or programme management in a development context, within an international non-governmental organisation, international financial institution, donor organisation or company.
  • Strong organisational and management skills, and a positive, motivated mindset, capable of proactively identifying risks and problems and working individually and within a team to manage them.
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders in Moldova, London and the region.
  • IT skills, including use of the MS Office suite.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:  

  • At least three years’ experience working on governance (preferred) or economic policy issues in Moldova and an in-depth understanding of the Moldovan political and economic environment.
  • Experience in managing project finances, including forecasting, budgeting and contracts.
  • Experience working on anti-corruption, public administration reform, energy security or public-private dialogue between the business community and government.
  • Experience working with UK Government programming.

Required behaviours: Making Effective Decisions, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together

Grade: Executive Officer (EO)

Type of Position: Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week: 35

Duration of Post: 24 months

Location (City): Chisinau

Salary: 30,209 MDL (Monthly gross)

Number of vacancies: 2

Application deadline: 7 August 2022

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