Project Assistant (NPSA-5) – E-learning Project

Project Assistant (NPSA-5) – E-learning Project

Salariul lunar net: 17700 MDL - 21900 MDL +8,33% (fond de pensii pe lună)

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Project Description  

During 2024 – 2027, UNDP and UNICEF will jointly implement the Project “Advancing Quality Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All”, funded by the European Union. 
The overall objective of  the joint project Advancing Quality Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All is to contribute to human capital development in the Republic of Moldova, improving quality and relevance of education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, for better matching the labour market demands. To achieve this, the Program will target the following specific objectives: 
    1.   Strengthen institutions and system for teacher and school leaders' professional development and support the implementation of education policies to enhance quality of teaching and learning (Development Strategy “Education 2030”.
    2.   Improve equitable access for all children to quality education, promoting the development of an inclusive, digital, and resilient education system. 
    3.   Upgrade learning environments through renovation of selected school infrastructures and facilitate the development of the 21st century skills, contributing to better education opportunities for pupils/students and improved efficiency of the school network.

Under this joint Project, UNDP will support professional development of teachers, promote life-long learning opportunities for adults, and be responsible for implementing interventions under the Specific Objective number 3 mentioned above, that aims at increasing quality, relevance, and efficiency of learning. More specifically, it will support Ministry of Education and Research in enhancing the learning environments and improving the teaching-learning conditions by setting up modern learning spaces, improvement of school infrastructure of 10 model/aspirational schools. It will also aim at redesigning existing STEEAM learning spaces to facilitate better learning, provision of modern technologies and teaching-learning resources and support the roadmaps for continuous development of digital learning space. The activities will ease the accessibility of students from remote areas to the model/ aspirational schools through access to transportation means and development of an integrated national system for school bus management. 

Scope of Work

Support the project team to ensure effective project planning and implementation.

  • Assist in compiling and summarizing information and data for the formulation of project work plans. In consultation with project team, draft annual/quarterly budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements, and on other specific project related topics or issues. 
  • Support project implementation in accordance with the project documents, annual work plans and other agreements between UNDP and responsible partners.
  • Review project documents for completeness and compliance with relevant rules and procedures and identify inconsistencies for referral to supervisor. 
  • Compile, summarize and present basic information/data on a specific project and related topics or issues; 
  • Contribute to and support data collection for gender analysis and gender mainstreaming at the project level. 
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to ensure successful project delivery that includes organization/coordination of project events, procurement and finance-related activities, contract management, recruitment, and coordination of field visits and project-related missions.

Support partnerships and resource mobilization.

  • Establish and maintain contacts and cooperation with the relevant UN Agencies, government institutions, and other partners and relevant stakeholders. 
  • Provide support in updating database of the relevant public and development partners, and other stakeholders who are counterparts for the project.
  • Support regular communication with partners, project counterparts, stakeholders, and beneficiaries. 
  • Support dissemination of high-quality information and visibility of the project activities among the stakeholders. 
  • Assist project team in identifying and gathering information on opportunities for resource mobilization.

Provide support to the effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on progress of project implementation.

  • Support implementation of the project monitoring system in alignment with its Monitoring and Evaluation framework to facilitate effective information sharing on project status and achievement of targets. 
  • Collect, review and present information for monitoring and evaluation of project implementation against project targets as well as for audit purposes. Assist team in the design and conduct of internal evaluations and surveys. Identify gaps in implementation and provide support in bridging those gaps in consultation with supervisor and partners.
  • Support the organization of progress meetings, field, and study visits to monitor project implementation and support organization of workshops, roundtables, and conferences within the project.
  • Assist in implementation of effective risk management for the project with a well-documented risk mitigation plan in place. Support monitoring of previously identified and emerging risks. Update the status of risks in relevant project risk logs and/or databases. 
  • Monitor project budget, financial resources, and accounting for effective and transparent use of available resources and to ensure accuracy and reliability of data/information used in financial reports. 
  • Support the preparation of weekly, quarterly, annual, and other requested project reports in line with monitoring and reporting guidelines and donor requirements.

Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing relevant to the assigned project. 

  • Participate in training on internal procedures for the project staff and provide support to the organization of training and other capacity building activities as needed. 
  • Make sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. 
  • Maintain organized records of project data, field activities, case studies, human-interest stories, photographs, and other relevant documents that can be drawn upon in support of knowledge sharing and advocacy.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. 

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Assistant works under the general supervision of Project Manager and collaborates closely with Project Associate


Achieve Results:   LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively:   LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 
Learn Continuously:   LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility:   LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 
Act with Determination:    LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner:   LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:   LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Business Management/Working with Evidence and Data:   Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making 
Business Management/Digital Awareness and Literacy:   Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed 
Business Management/Customer Satisfaction/Client Management:   Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns. 
Business Management/Communication:   Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels. 
Business Management/Monitoring:   Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results. 
Technical - Finance/Budget management:   Ability to support budgetary aspects of work planning process, drawing and management of team budgets 
Administration & Operations/Event Management:   Support projects with event management including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

Minimum Education requirements   

  • Secondary education is required, or 
  • University Degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent field will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.

Minimum years of relevant work experience    

  • Minimum of 5 years (with high school diploma) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible administrative or project experience is required

Required skills    

  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web-based management systems, and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section   

  • Experience in preparation of financial reports and overviews 
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation tools is an asset
  • Experience in supporting project management processes is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience  with procurement procedures of national / international organizations is an asset.
  • Experience of working on project implementation for international organization, UN Agencies, development organization, consulting company, or NGO, is desirable.

Required Language(s)    

  • Fluency in English and Romanian is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language is an asset.

Professional Certificates:  Relevant certification in admin, finance or procurement is a strong asset.Institutional Arrangement

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Effective Governance Cluster Lead, the incumbent provides effective and efficient coordination of all components under the Project through a range of actions contributing to the design, planning, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting of the corresponding activities in line with the Project Document and the Multi-Year Work Plan. The incumbent applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Project Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, Communications and other teams in the UNDP Country Office (CO) for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

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