Caritas Czech Republic is looking for

Head of Mission (Moldova)

I. Information about the position

Name of position: Head of Mission
Expected length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension

Type of position: Full-time

Place of employment: Chisinau, Moldova

Start date: July 2017

II. Organizational context
Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit organization that operates abroad, in the context of humanitarian aid and development cooperation. It is a respected member of the international network Caritas Internationalis. Its foreign activities focus on the health and social sectors and also on developing livelihood for the local population and education of children and adults.

Caritas Czech Republic operates in Moldova since 2004. It is currently implementing development cooperation projects aimed at developing a model of home care, promoting the inclusion of children with special educational needs in preschool education facilities, prevention of diabetes and leisure activities for children and youth. In the past, CCR implemented projects supporting children abandoned due to migration, projects supporting small business, developing agriculture and projects actively involving civil society in decision-making processes in Moldova. CCR seeks to expand also to other sectors.

III. Responsibilities
The Head of Mission will, besides general responsibilities related to the position, be in charge one of the projects CCR in implementing in Moldova.

Some of the responsibilities listed below will be performed in cooperation with local staff, however the Head of Mission will have to be able to supervise their fulfilment and ensure the quality of the final result.

General management and coordination

· Overall management of the mission in line with CCR regulations and manuals

· Overall coordination and supervision of CCR program in Moldova

· Monitoring, supervision and output quality control of CCR projects

· Regular monthly reporting to HQ

Human resources management

· Overall management of CCR mission staff.

· Regular performance evaluation of CCR mission staff.

· Solve HR problems in case they occur.

· Organization of recruitment of new local staff.

External relations

· Development and maintenance of good relationships with partner organizations, Embassy of the Czech Republic, potential donors, local authorities and other humanitarian and development organizations.

CCR country program development

· Monitoring the social and political situation of the country.

· Identifying existing and emerging needs in the country.

· Monitoring donors’ policies.

· Formulation and update of CCR country strategy.

· Project proposal writing.

Project management

Carries out overall management and coordination of the project (i. e. ensuring that the project results and objectives as per project documents are achieved within the given budget and time-plan)
Conducts regular internal monitoring (including onsite monitoring of project activities) and evaluation of the project progress and outcomes (based on the project logframe) and proposes modification of the projects design when needed
Manages project team (including project team members performance evaluation, recruitment of new project team members and external consultants)
Coordinates projects activities implemented by project partners and carries out their quality supervision
Carries out sub-deliveries´ management (selection of external suppliers, preparation of contracts with them and overall coordination of sub-contractors)
Monitors project budget spending, prepares forecast for current year, approves expenses executed under the projects (their eligibility towards donors and CCR manuals)
Carries out reporting (internal – to CCR HQ and external – to donor organisations)
Ensures PR and visibility of the project, donors and CCR in line with the respective donors´ requirements
Identifies problems that arise during the project implementation and prepares appropriate remedies
Ensures transparent and structured keeping of projects documents (internal reports, contracts, materials produced by the project, sources of indicators verification etc.) in line with given guidelines

IV. Requirements


experience in project management for at least 3 years
proven experience in managing teams of at least 3 people
experience in proposal writing and reporting to institutional donors
university graduate, ideally management, economics, business management, sustainable development or other relevant field
excellent English both written and spoken
good organizational skills and ability to analyse information
motivation, creativity and ability to work independently
ability to work in a diverse team, managing stressful situations and results orientation


experience in the following fields: social services, health care, business development, micro-granting for business-start-ups, good governance
experience with management and administration of projects funded by EU(EuropeAid, ECHO), USAID or UNHCR
experience of working in a developing country, experience of working in Eastern European region
experience in assessment and capacity building for partner organisations
knowledge of Russian/Romanian

V. What we offer

Starting gross monthly salary 25 000 CZK
Potential future increase depending on performance
Covered accommodation, travel health insurance, two return tickets per year to home country
25 days of paid vacation in addition to official public holidays
Per diem as per Czech legislation (currently 40 EUR/day)
Housing allowance (250 EUR/month)
Pre-deployment and on-site health, psychological and security support
Opportunity to develop CCR country program
Opportunity to expand field work experience
Background of a stable organization with a long experience in the field of development cooperation

VI. How to apply

Qualified candidates may send their applications. The application must include a 1-page motivation letter and a maximum 2-page CV.

Deadline for submitting the applications is 30 of June 2017.

As the subject of e-mail please insert “HoM Moldova”.

Attachments must be named as following:

Last name of applicant, name, name of position – CV

Last name of applicant, name, name of position – motivation letter

NOTICE: Only applications labelled correctly will be accepted for consideration. Only candidates shortlisted will receive response from CCR. The selection procedure may be changed or cancelled anytime.

Informace o pozici

Charita Česká republika
Required education: University
Required languages: English (Proficient) nebo Russian (Advanced) nebo Romanian (Advanced)
Benefits: Bonuses, Cell phone, Flexible start/end of working hours, Holidays 5 weeks, Educational courses, training, Sick day, Occasional work from home, Corporate Events, Dog-friendly office
Listed in: Administration, Health and social care
Employment form
Employment form: Full-time work
Contract duration
Contract duration: Limited (temporary)
Employment contract
Employment contract: employment contract
Employer type: Nezisková organizace

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