LOCATION: Based in Chişinău, Moldova
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, contracted position
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, November 20, 2020
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $30,298 – 45,434 with additional benefits
Project Manager (PM) for English Education (EE)
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and oversight of EE project involving partnership at a local level between U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and schools in Moldova, designed to build the local teachers’ instructional capacity and improve students’ English proficiency. The EE PM is responsible for the overall design and update of a logic project framework consistent with PC programming standards, and reflective of the Ministry of Education’s English teaching curriculum requirements. The PM oversees all aspects of the program management and implementation, locating and preparing new schools to be host agencies and partners for a 2-year PCV assignment. The PM conducts site visits, monitors implementation of the project, prepares partners and work related logistics to host a PCV. The PM guides the design and development the curriculum for technical training, based on the competencies required for successful PCV service. The PM identifies local trainers, presenters, materials, and facilitators for the technical training during Pre-Service Training in country. The PM also guides the on-going learning through in-service training events which build the capacity of PCVs and their partners. The PM supports PCVs in their community entry and integration, project initiation and implementation, cultural adjustment and other work related issues. The PM conducts field visits to sites to provide technical guidance to PCVs and their partners. The PM prepares and maintains project status reports and project related documentation based on Peace Corps and U.S. government regulations. This position requires a significant amount of interaction with a variety of diverse stakeholders including government representatives, local partners, PCVs, and staff. The PM for EE will work in a team and in close collaboration with other programming and training staff, and will be guided by the standards of high performance adopted by the U.S. Peace Corps.
Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in English Education programming and training towards goal of strengthening Moldovan English teachers’ capacity in alignment with the Ministry of Education’s national teaching strategy. Ability to work collaboratively with a broad network of professional counterparts on government, non-profit and community level. Strong communication, motivation & collaboration skills using multiple modalities in English, Romanian and Russian. History of setting goals and meeting outcome measures. History of working in inter-cultural teams and coaching or mentoring team members. Self-motivated person who is able to work in collaboration and independently.
Experience: Three to five year progressively responsible work related experience. Application enhanced by applied experience in project management and experience answering to diverse stakeholders. Coaching and mentoring support a plus. Inter-cultural experience supporting or partnering with U.S. citizens is a plus. Additional preference for experience in any of these areas: strong network and experience in the education sector, outreach to vulnerable or marginalized groups; collaboration with ministry of education at the national or regional level, NGOs, social or educational work, adult learning methodologies, management or youth development.
Education: University/college degree in education, preference for English education.
Languages: Native fluency in both Romanian and Russian; Professional fluency in English.
Knowledge: Familiarity with English education sector current tendencies, instructional design, student-centered learning strategies, and critical thinking promotion. As well as strategic partnerships, participatory community development approaches and principles for promoting capacity building, empowerment, and women and youth participation.
Skills and Abilities: Successful applicants will have a solid combination of the following skills: strong project management skills including monitoring and evaluation; team working; excellent communication (verbal and written in all required languages); computer competency; motivation and commitment to work as part of an inter-cultural team and independently. Must be ready and available to travel extensively across Moldova.
Interested applicants for this position should submit the following:
- Cover letter of interest & current resume or curriculum vitae in English
Mail to: or E-mail: MD-HR@peacecorps.gov
Peace Corps Moldova
Str. Grigore Ureche, 12
Chişinău 2001, Republic of Moldova Full SOW available by request…
Hand Delivery: Office on Grigore Ureche 12 to front desk Security Guard.
Peace Corps Moldova is an Equal Opportunity Employer