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The European Union is starting a project (Twinning) supporting the modernization of VET system. The Twinning entitled “Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the Vocational Education and Training VET system in Moldova.
is seeking to recruit:
The Twinning Project in the field of vocational education is a joint project between the Republic of Moldova – represented by the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture MoERC - and the Republic of Finland as the leading Member State and the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Lithuania as junior partners.
The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the upgrade of the education system in Moldova in line with EU and Bologna process best practices and quality education principles. The Specific objective is to assist the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture and related VET bodies/institutions and actors to implement the national VET strategy 2013-2020 by improving the capacities of key-institutions in charge of quality assurance and enhancing collaboration between VET providers and private sector.
The Project has started its implementation in March 2019 and remains valid until February 2021
Within the project many activities will be carried out such as seminars, workshops and study visits, strategies and implementation plans etc. Therefore, the project coordinator RTA from Finland will be stationed in Chisinau.
We are offering interesting positions as assistants to the Resident Twinning Adviser. Activities include assisting the RTA with co-ordination, management and language issues of the Twinning project for two years’ period. The foreseen starting date is March 2019 and the contract remains valid until February 2021.
Office of the RTA / task division:
The RTA will carry out the daily coordination of the project, together with his Moldovan counterparts, in cooperation with the project leader from the Omnia Finland.
The RTA will be assisted by two local assistants, one Project Assistant and one Language Assistant. The RTA will focus on the overall coordination and content of the activities, and the evaluation of the progress of the project, while the Project Assistant and Language Assistant will take care of the project administration, logistics, translation and interpretation and assistance to the experts involved in the project.
The Project Assistant will focus on the project administration, logistics, drafting minutes of meetings, etc. while the Language Assistant will focus on translation and interpretation. Both Assistants will be the backup of each other whenever necessary.
The Assistants will be employed full time and stationed in Chisinau at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research in Chisinau and they will report to the RTA.
Position 1: Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser
The tasks of the RTA Assistant include:
The RTA Assistant will be recruited in accordance with the following selection criteria:
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
Useful assets would be:
Position 2: Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser
The tasks of the Language Assistant:
The Language Assistant will be recruited in accordance with the following selection criteria:
Useful assets would be:
Conditions of employment, duration and remuneration of the contract:
The successful applicant will be a self-employed independent consultant and she/he will undertake full responsibility for the payment of all taxes and obligations deriving from the legislation in force, including for those related to medical and social insurance.
The assignment is full time; contracts of the assistants will run from the date of the signature throughout the period of implementation of the Twinning Contract. The Twinning project end is estimated in February 2021.
Legal nature of the contract:
Independent activity based on a service contract. The provider should therefore be registered as a service provider and have a fiscal registration number and will be responsible of the payment of all taxes, and insurance policy in relation to his/her activity.
NOTE: Twinning Manual foresees that the chosen assistants not a civil servant or agent of the beneficiary (past 6 months) nor is on leave from the beneficiary to take up the position of the project assistant.
Application and selection procedures
Candidates should send a copy of their CV in Europass* format with a cover letter in English, by e-mail to the RTA Karl Holm, firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to the Project Coordinator Satu Zukale, email@example.com marked “RTA Assistant” or “Language Assistant” by 18th March 2019 until 15:00 Chisinau time. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, expected to take place in March 2019 in Chisinau. Upon invitation, short-listed candidates will have to provide copies of supporting documents in English.
The following documents should be annexed in scanned versions to the application:
For any further information please contact the RTA Karl Holm: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Incomplete applications or applications sent to the mentioned e-mail address after the above-mentioned deadline will be disqualified and treated as non-eligible.
2. Only applicants selected for the interview will be notified.
* CV form in EU format is available at: