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Job Announcement for a Language/Administrative Assistant for a EU-funded Project at the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

13/08/2019 - 16:00
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Job Announcement for a Language/Administrative Assistant for a EU-funded Project at the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

A full-time Language/Administrative Assistant is sought for the EU funded Project entitled “Technical Assistance to Support the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova”. This is a Service Contract managed by the EU Delegation to Moldova and implemented by a consortium led by Italian Institutions to support the National Bureau of statistics of Moldova (Beneficiary Institution). The Language/Administrative Assistant will be locally recruited and will receive a full-time assignment for 1 year, renewable for a second year, approximately until June 2021. The location of the post will be Chisinau.

Place of Employment:                    National Bureau of Statistics or project office, Chisinau

Duration of Employment:              1-year renewable

Starting Date for Employment:     September 2019

Gross monthly salary:                    € 900

  A. Necessary Qualifications and Skills

  • Moldovan nationality;
  • Romanian mother tongue;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Russian;
  • Proven ability to translate / interpret from English to Romanian/Russian and vice versa;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English, Romanian and Russian;
  • Ability to draft documents and prepare reports in English, Romanian and Russian;
  • Proven communication skills and teamwork oriented;

     Other skills:

  • Prioritise actions and tasks, meet tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office package and communication tools (proficiency in the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of analytical skills;
  • Willingness to travel.

 B. The following features will be asset

  • Professional experience as Language Assistant in a EU funded project or a similar position in another project financed by an international organisation;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the Statistical Sector and knowledge of statistical terms.

C. Tasks

  • Assisting and supporting the Project coordinators and experts for all matters related to language;
  • Drafting written materials with relation to the project in Romanian and English, and, in particular, technical reports and minutes of meetings;
  • Interpreting during meetings and other oral conversations from English to Romanian/Russian or vice versa;
  • Attending other meetings relevant to the project as required;
  • Translating documents, laws, regulations, training materials, information materials and other written materials from English to Romanian/Russian and vice versa;
  • Proofreading of documents;
  • Performing other duties requested by the Project coordinators and their counterparts.

D. Application Process

Job applications must include:

  • English Curriculum Vitae in Europass format complete with a recent photo (;
  • Motivational letter in English (two pages maximum) signed by the applicant, explaining the compliance with eligibility criteria for the post and motivation;
  • At least two references (including contact information of the signatory - phone number and e-mail address).

The above documents shall be sent by e-mail only to the technical secretariat at by Sunday 25th August, 2019, 20:00 Chisinau Time.

After the above deadline, no applications will be accepted and any request of information will be ignored.

Application emails exceeding the size of 5 MB will be not taken into consideration.

E. Selection Process

Only the candidates included in the short list will be invited by e-mail for an interview to be held at the NBS premises in Chisinau. The shortlist will be defined on the basis of the curricula vitae, letters and references provided by the candidates.

Emails summoning applicants for an oral interview will be sent to the shortlisted candidates only. The interviews will include practical exercises.


Please note that candidatures from  civil servants or agents of the beneficiary (who are currently employed, or have worked in such a position until a date less than six months from the application deadline), will not be considered for this post.

The successful candidate will sign a contract as service provider and shall have a self-employed status. It will be his/her sole responsibility to comply with all legal requirements ruling in Moldova for self-employment as well as to cover all related taxes and charges. The successful candidate will provide a medical certificate and health insurance.

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