Project Support Officer

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5116/27782
Department/office ECR, UAMCO, Ukraine MCO
Duty station Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’ (40 months)
Application period 21-Mar-2024 to 05-Apr-2024

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About the project:

After 30 years of independence, Moldova’s prison system continues to resemble the Soviet model of ‘carceral collectivism’ instantiated by gulag-resembling architecture and a cultural attachment to this penal philosophy. The most acute problems faced by the penitentiary system are overcrowding, criminal subculture, inadequate healthcare and insufficient meaningful activities. The overcrowding has been particularly severe in Prison no. 13 in Chisinau, an institution built in 1849 that serves as the only pre-trial facility covering both the capital and central region of Moldova. Aiming to align the treatment of prisoners to European standards by improving material conditions, safety and management practices, the Moldovan Government is pursuing the development of a new remand facility that will replace Prison no. 13 in Chisinau.

UNOPS has been engaged by the Ministry of Justice to deliver the construction of the penitentiary. The new facility is expected to have a capacity of 1,050 inmates and would enhance the physical conditions of detention for pre-trial detainees in Moldova. The project, expected to be completed by 2027, is jointly financed through the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and the Government of the Republic of Moldova.

About the position:

The Project Support Officer (PSO) will have a reporting line to the Senior Project Manager (SPM) in Moldova, and a secondary reporting line to the UAMCO Programme Management Office (PMO) Specialist in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Overall, the PSO will support to ensure that the Moldova Project Office has the right projects in place, their governance and decision making is facilitated, that UAMCO has the resources and capability to deliver projects in Moldova consistently well, and that operational and change priorities are balanced.

The role is based in Moldova and is responsible for supporting the project monitoring, reporting, quality assurance, and knowledge management. In particular, the role’s responsibility is to ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practised according to the organisation standards, while acting as support to the SPM as project quality assurance capacity. 

He/she identifies probable project issues that may need attention, supports in problem analysis and solution identification as necessary, and assists the SPM and PMO Specialist in problem resolution as per action-items assigned.

Summary of key functions:   Project Monitoring ...

Education: A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or similar) in a r...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: Local ICA Specialist (ICS 9) Contra...

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