Street Child: Project Coordinator - Childcare Services


Job Title: 

Project Coordinator 

Contract Type: 


Principal Location: 

Chișinău, Moldova


February 2023

Street Child Moldova is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator for the The National Program for Childcare Services for Children aged up to 3 years old 2023-2026 (here, National Program).The National program  represents the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection’s vision to create and deliver quality childcare services to enable children to enjoy holistic development and education and to support equity from an early age. 


The Project Coordinator will also overview the Street Child and Global Schools Forum's implementation effort as part of the national Program, that aims to  (i) ensure access to essential early education for refugee learners from Ukraine whilst expanding access to equitable, quality early education for early learners from Moldova and Ukraine;  (ii) generate real-time evidence to inform early education expansion plans of the Government of Moldova as anticipated in the 2030 Moldova Strategy; and  (iii) leverage real-time evidence to engage and expand global evidence on early education in emergencies.

Role Purpose and Responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Project Coordinator is to coordinate the design and implementation of the National Program. The Project Coordinator should have a strong  background in partnership building and implementing, preferable in the context of Eastern Europe/Moldova.

Coordination responsibilities: 70%

  • Alongside the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, coordinate the governmental and development partners in the Working Group for the National Program 
  • Lead coordination meetings with governmental and development partners
  • Monitor the action plan implementation of the National Program
  • Develop proposals and outreach strategies
  • Present the National Program at meetings and high-level events
  • Foster and maintain relationships with Program partners to develop and implement the action plan
  • Implementing the monitoring and impact evaluation frameworks and ensuring data is collected regularly to respond to agreed indicators
  • Preparing both narrative and financial reports for the Program as needed

Operational responsibilities : 20%

  • Formulate the operationalization of the implementation plan 
  • Identify implementation actors 
  • Provide technical support to partners where needed 
  • Lead the Street Child Moldova team to effectively manage and support implementing partners.

Other - 10%



Master’s Degree in education or relevant areas such as International Development, Project Management or related fields (or equivalent work experience).


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience on education project management and  implementation with working INGO or related background  
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) developing and implementing complex education  activities, preferable in an emergency, humanitarian or conflict setting. 
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and protection in programme design and  implementation. 
  • Proven experience of successful proposal development both independently and as part  of a team. 
  • Capacity to function both independently and as an engaged team member.
  • Experience in designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in education  programming and data collection and analysis. 


  • Understanding of the political and cultural context in Moldova/Eastern Europe. 

Language Requirements 

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Romanian


About Street Child 

Street Child is a UK-based non-governmental organisation with a sustained, high-impact presence in  twenty-one countries. We aim to ensure that every child can go to school, get a quality education,  and be safe. For over a decade, Street Child has been working in some of the world's most  challenging places in Africa and Asia to ensure that every child has the right to a recognised  education. To date we have significantly transformed the lives of more than 860,400 children, and  we are committed to supporting one million more by 2025. 

Our key areas of expertise include education and child protection, children in emergencies, family  empowerment and local leadership (localisation). As much as we support governments to provide  free, quality education and a secure future for all children, including and prioritising the most  vulnerable including those street-connected, minority groups, etc., we also help communities to take  ownership of these goals for a truly sustainable impact. 

AET’s commitment to Safeguarding 

As part of Street Child, AET is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we  serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff.  

As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory  references and appropriate background checks. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency  Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job  applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual  harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left  employment.  

To apply:  

Please submit your CV to by 9am on Monday 20th March  2023. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. 

Articol adaugat de: Madalina Ciocanu