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The Goethe-Institut Romania, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and a leading international cultural organization in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, together with the Goethe-Zentrum Chisinau and its consortium partners, the Czech Centers, the Danish Cultural Institute and the Institut Francais will implement the EU funded Grant project EU4Culture.
The aim of the project that will be implement for four years will be to promote culture as an engine for growth and social development across the region (EU Eastern partnership countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). The project will furthermore promote local cultural heritage, culture and creative industries and help to improve local governance in the culture sector and seeks to contribute to the development of citizen participation and a participative policy dialogue. Cities from the participating countries will be supported in developing a cultural management strategy for their cities.
Within the framework of the project, the Goethe-Institut Romania is recruiting one full-time Project Coordinator (from 01.02.2021 for 4 years) for its project implementation unit / office in Chișinău.

Main tasks of this position will include:

  • Coordination of project activities related to the Republic of Moldova in close cooperation with the Team Leader in Georgia, the director of the Goethe-Institute in Bucharest and the Director of the Goethe-Zentrum Chisinau
  • Contribution to ongoing risk assessment and mitigation
  • Ensuring that project visibility is appropriately implemented in the country including by grant recipients
  • Development and implementation of a national communication strategy, in cooperation with the project communication team
  • Contribution to the organisation of a regional festival and helping to define and implement “national” contribution
  • Set up and brief juries for grant applications, organise jury meetings, ensure proper briefing based on centralised application form and evaluation criteria
  • Liaise with funding recipients, manage payments, review and validate reports
  • Coordinate the project activities with the cities 

Coordination of project activities with the cities:

  • Liaise with cities in Moldova interested in submitting a proposal for developing a cultural management strategy
  • Help organise participation of pre-selected cities in international kick-off conference and national workshops
  • Liaise with and mentor pre-selected cities and act as their advisor
  • Help to establish a local stakeholder platform
  • Review expenditure of seed funding and disburse funds in cooperation with the financial assistant
  • Organise disbursement of grants
  • Participate as observer in local stakeholder platform, help animate if necessary
  • Help to organise capacity-building events in the Republic of Moldova
  • Support the selected city to organise its ‘local extension’ to a regional travelling festival

Skills, experiences, and qualifications for the role:

  • University degree (Master) in arts management or equivalent
  • At least four years’ experience in project management to agreed financial and non-financial targets
  • Experience in the management of EU funded projects
  • English, Romanian and Russian to C1 level. Good German skills will be an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, especially a very good command of MS Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organization and time management skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks effectively and respect deadlines
  • Experience in communication with the administrations such as ministries, city councils, EU Delegations
  • Knowledge of the cultural sector in Moldova and its challenges


  • Experience in developing/managing international projects
  • Experience in organising events, seminars, workshops, mobility schemes
  • Experience and expertise in civil engagement, reform processes, change management
  • Substantial experience in working in an international, English-speaking environment
  • Experience in leading a team will be an asset
  • Experience in working in the region and with the countries concerned will be an asset

Personal skills:

  • strong team player, ability to reflect team roles, to react to problems in teams
  • availability to work under stress, with temporarily high workload, and under minimal supervision
  • experience in working with multinational teams
  • self-reflection, willingness to revise, acceptance of criticism, ask questions where necessary
  • creative and analytic thinking, structured and result-oriented approach, ability to get things done
  • readiness to work on weekends and in the evening, and for work-related traveling

What we offer:

  • a four year job opportunity, a competitive salary and attractive working conditions based on the local Goethe-Zentrum Chișinău employment schemes
  • Flexitime
  • to be part of a challenging, multidisciplinary international project providing high-level learning and development opportunities

Candidates wishing to apply should send their application in English by email putting “Application Local Coordinator EU4Culture” in the subject line to Dr. Umlauf Joachim Joachim.Umlauf@goethe.de

The application should include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Photo
  • CV
  • degree and work certificates (.jpg or .pdf)

Please enclose your contact information, a professional reference and a phone number by which you can be reached.
Deadline for applications is 25.01.2021.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a phone or skype interview, and, if applicable, for a personal interview.