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Internews in Moldova is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party

Position title: Deputy Chief of Party
(full time)
Organization: Internews in Moldova
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term
Starting Date: As soon as possible
End date: 12 months (with a possible extension for another year upon approval of funding and satisfactory performance)
Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova/ hybrid work
Closing date for Applications: May 31, 2023, COB. Please note that the application process will be stopped as soon as a suitable candidate will be identified before this announced deadline. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply soon as possible to avoid missing out.


Internews seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID- and UK-funded “Media Enabling Democracy, Inclusion, and Accountability in Moldova” (MEDIA-M) project. The project aims to promote the development of an independent, professional media that gives citizens access to a variety of perspectives, and to create a media sector that is more resilient to political and financial pressures. By focusing on the supply of, and demand for, objective information the program will strengthen the ability of independent media to fulfill its role as a watchdog over the government and serve as a space for citizens to engage in public policy dialogue. Moreover, the program’s focus on the legal enabling environment will reinforce existing protections for freedom of speech, facilitate better implementation of laws, and advocate for media sector regulation in accordance with international norms.


Pending donor approval, the Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in all aspects of program management, at a strategic and an operational level. They will help ensure timely delivery of activities, quality control, and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance. The Deputy Chief of Party may be required to act as acting Chief of Party from time to time and will also take on delegated Chief of Party responsibilities as required. The Deputy Chief of Party will support the Chief of Party in liaising with USAID on technical matters and in programs management and operations. The position will be based in Chisinau, Moldova.


include the following, other duties may be assigned

  • Provide strategic and operational support to the Chief of Party, high-level oversight of MEDIA-M’s editorial training and mentoring program, and as-needed support to media literacy and legal enabling environment activities.
  • Cultivate relationships with media outlets, media support organizations, and civil society to strengthen relationships with a wide array of stakeholder organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries.
  • Work with Chief of Party, program staff, partners, and technical experts to design and execute innovative strategies and activities to achieve the program goal, objectives, and intended impact and outcomes.
  • Oversee the implementation of project activities to ensure effective implementation as designated by the Chief of Party.
  • Contribute to the development and revision of project reports, workplans, M&E plans and communications materials.
  • Communicate closely with Internews HQ and the Chief of Party to ensure coordination across all activities and compliance with USAID and internal policies and regulations.
  • Support Chief of Party and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable local laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Support Chief of Party in maintaining regular communication and coordination with USAID-mission, other donors, and implementers.
  • Serve as Acting Chief of Party in the Chief of Party’s absence.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Tertiary qualification in journalism, communication, social sciences, or other relevant subjects.
  • Three or more years of experience as a Deputy Chief of Party, Program Lead on multi-component programs, or similar position with a strong reputation for developing excellent collaborative working relationships with local counterparts, international organizations, and donors.
  • Experience working in or with organizations in the information space in Moldova and/or the region.
  • Deep understanding of the local and regional informational ecosystem and/or media sector.
  • Experience with USAID- and/or US government-funded programs required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Proven ability to creatively problem-solve and provide ethical management.
  • English fluency required, Romanian and Russian proficiency highly preferred.


  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for use of computer terminal and reading printed and electronic materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Working hours are moderately flexible, but generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, a CV including two references to the following address: in-chisinau@internews.orgMay 31, 2023, 6:00 p.m. Please include “Deputy Chief of Party” in the subject line. For any additional questions please contact Internews in Moldova office: +373 60500570.

Internews is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Benefits Information: This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

Please note that Internews in Moldova office will only respond to those applicants selected for an interview.