UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.  

The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note 2023-2027, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Moldova 2023-2027 (UNSDCF), UN Women Global Strategic Plan, National Programs and Strategies and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on four main areas: 1) Ending Violence against Women; 2) Women’s Leadership and Governance; 3) Women’s Economic empowerment and 4) Humanitarian and Peace development nexus and UN Coordination on gender equality.  

In this regard, UN Women will continue supporting the country to translate the global norms and standards for gender equality and women’s empowerment into the national normative and policy frameworks; to mainstream gender perspectives in all thematic areas; and promote coordination and coherence across the UN system to enhance accountability and results for gender equality and women’s empowerment, all together allowing UN Women to link global, national, and local actors to create an enabling environment for the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In particular, as per approved Strategic Note, UN Women will continue supporting UN concerted efforts on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, supplemented by UN Women contributions on coordinating the work on gender equality and women human rights, leading the dialogue with women led NGOs and NGOs promoting GE and WHR, increasing women’s leadership and participation in decision making in public and private sectors, securing women’s access, especially from rural areas to productive resources and services, providing social protection to the most excluded groups of women such as Roma and disabled, leading UN agencies efforts for ending violence against women and girls, promoting and protecting rights of migrant women.

As part of the UNSDCF implementation, in total four Result Groups (RG) were established to improve internal coordination and ensure a coherent UN system-wide approach of analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring vis-à-vis a strategic priority/outcome, that are (1) Just and Inclusive Institutions and Equal Opportunities for Human Development; (2) Participatory Governance and Social Cohesion (including WPS and ); (3) Enhanced Shared Prosperity in a Sustainable Economy; (4) Green Development, Sustainable Communities and Disaster and Climate Resilience.

UN Women works under first three strategic priorities, chairing RG3 and co-chairing the RG2, leading the work of the UN Gender Theme Group, Gender Task Force, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Group. Furthermore, UN Women is an active member of other thematic groups, such as: operations management group, communication group, groups on youth, people with disabilities and HIV, PSEA task force, etc.

Taking into account the new challenges and tasks in the context of the current context in the country, as well as based on the lessons learnt from previous years implementation of the strategic note and in line with normative mandate, UN Women aims to further strengthen the fulfilment of its coordination mandate in the framework of SDGs, CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and PfA, and CSW Agreed Conclusions.

Thus, in line with the above UN Women Moldova Country Office envisages to recruit a Partnership and Coordination Analyst to provide technical support in developing and managing the UN Women CO strategic partnerships and relations and strengthening its coordination function at the country level. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support development and strengthening UN Women’s strategic partnerships in the Republic of Moldova

  • Coordinate relationships with key partners; provide technical inputs to senior management at the country level for developing new and innovative partnerships;
  • Support the setting and monitoring of annual priorities, goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) for national partnerships;
  • Support the Country Office in building and maintaining partnerships and positioning with potential donors, including country Civil Society Advisory Groups (CSAG) and take charge of coordinating the activities of the CSAG;
  • Provide technical support to the Country Office on designing and implementing effective advocacy strategies to proactively and strategically target  partners and donors.

2. Contribute to the implementation of resource mobilization strategies and initiatives

  • Support the Country Office resource mobilization efforts by contributing to the development of the resource-mobilization strategy, aligned with UNSDCF and UN Women strategic priorities;
  • Provide inputs to development and implementation of donor fundraising strategies, and participate in the communication with potential partners and donors;
  • Support in developing targeted products and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional donors’ funding;
  • Provide technical support to the development of project proposals in line with the UN Women’s strategy and the interest of donors;
  • Gather information on project/programmes pipelines and corresponding resource needs through close collaboration with country-based counterparts;

3. Provide full support to fulfilling the  coordination mandate of UN Women Moldova Country Office

  • Provide substantive inputs to the fulfillment of coordination mandate;
  • Provide inputs to the development of country programming processes and products, including the annual workplan, programme/ project documents;
  • Provide support to the SN Quarterly and Annual Reporting;
  • Provide technical support to the CO in monitoring and preparing briefings about UN Women’s programme experiences, as necessary;
  • Provide inputs and support in managing the core and non-core CO financial resources allocated for coordination activities under the UN Women SN and annual working plans.

4. Provide technical support on inter-agency coordination

  • Provide inputs on behalf of UN Women to the formulation, planning, monitoring and reporting related to United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF);
  • Support the process of conducting the UNCT-SWAP GE Scorecard gender scorecard exercise
  • Prepare inputs for the CO’s participation in UNCT and other key UN coordination and intergovernmental events and meetings;
  • Provide technical support to CO in coordinating activities with the inter-agency platforms such as the Gender Thematic Group, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Group, and other key Results Groups;
  • Support the CO Representative in implementing follow-up actions and decisions made through inter-agency groups/mechanisms.
  • Provide substantive inputs and support to CO’s cooperation with the main national partners (Ministry of Labour, and Social Protection, the State Chancellery, Ministry of Finance etc.) for the fulfillment of coordination mandate;
  • Prepare briefing materials on issues to be discussed in the UN and other events and meetings;  

5. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing and advocacy efforts

  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and mechanisms to effectively position UN Women in the country;
  • Provide support to the development and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned in coordination area and incorporate them into programme planning;
  • Contribute to capacity building exercises within CO staff as well as with the stakeholders and support their facilitation
  • Support CO efforts to disseminate knowledge products within the UNCT and national partners on gender equality and UN Women’s coordination mandate.

6. Perform other tasks as assigned by UN Women Country Representative, Programme Specialist and Programme Managers.


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Quality and timeliness of UN coordination-related support provided to UN Women CO.
  • Quality inputs to planning processes and reports, and quality support to the Country Representative
  • Increased awareness of UN Women’s work in GEWE among partners and donors
  • Quality advocacy products which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for UN Women
  • Quality monitoring and reporting mechanism to ensure quality of data and limit redundancy in efforts
  • Positive feedback from UN Women partners, including government and donors on their working relationship with UN Women, based on evaluations and assessments; 


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  


Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of gender equity and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Good knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes;
  • Good knowledge of results -based programme planning and management;
  • Ability to monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets and activities in the UN agencies programmes;
  • Ability  maintain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies;
  • Ability to support monitoring stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Ability to maintain an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
  • Ability to maintain databases on required information for CO coordination processes (donor/partners information, mobilized resources, SP/SN indicators, etc.;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide support new concept in development work.


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrated good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments, good understanding and knowledge of project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or other related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Additional training and certification in programme/project management would be an advantage.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in design, management and implementation of programmes, and/or coordination of multi-stakeholder/inter-agency/inter-group programme processes
  • Experience working in gender equality and women’s rights at national or international levels is an asset’;
  • Experience within UN or other international organizations and knowledge about the UN systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the usage of computers, office software packages, and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Romanian (written and spoken) and working knowledge of Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Note: The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.