Ma Implic Project Launches Phase 2 for Stronger Local Governance and better access and quality of public service

MĂ IMPLIC Project launches Phase 2 for stronger Local Governance and better access and quality of public service

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Phase 2 of the MĂ IMPLIC Project is officially underway! After months of careful planning and reflection on the successes and lessons of Phase 1, we are embarking on a new chapter dedicated to enhancing local governance and public service delivery in Moldova.

Reflecting on Phase 1: The journey from Phase 1 has been invaluable. The lessons learned and achievements unlocked have paved the way for a more robust and targeted approach in Phase 2. Our commitment to continuous improvement is evident in every aspect of our project design.

A Participatory Approach: During the development of Phase 2, the MĂ IMPLIC staff actively engaged in the process, attending multiple workshops and meetings with key stakeholders, including mayors at the local level and the State Chancellery at the national level. The endorsement from the Secretary General of the Government of Republic of Moldova, further solidifies our commitment to inclusive and effective interventions.

A Systemic Approach for Better Service Delivery: Recognizing the need for a more systemic approach, Phase 2 aims to improve three fundamental dimensions of a well-functioning local government unit. Our focus areas include sustainable and accountable resource management, efficient coordination of local government reform, and meaningful community engagement in local governance processes.

What to Expect: In the upcoming weeks, we will unveil more details about our activities and announce the selection of partner Local Public Authorities (LPAs). The journey ahead involves building capacities, fostering collaboration, and empowering communities to actively participate in decision-making processes.

Join Us on This Journey: We invite you to stay tuned for updates on our website and our Facebook page. Your support and engagement are crucial as we work towards a Moldova where every citizen benefits from improved local governance and equitable access to quality public services.

Phase 2 of the project “MĂ IMPLIC” is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Skat Consulting (Switzerland). The project second phase is planned for 2023-2027 with the total project budget of 6’960’144 CHF.

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Job announcement: Office Manager

Job announcement: Office Manager


Title: Office Manager

Project: MA IMPLIC – Project on Civic Engagement in Local Governance

Contract duration: November 2023 – October 2027 (subject to confirmation of funding by the donor)

Expected workload: full time employment



The Project on civic engagement in local governance “MA IMPLIC” (Phase 2: November 2023 – October 2027) aims at ensuring that the rural population of Moldova has equitable access to quality public service provision and at supporting the government of Moldova in the implementation of the local government reform. The project is implemented by Skat Consulting Ltd., a Swiss consulting firm is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Skat Consulting Ltd, and its project implementation unit, a Moldovan-registered non-profit organisation, implement donor-financed projects for a period of more than 10 years in Moldova already.

The project is implemented by a team of ca 10 full-time staff operating from an office in central Chisinau. The team is headed by an expatriate Team Leader who is also based permanently in Chisinau. The project activities are implemented in pilot locations – rural communities in different parts of the country.


The MA IMPLIC project is looking to recruit an Office Manager to ensure smooth running of all office operations after the person who occupied this position in the past 3 years has been internally promoted to another position:

The scope of functions and responsibilities comprises, inter alia:

  1. Ensuring the functionality of the project office in Chisinau (office supplies, document management, receiving visitors, et al.);
  2. Organisation of project events (trainings, workshops, meetings) in- and outside of Chisinau (booking of venues, catering, transport, logistics arrangements for participants, et al.)
  3. HR support (keeping the vacation and holidays schedule, prepare HR related orders, drafting employment contracts and additional agreements, keeping staff time sheet, et al.)
  4. Performing procurement procedures for internal (office) acquisitions according to procurement guideline;
  5. Prepare contracts and monitor implementation (quality and quantity of administrative and supply contracts; collect invoices and prepare for internal processing)
  6. Knowledge management (some translations, uploading content to project website, minutes of internal meetings, et al.)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Additional Health-insurance package
  • Annual leave in line with Moldovan Labour Law
  • Flexible arrangements for work from home, in agreement with the needs of the position holder
  • Work mostly in Chisinau, work in locations outside Chisinau can be adjusted to meet the needs of the position holder
  • Friendly work environment which encourages self-initiative, responsibility and professional growth



Higher education


·  At least three years of professional working experience in a comparable function

·  At least one year work experience in donor-financed projects / NGOs

Language Requirements

Fluency in oral and written English and Romanian

Good command of Russian is an advantage  


High level of responsibility and organization capacities;

Self-driven and initiative personality;

High level of digital skills and ICT literacy;

Good interpersonal skills;

Driving license and confidence in urban and overland driving (manual gear shift) is an advantage.


Interested individuals are expected to apply by sending the following information to  quoting Office Manager in the subject line of the e-mail.

  • Curriculum Vitae in English language;
  • Motivational letter in English language;
  • Information about earliest date of availability.

Applications must reach us no later than 22 October 2023.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held during the week commencing 30 October 2023.