Education Pedagogy Specialist

Date: 26 Feb 2024

Location: Moldova Chisinau, Moldova

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.



‘Moldovan Nationals Only’

The Opportunity

The Education Pedagogy Specialist has direct experience of and understanding about formal and non-formal education in the Moldovan context, specifically in early childhood development and primary education.  The Specialist also has experience in and/or knowledge of teacher training, wellbeing and development; pedagogy and practice; curriculum design and materials development.

Knowledge of disability and inclusion; VET; adolescent and girls’ empowerment programming; education-based PSS and SEL approaches is highly preferred.

The Pedagogy Specialist brings a key understanding of the current Moldova educational context, framework and key stakeholders including line Ministries. Moreover, this position will support programming in Moldova, ensuring that assessments are carried out and inform project and strategy development, capacity building to partners is provided.  Plan International is a key actor in the education and child protection arenas in Moldova.

The Individual will have to-

  • Assessment of the education sector, scoping new partners and networking with key stakeholders
  • Participate actively in monthly coordination meetings of the Education Working Group co-led by UNICEF, UNHCR and governmental authorities, as well as in forums/working groups set up by national partners for the education response
  • Collaborate with Plan International’s relevant technical teams at the Ukraine Response Hub level and Global Hub to ensure an organized and coordinated regional response.
  • Promote the rights of excluded groups, refugees in line with the country advocacy strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of Moldova’s Education strategic plan
  • Regularly visit field activities of education partners to assess progress and quality implementation of activities. Activities should be monitored at least once per month. The specialist will also participate to monthly calls with partners management team in coordination with Partnership Manager, Head of Program and Program Manager.
  • Review and endorse data submitted from partners in collaboration with MERL teams for accountability and learning purposes.
  • Ensure that key learning is extracted from program implementation and incorporate them in program and partner staff development processes.
  • Provide technical support to partners through training, mentoring and coaching


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Location:Moldova Chisinau

Type of Role: FixedTerm-Full time

Reports to: Head of Program

Grade: TBD

Closing Date:1 March 2024


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from 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. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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