Type d'offre
Poste terrain

Type de contrat

Domaines d'expertises
Innovations Technologiques ; Gouvernance économique et financière

Date limite de candidature
15/01/2024 10:05


12 mois (renouvelables pour un total de 48 mois)

Description de la mission

Expertise France is the French public agency for international cooperation, designing and implementing projects to contribute to the sustainable development of partner countries, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and France's external action priorities.

EU4Innovation East is an EU-funded regional project (Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine) implemented by Expertise France with a duration of 4 years. The overall objective is to strengthen the innovation ecosystems of Eastern Partnership countries, focusing on enhancing the maturity and sustainability of the startup ecosystem, promoting convergence with the EU market and startup ecosystems, and providing targeted support to Ukraine's digital tech sector.

The project aligns with the Economic and Investment Plan (EIP) for the Eastern Partnership, contributing to the integration of these countries into the EU startup ecosystem and supporting flagship initiatives related to private sector support, innovation, green and digital economy, and society. Women entrepreneurship promotion is integrated into all project activities, including dedicated training and cooperation with female business angel networks. A horizontal objective is to promote specialization in high-value added sectors using digital solutions.

Description du projet ou contexte

Under the supervision of the Project Leader based in Tbilissi (Georgia), the EU 4 Innovation East Deputy Project Leader is responsible for Moldova country management and project coordination in Ukraine.

The Deputy Project is based in Chisinau. He/she supports the Project Leader by managing the Moldova team and coordinating expertise mobilized in Ukraine. He/she will also be responsible for community building/business environment enhancement and will coordinate visibility and communication managers in the project.

The role requires a high degree of autonomy and interpersonal skills suitable for an international and multicultural environment. Building connections with local stakeholders is crucial for the project success, necessitating the Deputy Project Leader’s willingness to engage and connect with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.



Management of the office and team (Moldova)

     Identifies, establishes/opens, contracts, and manages premises for the Moldova country project.

     Recruits, organizes, and manages the Moldova country team (minimum of 3 people).

Country (Moldova) and Regional Project Leadership (Eastern Neighborhood)

In close collaboration with the Project Leader:

     Establishes the framework and assumes responsibility for the implementation and technical, financial, and contractual oversight of the project.

     Collaborates closely with the European Union delegations in Chisinau and Kiev to define activity and resource planning, develop the annual budget, supervises project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge-sharing.

     Ensures adherence to agency rules and procedures, particularly safety rules in the field.

     Supervises the development of tender documents, technical offers from partners (calls for proposals), legal and financial documents, and all contractual materials.

     Oversees the drafting and submission of deliverables, narrative and financial reports, and other reporting requirements.

Internal and External Representation of the Regional Project (Eastern Neighborhood)

     Manages relationships with Moldovan and Ukrainian stakeholders (donors, partners, service providers) by co-chairing country consultations with the European Union delegations.

     Leads the Component focused on promotion of the entrepreneurial and tech ecosystem.

     Supervises communication and visibility activities.

     Assists in centralizing information on country projects (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Ukraine) in collaboration with the Project Leader and disseminates it to various stakeholders.

     Represents Expertise France at various instances related to EU4Innovation East project.

     Participates in monitoring activities in relevant domains through information gathering from ongoing projects, in collaboration with relevant departments.

Profil souhaité


     Master's degree in economics, finance, project management, political science, international relations/cooperation, or a relevant field.

     Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in international environments, with experience in development and cooperation, donors, and relevance to the position's themes being advantageous.

     Proficiency in English is required; knowledge of French or one local language is highly desirable.

Required Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Abilities

     Good knowledge of cooperation mechanisms and public development aid, especially for projects funded by the European Union and/or other European donors.

     Excellent mastery of project cycle principles (preferably in multi-donor, multi-country, and/or multi-operator projects) and team management.

     Sub-grant monitoring skills.

     Skills in developing technical, narrative, and progress reports.

     Knowledge of private sector development and entrepreneurship-related issues, including setting up seed or pre-seed funding mechanisms and/or working with ministries responsible for digital issues.

     Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and gender approaches is an advantage.

     Previous experience with one or more Eastern Neighborhood countries is a significant plus.

Soft Skills

     Teamwork (multicultural) and adaptability.

     Diplomacy, empathy, and conflict management skills.

     Sense of responsibility, initiative, and responsiveness.

     Pragmatic and results-oriented.

     Organizational skills, rigor, and proactivity.

     Excellent communication skills.

     Excellent ability to build connections.

Informations complémentaires


     Exciting work in an international environment.

     A 12-month contract (renewable for a total of 48 months) based in Chisinau, with regular travel to the other 4 countries of EU 4 Innovation East - Innov’East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine) and occasional visits to EF headquarters (France).

     A salary package including the gross monthly salary, expatriation allowance, and other benefits. The exact salary will be defined based on relevant recognized experience for the position.


Application Deadline: 31/12/2023

Start Date: 01/03/2024

Date limite de candidature : 15/01/2024 10:05

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