Project Manager

Project Manager

The Center for Entrepreneurial Education and Business Support (CEDA) is a non-governmental organization that seeks to contribute to the social and economic development of the country, poverty eradication through development and harnessing of vocational skills, of private initiative and entrepreneurial spirt.

In the context of the “Creating Value for Others: VET institutions provide relevant vocational skills (CREATIVO)” project, funded by Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), CEDA announces an open recruitment for the position of Project Manager.

The project will contribute to establishing private sector – VET cooperation arrangements for designing and co-financing demand-driven short-term training courses for their employees. The project will also support VET institutions to carry-out school-based entrepreneurial activities to generate income and enable VET students to acquire relevant labor market skills. The project intervenes at institutional, beneficiary and policy levels. More details on the project can be found here –

Project Duration: 01 December 2020 – 30 November 2023
Project financed by: LED and SDC. Total cost of the project – 816’880 EUR

CEDA is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equality in the workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, age and ethno-cultural background to apply and to become part of our team. For CEDA and its donors, the prevention of any kind of discrimination is a key priority, both internally and for partner organizations. We promote zero tolerance of inaction against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Project Manager

Main role and responsibilities:
🔹 Leading the proper implementation of all project activities
🔹 Coordinating staff and internal resources
🔹 Adapting the working tools and approaches as required
🔹 Ensuring communication and collaboration with the private sector representatives and partner VET institutions;
🔹 Ensuring the monitoring and evaluation system for the project
🔹 Overseeing all incoming and outgoing project documentation
🔹 Representing the project in relevant meetings and fora.

Job qualifications and requirements:
🔹 At least 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in project management
🔹 Graduate or post graduate degree in economy, business administration, education science, management or other relevant field.
🔹 Previous work experience in business sector, engagement of private companies in vocational education or in public-private partnerships is a priority
🔹 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluency in written and spoken Romanian and English language; good working knowledge of Russian.
🔹 Capacity to manage people and tasks in stressful situations
🔹 Ability to multi-task and manage various project tasks simultaneously
🔹 Leadership skills
🔹 Big-picture and visionary thinking
🔹 Conflict resolution skills

Application Procedure: All interested candidates should submit their applications (CV including contacts of two references and Cover Letter) in English to: [email protected] indicating in the subject line “Project Manager”.

The deadline for submission of the applications is September 14, at 17.00. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.