Deputy Chief of Party

Keystone Human Services
  • Location
    Chisinau, Moldova, Republic Of
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Nov 13

Position description

Deputy Chief of Party - Moldova

Company Overview

Keystone Human Services (Keystone), along with its subsidiaries Keystone Human Services International (KHSI) and KHSI Moldova (Keystone Moldova) NGO, promotes strong, culturally relevant community-based human service systems and equal rights for children, adults, and families throughout the world so that all people can fill culturally valued roles and have equal access to all society has to offer.

For nearly 50 years, Keystone has been a recognized leader in deinstitutionalization and prevention of institutionalization for children and adults with disability, works aggressively to prevent abuses of children in care settings, and provides community based supports that promote family preservation, early childhood development, and the social inclusion of children with disability including children with intellectual disability and autism. Keystone Moldova registered as an NGO in 2004, and works closely with central government, local public authorities, and human services professionals to develop the models, legal frameworks, and regulations for sustainable social services for children and adults with disability, and their families.

By promoting the rights of our communities’ most vulnerable, the world becomes a safer place for everyone.

Project Overview and Role

The project’s focus will be supporting the Government of Moldova (GOM) in completing the deinstitutionalization process and preventing future institutionalization of children through improved policy and regulation; development of services to strengthen family care and prevent unnecessary separation; strengthened gatekeeping; modification of social norms and behaviors within the family that drive family separation; support for implementation of the country’s Child Care Reform, with an emphasis on alternative care; and creating sustainable financing models for alternative care models to include the redirection of funds currently financing state child care institutions.

Keystone Human Services International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID-funded “Copilaria Mea” project. The goal of “Copilaria Mea” is to increase the number of children living within appropriate, permanent, and protective family care and reduce the number of children growing up in institutional care and ensure the necessary legal and social conditions for raising and educating children in the family environment.

The project will have two primary objectives:

1. Prevention of unnecessary family separation;

2. Strengthen the care reform process, focusing on the complete deinstitutionalization of children and those with severe or multiple disabilities into nurturing family care.

Responsibilities and Purpose of Position

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible managing all field operations under the overall direction of the Chief of Party.  This individual will manage the technical components of the program, ensuring that they are properly executed, responsive to changing program requirements, and result-oriented.  The individual will have a major focus on achieving results in all technical areas.

The Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Chisinau, Moldova





  • S/he will have at least 5 years of experience with child protection projects.
  • S/he will have at least 5 years of experience in project management in Moldova.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to effectively carry out technical assistance activities at both central and local levels of the Moldovan social assistance system.
  • S/he will be fluent in English and Romanian and/or Russian, as required by program needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cooperating partners, communities, and local authorities.
  • S/he will have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to social services, special/inclusive education, child protection or international development.

For strongest consideration, apply by November 26, 2019.

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