Smart employment planner
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Smart Employment Planner is a platform offering career support services for unemployed people in Moldova.
Unemployment is one of the most critical problems affecting people in Moldova, in particular women, youth and returning migrants. Many skilled people lack specific soft skills to search and apply to existing jobs. Career development services offered by UNDP require full-time physical presence of the unemployed for a period of up to 4 months. This is often not feasible for unemployed women taking care of children, disabled people, and youth not having sufficient means to cover cost of daily transportation to the centers. Moreover, authorities on local labor market are in many ways partially disconnected with the fast changing picture of unemployment which leaves them incapable to promptly react and help skilled unemployed enter the local labor market.
Smart Employment Planner is an entirely new solution that aims to respond to two needs: first, it will allow unemployed who cannot afford daily commuting to the career development centers to enjoy career support in remote mode; and second, it will provide the labor market policy makers “ethnographic” disaggregated data to inform labor market policies design and implementation.
The platform will be available online and offline and will incude: Employment Planner, Forum, Job Seeker, and Alumni Network. The Employment Planner will provide users with tailored plans and tools (i.e. short quizzes, online tailored courses, simulation videos) based on their progress in job seeking. The Forum will permit employed and unemployed to feed in real time data on labor opportunities, vacancies, and community issues. The Job Seeker will allow registered users to search in an online database of vacancies maintained by employers and career advisors in existing UNDP employability centers. The Alumni Network ensures that the registered user remains in the system after graduation to provide support to new members. At community and central levels, The Smart Employment Planner will help policy makers obtain real time information on job seeking pathways and behaviors, dynamics on labor market, employability problems and possibility to analyze user solutions.
Alex Oprunenco – Policy Specialist for UNDP Moldova, leading economic development work and providing policy advice across development areas. Since 2014 he has been also supporting UNDP Regional Center in Istanbul to explore the ways behavioral science insights and gaming can be applied into development work.
Dumitru Vasilescu – Project Manager. Master degree in international business. More than 6 years’ experience in various UNDP projects in policy analysis, employment and entrepreneurship promotion. Special interest in the field of economic analysis, MDGs, social inclusion measurement and advancement of human development.
Cristina Lisii – Communication Officer with UNDP Moldova, MiLab. Cristina is a communication and outreach officer for MiLab (Social Innovation Lab) developed by UNDP in Moldova. She is supporting efforts to apply design thinking to solve social issues, co-create solutions with people and work out laud to disseminate results.
Dmitri Belan – Research Officer with UNDP Moldova, MiLab. He is graduate of Cambridge University, MPhil in Development Studies. I'm supporting efforts to apply design thinking, gaming, and behavioral science in solving social issues, and I'm passionate about innovations in business and economy, application of innovative solutions for the settlement of conflicts.
Marin Dolinta – Career Advisor in UNDP Chisinau Career Advisory Center. He specializes in sustainable employment, employment coaching in career orientation and strategic management, especially infecting people with enthusiasm. He is particularly interested in entrepreneurship, business planning and start-up business coaching.
Jana Midoni – Project Officer. BA in International Economic Relations; about 10 years of experience in private, civil society and governmental sectors, supporting the implementation of various projects related to education, employment and entrepreneurship promotion, aid management, and similar.
Eugen Harabara - holds BA in Law and Economical Sciences and M.D in Public Administration. He is particularly interested to explore new media instruments, prototyping of software solutions, business start-up.
Denis Girbu – IT national consultant. More than 10 years of experience with software development, Web design, IT support and similar. Is currently involved as IT consultant for several UNDP projects run by UNDP in Moldova.