Ukraine: Security Adviser - UkraineClosing date: 2015-03-08Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Ukraine Closing date: 08 Mar 2015 The Norwegian Refugee Council has just recently opened up programme activities in Ukraine. In this respect we are looking for an experience Security Adviser to be part of our management team. In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, causing displacement of civilians and increasing pressures on resources and host communities, NRC has started up an emergency response programme. In the coming months, main focus is for NRC to provide support to mitigate the impact of harsh climatic conditions. NRC is therefore seeking a Security Adviser in NRC Ukraine for 2015 to assist NRC Ukraine’s management in mitigating field risk emanating from the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The SA will manage safety and security management systems at field levels, and mitigate safety and security associated risk for all staff, visitors, programs, assets and beneficiaries. The Security Adviser reports to the Country Director. Job description Overall responsible for management NRC Ukraine Security Section in close collaboration with CD and senior technical project staff in compliance and adherence to NRC security policies and protocols Implement, adapt and monitor NRC’s overall Security Risk management system Conduct Security Risk Assessments (SRA) according to programmatic needs. Coordinate and manage Security activities, draft budgets, contribute to proposals and strategies in accordance with NRC and donor requirements Contribute to the development of Country, Area and programme strategies Responsible for development of SRA and Security SOPs guidelines. Ensure capacity building of NRC staff with regard to security requirements Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy How to apply:Link to advert: https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=2524389572&link_source_id=1699698928&company_id=2409100534&culture_id=EN Link to apply for position: https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/CvJobRespond1.aspx?oppdragsnr=2524389572&link_source_id=1699698928&company_id=2409100534&culture_ Share
Ukraine: Relief CoordinatorClosing date: 2015-03-08Organization: Dorcas Aid International Country: Ukraine Closing date: 08 Mar 2015 Dorcas is a Christian relief and development organisation active in Eastern Europe and Africa and the Middle East. In these regions Dorcas works together with local partner organisations. Dorcas is committed to fulfill the command Jesus Christ gave to His followers to take care of the poor and oppressed (Matthew.25.31-46), irrespective of race, religion, gender or political conviction, by encouraging self-reliance through development, providing social care and disaster relief. Dorcas is looking for an experienced: Relief Coordinator Employment: 1.0 FTE Contract Duration: 6 months with possible extension to be stationed at Dorcas Zaporozhzhya office, Ukraine The Relief Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and monitoring the relief project in east Ukraine, which is partly implemented through local partners. Responsibilities include: Focal point for local partners, beneficiaries, authorities and coordinating bodies (UN) related to the relief project; Coordinate, monitor and manage project implementation and progress and ensure implementation according to planning; Ensure project compliance with (international) humanitarian and donor standards; Monitor project budgets and cash flows of the relief project according to Dorcas formats and prepare monthly a financial report for the Country Coordinator and Office Coordinator; Appraise progress and evaluation reports of project and local partners and forward these to Country Coordinator and Office Coordinator; Build the capacity of local (partner) staff in humanitarian assistance; Collect data on social/political developments related to implemented relief projects in Ukraine and pro-actively share this data with stakeholders; Possible supervision of staff of falls under the relief project; Support Office Coordinator in general project management including financial activity reports, needs assessments etc.; Represent Dorcas in external meetings, especially UN and NGO coordination meetings; Provide articles, human interest stories and other PR materials about the relief project to Dorcas offices. Job requirements: Experience with implementation of relief projects and project cycle management; Knowledge of humanitarian standards (a.o. SPHERE and HAP) would be an asset; Flexibility to travel to coordination hubs (Kyiv) and project partners, approximately once a month; Proactive attitude, flexible personality, strong interpersonal and communication skills; Good team player who can display considerable initiative, independence and the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions Fluent command of Ukrainian and English; Familiar with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook The Relief Coordinator will work under the responsibility of the Zaporozhzhya Office Coordinator and has the shared responsibility with the Office Coordinator for the initiation and management of Dorcas’ projects in the countries under his/her control, so that they are implemented within the boundaries of time, finance, staff resources, quality and communications as set out in project proposals. How to apply:For questions about this vacancy you may contact Andriy Zoloteryov at office@ukraine.dorcas.org. Please submit your application letter and resume no later than the 8th of March 2015 via e-mail to: office@ukraine.dorcas.org and please include c.mulder@dorcas.org in Share
Ukraine: Short-term Senior Communications Expert (Ukraine)Closing date: 2015-03-10Organization: Democracy Reporting International Country: Ukraine Closing date: 10 Mar 2015 Position Title: Short-term Senior Communications Expert (International) Start Date: 13 April 2015 Contract Period: 7 days (4 of which in Kyiv) Programme Background and Objectives: Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. DRI, in cooperation with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, is implementing a fifteen-month project to monitor and report on the political reform process to the public across Ukraine and internationally. The project produces specific, up-to-date analysis on political-legal reforms and provides targeted technical support to Ukrainian civil society actors. DRI is currently recruiting a Short-term Senior Communications Expert to advise a local project partner, a civic organisation, on development of its communications strategy and provide training on public outreach and advocacy techniques. Selected experts will be included in a roster to be called on for specific assignments in the course of the project. Duties and Responsibilities: In consultation with DRI HQ and project team in Kyiv and coordination with the local project partner, develop a concept for a two or three-day workshop on public outreach and advocacy techniques; develop the workshop agenda and distribution materials; Deliver a two or three-day workshop in Kyiv; Advise the local partner on development of its communications strategy (internal and external), public outreach and advocacy for reforms; Draft a report on the activities undertaken. Qualifications: University degree at Masters’ level in media and communication, public relations, law, in social and/or political science, public administration or related discipline; Excellent leadership, management, communication (written and oral) and networking skills, including the ability to inspire and mobilise people; Good understanding of governance issues and political transitions, including knowledge of the Ukrainian political situation; Fluent in English (written and spoken); Ukrainian and/or Russian a strong asset; Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines; No partisan affiliation in Ukraine. General Professional Experience: At least ten years professional experience working within media and/or communication and/or public relations; Experience with providing consultancy for international donor-funded projects; Exposure to international practices in the areas of communication and/or public relations is an advantage. Specific Professional Experience: Experience in strategic communications, development and implementation of communication strategies for the non-governmental organisations; Knowledge of digital media and communication; Understanding of information and communication technologies; Experience in liaising with civil society, lawyers, think tanks, public administrations and others. How to apply:Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to europe@democracy-reporting.org with “Short-term Senior Communications Expert (International) – Ukraine” in the subject line. Only candidates to be interviewed will be c Share
Ukraine: A FIELD COORDINATOR - UKRAINE (H/F)Closing date: 2015-03-11Organization: Action Contre la Faim Country: Ukraine Closing date: 11 Mar 2015 Country: Ukraine based in Severodonetsk (with frequent movement within the Donbass). Length of contract: 7.5 months - ASAP The position:The Field Coordinator leads ACF’s operations in the area of competence as per Country’ strategy. The Field Coordinator provides supervision and leadership to both program and support teams in the field site. More specifically, the field coordinator is responsible for: Coordinate ACF country strategy implementation at field level contributing to the design and update of the country strategy by providing field inputs to Country Director implementation of the country strategy at field level in collaboration with Head of Technical Department and Program Managers Coordinate overall implementation of program at field level supervising and monitoring the implementation of regular programs at field level facilitating the new project’s conception in collaboration with Head of Technical Department and Program managers supervising the work of the support services at field level, in collaboration with Head of Support Department ensuring the synergy between Technical and Support services at field level ensuring the implementation of recommendations from ACF high/middle level management resulting from internal audit, experts’ field visits…. Manage the team at field level supervision and management of all direct reports recruitment of direct reports (for expatriates upon request of Country Director) monitoring the social climate at field level and report to Country Director in case of social issues the overall management of training needs at field level promoting the commitment to ACF Charter and prevention of frauds and power abuses and inform the Country Director in case of frauds or power abuses Facilitate good relationships with the coordination team Update of the coordination team on program implementation Proactively refer to the coordination team for any matter that could jeopardize the programs, the funding or the security of staff and premises Ensure field teams proactively expresses relevant demands of support to coordination team in order to maximize operational efficiency and impact Generally speaking, be a facilitator between the field and the capital Pilot the follow-up on technical and support departments’ recommendations Represent ACF and liaise with regional authorities, UN, NGOs at field and regional level monitoring and supervising the overall partnerships relations at field level participating in the humanitarian coordination activities at field or regional level in rotation with the Country Director Ensure reporting and communication providing the Country Director with all relevant reporting documents requested from the field in collaboration with Program Managers the overall implementation of best communication practices at field level Manage overall security and safety on the base monitoring the security environment (networking, collecting and analysis of information..) maintaining an effective network, with local input, on contextual and security matters, collection and analysis of information to establish the context and risk analysis writing the local security plan with the support of the logistic manager and transmit to the Logistic HoD briefing of ACF team on local context and security ensuring the application of security procedures with the support of the Logistic Manager managing any security incidents at base level and report to the Country Director actively participate to audits and ensure the implementation of recommendations The applicant: MA in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations. At least 5 years of field experiences in operational management of humanitarian programs. Strong experience in security management and managerial role. Excellent capacity of strategic humanitarian context analysis. Strong communication, networking and representation skills (written, oral, cross cultural). A Fluent English level is required and a good Russian or Ukrainian level is desired. Status: Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance 25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks) How to apply:http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en/content/field-coordinator Share
Ukraine: Area Manager - UkraineClosing date: 2015-03-12Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Ukraine Closing date: 12 Mar 2015 In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, causing displacement of civilians and increasing pressures on resources and host communities, NRC has started up emergency response programs. The immediate main focus is for NRC to provide emergency response to the war affected population including IDPs, returnees, host Community and local community. For 2015 NRC’s plan is to establish a long term Country Programme, in line with NRC’s mission statement and core competencies development of additional programme. In response to the increasing displacement from two Oblasts, Donetsk and Luhansk, NRC is looking for immediate and medium-term opportunities to address needs with a focus on areas where NRC’s strength and added value may be relevant. NRC is seeking an Area Manager to strenghten the team. Job description Overall management of the Core Competencies activities, field offices and staff within the specific area, including the Area Management Team (AMT) Development and execution of the strategy for the area Adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements Emergency response capacity in the area Safety and security of staff Area level advocacy External representation, coordination and relationship building Responsible for shared resource allocation Implementation of policies and procedures Learning, training and development of staff Qualifications Minimum 8 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal Knowledge of the context in Ukraine is an asset Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is an asset Experience with start-up programmes is an asset Valid driver’s license All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountableWe offer Commencement: ASAP Contract period: 12 months Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions Duty station: Eastern Ukraine (Donbas) with extensive travel to project locations in the field. Eastern Ukraine is not a family duty station How to apply:https://www.webcruiter.no/wcmain/advertviewpublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=2527110889&link_source_id=1699698928&company_id=2409100534&culture_ Share
Ukraine: Senior International Legal Experts (Ukraine)Closing date: 2015-03-15Organization: Democracy Reporting International Country: Ukraine Closing date: 15 Mar 2015 Contract Period: Short-term assignments from March 2015 onwards Programme Background and Objectives: Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. DRI, in cooperation with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, is implementing a fifteen-month project to monitor and report on the political reform process to the public across Ukraine and internationally. The project produces specific, up-to-date analysis on political-legal reforms and provides targeted technical support to Ukrainian civil society actors. DRI is currently recruiting Senior Legal Experts to support the implementation of DRI’s project activities in Ukraine. Selected experts will be included in a roster to be called on for specific assignments in the course of the project. Duties and responsibilities: Work with DRI’s project teams in Berlin and Kyiv and DRI’s partners in Ukraine to draft briefing papers, memoranda or other publications on political reform topics, in particular constitutional, judicial, decentralisation and electoral reforms; Provide expertise to civil society organisations, parliamentarians and government agencies on constitutional, judicial, decentralisation and electoral reforms; Provide legal and political analysis on relevant legislation against international obligations and commitments as well as good practices; Plan and deliver workshops and trainings on relevant topics. Qualifications: University degree in law, political science or other relevant fields; At least eight years of comparative, practical experience with constitutional and/or judicial and/or decentralization, electoral and local governance issues, ideally in the field of good practices and international standards of democratisation; International experience in legal consultancy; Knowledge of the democratisation process in the Eastern European countries; Knowledge of Ukraine’s political system and context would be an advantage; Fluency in English is required, together with demonstrable report-writing and presentation skills; Fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian, both spoken and written, would be a strong asset. How to apply:Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and three contacts for references to europe@democracy-reporting.org with “Senior Legal Expert (International) – Ukraine” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For specific short-term missions in March 2015, candidates may be contacted before the deadline for appl Share
Ukraine: People in Need is seeking for Logistician to the humanitarian mission in UkraineClosing date: 2015-03-16Organization: People in Need Country: Ukraine Closing date: 16 Mar 2015 People in Need (PIN) is the Czech Republic based NGO working in relief and development sectors. See more at www.peopleineed.cz. In early August 2014 PIN opened humanitarian response in Eastern Ukraine and the program is rapidly expanding. Focus is given on the assistance to the IDPs, returnees and population living in the contested areas in the sectors of food security, shelter & winterization and health. Total volume of the programs is up to 5 mil USD funded by OFDA, ECHO, UNHCR, WFP and private donors till March 2015. PIN is currently looking for an experienced coordinator for the shelter & winterization project consisting of individual shelters rehabilitation, winterization of IDPs centres, distribution of NFIs and related WASH activities. Location: Ukraine (Slavyansk) with possibility of travel to the field (Donetsk) Starting date: ASAP Contract duration: 12 - 18 months Main task of the logistician is to support the programs and mission operation in the areas of: Managing procurement and purchases Supporting and organizing supply delivery to implementation areas Negotiations with local suppliers and supply contract management Coordination, support and supervision of local operational team management Fleet management – coordination and supervision of drivers, vehicles and their maintenance, related procurement Assuring the compliance with the processes (related administration, procurement etc.) Care for the technical background of the mission, including offices and IT Suitable candidate for this position should: Be fluent in English both spoken and written, Russian on working level proficiency Having proven experience in emergency context, in fast pace environment Have very good organizational skills Have good communication skills, be able to support and supervise local team and suppliers Have experience in logistics, particularly in IT, office management and fleet management is an advantage Be culturally sensitive with interest in the humanitarian work and its principles Be independent, stress resistant, organized and reliable, easy going and having good team spirit PIN offers: Possibility to gain interesting working experience within a professional NGO with long tradition, internationally recognized and with the high level of expertise Start-up monthly salary 2050 - 2350 EUR, before taxation & per diem included Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line Travel medical insurance tailored for war zones Accommodation is in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses 25 days of paid leave per year How to apply:Interested candidates please submit their CV and cover letter until March 16th 2015 to Ms. Dagmar Goldmannová via email: HR@clovekvtisni.cz. As a subject use "Logistician - Ukraine". Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be c Share
Ukraine: A MENTAL HEALTH & CARE PRACTICES PSYCHOLOGIST / EXPERT - UKRAINEClosing date: 2015-03-20Organization: Action Contre la Faim Country: Ukraine Closing date: 20 Mar 2015 We are looking for: A MENTAL HEALTH & CARE PRACTICES PSYCHOLOGIST / EXPERT Country:UKRAINE – Sievierodonetsk Length of Contract: 3 months (not continuous), starting as soon as possible The Position: Under the supervision of the Filed Coordinator, you will be in charge to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling of the MHCP (Mental Health & Care Practices) strategy and interventions on the mission, respecting ACF and international standards and national policies. More specially, you will have to: Contribute to the definition of the country strategy, definition of the strategy and positioning of the MHCP technical department Study and analyse care practices of the population and their impact on the nutrition status of the children, pregnant and lactating women Study and analyse the mental health of the population and its influence on the care practices Link the analysis with all ACF departments (WASH, Nutrition, FSL) and other NGOs to have a global view and better understanding of the broader context Cooperate with other actors working in the field of mental health and care practices: cooperation agencies, NGOs, local institutions, administration... Evaluate population needs and propose intervention strategies Contribute for proposals’writing for the donors in collaboration with other contributors Participate in coordination meetings and inter-NGO trainings Support implementation of programs and provide technical support to the team for activities implementation Enforce and validate the project implementation methodology as defined Ensure continuous supervision and technical support of MHCP teams and activities Sensitize and train staff on the MHCP principles and activities Communicate and collaborate with the other departments on all the projects Write monthly internal reports as well as technical reports for the donors Guarantee the quality and accountability of the projects Be in charge for the technical conformity of the programs with the rules, orientations and international technical standards Continuous context analysis related to field of intervention in collaboration with Field Coordinator Identify needs and potential gaps Propose activities to be developed and alerts, together with Field Coordinator and Head of Department Elaborate implementation strategy and methodologies for new activities Manage the teams Recruitment and training of team members Carry out appraisals of MHCP staff and develop action plans according to functions and programme needs Training and capacity building of MHCP teams Clinical and case management supervision of psychologists Guarantee and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the MHCP activities of the mission Ensure data confidentiality, ownership of project beneficiaries and ACF Guarantee the confidentiality of clinical interviews / individual or group counselling with the psychologists in charge The Applicant:Master degree in Clinical Psychology, you have a strong experience in providing psychological support and supervision of psychologists and Mental Health specialists. Recognized for your relevant experience and expertise in psychotraumatology, you have a first humanitarian experience in an international NGO. Your diplomacy, your context sensitivity and your team management skills enable you to evolve in stressful contexts. Your English is fluent and a first experience with ACF will be a plus. Status: Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance 25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks) How to apply:To apply, please visit our website: http://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/en/content/mental-health-care-practices-psychologist-expert Follow our job offers and join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acf. Share
Ukraine: Emergency Response Program Director, Ukraine (219533-927)Closing date: 2015-04-12Organization: Mercy Corps Country: Ukraine Closing date: 12 Apr 2015 This position is pending funding and anticipated to be six months with possible extension. PROGRAM SUMMARY: Mercy Corps is just beginning operations in Ukraine, and will focus our interventions on key emergency response sectors, including livelihoods recovery, shelter rehabilitation, cash-for-work, and psychosocial programming, with funding from USAID and ECHO. Since April, 2014 when separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine, known at the Donbas region, attempted to take control of key eastern and southern cities of the country leaving many displaced. As a result, 5.2 million persons are living in conflict-affected areas. Just as devastating, the UNDP estimates that 80% of the regular Donbas economy is not operational. In this conflict environment, Mercy Corps must project itself as an impartial, humanitarian organization that develops a reputation of high-accountability accountability, quality work and with a clear understanding of humanitarian principles GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Mercy Corps is Program Director who is capable of successfully managing a start-up portfolio of emergency response activities in Ukraine, resulting in impactful and innovative programming which will include Livelihood Restoration, Cash distribution, Protection and Shelter activities. The Program Director (PD) working with the Country Director shapes the strategic direction and management of the portfolio, building a team and recruiting new staff as needed to manage new projects. The PD will have supervisory responsibility for the project’s team. A program office will be located in the southeastern city of Mariupol, an active conflict zone, and in Syverdonetsk (Luhansk oblast) with frequent travel to and Luhansk for program implementation and to a lesser extend to Kiev for meetings. The PD will ensure that program’s operations are of the highest quality and standards and in line with Mercy Corps’ global and regional strategies. S/he is on the country Security Management Team and is expected to be a field leader in ensuring safety precautions in program design, preparation of staff and implementation. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Program and Operations Management Provide direct initial management of the emergency funded programs and work with the Country Director to establish an effective and efficient in-country management structure Apply Mercy Corps’ Design M&E principles and framework to programs and ensure the program objectives are captured and documented. Ensure effective, transparent use of resources in compliance of the grant according to established procedures and policies. Oversees budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors, if applicable. Build and maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for the programs, as well as segregation of duties between finance and operations. Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Equity Policy and Do No Harm principles. Fulfill Mercy Corps Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide. Ensure program planning (daily and long-term) is integrated with an understanding of the context, political and conflict environment. Ensures program planning allows for flexibility in programs in response to security trends and that security and safety precautions are budgeted and included in program design. Strategy and Vision Explore, evaluate and present humanitarian response funding opportunities, leveraging impact and integrating activities with other NGOs, particularly focused on the conflict/economic development nexus in the Mariupol as well as other Eastern Ukraine regions. Lead the program portfolio to achieve the desired post-recovery impact/programming; Provide timely quarterly reporting and strategic updates. Anticipate needs, understand donor pool and secure sufficient resources in a timely manner. Representation Maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituents. Team Management Recruit, manage and motivate a skilled, efficient team; incorporate staff development strategies and performance management systems into the team-building process, encouraging a culture of learning and innovation. Supervise and lead a diverse team of direct and indirect reports in field offices, fostering a respectful and effective team environment. Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes. Security Contribute and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work in the project region. Liaise with the Global Security Adviser, Director of Global Emergency Operations and Regional Program Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, and incident reporting and security policy changes. Ensure full adherence to security plans and protocols from his/herself and team members. Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Initial team size estimated at 25-30 but likely to expand REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Country Director WORKS DIRECTLY WITH Protection Officer, Administrative and Finance Assistant, Finance Assistant, Logistician, Global Security Adviser, Mercy Corps’ SRGE Team (Strategic Response and Global Emergencies) KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: BA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development, emergency response and MA/S preferred. 5-7 years of experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing emergency response programs including distributions, cash programming, and 3-5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building, and field management experience. Previous work experience in Eastern Europe with preference for experience in Ukraine. Previous work in a conflict environment is preferred. Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments. Proven skills in financial and grants management. Successful and proven negotiation, communication, and organization skills. Ability to work effectively with an ethnically-diverse team in a sensitive environment. Experienced in donor compliance, particularly with USAID, ECHO and OFDA. Knowledge of SPHERE and other humanitarian programming standards. Fluent verbal/written English required. Fluent Russian/Ukrainian preferred. SUCCESS FACTORS: A successful candidate will have effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills with an ability to effectively represent the organization and its interests to a diverse range of stakeholders. S/he will have demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow and enforce procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members, have strong people skills and the ability to motivate diverse teams. An interest and ability to travel and work in remote and dynamic environments, with experience in insecure environments is an advantage as is an awareness of and sensitivity to multi-cultural international development work and ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles. S/he will have the ability to creatively problem-solve, to juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines and to calmly and diplomatically deal with unexpected and sudden events impacting program operations with patience, dynamism, tenacity and a sense of humor. . S/he will demonstrate leadership in communicating agency values of impartiality, humanitarian principles and safety precautions in all areas of work and planning. LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: This position is based in Syverodonetsk, Luhansk Obslast, where security is high-risk and the position is unaccompanied in group housing. It is likely the locations will be eligible for hardship and R&R. The role requires extensive travel (up to 60%) to program locations in Mariupol and Kiev for donor coordination meetings. Security in Mariupol is poor as borders the conflict zone. The current conflict area is likely to remain restive, and hostilities could spread to the strategic port city of Mariupol in Donetsk oblast. Schools, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all currently accessible, though this could change rapidly as the conflict continues. Donetsk is in an area outside of the Ukrainian government control and is considered an active conflict zone with no guarantee of any amenities. The team member must follow all security protocols at all times. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. How to apply:Please apply directly at: http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=219533&company_id=15927&jobboardi Share
Ukraine: Country Director-Ukraine (219534-927)Closing date: 2015-04-12Organization: Mercy Corps Country: Ukraine Closing date: 12 Apr 2015 This position is pending funding. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Mercy Corps Ukraine Country Director (CD) is an innovative and visionary leader responsible for resourcefully managing all programming in Ukraine, resulting in lasting improvement in the lives of over 45 million people. S/He has held senior roles in formulating strategic direction within a humanitarian response context. The CD has supervisory responsibility for the country team and managing a $5.5 million portfolio of mutli-sectoral emergency response programs, and implementation of all security protocols as well as leading the security management team. The CD develops sustainable, multi-sector programming and is accountable to beneficiaries and donors, placing a high value on innovative solutions to emergency issues and creative partnerships in tough environments. The CD will successfully managing a start-up portfolio of emergency response activities in Ukraine, resulting in impactful and innovative programming which will include Livelihood Restoration, Cash & Voucher distribution, Protection and Shelter activities. PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: Mercy Corps is just beginning operations in Ukraine, and will focus our interventions on key emergency response sectors, including livelihoods recovery, shelter rehabilitation, cash-for-work, distribution of cash grants and vouchers, and psychosocial programming, with funding from USAID and ECHO. Since April, 2014 when separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine, known at the Donbas region, attempted to take control of key eastern and southern cities of the country has resulted in large scale displacement. As a result, 5.2 million persons are living in conflict-affected areas. Just as devastating, the UNDP estimates that 80% of the regular Donbas economy is not operational. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Strategy and Vision Communicate a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies to team members and stakeholders that translates into concrete programs and work plans. Lead the annual country planning process and provide strategic updates. Use technical support teams collaboratively. Ensure program planning (daily and long-term) is integrated with an understanding of the context, political and conflict environment. Ensures program planning allows for flexibility in programs in response to security trends and that security and safety precautions are budgeted and included in program design. Personal Leadership Demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure. Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity. Demonstrate awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs. Representation & Influence Represent Mercy Corps programs at critical donor coordination meetings, media and participate in community activities as appropriate. Maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituents such as private partners, local governments, foundations, the private sector, etc. Anticipate needs, understand donor pool and contribute to shaping donor’s views on development. Explore, evaluate and present innovative funding opportunities that support the objectives for the country as a whole. Team Management Create a sustainable work environment of mutual respect that attracts motivated, skilled and effective team members and enables them individually and collectively to strive to achieve excellence. Supervise and provide leadership to a diverse team of direct and indirect reports in field offices. Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes. Operations Management Apply Mercy Corps’ Design M&E principles and framework to programs and ensure the country’s overall strategy includes effective, timely reporting systems for all donors. Ensure effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies/procedures. Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors, if applicable. Build and maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for programs, as well as segregation of duties between finance and operations. Apply Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards to programs and ensure the country’s overall strategy includes effective, timely reporting systems for all donors; Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Equity Policy and Do No Harm principles; Security Liaise with the VP of Operations and Regional Program Director on crucial events, high-risk periods, incident reporting and security policy changes. Build and promote a culture of safety and security with the country team, ensuring full adherence to security plans and protocols from his/herself and team members. Responsible for the quality of the Security Management Plan and stays abreast of the security situation, conflict and likely scenarios. Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Start up team of 40- 50 team members ACCOUNTABILITY: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Regional Program Director WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Mercy Corps Support Departments, including Emergency Response, Technical Support Unit Regional Program Team, Global Security Advisor, International Finance, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, Procurement, Logistics and Administrative Management, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: BA/S or equivalent in relevant field required; MA/S preferred. 7-10 years of field experience in international relief programs, including demonstrable success in managing complex emergency response programs. 5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building and field management experience in highly dynamic environments. Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments. Proven skills in financial and grants management; prior experience with common emergency focused donors Knowledge of Sphere and other humanitarian programming standards. Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills. Excellent oral and written English skills*required*; proficiency in Ukrainian and Russian are strongly preferred. Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment. Previous work experience in Ukraine or Eastern Europe and in insecure environments preferred. SUCCESS FACTORS: The successful candidate will skillfully represent programmatic priorities of the agency to donors and regional partners while providing effective leadership to the Mercy Corps program team. S/he will have high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building and will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority. S/he will demonstrate leadership in communicating agency values of impartiality, humanitarian principles and safety precautions in all areas of work and planning. LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The role is based in Kiev with regular travel to field operations and is accompanied. Schools, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all currently accessible. This position requires regular travel to program areas of operation including Donesk and Luhansk oblasts which are in high risk security areas. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. How to apply:Please apply directly at: http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=219534&company_id=15927&jobboardi Share

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