Project Delegate, Ukraine

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German Red Cross

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Position description

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

Project Delegate (m/f/d), Ukraine

The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has caused civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure, forcing people to flee their homes seeking safety, protection and assistance. The ongoing conflict led to widespread humanitarian crises, displacing millions of people, causing significant loss of life, and severely impacting access to essential services such as healthcare, food, and shelter.

GRC has been a partner to Ukraine Red Cross Society (URCS) since almost 30 years. After the escalation of the conflict, GRC scaled up significantly, both supporting URCS’ humanitarian activities, as well as strengthening URCS’ long-term programming on social services, health and civil protection and disaster management. International GRC delegates support URCS at headquarters in Kyiv and in the regional URCS branches.

GRC is seeking an experienced Project Delegate (m/f/d) to support URCS with the implementation and further development of the programme activities.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: One year (with possible extension)

Location: The role is based in Dnipro, supporting Zaporizhzhia, with flexibility required for changes based on programme needs.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Based within URCS branch office, support URCS colleagues in the design and implementation of programmes
  • Strengthen and develop URCS structures, capacity, and performance; analyse and understand their current strengths and weaknesses and ensure provision of necessary technical and material support through a collaborative partnership model
  • Ensure monitoring and management of budgets, ensuring compliance with GRC finance procedures and donor requirements. Identify problems and solutions in a timely and effective manner
  • Constantly monitor the situation and overall context and adapt the orientation or set-up of the operation

Required Competencies & Skills:

  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in similar positions in a multi-cultural environment
  • Sound finance, administration, and logistics skills
  • Knowledge of integrated programming and accountability systems is an asset
  • Excellent skills in MS office application (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Working experience with the Red Cross / Crescent Movement, experience with GRC and GFFO / BMZ projects is an asset
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific climate and health conditions’
  • International driving licence
  • Work permit in EU and Schengen member countries is a strong asset
  • Oral and written fluency in English is required, Ukrainian and/or Russian are an asset

What we offer you:

You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team. We offer you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC, an expatriation allowance during your mission as well as accommodation. You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission. Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service and Rest and Recreation are included in your assignment.

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