UCPM Expert for multi-year resilience project in Ukraine

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UCPM Expert for multi-year resilience project in Ukraine

Introduction

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) recruits committed and skilled experts for our humanitarian, resilience and peace support operations worldwide on a daily basis. We have great experience on working together and strengthening other organisations, for example other civil protection agencies to prevent and prepare for crisis, conflicts or other disasters. MSB has actively supported Ukrainian and multilateral partners with expertise, capacity development and materials already before Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. MSB is now planning for a multi-year capacity development partnership in line with Swedish priorities aiming to increase Ukraine’s resilience and capability to reduce and manage consequences of emergencies and war.

MSB is looking for an UCPM Expert for one of the project components focusing on developing a long- term partnership with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU), acting as the main civil protection agency in Ukraine. One initially identified area for collaboration with SESU lie within support to developing both organizational aspects and operational capabilities within the framework of an integration into the UCPM. Ukraine became a participating state within the UCPM in April 2023 and is now working towards becoming a full member as a part of the EU accession process. Since the start of the war, SESU has communicated with the UCPM regarding requesting and receiving international support. Through the MSB led programme PPRD East 3 and other initiatives SESU has strengthened the organisational knowledge on UCPM through trainings.

This is a homebased position with frequent travels to Kyiv, Ukraine. It’s a fixed-term position during the projects first six months inception phase with an estimated working period of 30-35 days (can be adjusted slightly upwards). For this position it is required that you are resident in Sweden and obtain a Swedish work permit.

Preliminary start in aug/sept 2024.

Introduction swedish

Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) rekryterar dagligen engagerade och kompetenta experter till våra nationella, internationella, humanitära och resiliens- och fredsfrämjande insatser. Vi har stor erfarenhet av att arbeta tillsammans och stärka andra organisationer som t.ex. andra civilskyddsmyndigheter vid kriser, konflikter eller andra katastrofer. MSB har aktivt stöttat ukrainska och andra parter med expertis, kapacitetsutveckling och material redan före Rysslands fullskaliga invasion av landet. MSB planerar nu för ett flerårigt samarbete för kapacitetsutveckling i linje med svenska prioriteringar som syftar till att öka Ukrainas motståndskraft och förmåga att minska och hantera konsekvenserna av kriser och krig.

MSB söker nu en UCPM-expert till en del av projektet med fokus på att utveckla ett långsiktigt partnerskap med Ukrainas räddningstjänst (SESU), som hanterar merparten av räddningstjänsten i Ukraina. Ett initialt identifierat område för samverkan med SESU ligger inom stöd för att utveckla såväl organisatoriska aspekter som operativa förmågor inom ramen för en integration i UCPM. Ukraina blev en deltagande stat inom UCPM i april 2023 och arbetar nu för att bli en fullvärdig medlem som en del av EU-anslutningsprocessen. Sedan krigets början har SESU kommunicerat med UCPM angående att begära och ta emot internationellt stöd. Genom det MSB-ledda programmet PPRD East 3 och andra initiativ har SESU stärkt den organisatoriska kunskapen om UCPM genom utbildning och övning.

Tjänsten är hemmabaserad med frekventa resor till Kiev, Ukraina. Det är en visstidsanställning under projektets första sex månaders inledningsfas med en beräknad arbetsperiod på 30-35 dagar (kan justeras något uppåt). För denna tjänst krävs att du är bosatt i Sverige och har ett svenskt arbetstillstånd.

Preliminär start i aug/sept 2024.

Duties

The UCMP Expert plays a key role for the strengthening of SESU capacities focusing on processual, organisational and operational aspects of utilizing and working within UCPM. Expected work assignments are:

– Facilitate orientation of UCPM tools and processes and sharing of Swedish experience of utilizing them
– Contribute to an analysis of SESU’s current and desired capabilities in relation to UCPM.
– Support the development of different capacities needed to make use of UCPM tools, through activities such as training, mentorship, exchanges
– Plan and design learning and exchange activities
– Support Ukraine’s participation within the UCPM framework
– Contribute to the development of the project’s activity plan and results framework
– Coordinate with partner organisation and MSB project’s staff
– Consolidate documentation and reporting from project activities
– Contribute to identifying and communicating relevant learnings from the Ukraine experience back to MSB.
– Other work assignments might be discussed as/if required.

Qualifications

Experience

– At least 5 years relevant professional experience, in the field of Disaster Risk Management and Crisis Response or similar fields, of which a minimum of 3 years are relevant operational experience at strategic level with responsibility of project implementation and results fulfilment, including planning and coordination
– Good understanding of the EU and the UCPM
– Demonstrated experience of working with UCPM tools and processes
– Experience of planning and facilitating learning activities
Merits:
– Experience of implementation/coordination of capacity development programmes or similar
– Understanding of integrating of cross-cutting issues, such as gender equality, human rights and environmental perspectives into programme implementation
– Good understanding of the Swedish experience of UCPM membership
– Working experience in Ukraine or the nearby region

Education

– University degree in social science, civil protection, disaster risk management or another relevant field. A combination of other academic merits with several years of relevant professional experience could be seen as equivalent.
– Specific courses and trainings in UCPM, organisational development and change management studies are an asset.

Driving license class B is mandatory.

Languages

– Proficiency written and spoken English is a mandatory requirement.
– Ukrainian and/or Russian is desirable

Other requirements

We are looking for persons with a strong commitment towards international cooperation. It is of utmost priority that you understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core values of the MSB. Before a registration on MSB’s roster, you need to fill in a self-assessed health declaration. If recruited for an international mission, you also need to undergo a health examination before departure. You must inform your regular employer of your potential assignment with the MSB. MSB operations are based on the needs of populations affected by crisis, and human equality. Through my behaviour and work as MSB field staff, I actively strive to prevent discrimination and harassment based on sex, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, political opinion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Profile

– You have strong communicative and interpersonal skills, ability to act with tact and diplomacy, open-minded approach, and respect towards cultural differences.
– You have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team, also under stressful circumstances.
– You have strong analytical skills as well as practical “hands-on” approach to addressing tasks.

We place great emphasis on personal qualities and suitability in this recruitment process.

Contractual conditions

Working with the MSB on international operations means that you are temporarily employed by the MSB. The MSB pays salary as well as a comprehensive allowances and benefits package to field staff on international operations, ranging from free home leave travel to access to psychosocial support. In addition, participants on induction training and relevant specialist training courses receive remuneration from the MSB.
If selected for this position an evaluation will be done after the mission. The evaluation can result in an offer to be registered on the MSB roster. When you are registered on the MSB roster you can continuously receive interesting international job opportunities and invitations to stimulating and valuable trainings and exercises.
A registration on MSB roster is valid for three years. After this period your registration will be evaluated and you may be offered an extended registration. After being registered on the roster you need to conduct the MSB induction training and any specialist training courses required.
You’ll be employed one year at a time and before an extension of your employment we will perform an evaluation between Project Management, HR and you.

HOW TO APPLY:

MSB applies a policy of equal opportunities to avoid any form of discrimination. We strive for gender balance and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you wish to apply for the position please press the apply button and register your details on MyPages. Please note, the information provided on MyPages will form the basis for your CV. After registering on MyPages do not forget to apply for the position by submitting your application through MyPages.
As applicant, it is your responsibility to document our skills in a way that allows an objective and qualitative assessment. MSB is a government agency subject to the principle of public access to official records. This means that if someone requests copies of application documents, we are obliged to disclose them.
Please note that applications will be continuously reviewed when received up until the application deadline. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact HR Officer:
Amanda Jansson, phone +46 10 240 5446 or e-mail: [email protected]

Application deadline

2024-08-05

Point of contact

Amanda Jansson
[email protected]
+46102405446

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