Country Director (Ukraine)powrót

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is currently looking for a Country Director to ensure responsive programme development, implementation and strategical direction in Ukraine. 

General information: 
Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), Warsaw-based international non-governmental organization with a representation office in Ukraine 
Position: Country Director 
Location: Kyiv 
Job terms: Full-time 
Type of employment: Full time 
Duration: 12 months 
Starting date: ASAP. 

We strongly encourage qualified candidates to apply as soon as it is possible as the applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • lead Country Office activities in strategic direction, program quality and growth 
    • set the strategic vision and direction of the country program to serve more people with responsive, high quality and accountable programming, and secure the resources necessary for realization 
    • align programming to the strategy action plan, sectoral expertise and technical standards 
    • identify opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth of programs 
  • ensure leadership and representation 
    • lead the country program by maintaining open and professional relations with colleagues, promoting a strong team spirit and providing guidance, oversight and resources to enable staff to perform successfully 
    • develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities and planned funding streams 
    • develop and maintain relations with all stakeholders such as donors, local authorities, INGO and LNGOs 
  • ensure efficient staff performance management and staff development 
    • supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews. 
    • provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development for PAH staff. 
    • oversee the management, coaching and development of national and international staff to build a cadre of skilled, committed and motivated personnel 
    • promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff 
  • ensure appropriate operational management in the Country Office 
    • drive operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country program
    • oversee the development, deployment and utilization of financial and operational policies, procedures, and systems to deliver compliance with PAH and donor requirements
    • maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds 
  • develop and maintain open and empowering communication in the office 
    • maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest and productive communication among PAH staff and with partner organizations. 
    • maintain open communications with regional management staff, regional technical advisors, and HQ departmental staff 
  • carry out of safety and security management 
    • take primary responsibility for overall management of safety and security for the country program
    • oversee the management of all security issues, including appropriate response to emergency situations as they arise
    • maintain a culture of safety and security throughout the country program, including trainings and briefings that prepare all country program staff for security incident prevention and response 
    • keep security, evacuation and contingency plans current and accessible to country program staff 
    • ensure timely and efficient reporting to HQ 
    • timely reporting about Country Office activities to HQ 

The successful candidate will be selected based on the qualification requirements described below: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Management or any other related field required (Master’s is a plus)* 
  • at least 3 years of experience in INGO management/coordination (including security management in complex security situations, human resource management) 
  • proven experience in Project Cycle Management and strong project management skills 
  • solid experience in representing the organization in front of local authorities as well as international donor agencies 
  • previous extensive experience in staff management in cross-cultural environment required, including capacity building, training and facilitation skills 
  • previous experience in the region or conflict/ post-conflict setting highly desirable 
  • high resilience to stress, ability to work effectively under pressure in a hardship duty station 
  • ability to perform and oversee multiple tasks concurrently 
  • excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • strong planning and organizational skills 
  • strong sense of personal and professional integrity 
  • strategic mindset, strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • languages: Full proficiency (C1) in spoken and written English required, knowledge of Ukrainian/Russian will be an asset 
  • Proficiency in MS Office package 

*Additional years of professional experience may substitute for some education; additional education may substitute for the experience 

What PAH offers: 

  • work experience with professional and flexible international NGO, which is one of the largest NGOs in the Central-Eastern Europe 
  • work in a dynamic and motivated team 
  • possibility for professional development 

For expatriate Staff, PAH offers the following additional benefits: 

  • free accommodation 
  • flights home covered at the beginning and at the end of the deployments 
  • R&R benefit 
  • annual leave of 26 working days and 5 additional days of leave 
  • medical insurance (including Emergency Evacuation) 
  • psychological Support Package 

How to apply: 

Please fill in your application form online and submit your short resume (max.2 pages) and cover letter in English no later than  September 26th, 2023. 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified. 

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