A COUNTRY DIRECTOR for UKRAINE – Ukraine
Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principles – independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by ending hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of undernutrition, especially during and after emergencies related to conflicts or natural disasters. Action Against Hunger focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health – Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection – Food Security and Livelihoods – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Advocacy. In 2019, Action Against Hunger helped 17 million people in over 49 countries around the world. www.actioncontrelafaim.org
We are looking for a Country Manager to lead our implementation and activities in Ukraine. A dynamic individual will be needed for this role to ensure systems are created appropriately, a strong ACF culture is established and teams move together during the transition period from acute emergency to response. longer term. This position will manage a growing team (many of whom (particularly national staff) are highly qualified but have little or no humanitarian experience), focused on both direct and evidence-based interventions. partners, including in high security locations (strong analysis and necessary support on issues such as risk transfer, and how/if to support occupied locations). The person holding the position will need to be able to build strong positive relationships not only with the ACF team but also with the authorities and our partner organisations, through the establishment and management of strong systems and good interpersonal skills. RESPONSIBILITIES
As Country Director, you will be required to lead the mission in Ukraine through the transition from an acute emergency response to a more stabilized humanitarian mission in a context that continues to rapidly evolve. Specifically, you will: 1. Continue implementing emergency response activities in multiple operational sites across the country. The current strategy emphasizes support for populations remaining in places directly affected by the conflict, displaced persons currently in transit, support for internally displaced persons in places where they have chosen to settle temporarily and support for host communities, with a focus on supporting activities as far east (and potentially north) as safely as possible. 2. Develop a longer-term strategy and response goals, with associated fundraising (if needed). 3. Oversee recruitment and set up/stabilization of systems. 4. Are in charge of mission security 5. Directly manage 7 employees and create a strong ACF culture within the team
You have at least 8 years of experience in the humanitarian field. You demonstrate leadership experience in the start-up of previous missions and in the early phases of emergency response. You have a very strong background in security management and an understanding of complex operational environments. You are known for your excellent team management skills. You have experience working with local partners in emergency response. Ideally, you have previous experience in Ukraine and/or speak Ukrainian/Russian. Experience within ACF would be a big plus.
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS / SALARY
– Fixed-term contract from 6 to 12 months under French legislation – Gross monthly salary from 3330 to 3800EUR depending on experience – Monthly per diem and subsistence allowance: 493EUR net, paid in the field – Monthly country allowance: 450EUR – Child allowance: 1500EUR per year and per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6000EUR/year) – 16% of the gross monthly salary for the reimbursement of pension insurance for foreign nationals – Transport and accommodation: Support for transport costs and pension – Medical cover: 100% reimbursement of health contributions (social security + health insurance) and repatriation insurance – Leave and RnR: 25 days of paid leave per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 EUR for each RnR period – Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©
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