Starting Date : April 2020
Duration of mission: 12 months
Localisation : Ukraine, Kiev frequent travel to kostyantinivka
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 250 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Humanitarian situation and needs
Since April 2014, Eastern Ukraine has been experiencing significant armed conflict. A significant part of the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts (regions) are now controlled by self-proclaimed republics, still not recognized by the international community: “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic.” Despite the signature of a ceasefire agreement between the Ukrainian authorities and the de facto authorities, fighting has persisted, causing a considerable number of casualties and a humanitarian crisis that is still largely uncovered. As per the international agreements of 2015, a line of contact divides the country between the areas controlled by the Government of Ukraine and the areas under the control of the de facto authorities in the non-government controlled areas. The conflict is still active, with regular fighting and shelling along and on both sides of the contact line. The conflict has had and continues to have an extremely negative impact on the population living in the region pushing 3.2 million of people to be in need of humanitarian assistance and has caused the displacement of 1.4 million people (registered) mostly concentrated in the areas closer to the conflict zone.
Humanitarian access to certain areas remains very limited, particularly in zones where armed hostilities are taking place, and hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people who are in need of humanitarian aid due to the combined impact of conflict, displacement and extreme poverty. Since the beginning of the conflict, population faces shortage in food, health services, basic household items and shelter, and suffer of psychological distress.
While recent political developments on the front of international negotiations have raised hopes for a solution to settle the conflict, there is still a long way to go for conflicting parties to agree.
Our action on the field
PUI priority is to improve or restore equitable access to quality health services as well as to water, sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable population living in cities located along the contact line in the Donetsk Oblast. PUI focus of provision of humanitarian aid to vulnerable population within the conflict-affected area employing complex approach strategy based on technical, medical and non-medical expertise.
As part of our activities in Ukraine we are looking for a Head of Mission:
The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth functioning and the development of the mission.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Safety & Security : S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
- Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
- Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
- Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations
- Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
- Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
- Strategy: S/he ensures that PUI positioning in the country is consistent with the humanitarian needs and the stakeholder’s analysis.
- Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Specific Goals and Related Activities
- ENSURING THE SAFETY & SECURITY OF GOODS AND PEOPLE
- ENSURING PROGRAMMES ARE PROPERLY CARRIED OUT AND SUGGESTING NEW OPERATIONS
- SUPERVISING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL TEAMS ON THE MISSION
- ENSURING THE LOGISTICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING OF THE MISSION
- ENSURING THE TECHNICAL AND MEDICAL MONITORING OF THE MISSION
- ENSURING THE REPRESENTATION OF PUI
- ENSURING THE SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MISSION
- ENSURING RELATIONS WITH THE HEADQUARTERS
Focus on top priority activities relating to the context of the mission
- Secure and diversify funding in a limited donors environment
- Ensure a smooth functioning of the coordination team in a time of transition and implement the review of the set-up of the field office
- Activities: increase access to the non-government controlled areas, ensure the transition of some of PUI’s key programming components in the government-controlled-areas
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Expériences / Formation
Degree or equivalent in a relevant field: social science, political science, program management, international development, humanitarian studies…
- 5 years of humanitarian experience in project
- Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
- International experience
Knowledge and skills:
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Good representation skills
- Team and individual management
- Security and safety management skills
- Knowledge of mandate and procedures of main institutional donors (ECHO, OFDA, UN agencies, etc…)
- Pack Office
English: Full Proficiency (written and spoken)
- Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
- Team leadership and team spirit motivation
- Ability to withstand pressure and stress
- Diplomacy and open-mindedness, good representation skills
- Good analytical skills and critical thinking
- Organisation and ability to manage priorities, rigor
- Starting date: April 2020
- Fixed Term Contract : 12 months
- Employed with Executive Rank on Fixed-Term Contract
- Monthly gross income: from 2 640 up to 2 970 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing: in collective accommodation.
- Daily living expenses: “Per Diem”
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months