Global Communities

Country Director, Ukraine

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/5/2024 5:22 PM)
ID
2024-2429
# of Openings
1
Category
Humanitarian Assistance
Country
Ukraine

Overview

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. 

 

The Country Director will provide the strategic oversight of all programming in Ukraine, with a primary focus on the organization’s Humanitarian Assistance (HA) programs in Ukraine. This position will serve as the main representative for all humanitarian programming by engaging in humanitarian advocacy, fostering opportunities for new business development, and providing the strategic vision and leadership for the organization in country. This will include collaborating closely with the Global Communities Chief of Party to ensure a portfolio-wide approach across both humanitarian and development programming and ensuring synergies between SD and HA programming are fostered and used to the advantage of supporting communities in need. The Country Director will oversee and integrated whole-of-country portfolio in Ukraine, including overseeing the humanitarian and development programs in country

 

The Country Director provides in-country representation for current humanitarian initiatives and support to recovery and development projects in collaboration with the Chief of Party. The Country Director is based in Ukraine and reports to the Sr. Regional Director for the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Responsibilities

The Country Director will provide the strategic oversight of all programming in Ukraine, with a primary focus on the organization’s Humanitarian Assistance (HA) programs in Ukraine. This position will serve as the main representative for all humanitarian programming by engaging in humanitarian advocacy, fostering opportunities for new business development, and providing the strategic vision and leadership for the organization in country. This will include collaborating closely with the Global Communities Chief of Party to ensure a portfolio-wide approach across both humanitarian and development programming and ensuring synergies between SD and HA programming are fostered and used to the advantage of supporting communities in need. The Country Director will oversee and integrated whole-of-country portfolio in Ukraine, including overseeing the humanitarian and development programs in country

 

The Country Director provides in-country representation for current humanitarian initiatives and support to recovery and development projects in collaboration with the Chief of Party. The Country Director is based in Ukraine and reports to the Sr. Regional Director for the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibility Area: Leadership, Representation, Coordination, and Advocacy

  • Provide vision and strategic leadership of Global Communities in Ukraine, including developing a country strategic plan incorporating both humanitarian and development goals in collaboration with the existing development team.
  • Represent Global Communities externally to government officials, UN agencies, donors, international organizations and CSOs, specifically for the humanitarian portfolio and support with such efforts as needed for the development portfolio.
  • Provide management, support and oversight of Project Director(s)/Chief of Party of humanitarian and development projects ensuring cross departmental/cross programmatic coordination and enabling collaboration.
  • Advocate on key issues at program level, contribute to external advocacy initiatives, and proactively seek out and suggest focus areas for advocacy work, specifically related to humanitarian action, but with consideration of recovery and development objectives.
  • Ensure effective communications about the humanitarian program’s impact with all relevant stakeholders (i.e., donors, UN, NGOs, beneficiaries, media) with consideration for existing development programming in country.
  • Ensure an organizational culture and a work environment in which staff fully understand and apply safeguarding standards in line with Global Communities’ Safeguarding Framework.

Responsibility Area: Partnerships, Program Management and Development

  • Provide overall leadership and support for management of the humanitarian assistance programs, ensuring project activities are implemented in line with donor policies and procedures and provide oversight to the Chief of Party for the delivery of development programming.
  • Oversee project management, MEAL and technical support across HA aspects of Ukraine portfolio and operations leadership across both the HA and SD aspects of the country portfolio.
  • Develop a portfolio growth strategy for Global Communities in Ukraine in coordination with the Chief of Party, Headquarters and other Global Communities regional actors.
  • Provide strategic leadership of new business development activities for Ukraine in collaboration with Humanitarian Assistance and Sustainable Development Business Development staff

Responsibility Area: Finance, Operations and Human Resources Management

  • Oversee and monitor overall program and operations compliance.
  • Ensure that the Global Communities HA program operates within the laws of the country and complies with Global Communities policies and procedures and provide oversight to ensure the Chief of Party provides the same assurances for all development programming.
  • Ensure sound financial management of the program including regular and timely financial reporting against objectives and budgets. Provide oversight of the Chief of Party to ensure the same assurances of the development portfolio in country.
  • For the entire Ukraine Country portfolio and staff, ensure staff safety, security and evacuation (medical/security) procedures are drawn up, implemented, revised and updated. Approve security plans when necessary. Provide leadership and decision-making on staff safety and security in consultation with lead access and safety staff in country.
  • Ensure all program team members understand and carry out their duties in accordance with GC’s values and principles.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for direct reports and ensure regular feedback and provide mentoring on individual performance.
  • Enable a culture of coaching, mentoring and training of staff and partner staff to ensure more field focused and locally owned program implementation strategies

Responsibility Area: Communications, Reporting and Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with both the sustainable development and humanitarian assistance program team, oversee the development of a communications strategy and plan to ensure adherence to GC communications guidance, humanitarian principles and linked to advocacy efforts.
  • Support the program team in producing quality, consolidated, donor-facing reports for the donor and internal circulation for lessons learned.
  • Ensure delivery of core Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) activities including, but not limited to baseline, endline, evaluation, post distribution monitoring, incorporation of third-party monitoring feedback and lessons learned

POSITION SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation
  • Visit project locations and partner activities for appropriate oversight and representation.
  • Direct supervision of in-country department leadership

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment, often working under pressure in insecure environments.
  • Management in complex environments skills.
  • Ability to process information and synthesize for key decision- makers.
  • Knowledge of partnership management best practices, including working with local NGOs, CSOs or national response mechanisms.
  • Strong cross cultural communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and representational skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian response coordination architecture, mechanisms and standards.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 11 years of related work experience or a minimum of 15 years of related work experience.
  • At least 8 years of experience in complex emergencies .
  • At least 6 years of experience in a senior leadership capacity in an international post.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering or overseeing humanitarian assistance, stabilization or early recovery programming.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large teams and utilizing coaching and mentorship techniques preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing partnerships or locally led projects (through small and large grants), including overseeing capacity assessments, capacity development plans and co-creation with local partners.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to effectively communicate across cultures and demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills in diverse settings, including with donors, partners, direct reports, supervisor and colleagues.
  • Prior experience in Europe preferred.
  • Experience managing blended portfolios and working with US (USAID/BHA) funding preferred.
  • Technical experience in one or more of the following sectors/areas: protection, shelter/NFI, cash, civil society and governance preferred.
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge Ukrainian or Russian desirable.
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities

Application Instructions 

To be considered for this position, please apply (including your resume and cover letter) by 3/19/2024. Applications received after this date may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the job has been filled. 

 

Location and Work Schedule 

This selected candidate can be based in Ukraine. Candidates must be authorized to work in their preferred country without any restriction.

 

Salary and Compensation

The estimated salary for this position is between 142,008 and 177,539. Final salary will be based on several factors including qualifications, geographic location, experience, and internal equity. Global Communities provides a comprehensive benefits package; please note that this position is eligible for allowances. 

 

COVID-19 Policy

As an organization working to advance public health, Global Communities has an obligation to model best practices and to do all we can to protect each other, our partners, and the communities where we work.  To ensure the continuity and effectiveness of our business operations, Global Communities is adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our visitors, employees, families, and the larger global community from COVID-19.  Effective January 3, 2022, all U.S.-based Global Communities employees are required to provide proof of having received full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine that is FDA approved, approved for emergency use authorization, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with Global Communities, as a condition of employment.

 

Safeguarding Policy

Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented.  The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.

 

EEO/ADA

Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Global Communities complies with all applicable provisions of the ADA and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities unless it provides undue hardship to the organization. If reasonable accommodation is necessary to participate in the recruitment process, please contact recruitment@globalcommunities.org. 

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