Deputy Head of Mission for Consurtium – Ukraine – Kiev

Fixed-term contract – 12 months

Starting date : 01/07/2022

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With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

  • Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget
  • Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of :

  • More than 2000 national staffs
  • Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • And 90 employees at HQ

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Learn more on our historyour valuesour areas of intervention.

Focus on our activities in Ukraine

PUI intervenes in Ukraine since 2015, in response to the needs provoked by the conflict in Donbass. PUI develops its integrated approach with health, mental health, protection and WASH projects to improve and 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 also technically and materially assists a large network of Health Facilities and social institutions to improve the quality of care provided to the population. Given the scale of the needs provoked by the conflict with Russia, PUI and four other INGOs are joining their experiences and technical capacities to implement an emergency multisector project including in WASH, MHPSS, Health, Logistics, Protection and Cash Assistance. The extensive geographical coverage of this project will allow responding to the most critical needs accross the country.

What about the Deputy Head of Mission for Consortium ?

As Deputy Head of Mission for Consortium, under the direct management of PUI Deputy Head of Mission for Programs and the joint management of the Consortium Steering Committee, your key objectives will be to make sure that the consortium project activities are implemented in a coordinated, efficient, effective, timely and qualitative manner. You will be the guarantor of effective and qualitative internal and external information management according to internal consortium agreed guidelines and donor requirements. The Consortium will be led by PUI, in partnership with one or several partners, and you will ensure the synergy among all them. You will aim to maximize the sectoral and geographical scope of the integrated approach that partners implement separately, as well as to enhance the quality and impact of their humanitarian action by combining resources, complementary expertise and access.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

  • Multi-Agency Team coordination and external representation : You will make sure that all teams (support, technical, implementation…) involved in the consortium project activities are held accountable on their objectives pertaining to the consortium project and alert the Consortium Steering Committee on issues faced.
  • Program coordination : You will ensure the activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to objectives, goals and indicators, in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needs.
  • Strategy definition : You will contribute to the regular assessment of the needs, analysis of the situation, re-orientation of the project according to all partner strategies. You will also advocate towards partners, donors or any third party to prioritize consortium project agenda.
  • Support coordination : You will ensure regular follow up of financial, logistic and HR means and resources allocated to the project.
  • Grants, audit and compliance management : You will coordinate with relevant partners persons the audit responsible, spot check, or other type of control, and ensure respect of donor grants award contract as well as Partnership agreements.

The challenges that await you:

– Embody this newly created position in the frame of an important multisector consortium involving 5 INGOs and multiple NNGOS

– Ensure a solid and reactive coordination among the five consortium partners : propose adapted tools and modalities that allow problem identification and solving and activity implementation

– To be able to propose timely solutions and recommendations to all the consortium members

– To ensure a regular and smooth information management from / to the Consortium steering committee and consortium members and to follow up the applications of the strategic decisions taken and ensure that the common consortium vision is understood and applied

– Represent the consortium externally to BHA DART Ukraine, possible local stakeholders, humanitarian forums

– Lead consortium strategic vision for possible future grants

What you will need to succeed

  • Training : You hold a Master’s degree in project management, political sciences, international development, humanitarian studies, public administration, social science or relevant areas, or have an equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience : You are strengthened by minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role and/or areas of multi-sector program coordination, have an experience in directly supervising and coordinating diverse teams (implementation/quality teams) and in coordinating multi-agency teams and/or interventions. All the better if you have a past work experience and/or knowledge of donor compliance requirements. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!
  • Knowledge and skills : You have a strong knowledge of donor requirements (procedures, reporting…), a solid experience in writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports, an excellent attention to detail, and an extensive knowledge in Project Cycle Management (including activities, budgets, logistics…). You also have a strong experience in negotiation and diplomacy, and a previous experience in managing teams with no direct hierarchy link.
  • Qualities : You have a proven capacity for analysing and synthetizing comprehensive information and technical data, are able to write and edit reports under deadline pressure and to guarantee effective and timely outputs. You have good communication skills for public presentations, are self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization, proven management abilities, as well as problem solving and leadership skills. You can work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload, and have a willingness to live and work in insecure/secluded environment with strong movement restrictions. Also, regular field visits (if security allows) to implementation areas are necessary, you will travel significantly within the country. You have strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, database management software, statistical packages, and GIS.
  • Languages : You must have strong command in writing and editing documents in English and French. If you speak Arabic, it would be a definite asset.

A word from the manager

« A new position to be embodied in a dynamic context of a significant increase in the emergency response of PUI in Ukraine. »

PUI will offer you

  • Status : Cadre with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Monthly Gross Income : 2 970,00 – 3 500,00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accomodation
  • 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

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of zero tolerance towards exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment, in all its forms, of women, children and all other vulnerable persons. It engages all its staff to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its ethical charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale shall not in any case request a financial contribution for administrative costs related to recruitment. Any such information would be fraudulent, please disregard it.

You recognize yourself in this profile and you adhere to our commitments ? You feel ready to take up the challenge and to join PUI great family ?

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please follow this link and fill in the form on our career site.

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