Component Director Revitalise– Kyiv | 2023

The Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU) is a multi-year, multi-donor funded programme managed by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and governed in collaboration with the Government of Ukraine.    

The PFRU’s aim is to set improved conditions for the Ukrainian state, in partnership with civil society and the private sector, to lead on inclusive national recovery and revitalization in the context of Russia’s aggression. In particular, the PFRU provides technical assistance and support to the Ukrainian National Centre for Peacebuilding/National Information Bureau (UNCP\NIB) to build its institutional, operational and administrative capacity in order to deliver its main function as the primary governmental agency responsible for collecting, analysing, and sharing information on Missing Persons cases in Ukraine.

Component Director Revitalise is a full-time position, based in Kyiv. The key aim of this role is to lead the Revitalise component of PFRU including the implementation and adaptation of projects, working closely with the Deputy Director Revitalise and the Technical Advisor Revitalise.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS BASED ON-SITE IN KYIV. THIS IS NOT A REMOTE WORK OPPORTUNITY***

Responsibilities:

  • Continuously engages with the vision for the overall Revitalise component, leading on Revitalise project design, implementation and staffing decisions, aided by the Technical Advisor Revitalise and the Deputy Director Revitalise.
  • Conducts political engagement with relevant stakeholders regarding the Revitalise component across Ukrainian government and civil society, and engages with financing partners and government committee members.
  • Envisions, designs and adapts as needed implementation plans and budgets for newly identified project concepts, collaborating with the Deputy Director Revitalise.
  • Collaborates with potential and existing partners including subcontractors, grantees, Ukrainian and international consultants, as well as other counterparts, and ensures effective liaison between project staff and those partners.
  • Develops – or manages teams who support the development of – tender, contract and staffing/consulting TORs. Identifies and provides initial reviews of legally binding documentation produced for Revitalise projects. Through collaboration with Core team members, ensures that all legally binding documentation has been appropriately reviewed and vetted before signature.
  • Oversees tracking of project budget forecasts and suggests planning modifications when needed, working closely with the Deputy Director Revitalise.
  • Leads the Revitalise team’s collaboration with Core staff/teams including GESI and RMEL, ensuring information/evidence within and from Revitalise projects is shared appropriately and adequately for effective project design, implementation and assessment within the Revitalise component and for optimal stabilisation effect across PFRU.
  • Proactively oversees and manages risk and risk mitigation on Revitalise projects and ensures relevant risk trackers for the Revitalise component are kept up to date.
  • Supervises the completion of all required processes and documentation for PFRU systems management throughout the project lifecycle for all Revitalise projects in their portfolio.
  • Ensures the procurement requirements for the Revitalise component are strategic and defined ahead of time; and works with the procurement team to ensure the needed procurements are secured.
  • Similarly, ensures the grant requirements for the Revitalise component are strategic and defined ahead of time; and works with the fund team to ensure the needed grants are secured.
  • Directly supervises project staff assigned solely to the Revitalise portfolio and manages – through matrixed management – those not supervised within the Revitalise team.
  • Collaborates with other PFRU staff to design or improve program and project management tools and systems.
  • Liaise frequently with the PFRU Deputy Team Leader – Projects to advise on project status, ensuring project design and implementation remain relevant and responsive.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the PFRU Deputy Team Leader – Projects.

Qualifications:

The Component Director Revitalise will have the following qualifications and experience requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of working with Ukrainian government/civil society at different levels (national/regional/local).
  • At least fifteen years of successful supervisory experience, including managing local and international staff; experience with dynamic teams (e.g. remote, large consultant pools, etc.) a plus.
  • At least fifteen years of experience in project management, including contract or grants management, budget management, and compliance.
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining diverse networks and coalitions to pursue common goals.
  • Strong understanding of the Ukrainian political, economic and social landscape
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Ukrainian.

Strongly preferred

  • Experience of working on donor-funded projects in conflict, governance, and/or stabilisation fields, including significant experience in conflict-affected countries.
  • FCDO project experience. Other donor experience in complex and politically sensitive transition or stabilization contexts, inclusive of direct client management or coordination, is also acceptable.
  • Knowledge of Chemonics’ systems and policies.

Duration of Assignment: Long-term. 

Location of Assignment: Kyiv, Ukraine 

Reporting: The Component Director Revitalise will report to the Deputy Team Leader Projects.

Apply using the following link and search for RV03- Component Director Revitalise, by 3rd February. For roles requiring English language skills, English language CVs are preferred (but not required). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Application link:- RV03- Component Director Revitalise03 https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a44f8791237c4df2a2c0d3d2ad86b2ca

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