Field Coordination Officer – 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 revitalisation in the context of Russia’s aggression. This outcome is designed to facilitate the rebuilding of a more resilient, socially cohesive, inclusive, independent, democratic, sovereign, and prosperous Ukraine.  The PFRU provides funds to Ukrainian and international delivery partners and implements projects based on research and evidence.

The Field Coordination Officer – Kyiv will support the delivery of PFRU’s Early Recovery component in recently liberated areas of Ukraine, with a focus on activity development and implementation in Kyiv Oblast. The Field Coordination Officer – Kyiv will be assigned to assist the Kyiv Oblast Administration and Civil Authorities to coordinate the delivery of PFRU Early Recovery and other humanitarian and stabilization activities. The specific objective of the Field Coordination Officer – Kyiv is enhanced and operationalised humanitarian and recovery coordination by Oblast Administrations and local authorities in recently liberated areas, including oversight and monitoring of the delivery of PFRU funded Early Recovery interventions.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of PFRU Early Recovery activities in collaboration with the Kyiv Oblast Administration, local authorities and civil counterparts, with a focus on delivery of community safety, community services and community protection.
  • Assist the assigned Recovery Adviser (covering Kyiv Oblast) to identify gaps at the regional and local level that can be filled by the selection and deployment of appropriate PFRU funded recovery interventions in support of identified regional administration and local authority priorities.
  • Support the Kyiv Oblast Administration to effectively coordinate humanitarian and recovery assessment, planning and delivery on priorities with central government, local authorities (Hromadas) and national and international humanitarian agencies, NGOs, volunteers and private sector organisations.
  • Support PFRU Rapid Assessments of early recovery priorities of newly liberated areas and identify priorities which require a coordinated central and regional government and international agency response.
  • Conduct ongoing needs analysis, including the evaluation and integration of information from a variety of sources to assess humanitarian and recovery resource requirements and impacts.
  • Incorporate a gender inclusive perspective in all areas of work, ensuring equitable participation in all PFRU activities.

Qualifications

  • A university degree in government or public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, conflict or stabilization studies, international relations, or related fields.
  • A least 3 years’ experience in relevant fields such as government administration, emergency services or relief (police, fire or ambulance), health services, social services, refugee and IDP assistance, community engagement and organisation or related humanitarian, stabilization and recovery areas.
  • Experience working directly or in collaboration with central, regional or local government highly desired.
  • Excellent and demonstrable coordination and problem-solving skills, including an understanding of approaches and techniques to rapidly implement appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. in the context of war, natural disaster and human misery), showing persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remaining calm in stressful situations.
  • Excellent communications skills including speaking and writing clearly and effectively in Ukrainian, and with at least a limited proficiency in English.

Duration of Assignment: Full time

Location of Assignment: This is an in-person position working directly from the Kyiv Oblast Administration offices in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Field Coordination Officer – Kyiv will report directly to the assigned Recovery Adviser (covering Kyiv Oblast).

Application instructions: Please apply using the following link (Field Coordination Officer – Kyiv -ER006) PFRU Recruitment – Candidate Application (smartsheet.com) by 3 February, 2023. 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.

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