Recovery Adviser | Kyiv, Ukraine | 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 Early Recovery component of PFRU is focused on support to recently liberated areas where Russian forces had occupied territory for a period of time since   of the 24 February 2022. Early Recovery currently works in four Oblasts – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and Kharkiv – and supports the state to immediate community priorities in liberated areas through community safety, community services and community protection activities. PFRU helps ensure public safety and security and spearheads the restoration of key public services, utilities and infrastructure.  


The Recovery Adviser will support the delivery of PFRU’s Early Recovery component in recently liberated areas of Ukraine, with a focus on development and implementation of a variety of community safety, community services and community protection activities in one to two Oblasts (to be determined based on need). The Recovery Adviser will serve on behalf of the Early Recovery team as the lead of a host of activities in the assigned Oblasts, working closely with the Early Recovery Senior Management Team, Oblast and Hromada Administration officials, as well as central government authorities, to coordinate the delivery of stabilization interventions and impact.  


  • Lead the development and implementation of PFRU Early Recovery activities in assigned Oblasts in collaboration with Oblast Administrations, local authorities and civil counterparts, with a focus on delivery of community safety, community services and community protection interventions.  
  • Lead PFRU Early Recovery Rapid Field Assessments in recently liberated areas to identify new activities in collaboration with Oblast and Hromada level authorities, civil society and community stakeholders. Conduct field site visits to monitor implementation of existing activities.  
  • Directly supervise PFRU Early Recovery Field Coordination Officers embedded within Oblast Administration offices in the assigned geographies. Design efforts to maximize capacity building opportunities for direct supervisees.  
  • Lead coordination efforts with Oblast and Hromada level authorities to ensure all parties are proactively and actively aware and engaged on all PFRU Early Recovery activities in assigned geographies. Ensure activity engagements are appropriately formalized and documented, including within memoranda of understanding with relevant government departments. 
  • Ensure community engagement is woven into all activities, drawing on and building upon existing civil society infrastructure and networks and creating innovative ideas for tapping into community resources to maximize impact. 
  • Design and manage capacity development initiatives to improve government authorities’ ability to lead strategic, tactical and operational activities and coordination, including at the international, central, regional and local levels.  
  • Support the PFRU Early Recovery Senior Management Team to develop proposals, budgets and Terms of Reference for new Early Recovery activities. 
  • Conduct ongoing needs analysis, including the evaluation and integration of information from a variety of sources to assess stabilization resource requirements and impacts and target new activities and interventions for Early Recovery. Integrate learning and adaptation and closely coordinate with PFRU Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team personnel to develop indicators and milestones to monitor, report on and maximize impact.  
  • Incorporate a gender inclusive perspective in all areas of work, ensuring equitable participation in all PFRU activities. 



  • A university degree (and ideally a post-graduate degree) in international relations, international development, conflict or stabilization studies, government or public administration or related fields. 
  • A least 5 years’ experience in the conflict, humanitarian, emergency or stabilization sectors, including experience in conflict affected areas of Ukraine. Demonstrable experience in other related sectors can be considered in lieu of the above.  
  • Experience working directly or in collaboration with central, regional or local government highly desired. 
  • Experience in the design and management of a variety of complex stabilization or recovery activities 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 English. 

Duration of Assignment: Full time

Location of Assignment: Kyiv, Ukraine

Reporting to:  Early Recovery Chief of Staff.  

Application instructions: Please apply using the following link Recovery Advisor (ER002)  PFRU Recruitment – Candidate Application ( by 30303 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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