The Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU), implemented by Chemonics International, is a multi-year, multi-donor funded program managed by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and governed in collaboration with the Government of Ukraine. 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. The Early Recovery component of PFRU is focused on support to areas impacted by war, primarily areas liberated following the Russian forces occupation of territory for a period of time since the start of the 24 February 2022 full-scale invasion, or areas that are heavily damaged or under the threat of shelling. Early Recovery currently works in eight Oblasts – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk. Early Recovery supports the state to immediate community priorities in liberated areas through a variety of sub-projects that includes community services, community protection, community safety, community governance, community security, community engagement, strategic recovery coordination, and strategic communications.
Objective and Tasks
The Technical Implementation Manager will assist the Early Recovery Component Leadership Team with a variety of technical advisory and management support responsibilities. This includes:
- Supporting the Early Recovery project team to drive successful implementation of the project budget to achieve stabilization impact in areas impacted by war across Ukraine, including management of the overall budget and tracking of individual sub-project and activity spending.
- Providing substantive technical advisory support to Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers through the drafting and review of technical activity SOWs, justification memos, and reports, as well as overall quality control of Early Recovery team activity trackers and fact sheets.
- Providing advisory support and management for the collection and review of research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (RMEL) data and inputs from Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers. This includes serving as the direct supervisor of the Early Recovery team MEL Officer.
- Providing overall management and quality control of the Early Recovery budget, including tracking of funds spent by individual sub-projects and activities, as well as ongoing forecasting ahead of programme closeout. Providing strategic recommendations for spending down remaining technical activity funds.
- Providing substantive technical advisory support to Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers on a variety of technical SOWs, memos, and reports. This includes serving as the lead writer and/or reviewer of Activity Determination Memos, Activity Proposal Memos, and Activity Completion Reports, ensuring linkages are captured with the PFRU programme theory of change and Early Recovery COM-B models, and clear articulations and justifications are provided for how activities are supporting community priorities and delivering stabilisation effect
- Providing advisory support and management for the collection and review of all RMEL data and inputs from Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers. This includes overseeing the collection and review of all RMEL indicators and means of verification in support of regular reporting, as well as serving as the direct supervisor of the Early Recovery team MEL Officer.
- Providing overall tracking and quality control of the Early Recovery project team Master Activity Tracker, which includes activities spread out across eight Oblasts and eight sub-projects. Ensuring summary tables are reflecting and aggregating data by beneficiary, geography, and activity type for inclusion in project reporting and fact sheets.
- Providing overall tracking and quality control of the Early Recovery project team Pre-Positioning Stock Tracker, a supply of emergency stock equipment that the Early Recovery houses in a warehouse for rapid deployment in response to crises or to newly liberated areas. Providing strategic recommendations for the deployment and draw down of stock as part of programme closeout.
- Participating in field assessments with Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers, scoping new geographies, identifying new activities, monitoring implementation of existing activities, and playing a representative role with Ukrainian government and civil society partners as needed. Travel can include visits to higher risk areas on the borders and frontlines at the discretion and comfort of the identified candidate.
- Proposing ideas for and serving as a lead creator for Early Recovery guidance documents and templates to support Early Recovery project team Advisors and Officers deliver on day-to-day technical and operational responsibilities. Proactively identifying needs and gap areas that can be supported by the creation of such guidance documents and templates to enhance the overall quality and efficiency of Early Recovery project teamwork.
- Reporting to the Early Recovery Chief of Staff, supporting a variety of additional daily surge technical and management needs, both at the direction of the Chief of Staff and by other members of the Early Recovery Leadership team. This can include, but is not limited to, participation in high-level meetings with government and civil society partners, supporting the planning and coordination of VIP visits to Early Recovery project team sites, reviewing memoranda of understanding with government partners for work in new geographies, ensuring quality control of the Early Recovery project team filing system, and overseeing the Early Recovery administrative team with ad hoc event, meeting, and logistics requests.
The Technical Implementation Manager will have the following qualifications and experience:
- Degree in international relations, international development, business management, or a related field.
- 2 years + of project management experience in international development, stabilisation, or humanitarian response, with field office and budgetary experience desirable.
- Someone who is detail oriented, able to work at a fast pace under stressful conditions in a war context, and has experience with overseeing and enhancing processes, systems and resources.
- Technical experience in stabilisation is desirable.
- Experience with FCDO funded-projects is desirable.
- Experience in Ukraine or the region is desirable.
- Excellent English language skills including computer literacy are essential.
- Ukrainian language skills are desirable.
Place of Assignment and Reporting
This is full-time, in-person position working directly from the PFRU office in Kyiv, Ukraine to at least September 15, 2024. The Technical Implementation Manager will directly report to the Early Recovery Chief of Staff and support the Early Recovery Leadership team.
Please apply using the following link PFRU Recruitment – Candidate Application Ref ER18 (smartsheet.com).
For roles requiring English language skills, English language CVs are preferred. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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