Ukraine nationals: WASH Project Coordinator

Danish Refugee Council

Mariupol, , UA

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Ukraine DRC operates since 2007.

Danish Refugee Council is currently looking for a highly qualified Project Coordinator for it’s Area office in Mariupol.

Overall purpose of the role:

The objective of the project, and thus the purpose of the Project Coordinator position, will be to contribute to meeting immediate WASH needs of the conflict-affected population in the East of Ukraine (NGCA) helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases through the implementation of WASH activities adapted to the context, the area and the populations targeted. DRC-DDG will partner with a local implementing partner on identifying vulnerable elderly and disabled beneficiaries in currently underserved areas to provide them with hygiene kits, medical masks and hygiene and COVID prevention messages. The project will distribute 1,500 hygiene NFI kits in NGCA settlements. Due to the current lack of direct access and risks involved with distributions under such circumstances, this is considered a complex and specialized project and the position demands expertise in remote management and managing risk under such circumstances, as well as willingness and ability to travel to NGCA, directly interacting with the partner communities and other stakeholder, situation permitting. Adapting previous and current experiences to build the capacity of both DRC and the IPs and inform the country strategy will be necessary. 

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Coordination and Implementing Partner Supervision: The primary function of this position is to oversee and support all aspects of the implementing partners’ procurement and distribution of WASH kits in NGCA. This includes supporting the partner as well as DRC with drafting and following detailed Work Plans, Spending/Procurement plans, staffing/HR plans, logistics and cargo transport plans, verification of supporting document as required, developing and advising on selection criteria and selection processes etc.
  • Reporting: Timely submission of Indicator Performance Tracking, 5Ws, case stories, training reports, interim and final donor narrative reports in English.
  • Capacity building: This position will be required to assess the implementing partner’s capacity across a number of dimensions, design and facilitate a capacity building plan for the IP as well as DRC where relevant. This may include but is not limited to compliance with relevant legislation, humanitarian principals, Sphere Standards for WASH and NFI, procurement principals, safety and security, donor reporting etc. The capacity building plan and activities will be carried out in close coordination with the relevant departments of DRC-DDG.
  • Strategy: Active participation in DRC’s strategic planning, which may include contributing to DRCs humanitarian access discussions and strategy and DRCs partnership strategies.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to NGCA for monitoring and coaching activities, situation permitting.

About you:

  • Minimum  3 years experience implementing humanitarian response projects at least 2 of which should include experience in the context of implementing programs in the Non-Government Controlled Areas of Ukraine. Extensive knowledge of the NGCA context is essential to the success of this position.
  • Capacity Building Minimum 3 years experience capacity building staff and implementing partner staff. This may include formal trainings and workshops as well as less formal coaching, mentorship, quality control.
  • Necessary experience with beneficiary selection, verification, distribution, accounting and reporting for food or non-food items. Experience with setting up such systems a distinct advantage
  • WASH: Experience with the procurement and distributing of hygiene and sanitation supplies is a distinct advantage
  • Experience in remote management and remote monitoring is a distinct advantage
  • Master’s degree (specialist’s degree) in Project Management, Business Administration or other related field.
  • Candidate should be conversant in the Humanitarian Principals. A Certificate from CHS, Sphere, RedR, NGOForum or similar would be an advantage.

We offer:

Contract length: 5 months

Level: G non-management

Start date: September, 2020 pending availability of funding

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: August 19, 2020.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]

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