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Caritas Switzerland is one of the leading Swiss NGOs in the field of poverty reduction in Switzerland and 20 countries on four continents. International Cooperation programmes focus on humanitarian aid, income generation, climate change and migration. Within the Ukraine Programme, Caritas Switzerland works through local implementing partners, taking the localization of aid approach in its response, and focus on bringing technical value-added specifically in the fields of Livelihoods, protection, shelter, WASH in addition to supporting partners in financial controlling and compliance standards. Join us with a commitment to help us bring about a more caring society, as
Country Director Ukraine Programme (100%)
Team Management and Development:
Safety and Security:
Fundraising and Donor Relations:
Working hours (%): 80-100%80-100%
Will manage other people: Yes
Type of contract: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)
Duration: Fixed term until 31.12.2025 with option of extension until 31.12.2027
Education level: Master's degree
Macro-area: Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Level of experience: Senior Professional, more than 5 years
Area of work Definition: Leadership and Management
Area of work: External Relations, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
Type of organisation: NGOs
Join date: 1 March or by appointment
Educational Background: Master's or equivalent in International Development, Business Administration, Economics, Agricultural Development, Environmental Science, or a related field. Additional qualifications in development studies/humanitarian aid or livelihoods approaches or market system development are an advantage.
Experience: Minimum 10 years in international cooperation, including 5 years in a managerial role, preferably in post-Soviet countries. Demonstrated experience in transition from humanitarian aid to sustainable programming, emergency response projects, CVA (including knowledge of cash transfer options, vulnerability scoring assessments as well as market assessments for different sectors), and project cycle management (PCM) in cooperation with local partner organizations.
Skills: Strong financial management and business expertise, project planning, and implementation skills. Proven ability in safety and security management. Effective in working with bi- and multilateral donors and in developing innovative project proposals.
Competencies: Excellent teamwork, communication, and relationship-building skills. Proficient in English; Ukrainian or Russian language skills are a plus.
Travel: Willingness to undertake field missions within Ukraine if security situation allows, adhering to security policies.
Location: Lviv and Kyiv, Ukraine.
Start Date: 01.03.2024. or by appointment
Contract Duration: Fixed term until 31.12.2025, with the possibility of extension until 31.12.2027.
Caritas Switzerland offers an engaging, open work environment in an international setting. We value digital and agile mindsets in our team members and encourage involvement in digital transformation initiatives.
Does this opportunity appeal to you? We look forward to receiving your application (cover letter and CV in English) by February 27, 2024 via the blue "Apply" button below.
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