Area Manager (Chernihiv) / Регіональний_а менеджер_ка (Чернігів)

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Area Manager (Chernihiv) / Регіональний_а менеджер_ка (Чернігів)

Background

Global Communities is implementing the 18-month, Community-Led Emergency Action and Response (CLEAR) program with support from the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) to respond to humanitarian needs in Ukraine. The program is designed with the goal of saving lives, reducing suffering, and addressing needs while supporting communities to lead their own response.

  • Purpose 1: Provide gender-sensitive protection services while strengthening capacities of local protection actors to increase safety and well-being of 20,000 displaced and war-affected people.
  • Purpose 2: Provide safe, habitable, and gender-sensitive shelter and settlements (S&S) solutions to 12,900 displaced and war-affected people, including improving access to suitable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities, while strengthening the capacities of local actors.

CLEAR’s localized approach prioritizes capacity building of local civil society organizations (CSOs) to be effective responders, in line with USAID and BHA’s localization agenda. As the humanitarian repercussions of the conflict are expected to be protracted, building local capacity is critical early in the response to enable affected populations to address their own lifesaving needs. CLEAR has integrated reflection and learning to capture lessons from this approach that will be shared with USAID/BHA and the broader humanitarian community

CLEAR will focus on 20 communities Chernivtsi and Chernihivska Oblasts, to be selected jointly with our local partners and based on a rapid needs assessment conducted during co-creation. However, the emphasis will be on communities outside of major city centers that are underserved by the international response. This marries a needs-based response with our unique ready access to more remote communities and existing relationships there for an efficient response.

Job Summary

Global Communities is seeking a qualified Area Manager (AM), Chernihivska Oblast to lead activities and create results in line with program objectives. The role of the Area Manager is to enable productive and accountable relationships with beneficiaries, communities’ leaders, relevant government authorities, international and Ukrainian NGO/CSO, and UN agencies and other donor-funded programs. The AM works constructively with the Program Director, CLEAR local partners, and technical and support staff to design and manage a mix of integrated activities, including Shelter, WASH, NFI, and Cash Assistance (winterization, rental, multi-purpose) activities, ensuring protection, accountability, and gender are mainstreamed. The role will contribute to the development of area strategies, translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks overseeing the implementation of GC and partners’ programming and outreach and providing coordination support, training, and capacity building for partners. The AM proposes adjustments, acceleration, and improvement of program delivery in a manner compliant with GC policies and guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Line manages area support and program staff ensuring inter-department coordination.
  • Closely coordinates with the senior management team ensuring regular information flows.
  • Oversees technical aspects of shelter/housing repairs and other construction work and supervises technical staff.
  • Coordinates the distribution of NFI kits and/or other support (Cash, Protection) to the affected population together with partners and communities, aligned with GC policies and in coordination with the CLEAR program team.
  • Conducts and coordinate frequent site visits to check activities and progress and to maintain a rapport with beneficiaries, implementing partners, and local authorities
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including local government representatives, civil society, community, and other implementing partners.
  • Provides leadership in overseeing logistical/procurement, human resources/administration, and office service activities at the area-office level to ensure timely/efficient delivery.
  • Prepares and maintains/updates detailed work plan(s) that support and achieve planned activities.
  • Provides support to CLEAR local partners, in collaboration with the Technical and Partnership Team, in implementing activity plans that respond to identified capacity building needs.
  • Ensures all activities run accordingly to minimum standards and best practices and are appropriate for the context, in line with minimum standards and humanitarian principles.
  • Ensures overall adherence to GC policies, procedures, guidelines, systems, and standard practices.
  • Prepares and submits weekly, monthly, and three-month work plans in a timely manner, and incorporate supervisor feedback as requested.
  • Provides Context Analyst Officer with regular analysis of the context and humanitarian situation for programmatic and safety assessments.
  • Creates and maintains program records, reports, presentations, and proposals.

Position Requirements

Education

A bachelor’s degree required; degree in civil engineering preferred.

Experience

  • A minimum of four years’ experience in a humanitarian/recovery context or with civil society organizations; experience working in Ukraine within the last one year required; experience operating in Chernihivskaska highly desirable.
  • Proven technical expertise in Shelter, WASH, NFI, Cash Assistance or a mix of these technical areas on USAID/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) programs required.
  • At least two years’ leadership role overseeing 10+ technical, financial, operations, and area management teams.
  • Experience in organizing, conducting, and monitoring program activities, including as field visits, coordinating trainings and activities, organizing and supporting the distribution of goods to the affected population.
  • Proven leadership and capacity building of local partners, coordinating activities and tasks between program and partners, and ensuring community participatory approaches in project design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Understanding of humanitarian and international standards, including SPHERE minimum standards in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Skills

  • Fluency in English language required.
  • Commitment to the humanitarian principles and Do No Harm.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country partners, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Exemplary time management, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail necessary to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player who can work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • A strong understanding of the Ukraine humanitarian context and regional contexts.
  • Computer literacy, familiarity with word processing, excel and PowerPoint is required.

 Please send your applications via e-mail: [email protected]

Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability.

Global Communities is committed to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all staff, representatives, partners, participants, and anyone with whom Global Communities interacts worldwide, especially children and adults at risk. All Global Communities staff and representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of breach of our safeguarding policies. In addition, it is Global Communities’ policy that it is the responsibility of anyone engaged with Global Communities to proactively build a safe and supportive environment in our work. All our staff and representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.


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