Радник/ця з відновлення (Південь) / Recovery Advisor (South)
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 recently liberated areas where Russian forces had occupied territory for a period of time since the start of the 24 February 2022 full-scale invasion. Early Recovery currently works in seven Oblasts – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Kherson, Mykolaiv – with plans to expand to other Oblasts in the South and East. 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 coordination, and strategic communications.
The Recovery Advisor will lead 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 sub-projects including community services, community protection, community governance, community engagement and strategic coordination. The Recovery Advisor will serve on behalf of the Early Recovery team as the lead of a host of activities in one to two assigned Oblasts (to be determined based on need), working under the direct supervision of the Senior Recovery Advisor, 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 under the direct supervision of the Senior Recovery Advisor, in collaboration with Oblast Administrations, local authorities and civil counterparts, with a focus on delivery of community services, community protection, community governance, community engagement and strategic coordination activities.
· 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.
· Lead PFRU Early Recovery Rapid Field Assessments in recently liberated areas to identify new activities under the direct supervision of the Senior Recovery Advisor, in collaboration with Oblast and Hromada level authorities, civil society and community stakeholders. Conduct field site visits to monitor implementation of existing activities.
· Ensure community engagement is woven into activities through grant awards, drawing on and building upon existing civil society infrastructure and networks and creating innovative ideas for tapping into community resources to maximize impact.
· Directly supervise PFRU Early Recovery Field Coordination Officers embedded within Oblast Administration offices in the assigned geographies.
· 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.
The Recovery Advisor will have the following qualifications and experience:
· 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.
Place of Assignment and Reporting
This is an in-person position working directly from the PFRU office in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Recovery Advisor will report directly to the Senior Recovery Advisor.
Apply using the following link by February 26th. For roles requiring English language skills, English language CVs are preferred (but not required). We encourage to apply people with disabilities. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.