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Programme Manager Ukraine Crisis Response (100%)
Caritas Switzerland (CACH) is one of the leading Swiss NGOs in the field of poverty reduction in Switzerland and abroad. International Cooperation programmes focus on humanitarian aid, income generation, climate change and migration. The Programme Ukraine Crisis Response is currently operating in the Ukraine as well as in neighboring countries providing emergency assistance to people affected by the conflict. 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 field of cash and markets, shelter and supports partners on financial controlling and compliance standards.
  • Development of project proposals for the UCR programme portfolio, especially Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming
  • Provide technical oversight and programme management of ongoing CVA and (emergency) livelihood projects
  • Build capacities of local partners and Caritas staff through training and technical accompaniment
  • Represent Caritas Switzerland in the UN cluster system, Cash Working Groups and other CVA networks as necessary
  • Project Cycle Management of projects of the UCR programme, including the elaboration of intermediary/final reports and situation updates towards external donors and stakeholders
  • Quality control and supervision in terms of humanitarian and technical standards, including overall financial monitoring, quality check of programmatic and financial reporting, ensuring implementation of Caritas Switzerland standards
  • In support of the Director UCR, development of UCR strategy and HR management (recruitment and supervision of locally employed staff)
  • Masters Degree (Master or Diploma) in International Affairs, Social Studies, Economy, Environmental Science or in any other relevant field, post graduate in development studies and / or humanitarian aid is an advantage
  • Several years of work experience in the area of international cooperation (especially in emergency relief and humanitarian aid operations), including foreign assignments, and positions with management responsibility
  • Solid experience in planning, monitoring and implementation of projects and programmes (PCM-experience) and in cooperation with local partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing Cash and Voucher Assistance CVA projects (including knowledge of cash transfer options, vulnerability scoring assessments as well as market assessments for different sectors)
  • Experience in the collaboration with bi- and multilateral donors, spirit for acquisition and development of innovative project ideas and proposals
  • Readiness to carry out field missions within the Ukraine if security situation allows (adhering to CACH’s security policies)
  • Excellent collaboration, networking, and representational skills - Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work and communicate in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, knowledge of Polish/Ukrainian/Russian is an advantage
Your place of work will be Lviv, Ukraine (if security allows; otherwise Warsaw, Poland)
Starting date: immediately or as agreed upon. 
The position is limited to 12 months with an option for extension depending on the programme duration.

Caritas offers attractive working conditions and an open working atmosphere in an international field of activities.

For further information please contact: Mr Guido Dost, Programme Director UCR,, Telephone +41 41 419 23 64.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your job application by 15 May 2022 latest through our web portal.

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