Country director Ukraine

Triangle Génération Humanitaire

Country Director – UKRAINE

Location: Ukraine – Lviv for now, could potentially change (Kiev) according to the context evolution & mission strategy, with regular trips to the field bases (Vinnitsya, Cherkasy, Dnipro, Kiev, other according to the evolution of the context and mission’s set up)

Duration: 1 year – Starting end of April 2024


  • Executive status
  • monthly gross salary from €3,300 to €4.120 according to experience in the similar position
  • monthly contextual allowance €150
  • monthly per diem 600 euros
  • medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance
  • accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission
  • break every 3 months. Non-family duty station

TGH has chosen a deliberately simple and transparent remuneration policy, accessible on our website The salary levels advertised in our job offers are set within the framework of the salary scale and are not open to negotiation.

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TGH background

“Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity”

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French association for international solidarity based in Lyon. It designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programmes in the fields of water, hygiene and sanitation, food security and rural development, socio-education and psychosocial support. TGH is currently active in 10 countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.


On February 24, the Russian president announced a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine. Minutes later, missiles/air raids hit all of Ukraine, including Kiev, shortly followed by a massive ground invasion from several directions, in a major escalation of the 2014 conflict and resulting in the siege of several major strategic Ukrainian cities such as Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Mariupol, and Sumy. The Ukrainian president has since enacted martial law resulting in the general mobilization and management of the country by the military.

In September 2022, UAF (Ukrainian Armed Forces) pushed back the aggressor in the east and south of the country with the recapture of some strategical cities. Meanwhile, RF forces continued their offensive with strikes across the country. In response, on September 21st, Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of 300,000 people to reinforce the invasion of Ukraine. Then, from 23 to 27 September 2022, the authorities of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the administrative authorities installed by Russia in Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts, hold annexation referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine that are widely regarded outside Russia as sham referendums. The results, although disputed by the international community, are all over 95% in favour of annexation. On 30 September, Vladimir Putin signed the annexation decree.

Today, the ground fighting remains very intense, taking on a “trench warfare” character and is mainly concentrated in the eastern and southern regions.

From a humanitarian perspective, the most pressing needs identified include:

  • cash and access to financial support
  • psychosocial support for a weakened mental health and limit the risk of irreversible
  • medicines and medical supplies
  • Shelter / NFI
  • Winterization

Presentation of the mission

TGH is present in Ukraine since 2015. Established in Kramatorsk (East), TGH’s interventions were targeting the most vulnerable populations along the contact line employing traditional and innovative modalities as follows:

  • Provision of electronic vouchers (e-vouchers for food, hygiene or dual-purpose e-vouchers), an innovative modality with application of mobile phones and web-money-based interface
  • Cash for Work (rehabilitation or social work)
  • PSS
  • Documentation support (restoration or obtaining of official/legal documents)
  • Provision of basic humanitarian assistance: food and hygiene kits, in Donetsk, NGCA

Following February 24th, 2022, TGH mobilized its teams on the ground and at headquarter to develop an emergency response to meet the most immediate needs of the affected populations. To this end, TGH has quickly started various assistance program to cover the basic needs (MPCA, light rehabilitation, winterization) and respond to the protection needs (PSS, Legal Aid, Case Management) of the affected households and individuals. To implement these activities in the most affected areas of Ukraine, TGH has developed and reinforced the collaboration with local partners that are essential and take a crucial place in the global response. Currently, TGH is implementing 2 different projects: 1 funded by BHA in consortium with 4 other French INGOs, 1 funded by CDCS ; while others are under discussion. TGH annual budget in Ukraine is about € 8 Million.

Today, TGH has 4 operational bases in: Lviv (where is also the coordination office), Vinnitsya, Cherkasy, Dnipro; and has a flat for visitors/representation in Kiev.

TGH is a member of the following Clusters and Working groups: Protection, Age and Disability Working Group (ADWG), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group (MHPSS WG), Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster (FSLC), Agriculture Working Group, Cash-based transfers Working Group (CBTWG) and WASH cluster.


Under the direct supervision of the HQ-based Desk Manager (Lyon), the country director (CD) has the overall responsibility for TGH operations in Ukraine and the mission staff. S/he directly manages 8 persons (D.CD for Support, D.CD for Program, HoD Security, Field Coordinators (3), compliance, communication Coordinator).

General supervision of the mission

  • Represents TGH in Ukraine, in particular with national authorities, national project partners, donors, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, UN agencies and other INGOs
  • Ensures compliance with Ukrainian laws, procedures and regulations applicable to the INGOs working in the country
  • Ensure an appropriate level of visibility of the organization with the national and local authorities, as well as with donor representatives in the country
  • Monitor and analyse the political, humanitarian and socio-economic context
  • Ensure efficient internal coordination at mission level and with HQ
  • Ensure efficient distance management between the coordination and Field bases

Security management.

  • Monitors the national context, including parts under Russian’s troupes influence (political, security and socio-economy) and maintains regular communication with HQ
  • Oversees the regular updates of TGH security package.
  • If required, conducts security assessment on the field
  • Ensures in particular that internal guidelines are translated (in national language)
  • Ensures that TGH is fully included in the existing security information and coordination mechanisms, such as the UN, INSO and the French Embassy
  • Manages security incidents and crises, in coordination with HQ, CIMIC or French embassy.


  • Represents TGH in Ukraine, in particular with national authorities and de-facto authorities, national project partners, donors, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, UN agencies and other INGOs
  • Ensures compliance with Ukrainian laws, procedures and regulations applicable to the INGOs working in the country
  • Ensures an appropriate level of visibility of the organisation with the national and local authorities, as well as with donor representatives in the country
  • Ensures TGH appropriate level of coordination into specific clusters and working group (Kiev national and sub-national level)
  • Ensures an appropriate level of coordination with others NGO working in the field.

Definition and implementation of mission strategy

  • Defines and/or updates the general strategy of the mission related to context changes, using the TGH tools.
  • Implements and orientates program activities to the strategy.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts assessment and exploratory missions.
  • Supervises the good Identification, implementation, and development of partnership agreement and follow up with local NGOs.


  • In coordination with the HQ-based Desk Manager, identifies and actively pursues new funding opportunities
  • Identifies call for proposals or tenders related to TGH intervention sectors.
  • Coordinates and/or supports writing proposals of new projects;


  • Ensures overall overview on the logistic and financial situation of the mission, and budget-related issues of the projects
  • Ensures overall coordination, follow-up and quality of the ongoing projects with the Deputy Country Director for Program (D.CD P)
  • Coordinates the production of qualitative and in-time donor reports (narrative and financial) with the D.CD Program & D.CD for Support.
  • Participates and supports the team in case of audit.
  • Ensure accountability mechanism are in place (PSEA, FCM …) and TGH policies.

Human resources

  • Plan and participate in the recruitment of expatriate staff
  • Ensure the full respect of the administrative, financial and logistics procedures
  • Ensures efficient internal coordination at mission level and with HQ through regular internal coordination meeting.
  • Organizes, coordinates and supports the TGH national and international team on a daily basis.
  • In coordination with the HQ-based Desk Manager, defines the team’s setup
  • Ensures performance management for staff under direct supervision according to the internal guidelines
  • Ensure a good work atmosphere and team building into the mission.

This list of responsibilities could be modified upon the needs in the field.

Security, working and living conditions

Security conditions are very volatile and must be assessed constantly. Air alerts are relatively frequent and specific SOPs have been set up. Movements are monitored and there are no-go areas defined by the organisation. The Martial Law all over the country was declared since the open conflict with Russia that brings some restrictions as curfews.

In Lviv, life is relatively quiet with a large variety of services and supplies. The CD have is own apartment in Lviv.


  • At least 3 years of experience with a humanitarian NGO including at least 1 year in a coordination position in emergency context.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian environment (NGOs, UN, main donors)
  • Good security management skills, experience in challenging security environments
  • Good communication and writing skills in English; knowledge of Ukrainian and French languages is an asset.
  • Proven experience in networking, fundraising and writing project proposals
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in partnership building and management with local CSO partners and national government
  • Good organizational, planning, diplomatic, and problem-solving skills, effective decision-maker
  • Strong leadership and staff management skills, with experience in managing diverse and multidisciplinary teams
  • Cultural sensitivity, diplomatic, positive and constructive approach
  • Experience of leading efficient and transparent financial management processes
  • Ability to speak and communicate to different audiences: donors, partners, cluster, staff and beneficiaries.


Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter on our HR Webpage,

How to apply


Applicants are invited to send a resume + a cover letter on our HR Webpage,

Deadline: 14 Mar 2024

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