MHPSS Delegate

  • Contractor
  • Kyiv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Danish Red Cross profile

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Danish Red Cross

Danish Red Cross (DRC) is hiring a highly qualified MHPSS Delegate to continue developing our support to the Ukraine Red Cross Society and their MHPSS activities.

Danish Red Cross (DRC) has been present in Eurasia for more than 20 years and is currently active in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DPRK, Nepal, Myanmar, and Ukraine with approximately 70 staff in the region. In Ukraine, DRC has been engaged in partnership with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) since 2014, currently with a team of around 45 international and national staff based in Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Khmelnytskyi, Mykolaiv and Kropyvnytskyi. Since the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, DRC has scaled up its operation and support to URCS significantly to meet the increasing needs of the conflict affected population.

The MHPSS delegate will in general be responsible for:

  • Support URCS to identify needs and design interventions for affected population in terms of MHPSS interventions considering access and URCS capacities.
  • Supporting MHPSS project(s) for DRC CO, including facilitating assessments, project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting etc.
  • Coordination with URCS and other partners on project management and implementation og MHPSS projects
  • Ensuring relevant involvement and support by DRC colleagues at CO, RO and HQ level to promote technical quality, donor/partnership compliance, strong technical standards on MHPSS as well as project management.

In addition, the following responsibilities apply for the position:

  • Represent DRC Ukraine in relevant technical and coordination forum on MHPSS with movement and/or external partners (movement technical working groups, projects etc.)
  • Strengthen technical quality of MHPSS activities across all DRC projects.
  • Support the portfolio scale up through project development and design under Head of Operations leadership.
  • For more information on the position please find here Job Description

Qualifications and competencies

  • You have a higher-level educational background in MHPSS or other relevant MHPSS, humanitarian or social sectors.
  • You have proven experience in managing projects from a non-profit organization, government institutions or international organization.
  • You have experience in working with partners at national and sub-national levels.
  • You have work experience in monitoring and reporting on indicators through innovative qualitative data gathering techniques and other type of surveys.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language is a requirement and knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian an advantage.
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an asset.
  • Experience working with international donors as DANIDA/Danish MFA, ECHO, EU, etc. is an advantage.

We expect that you are confident in working in high risk and volatile situations where hibernation and evacuation plans are part of the reality and can handle a heavy but varied workload. You understand that process and local partner ownership are key to achieving results in culturally and politically sensitive environments. As a person, you are an excellent coordinator and have strong communication, writing, coordination, negotiation, networking, and facilitation skills. You must be self-supporting in computers and possess a valid international driving license.

Employment conditions

The starting date is expected to be as soon as possible and not later than February 21st. The length of the contract is 1 year with the possibility to be extended. Your duty station will be in Kyiv. The position is a non-family duty station and will include R&R benefits for as long as the security situation deems it necessary.

Travelling to project implementation areas will take place to the degree that the security situation in-country allows. For security reasons, please also highlight if you have already had HEAT training, and the date of this training.

The salary including allowances and pension is competitive and will be depending on qualifications and experience. DRC’s objective is to recruit as local as possible, and as global as necessary.

Further information

You can contact Head of Operations Jan Erik Krøyer on [email protected] if you have further questions.

Application deadline will be 1st February and interviews will be performed on a rolling basis. First-come, first-served and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Your application and CV should be uploaded at DRC web page

How to apply

deadline: 1-Feb-24

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