Program Manager (Kyiv)

  • Contractor
  • Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Finn Church Aid profile

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Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid Ukraine is looking for a Program Manager to take an integral role in managing and planning FCA’s programming in Ukraine in order to deliver quality education and quality livelihoods opportunities to those affected by the war in Ukraine. The Program Manager is a key member of the Senior Management Team, working in partnership with the Country Director and Finance and Administration Manager to provide leadership and oversight for FCA Ukraine program staff, to shape the UKRCO country strategy and strategic planning and advise on program management best practice and priorities. The Program Manager will play a lead role in updating FCA Ukraine’s Country Strategy and establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships in FCA’s three priority areas: Right to Educaction, Right to Livelihoods and Right to Peace. The Program Manager will be based at FCA’s offices in Kyiv and with occasional travel to Chernihiv, Zhytomyr and Kharkiv.

Background info on FCA

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 13 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.

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FCA’s humanitarian aid programme in Ukraine focuses on education and livelihood sectors in central and eastern Ukraine which involves frequent travels and deployment in areas heavily affected by the war.

Scope of Work & Deliverables

The role of Project Manager is to lead FCA Ukraine’s Program Team, providing guidance and support to project managers while working toward fulfilling FCA Ukraine’s mandate. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure FCA’s programming activities are relevant in the Ukrainian context and reflective of humanitarian principles and FCA’s organizational principles.
  • Developing and monitoring FCA’s overall programming plan and implementation.
  • Managing and guiding FCA’s Program Staff and Technical Advisors, ensuring quality and timeliness of programming.
  • Contributing to FCA Ukraine’s overall management and strategic planning as part of the Senior Management Team, along with the Country Director and Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Working closely with FCA’s Business Development Manager and Country Director to plan and implement fundraising activities, including project design and the development of project proposals.
  • Establishing and/or strengthening relationships with relevant local partners and other program stakeholders in order to support FCA’s programming activities and opportunities and consolidate FCA’s presence in Ukraine.
  • Coordinating and representing FCA with relevant stakeholders including international NGOs, donor coordination structures and clusters, UN agencies, donors, national and local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Lead on advocacy initiatives in country and working together with FCA’s advocacy team in Helsinki to increase international impact.
  • Ensuring FCA Ukraine’s programming is in line with FCA’s global strategy and other relevant strategies such as Education and Education in Emergencies (EiE), Livelihoods Strategy, Peacebuildling Strategy.
  • Ensuring FCA’s programming follows and adheres to international standards and guidance, such as CHS standards, INEE Minimum Standards, Sphere Standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards and FCA guidelines.
  • Acting head of FCA’s Ukraine Office when Country Director is unavailable.


Country Director, Finance and Administration Manager, Business Development Manager, program staff and support staff (Finance and logistics); project partners; FCA Grants Unit and National Organisations .

Duration of contract

Duration of contract is 12 months with the possibility of extension, and a probation period of 6 months and mutual termination of 1 month.

Required Expertise and Qualification

The candidate must possess the below minimum qualifications and skills:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in humanitarian and/or international development programs focusing on education and /or livelihoods/economic empowerment, preferably in Ukraine
  • Staff management and/or supervisory experience.
  • Proven experience developing and writing funding proposals for international donors
  • Strong analytical, administrative and conceptual skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player.
  • Effective leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Ukrainian and/or Russian desirable
  • Understanding of Ukraine’s education system, particularly the New Ukrainian School priorities, and/or economic empowerment, livelihoods and vocational training policies and priorities would be beneficial.

The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. Please apply by using the link no later than February 27th, 2024.

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, the ACT Alliance. We seek positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ right to peace, livelihoods and quality education. Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

FCA practices zero tolerance on sexual exploitation and abuse, including child abuse in all forms. FCA has zero tolerance concerning aid diversion and illegal actions, and may screen applicants against international lists to ensure due diligence and compliance with Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements.

FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).

How to apply

Deadline: 27-Feb-24

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