Capacity Building Programme Manager

  • Contract
  • Kyiv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Danish Refugee Council

Since 2016, DRC in Ukraine has implemented an innovative and agile Capacity Building programme to develop capacities of government agencies in IDPs integration and peacebuilding policy. Past achievements include:

  • Experience-sharing exercises between authorities in Ukraine and their counterparts in other countries to learn from their experience with IDPs integration
  • Tailor-made capacity building plans for government agencies/institutions
  • The development of criteria and indicators for IDPs Integration in Ukraine (resulting from consultations with IDPs, host communities and other stakeholders in Ukraine) for the benefit of policy-makers
  • Organizing consultations between the government of Ukraine, civil society experts and the international community to help shape the peacebuilding policy

Since the escalation in conflict in February 2022, DRC has successfully shifted the focus of the programme to support more directly civil society actors and duty bearers involved in the response and recovery efforts.

Overall purpose of the role

  • Develop and manage DRC Ukraine’s Capacity Building Programme centred around strengthening capacities of civil society actors and duty bearers on emergency response and recovery efforts. The civil society actors include national and local civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), academia and leaders from displaced and host communities. The duty bearers may include regional oblast administrations.
  • Contribute to strengthening partnerships, including identification and capacity development of civil society organizations in close coordination with other sectors of DRC Ukraine.
  • Provide vision, leadership and direction to the Capacity Building Programme team and, oversee the administration and implementation of the projects, personnel and M&E.
  • Represent the Capacity Building Programme in relevant humanitarian coordination fora, engaging with UN & INGO counterparts and proactively seeking to shape agendas in line with DRC and programme priorities.

Geographic scope: Country (Ukraine)

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance with DRC’s procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.

Main responsibilities

Management of the Capacity Building Programme portfolio

  • Oversee programme quality of current two ongoing projects

  • Ensure compliance of current & proposed projects within scope of DRC and donor(s) standards and regulations

  • Ensure project staff receive timely guidance and support

  • Develop clear lines of communication between the project staff and partner CSOs

  • Develop tools and processes to capture, share and incorporate lessons learned and best practices to inform and enhance quality of programming

  • Coordinate with and provide support to DRC Ukraine’s sectors on capacity building initiatives

Strategy and funding development and resource mobilisation

  • Lead and coordinate partnership assessments and capacity building for DRC’s local partners
  • Lead and facilitate strategy development for Capacity Building Programme based on the evolving context
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals in line with the programme strategy document
  • Provide technical inputs to DRC Ukraine other programme sectors on partnership and capacity building
  • Support the senior management in resource mobilisation for new projects

As a Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on the next steps of Capacity Building Programme: its purpose, functions and role
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, 8 national employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

Reports to: Country Programme Manager

Contract Length: 1 Year, dependent on funding. Salary Band: F2

Start Date: October 2022

Recruitment may be on a rolling basis. Posting closes on September 30, 2022

Required experience and competencies

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a project/ programme management role involving responsibility for developing new and successful proposals
  • At least 3 years’ experience with people management
  • Skills and experience in project/programme planning, delivery, monitoring, reporting, review and evaluation
  • Skills in fundraising, budget management and donor reporting/ accountability/ compliance
  • Experience in working in complex emergencies or challenging security settings and within security management frameworks
  • Calm and diplomatic in nature
  • Expertise in capacity building of staff and local partners
  • Expertise in representation and cooperation with authorities
  • Ability to produce timely project proposals and high-quality reports
  • Full professional proficiency in English. Proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian a distinct asset.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. “

Required education

Master’s degree in a relevant subject, such as human rights law, international relations and/or international development

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

How to apply

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

To apply please follow the link:

Closing date for applications: September 30, 2022.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, candidates will be contacted on the rowing basis as the position should be filled ASAP.

Closing date: 9/30/2022