Deputy Team Lead – Ukraine Response

Medical Teams International

This is a limited duration full-time position which includes Medical Teams full benefits package.

Responsible for leading the scale-up and implementation of the Medical Teams International response to the Ukraine crisis in Moldova, providing support to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova as well as cross-border support into Ukraine from Moldova. This position will oversee program design, development, and strategy in coordination with the Ukraine Regional Response Team Lead.

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


  • Oversee scale-up of program startup of health services and establishment of HR, Finance, IT and Logs support functions and staff according to best practice and the Medical Teams Field Operations Manual.
  • Ensure humanitarian needs and context are regularly analyzed and approach adapted in consultation with Humanitarian Response Team and Health Advisor.
  • Lead on liaising with donors to identify funding and submit proposals.
  • Oversee establishment of health response programming -with a strong focus on mental health and psychosocial support- through negotiation with local authorities (MoH, local government and coordination entities and other NGOs), design of org charts, hiring and training of new staff and begin implementation activities as a part of direct health services, health systems strengthening or community systems strengthening.
  • Establish strong partnership relationships with other NGOs and local partners.
  • Provide weekly sitrep inputs to headquarters and input into weekly HQ Response Management meetings.
  • Ensure that beneficiary tracking platforms and accountability mechanisms are established.
  • Collaborate with response leadership to monitor work plans, identify, and complete other relevant response startup tasks.
  • Develop and maintain up to date org charts and budgets that support a relevant and effective health response strategy that is institutionally funded.
  • Strong team culture of Accountability, Tenacity, Courage, and solidarity with the Ukrainian people to break barriers to health across the Ukraine regional crisis. Deputy Team Lead will motivate and coordinate the local team through regular team meetings, work plans, and assignments.
  • Ensure accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and performance management, partnership agreements, and highlighted in reporting.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Other Duties:

  • Utilize volunteers when appropriate.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors Degree in a health-related field, international development, or other related field.
  • Completed HEAT Course
  • Valid Passport


  • Masters or other professional health degree such as MPH, or relevant experience managing public health projects, but not required.


  • Minimum five years experience with an international NGO and minimum 3 years in leadership roles
  • Experience managing multi-sectoral and/or health interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience in security management (leadership role in conflict or insecure setting for at least one year, with direct experience acting as security focal point).
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal development, program design, and donor reporting (experience with at least two institutional donors with successful acquisition of new funding)


  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Knowledge of grant management, with UNHCR, PRM, and UNICEF preferred.
  • Knowledge of capacity building and developing new response local staff teams.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate with local authorities, the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience in overseeing the establishment of support functions in NGO field office startups or scale-ups.
  • Demonstratable understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian principles, humanitarian response work, and child protection standards.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; results oriented and comfortable making decisions and taking appropriate risks.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian donor interests and requirements.
  • Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities for gender and diversity.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Effective communication and collaboration across cultural, geographical, and structural boundaries, engaging positively and constructively with colleagues.
  • Ability to support and follow code of conduct, program accountability, and safeguarding standards.
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication in English required.
  • Travel requirements when applicable, primarily for cross-border response programming in Ukraine
  • Skilled at building and maintaining a high functioning, high performing work team.

Preferred, but not required.

  • Russian or Ukrainian language proficiency is desirable.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme weather, and very basic living conditions.

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Closing date: 9/12/2022