Emergency Operations Delegate

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

Danish Red Cross

The population in Ukraine are still in need of important and effective humanitarian assistance. Danish Red Cross is hiring an Emergency Operations Delegate to support just that.

The Danish Red Cross (DRC) have a large operation in Ukraine to support the help and support provided by both DRC and other parts of the Red Cross Movement. Our teams focus’ on both emergency operations and long-term programming activities. The Crisis Response Team is recruiting an Emergency Operations Delegate to increase the resources and capabilities to support the Ukraine Red Cross Society (URCS)

Your tasks

The Emergency Operations Delegate supports the National Society in ongoing assessments, determining beneficiary selection criteria, targeting, registration, distribution of essential items and/or cash and key information management. The Emergency Operations Delegate delivers technical support to programmatic sectors in relation to the above tasks and supports the assessment of the local Ukraine Red Cross Society (URCS) branches capacities and other factors which influence relief operations (cash, shelter, NFI) as they relate to the overall URCS/ DRC operation.

Moreover, the Emergency Operations Delegate functions as team lead for the DRC crisis response team, including trainings and guidance to build capacities. The Emergency Operations Delegate will function as support to the URCS Relief Department, working closely together with the Head of Relief, and especially with URCS Inter-Regional Relief Coordinators on activities (day-to-day), strategies etc. The Emergency Operations Delegate will support seconded Relief/CVA Programme Assistant(s) in their engagement with local URCS branches.

The Emergency Operations Delegate is expected to work hands on and support URCS with the everyday work, both at national and local level. DRC supports URCS nationally but with a focus on these areas: Kirovohrad Oblast, Chernivtsi Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast og Khmelnytskyi Oblast.

Furthermore, the Emergency Operations Delegate will work closely with the logistics department/DRC logistics colleagues and ensure close and effective communication between the units. And lastly additional responsibilities related to projects, local authorities and other technical teams and colleagues.

Your profile

  • Strong “soft skills”
  • Work independently when required
  • Able to also assert authority (in case additional staff / surge should be deployed)
  • Understanding the Red Cross Movement is an asset
  • Experienced programme activity skills
  • Extensive travel is expected
  • Have worked in insecure areas and willing to deploy to/live in areas in the Eastern part of Ukraine
  • Ability and willingness to work with local branch staff as the closest counterpart – including day-to-day support and hands on tasks (including routine and administrative tasks).
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Mentally resilient
  • Emergency Response experience and understanding is vital

Your future workplace

The Red Cross Red Crescent is always there. We save lives every day, and we equip people with the tools they need to get through crises and disasters. We help people on both sides of a conflict and in the remotest corners of the world, regardless of their religion, race or political views. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organisation with 17 million volunteers in 192 countries.

We offer

The delegate will report to DRC Head of Operations based in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

The duty station is Kropyvnytskyi and Chernivtsi primarily, with regular field trips within Ukraine. The starting date of the assignment is soonest possible or 1 November 2022 the latest. The length of the contract will be until end of 2023. The contract will be administered in accordance with the DRC Terms and Conditions for Delegates. Accommodation will be covered by DRC. The monthly salary including allowances and pension is within the range of 41,500–43,800 DKK, depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information

For further details please contact Head of Operations, Jan Erik Krøyer, mail: [email protected]

How to apply

Send your application before 2 Oct. Interviews are expected shortly after the deadline.

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Closing date: 10/2/2022