Flying Technical Advisor – Ukraine Response

  • Contract
  • Varsow Poland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Bibliothèques Sans Frontières

BIBLIOTHEQUES SANS FRONTIERES

Founded in 2007 in France, Libraries Without Borders / Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (LWB/BSF) is today one of the leading NGOs working in knowledge and culture-based development in the world and supporting libraries in developing countries. We believe that access to information and the dissemination of cultures are two key – yet under-invested – components of human and economic development, and the enforcement of human rights.

Implementing programs and developing partnerships in over 20 countries today, BSF supports local initiatives of libraries creation to promote education, access to information and culture and the conservation of cultural heritage. Through creating and reinforcing libraries, training librarians, donating books when relevant, supporting the local publishing industry, developing library networks and creating innovative programs for the promotion of access to education and information, LWB/BSF actively promotes access to knowledge throughout the world. For more information visit www.bibliosansfrontieres.org

To join us means becoming part of a human-sized, young, dynamic and growing structure and above all participate in innovative projects with social impact. Our Human Resources management policy focuses on the career development of our employees (training, collaborative work environment, etc.).

CONTEXT

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict in March 2022, BSF created Ideas Box Hubs for emergency information, protection and psychosocial support at the Polish border with Ukraine. Working in partnership with local, international, and public organizations, the Ideas Box allowed to quickly deploy safe spaces for children that include psychosocial, educational, cultural and recreational activities. In each Ideas Box, books in Ukrainian, games and applications were selected, as well as digital resources (educational, information, cultural, entertainment videos, websites, applications, etc.) via the offline server. Currently, the influx of refugees in Poland and Moldova decreased and BSF is willing to diversify the Ideas Box hubs and to develop strong partnerships in Education, MHPSS, or information support. The Project Advisor develops and operationalizes relevant partnerships; and defines strategic axes to develop activities targeting Ukrainians and host communities through the Ideas Box Hubs. The position is roving between Poland (50%) Moldova (25%), Ukraine (25%) and France (punctually).

OBJECTIVES

The Flying Technical Advisor supports the “Ukrainian Crisis” project and its 10 Ideas Box hubs in coordination with the different partners on site, and ensures the quality and relevancy of the contents, partners follow up and activities conducted.

Under the direct supervision of the Ukraine Response Program Coordinator (based in HQ), the Flying Technical Advisor provides technical support and contributes to the project implementation from a technical perspective. He/she is working closely with the Project Advisor at HQ as well as the Project Coordinators in Poland, Moldova and Ukraine and the DEDUC department at HQ.

RESPONSABILITES

1) TECHNICAL SUPPORT

  • To support coordinators and local staff on supervising and leading needs assessment of the current project, updating the documentation strategy with the partners and the DEDUC department.
  • To participate to content selection (physical, digital contextualized contents) with the DEDUC team, the Project Advisor in HQ and the different partners.
  • To facilitate collection of users and partners’ information to enrich the BSF/LWB contents catalogue.
  • To guide local teams to define and ensure relevancy of activities.

2) PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

  • To ensure development of the different existing hubs by leading:
    • the selection, adaptation, and proposition of new activity sheets in the different existing hubs
    • the follow up and operational support of the partners conducting activities on Ideas Box hubs.
    • the definition of training needs of operational partners.
    • the mobilization of relevant actors and partners in each location to use the Ideas Box tools and resources
  • To ensure regular communication with the Program Coordinator and Project Advisor in HQ regarding technical, partnership or any other issues.

PROFILE

Skills and Background

  • Education background in project management/education engineering /mediation of culture
  • At least two years of experience in one of these thematic
  • Previous experience abroad mandatory

Life skills

  • Considerable workload capacity, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Ability to work alone and in complex fields
  • Knowledge of BSF/LWB work around the world an asset
  • Good sense of relationship, abilities for mediation and training
  • IT skills in Microsoft pack office

Languages

  • English fluency mandatory
  • French, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian and/or Romanian, an asset.

CONDITIONS

  • Type of contract: Short Term Contract (CDD d’usage expatrié) of 4 months renewable.
  • Starting date (expected): February 2023
  • Location: Rowing position based in Chisinau or Warsaw with regular travels to fields activities implementation in Poland, Ukraine and Moldova.
  • Salary: based on BSF salary Grid and field experience

How to apply

https://www.bibliosansfrontieres.org/agir/travailler-chez-bsf/