Senior Project Manager West Hub – UKRAINE

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
The network of eight national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Switzerland) works constantly to mobilize resources, to co-manage projects and to spread the principles and actions of the organization.

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of persons with disabilities.

Since the beginning of the war, HI has set up a two-country program covering Ukraine and Moldova. Aligning itself with the priorities of the Ukraine Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan, HI pillars of interventions are the following:
• Health: HI aims to improve access to quality physical rehabilitation and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for conflict-affected vulnerable population.
• Protection: Given the scale of humanitarian and protection needs, HI intervenes at various levels to ensure that vulnerable conflict-affected populations have access to multi-sectoral services tailored to their needs. In addition, HI aims to foster a disability-inclusive humanitarian response.
• Armed Violence Reduction: Recent and ongoing attacks dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine. In light of this, HI is conducting a multi-pronged approach to EO Risk Education and Conflict Preparedness and Protection (CPP), adaptable to the evolution of the conflict.
• Basic needs: to respond to the most acute needs for displaced households hosted by the local population or living in collective settings, HI is providing hygiene and non-food item kits, with an approach various modalities of intervention including in-kind and/or cash-based transfers.
• Humanitarian-to-humanitarian logistics (ATLAS Logistique): To facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance as close as possible to the most affected populations, HI proposes mutualized storage and transportation services to other humanitarian actors – with a specific focus on “last-mile transportation”.

HI has 2 hubs, one in the East (based in Dnipro) and one in the West (based in Chernivtsi) and the coordination is in Kyiv. We have activities in other cities like Lviv, Vinnyitsia, Kharkiv, Poltava). HI staff is accommodated in guesthouses or in a hotel (depending on the location), usually near HI offices, restaurants, cafes, shopping centers within walking distance and near a shelter (the shelter is either in the building or very easy to reach).
Movements between sites can be made by car (Hi drivers) or by train, depending of the region and time.

HI Ukraine Program:
Volume: 8-10M€/year – 155 staff
Partners: Ministries of Health, Social Affairs and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. Local organizations, hospitals, collective centers.
Ukraine’s Program is still young, so the main challenge is to structure the program and increase our capacity to implement activities all over the country with a priority to the East part of Ukraine which is the most affected by the conflict.

Under the supervision of the Area Manager, you will manage and support the Project Managers for the overall implementation and the quality of programming in your area of assignment. You will ensure the relevance, quality and timeliness of the activities implemented, in line with Ukraine country strategy, HI guidelines and donor requirement. You will contribute to the design of HI’s operational strategy in your area and propose new interventions or adaptation of ongoing activities in line with the strategy and the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the area. You will represent HI towards external stakeholders concerning activities pertaining to your responsibilities (or delegate accordingly) and support the area manager with other tasks as required.

General mission:

Under the responsibility of the Area Manager, you contribute within the areas of intervention covered by the Chernivtsi hub (West hub) to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Handicap International. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in their areas of intervention, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms.
You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm chain.

Mission 1: Management
Mission 2: Strategy and steering
Mission 3: Standards and expertise
Mission 4: Operational implementation

• You hold a degree in a field related to the job (humanitarian, Sciences Po, etc.)
• You have at least 3 years of professional experience in Area/Field/project management in challenging humanitarian contexts
• You are fluent in English
• You have a negotiations skills, an excellent communication skills and Security Management experience
• You have a strong sense of adaptability as Ukraine is a new context


• 5 months International contract starting from mid-February 2023
• The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI

• Salary from 2869€ gross/month upon experience
• Per Diem : 527 € / month
• Hardship allowance : 500 €/month
• Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
• Accommodation : Shared
• R&R status : Level 3 (every 8 weeks)
• unaccompanied
• If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Apply online by joining a resume and a cover letter :

Closing date: 15 Jan 2023