Shelter Delegate, Ukraine

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

Austrian Red Cross

Austrian Red Cross (AutRC) is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Shelter delegate, starting at the earliest possible date. The delegate is implementing assistance projects to conflict affected people in Ukraine and host communities.

The delegate has the overall responsibility for the implementation of assistance projects for temporary shelters (assistance with equipment and rehabilitation of buidlings) and for the development of longterm programs in this sector together with the Ukraine Red Cross (URCS) and in coordination with relevant authorities.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage shelter projects supported by Austrian Red Cross in Ukraine. This includes planning and monitoring the rehabilitation of buildings (incl .multi-level-buildings) as temporary shelters, conducting assessments, organizing procurement of needed items
  • Work closely with URCS engineers to ensure proper planning and implementation of work by contractors
  • Coordinate to establish proper legal frameworks with partners, especially for construction work
  • Identify self-responsibly potential further fields of assistance, organizing data management around assessments/documentation/reporting including mobile data collection, planning travel logistics and ensuring security regulations are followed
  • Enable close coordination with other Red Cross/Red Crescent movement partners, local authorities, and other organizations to ensure effective assistance
  • Ensure proper management in terms of finances, reporting, efficiency, and timeliness of assistance. The delegate also ensures potential back-donor regulations are known and adhered to
  • Assist the local URCS branches to develop HR and systems to conduct the project tasks
  • Mainstream protection and accountability principles across all activities


  • At least three years international humanitarian and/or development experience (NGO, IO or Charity)
  • Degree or diploma in civil engineering or equivalent field; experience in managing building construction
  • Experience in a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society, IFRC or ICRC is a strong asset
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding security environment
  • Decision-making and team-working capacities, flexibility to work from different locations in Ukraine
  • Project and finance management skills (including budgeting and budget control)
  • Very good English skills; Ukrainian, Russian and German skills are a strong asset.
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian and development work, and high sensitivity to diversity
  • EU citizenship or permanent work permit for the EU required

About the job

  • Job location: Ukraine
  • Start of employment: as soon as possible
  • Duration: preferred 1 year (with option to extend)
  • Working time: full-time
  • Compensation: depends on qualifications and experience, minimum monthly all-in salary of € 3.600,00 gross

How to apply

Austrian Red Cross

[email protected]

Closing date: 9/18/2022