Ukraine – Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs (M/F) – Kharkiv

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  • Job number: SRH05771
  • Status: Employee
  • Area of expertise: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
  • Position: Missions
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

About us

Desired start date: 01/04/2024
Duration of the mission: 2 months
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.

About the mission

The conflict in Ukraine has seen a dramatic and rapid escalation since 24th February 2022 with massive multidimensional attacks from Russian troops throughout Ukraine, from the East, North, and Southern borders that affected a large part of the country including the capital, Kyiv. This attack has been immediately followed by massive displacements, and more than 4 500 000 Ukrainians have taken refuge in neighboring countries. About 6 500 000 are internally displaced, mostly in the Western part of the country. In the East, impacts of the conflict are felt and humanitarian operations support people remaining on the frontlines.

SI strategy is to support the population in transit, the IDPs where they are settling and the population on the frontline directly affected by the ongoing conflict through a multisectoral approach including WaSH, Shelter, NFI, Food Security, and Multi-Sectoral Cash activities.

Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staff:

The coordination in Kyiv was the last base opened in the country around September-October 2022. Prior to that SI opened and developed activities in Mykholaiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv.

The budget projected was approximately 30 million for 2022-2023 (from the start to mid-2023). SI expects to support the Ukrainian population in both countries for an expected amount of 24M EUR.

The setup of the mission is the following:

  • One coordination based in Kyiv
  • One operational base in Mykolaiv focusing on humanitarian aid delivery to populations in need
  • One operational base in Dnipro
  • One operational base in Kharkiv

Key current donors include BHA, ECHO, UNICEF, UHF, and CDCS.

The mission is evolving and currently counts around 40 expatriates and 130 national employees.

About the job

The main challenges:

  • Creation of the position / young and/or national PM (nationalization processes ongoing or to start
  • New programmatic strategy
  • develop integrated approaches
  • volatile security situation
  • new Field Co in April/May

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Nationalization of PM
  • roll-out of the new programmatic strategy
  • Design of the teams

Your profile

Education / academic background:

  • International studies/Development/Specialized humanitarian diplomas and training
  • 3-4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector

Specific skills and experience:

  • Strategy
  • Knowledge in SI sectros of interventions a strong asset (WASH, Shelter, Cash)
  • Knowledge in design of innovative approaches and integrated approaches
  • good command of project cycle management
  • Management skills (for a large teams of around 10-12 people in the base)
  • Cultural sensitivity and good command of neutrality

SI will offer you

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2250 gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of EUR 700.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food are available
  • curfew from 11 to 5

Application Process

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

Kharkiv, Ukraine
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