Technical Director for the PROTECT Program

Alinea International
  • Location
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the senior Ukraine-based representative and primary interlocutor of the PROTECT program to the civilian and military officials of the Government of Ukraine, Embassy of Canada, and the international community;
  • Position the PROTECT project with Ukraine-based stakeholders and target audiences based on relevant plans;
  • Ensure efficient and professional interaction with key contact points and RI counterparts in the Government of Ukraine;
  • Work with Ukrainian government officials in the definition and development of reform initiative interventions;
  • Accept, evaluate, and provide recommendations on reform initiative interventions and requests for assistance from Ukrainian government officials;
  • Lead activity planning workshops and the discussion of implementation strategies with PROTECT team;
  • Develop or evaluate resource requirements for current or emerging Ris;
  • Review and approve RI TL inputs to program management reports;
  • Lead, guide, and mentor the RI TLs in the execution of their respective projects;
  • Serve on hiring panels for RI TLs and technical experts;
  • Develop relevant products and policy recommendations to support the management of the PROTECT program;
  • Ensure, under the direction of the Project Principal, that program plans and activities are closely coordinated with other national and international stakeholders working with the security and defence sector;
  • Actively identify opportunities and support ongoing business development initiatives for Alinea in Ukraine and the region;
  • Cooperate with the locally-based Gender Equality Expert to ensure that opportunity for the integration of gender-based analysis in the thematic policy areas is fully enabled;
  • Cooperate with the locally-based Results-Based Management (RBM) Expert to ensure that all RIs are developed and executed in accordance with RBM principles;
  • Monitor performance of RIs against approved outcomes;
  • At the request of the Project Principal, represent Alinea corporately on specific mandates.



  • Knowledge of the security and defence sector of Ukraine and understanding of the organizational structure and activities of the Government of Ukraine;
  • Master of Law or Public Administration degree or qualifications in Public Policy, Political Science, and/or relevant area;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ thematic experience related to Ukrainian Government policy development and/or reforms;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ management experience leading teams;
  • Fluency (written, spoken) in English; Ukrainian language desirable.


  • Skilled in various facilitation methodologies and workshop design and execution;
  • Capable of working with and managing government-sensitive information;
  • Education and/or experience with defence governance, planning, and/or resource management.

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