ECHO Programme Delegate for DRC in Ukraine

Danish Red Cross
  • Location
    Kyiv or Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 14

Position description

Danish Red Cross (DRC) has been present in Eurasia for more than 20 years and is currently active in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DPRK, Nepal, Myanmar and Ukraine with approximately 70 staff in the region. In Ukraine, DRC has been engaged in partnership with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) since 2014, currently with a team of around 40 international and national staff based in Kyiv, Chernivtsi and Kropyvnytskyi. Since the escalation of large-scale conflict in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, DRC has scaled up its operation and support to URCS significantly in order to meet the increasing needs of the conflict affected population and the high number of internally displaced people (IDPs).

Now DRC is looking for a highly qualified ECHO Programme Delegate to be based in one of DRC’s offices in Ukraine (Kyiv or Kropyvnytskyi) and with frequent travel to the place of the operations to directly manage a new project and Red Cross Consortium funded by ECHO in Ukraine. The ECHO Programme Delegate will be responsible for coordinating the RC-consortium that DRC is leading and for ensuring that the project is implemented with a high degree of quality and compliance following the ECHO donor requirements. The recruitment for this position is dependent on the ECHO funding opportunity being successful.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing an ECHO funded project for DRC CO, including facilitating assessments, project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting etc.;
  • Lead ECHO Consortium/Consortia with movement and/or external partners where DRC is lead;
  • Coordination with URCS and other RC partners on project management and implementation;
  • Ensuring relevant involvement and support by DRC colleagues at CO, RO and HQ level to promote technical quality, donor/partnership compliance, strong project management standards incl. on M&E, logistics and finance in the project;
  • Support the URCS in general project management;
  • Represent DRC Ukraine in relevant technical and coordination forum with movement and/or external partners (movement technical working groups, project consortium platforms etc.);
  • Support the portfolio scale up through project development and design together with the Partnership Delegate and with support from Head of Operations;
  • Contribute to strengthening DRC’s global knowledge and experience with ECHO.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the development and humanitarian sector;
  • You have experience in managing larger ECHO projects and grant from a non-profit organization or international organization including proven knowledge on ECHO project management requirements;
  • You have proven experience in successfully managing a consortium or multi partner coordination preferably on Mental Health Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Health, Relief, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Disaster Management and Humanitarian Diplomacy;
  • You have experience in working with partners at national and sub-national levels;
  • Work experience in in measuring and reporting on indicators through innovative qualitative data gathering techniques and other type of surveys;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language, knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian an advantage;
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an asset.

We expect that you are confident in working in high risk and volatile situations where hibernation and evacuation plans are part of the reality and are able to handle a heavy but varied workload. You understand that process and local partner ownership are key to achieving results in culturally and politically sensitive environments. As a person, you are an excellent coordinator and have strong communication, writing, coordination, negotiation, networking, and facilitation skills. You must be self-supporting in computers and possess a valid international driving license.

Employment conditions:

The ideal starting date would around 15 January 2023 or as soon thereafter as possible. The length of the contract is until 30 April 2024 with the possibility to be extended. Your duty station will be Kyiv or Kropyvnytskyi, depending on relevance for the position and project you will be managing. The position is a non-family duty station and will include R&R benefits for as long as the security situation deems it necessary.

Travelling to the project areas will take place to the degree that the security situation in-country allows. For security reasons, please also highlight if you have already had HEAT training, and the date of this training.

The monthly salary including all allowances and pension will be between DKK 44,000 to 46,500 pending on qualifications and experience.

Application instructions

For more information on the position please find here Job Description or contact Programme Coordinator Luna Mariager ([email protected]) if you have further questions.

Application deadline will be 28th November and interviews will be conducted in week 49 and 50. Your application and CV should be uploaded at DRC web page.

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