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Посольство Великої Британії в Україні шукає програмних менеджерів

У Посольстві Великої Британії в Україні відкриті вакансії програмних та проектних менеджерів. Два фахівці працюватимуть з Фондом ефективного врядування та Фондом конфліктів, безпеки та стабільності в Україні. Дедлайн - 10 квітня 2018 року (далі - англ.). 

Більше вакансій у розділі Вакансії

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory: CSSF (Conflict Stability and Security Fund)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy in Kyiv is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit two experienced projects and programmes managers, to contribute towards successful delivery of the UK’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) and separately the UK’s Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) in Ukraine.

These are both important roles in the Embassy’s Programme Team and the wider Embassy. The Programme Manager will be responsible for a significant portion of the Programme portfolio in Ukraine. This will include developing relationships with stakeholders, evaluating and developing new project proposals, and monitoring and supporting the administration and financial management of existing projects. In the team the Programme Manager will also be expected to lead on specific requirements across the portfolio, such as due diligence, monitoring and evaluation, forecasting or risk – and to assist the Programme Officer in project and programme administration.

Both jobs require use of judgement, as well as past experience and lessons learnt, to ensure the portfolio is managed effectively. It will be important to balancing accountability principles and other standards with ensuring administration is proportionate and that the focus is on achieving impact. They will also need to develop strong working relationships with other Embassy colleagues, and the central Unit in London. There will be scope for developing roles and responsibilities further. There are also opportunities in the Embassy for learning wider skills and taking part in our corporate activities.

GGF Role: This position will support the Head of Good Governance Fund in his work overseeing a portfolio of around £11m, consisting of projects of various sizes and covering governance reforms, political development, and inclusive economic growth. These are implemented by NGOs, IFIs, multilateral organisations, consultants and experts, contracting organisations and directly by parts of the UK Government or agencies. The Good Governance Fund draws on the development and programming expertise of the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), and the jobholder will need to use both FCO and DfID systems.

CSSF Role: We are looking for a motivated, well-organised person who is enthusiastic about the importance of value for money, attention to detail and strong oversight to help deliver peace-building, security and humanitarian projects that have real impact for Ukraine. This position will support the Regional Conflict Advisor to lead on the delivery of the CSSF Programme (over £13m a year), taking ownership of specific projects within the portfolio, alongside wider thematic responsibilities.

All applicants will be considered for both roles, however if you have a preference you are welcome to state this in your written application ( Motivation field). Candidates will also be asked about this at the interview stage

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Effective management of a portfolio of projects, to a high standard and in accordance with UK Government PPM requirements and financial processes, working closely with implementers to ensure project impact; also covering other projects across the Funds where necessary to support the team;
  • Informing strategy and programming for the Fund, through the reviewing of evidence, discussions with donors, implementers and beneficiary organisations, and consideration of UK Government strategic objectives’. Includes receiving, reviewing and seeking approvals for potential new projects;
  • Provision of clear advice and briefing on relevant contextual issues related to the portfolio, working with London-based advisers and teams in the Embassy, including escalating decisions and/or risks as appropriate;
  • Supporting or leading on the organisation of events, roundtables, workshops, hosting visitors (including senior) from London. Providing support to the wider team, including administrative (e.g. translation, arranging meetings and logistics, making bookings), as required;
  • Other responsibilities according to need (e.g. ad hoc translations, assisting on visits and functions, administrative support) and the candidate’s experience (e.g. on GGF there may be a future requirement for line management of other staff). A constructive and leading role within the broader programme section to support the delivery of section-wide objectives; stretching beyond areas of immediate responsibility to support colleagues and set a good example of portfolio ownership and responsibility.
  • Experience of managing projects and programmes; expertise in project and programme management;
  • Ability to develop and manage productive relationships with project implementers;
  • A pro-active, continuous learning and improvement approach, both to self-learning and development, and taking a lessons learning approach to programme management.
  • Ability to manage a wide network of diverse stakeholders effectively to deliver strong programme management;
  • Ability to manage workload and to deliver at pace whilst maintaining quality;
  • Ability to work with finances and budgets;
  • Have strong communication skills in English, Ukrainian and /or Russian;
  • A relevant background e.g. working with international NGOs, organisations, governments or other donors;

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience in any of the following areas: economic development, civil society, good governance and reform, conflict management, peacebuilding, security;
  • Sound political judgement, with the ability to advise and ensure that programmes and projects take account of the context in Ukraine, and that projects can adapt when appropriate with changes in local contextual dynamics and UK policy;  
  • Confidence working with senior leaders, good diplomacy skills;

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 10 April 2018

Grade: C4 (L)

Type of Position: Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

Working hours per week: 40

Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory: Ukraine

Location (City): Kyiv

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies: 2

Starting monthly salary (USD): 3,312.87 USD gross

Start Date: 14 May 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

The appointment is a one year fixed term contract which is renewable subject to availability of programme financing.

This is a full-time position of 40 working hours per week including 1 hour per day for lunch. Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Expected start date 14 May 2018, however, the jobholder should be available to start as soon as possible.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Ukraine. The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Ukraine is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ukrainian employment law.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

Application form



  • Посольство Великої Британії в Україні
  • 044 490 3660
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