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Head of Project у НУО «Людина в біді»

[subject to confirmation of funding]

Duty station: Sloviansk office with travels to PIN’s areas of intervention

Starting date: February 1st, 2021

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension


People in Need (PIN) is a Czech international non-governmental organization, that is present in more than 20 countries has been active in Ukraine since 2014, and the humanitarian programs have been rapidly expanding since then. Currently, PIN is one of the major humanitarian actors in Eastern Ukraine while providing neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people.

PIN is an Equal Opportunity employer, so applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on any grounds including race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and others. PIN welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and value diversity.

General information about the role of the person

Under overall supervision of PIN Ukraine RDD Programs Director, the Head of Project will manage the project with minimum supervision in view of the project’s objectives, strategy and overall plan, and in application of PIN’s policies and project management guidelines.

The role has a special focus on ensuring that the project strategically support the better integration of conflict-affected communities into external opportunities and development dynamics. It will do so in particular from a perspective of empowerment, with special attention paid to gender and inclusion.

Additionally, PIN expects an expansion of programming under the Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment pillar. The Head of Project will be involved in such effort to develop, pilot and scale-up interventions on livelihoods, building on the experience of the proposed project.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Oversees needs identification and assessments to understand context, needs, capacities, vulnerabilities and risks for target communities and PIN staff; updates the needs assessments when the context changes;
  • Analyses existing governmental, donor and other relevant strategies to build project rationale and design;
  • Participates in identification and appraisal of potential project partners;
  • Develops or contributes to Logframes and project proposals in line with the Country Strategy, donor and PIN guidelines with support from Country Programme (CP) management, HQ, Knowledge and Learning Department colleagues (KLD).
  • Analyses donor’s contract and guidelines and ensures project planning, controls and documentation are aligned with these;
  • Develops and regularly reviews project work plans that set out project activities, including MEAL activities, procurement and project-related HR, advocacy, visibility and communication;
  • Ensures quality and timely implementation of the project in line with PIN’s sectoral guidelines, best practices and applicable international standards;
  • Effectively mainstreams cross-cutting issues in the project, including protection, gender, and environment across project planning, implementation and MEAL;
  • Ensures that the project-specific Community Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM) is functioning & accessible to all project stakeholders;
  • Develops and continuously updates mapping and understanding of the humanitarian/development environment, including other actors and any potential gaps based on the needs of the community; ensuring complementarity of the project with other actors.
  • In cooperation with relevant colleagues (HR, Head of Systems and Operations - HoSO), responsible for relevant HR processes related to the project team, including recruitment, performance management, professional growth, capacity building and mentoring of national PIN and partners’ staff, including the identification of training needs, development of training plans and ensuring the delivery of appropriate training;
  • In cooperation with the Finance team, responsible for financial management of direct costs (project staffing, activities, national and international partners’ costs etc.);
  • Ensures compliance with all financial and administrative rules and regulations and provides coaching and capacity building to promote team compliance;
  • Develops and regularly updates the Internal Project Report;

Required background and competences:

  • Master’s degree or higher educational background in relevant field;
  • Good technical understanding of livelihoods in recovery, emerging economies and development contexts and economic empowerment of women, youth and/or disadvantaged groups, based on certified and other trainings in relevant topics;
  • Minimum 4 years’ Livelihoods and economic development programming in development or humanitarian context;
  • Significant experience in an (international) non-governmental organization and/or international organization, including field experience;
  • Significant experience in a project management role; good knowledge and practice of project cycle management, with minimum supervision;
  • Proven experience in a diversified range of livelihoods-related interventions; experience in cooperation with and in support of smallholder farmers and market-based approaches is required;
  • Very good understanding of needs and challenges of economic and livelihoods development and sustainability from gender and social inclusion lenses, and proven practice of gender mainstreaming; experience in women’s economic empowerment programming is a strong asset;
  • Proven ability to be a source of proposals and ideas, and guide/support a team in piloting new approaches; experience in capacity building plans is a strong asset;
  • Proven ability to engage and facilitate dialogue externally with a wide range of stakeholders, from grassroot and smallholder farmers to official stakeholders and other international organisations;
  • Strong organizational, critical analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Solid knowledge and practice of budget development and management;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Ukrainian and Russian, and good writing skills;


  • Salary as per PIN salary scale: 1,387 USD - 1,849 USD GROSS (1,456 USD - 1,941 USD GROSS after probation period)
  • Meaningful and positive working environment in a well-established and growing international humanitarian organization with career development opportunities;
  • 5% annual salary increase;
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses between offices and areas of intervention;
  • Professional development opportunities through various capacity building events, such as trainings;
  • 28 days of annual leave + 3 New Year bonus leave

Application procedure:


Deadline: January 11th, 2021

Please send clearly marked CV and Motivation letter in English. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Written test and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

Please note that PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process.



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