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USAID Ukraine Democratic Governance East Activity project team is looking for a Program Coordinator to support logistical/ administrative aspects of implementing Project activities across the DG East project offices, including planning, managing and implementation.
BACKGROUND: The United States Agency for International Development in Ukraine (USAID/Ukraine) has awarded Chemonics International a contract (“Ukraine Democratic Governance East Activity” or “DG East”) to support USAID/Ukraine’s objectives of promoting inclusive civic identity, common civic values, and a unified Ukraine by addressing the divisive impacts of Russia’s aggression, cases of far-right Ukrainian nationalism, and the consequences of ongoing armed conflict through increased citizen participation, improved service delivery and more responsive governance. DG East’s purpose is to “to strengthen the connection and trust between citizens and their government in Eastern Ukraine” and methodology is to (1) [develop] greater acceptance of a shared civic culture based on common values and understandings, and (2) increase participation to improve Ukraine’s governance and reform processes and help to resolve community problems. Activities across the two objectives will be implemented across five project offices: Kyiv, Kherson, Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk, and Mariupol, as requested by USAID/Ukraine.
International Cooperation Agency of the Netherlands Association of Municipalities (VNG International) is a subcontractor to Chemonics International, the implementer of the Democratic Governance East (DG East) Activity, and is responsible for a range of capacity building and organizational strengthening activities for partner local government entities (LGEs), as well as activities that assist LGEs to strengthen linkages with civil society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders and communities broadly.
REPORTING: The position of Program Coordinator will ultimately report to VNG managers, and the DG East Chief of Party. Direct supervision to be provided by the Kherson Regional Director. This position is based in the DG East Kherson office and works in close cooperation with the DG East Regional Director, DG East AIMs and TEG members as requested.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
DUTY STATION: This position is based in Kherson, Ukraine.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be willing to travel throughout Ukraine as needed.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Successful applicant will be an independent consultant, self-employed and will undertake full responsibility for the payment of all taxes and obligations deriving from the legislation in force, including to those related to medical and social insurance.
The assignment is full-time and for the period from October 1, 2021 of earlier and at least until September 30, 2022 with a possibility of extension. Probation period is 3 months.
Qualified candidates are kindly asked to send their CV and motivation letter, duly completed in English, for the above mentioned position not later than Friday, September 10th 2021 to the attention of Ms. Julia Westerveld [email protected].
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an (online) interview in the course of September.