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"Country Director – UKRAINE"



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Country: Ukraine – Kramatorsk, with regular trips to Kiev. Potentially in Kiev after a representation office has been established with frequent trips to Kramatorsk if the funds allow it.

Duration: 6 months, from March 2021, renewable upon fund raising

Salary and conditions: Salaried position; gross monthly salary ranging from €2,650 to €3,150 according to former experiences; monthly per diem €450; 100% medical coverage + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission; break every 3 months

Family duty station: No.

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Established in 1994, TGH (Triangle Génération Humanitaire) is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The organization designs, implements and monitors emergency, humanitarian, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors of intervention: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH currently operates in 10 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Context

The ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine resulted in more than 13,000 people killed including over 3,000 civilians. Thousands of people were wounded as the result of hostilities.
With the seventh year into the conflict, the humanitarian needs along the contact line in eastern Ukraine still remain high. The COVID-19 pandemic has had its negative effects on the entire country exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine suggesting no prospects for economic recovery in the east in 2021 (HNO 2021). According to the 2021 HRP, 3.4 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian consequences of the six years of armed conflict aggravated by the unprecedented effects of COVID-19 pandemic, have increased the severity of needs and deepened the vulnerability of conflict-affected people. In the current COVID-19 context, the needs of vulnerable people are significantly higher in severity than in 2020. The elderly, people with disabilities and women make up the majority of the people in need and are disproportionally affected by the double conflict- and COVID-19-related humanitarian crisis. Unemployment and resulting poverty are high among people residing on both sides of the contact line.

The ongoing conflict has a disproportionate impact on the elderly where 30% of the people in need of humanitarian assistance are above the age of 60 (Ukraine HRP 2021). Often neglected or separated from their families, the elderly are highly prone to economic insecurity and face severe hardships when accessing essential services due to high rates of disability and immobility. The disruption of the traditional solidarity network mostly affects vulnerable and isolated individuals, such as the elderly or people suffering from disabilities, and in strong lack of mobility.

Civilians residing near the contact line both in GCA and NGCA continue facing physical insecurity. Negative effects of the conflict and no adequate Psycho-Social Support (PSS) have direct and significant psychological implications on personal health. The available services have been severely weakened and cannot absorb all people in need of assistance. In isolated settlements within 0-5 km zone from the contact line availability of relevant social services is limited or not accessible. With coping mechanisms depleted and broken support networks, the conflict-affected populations are at risk of becoming even more vulnerable. Among the key protection concerns for the affected population in NGCA remain mental health and PSS needs, challenges related to the receipt and restoration of identity and civil documents and access to social benefits.

Presentation of the mission

The TGH mission in Ukraine is located in Kramatorsk (70km from the Contact Line). From 2016 TGH implemented several projects focusing on provision of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations along the contact line predominantly in GCA employing the following modalities:

In NGCA, a pilot project was implemented in partnership with a national partner to provide:

Currently TGH implements a project funded by UNICEF aimed at provision of electronic vouchers for hygiene to healthcare, educational and social institutions and households as part of COVID-19 response.

In addition, TGH implements a project supported by the CDCS (Centre de crise et de soutien), France, aimed at improving access to essential needs of beneficiaries affected by the conflict through electronic e-vouchers; provision of vital home-based care to vulnerable elderly and persons with disabilities along the contact line engaging community volunteers through a Cash-for-work modality; and provision of PSS, documentation support and basic humanitarian assistance in NGCA.

TGH is a member of the following Clusters and Working groups: Protection, Age and Disability Working Group (ADWG), Child Protection, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group (MHPSS WG), Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster (FSLC), Cash-based transfers Working Group (CBTWG), Health and WASH cluster.
TGH is exploring possibilities in the agriculture and livelihoods sectors.

The mission is currently comprised of 9 staff members, including as follows, all based in Kramatorsk:

Job description

Under the direct supervision of the HQ-based Desk Manager (Lyon), the country director has the overall responsibility for TGH operations in Ukraine and the mission staff (described above).

Security management

Representation

Definition and implementation of mission strategy

Fund raising

Project management

Human resources

This list of responsibilities could be modified upon the needs in the field.

Security, working and living conditions

Security conditions are good, even if trips in the buffer zone require specific attention and prior approval. Kramatorsk is a 200,000-inhabitant city offering all commodities. Distractions are, nevertheless, limited and a few English speaking people can be found in town. Trips to Kiev (for TGH representation) will be done by train.
TGH considers opening a representation office in Kiev where CD will be based once established with regular field trips to Kramatorsk. This will depend of the availability of funding

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