HelpAge International has been operating in Ukraine since 2014. In response to the war which started in February 2022, HelpAge dramatically scaled up operations to meet the burgeoning needs of older people and their families. Approximately one in four Ukrainian citizens are over the age of sixty, moreover it is estimated that Older People represent one in three people in need in the country.
The annual country office budget is approximately £10m GBP, with inclusive humanitarian response interventions of cash, health, protection, MHPSS, WASH, livelihoods and NFIs. The geographic footprint is country-wide, including Oblasts across the East, West and Central regions of Ukraine.
In line with HelpAge’s commitment to locally-led humanitarian action, HelpAge Ukraine work with a number of national partners, and are increasing work through partners.
Scope of the job
The Country Director will have overall responsibility for the strategic vision and leadership of the country programme through the forthcoming transition period, with the primary purpose of ensuring that older persons lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. She/he is responsible for the delivery of quality programmes and policy work, maintaining and expanding donor, government and other key stakeholder relations, fund raising, human resource management, partnership and operations management of the Country Programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Direction and Leadership
Programme Quality and Learning
Stewardship and Operations Management
Staff Performance Management and Development
Representation and Communication
At HelpAge International, we believe in the importance of empowering our people to be change makers and leaders at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our values, challenging themselves every day to identify issues that are most important to older persons and their communities, and to make an impact that matters.
In addition, as an HelpAge employee you are expected to:
Extent of Authority
The post holder is authorised to make decisions within the framework of the agreed annual plan and budget and approved project proposals. The post holder is expected to operate within all HelpAge International policies and procedures.
Location: Lviv, Ukraine with frequent travel within the country
Reports to: Head of Humanitarian
Responsible for: Country Management Team (approx. 8 staff members)
Relations with Others: Global Impact Team, Business Support Services, Business Development Team, Transformation Team, Eurasia and Middle East Regional Representative, Portfolio leads, HelpAge supporting members and HelpAge Network members
How to Apply
Formal closing date: 30th October 2022. Due to the urgency of the need, applications will be reviewed as they come in and candidates may be invited to a further conversation ahead of the deadline, so we do encourage you to apply early. However, please write to us at [email protected] if this presents a challenge, so that we can discuss a way forward with you.
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