Location: Ukraine – based in Lviv
Duration: 6 months renewable, from July 2022
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary €2 650 to €3 150€, according to experience, monthly
per diem €600, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission.
More information on www.trianglegh.org, under "JOBS".
Presentation of TGH
"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"
Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
On February 24, the Russian president announced a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine. Minutes later, missiles/air raids hit all of Ukraine, including Kiev, shortly followed by a massive ground invasion from several directions, in a major escalation of the 2014 conflict and resulting in the siege of several major strategic Ukrainian cities such as Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Mariupol, and Sumy. The Ukrainian president has since enacted martial law resulting in the general mobilization and management of the country by the military.
While the eastern part of the country was attacked from the beginning of the invasion with an assault on the main cities of the country, the Russian troops quickly attacked the capital, Kiev, causing the displacement of the diplomatic bodies of the United Nations and the majority of humanitarian actors to the west, particularly to Lviv, which has become a real humanitarian hub. The populations forced to flee for safety are seeking to reach the west of the country, which is, so far, still relatively unaffected by attacks. The Lviv region is home to a large number of displaced persons and is the main transit point for people seeking to reach Poland or other European border countries. On the 18th of April, OCHA revealed that over 4.9 million people have crossed international borders to seek refuge mainly in Poland.
According to IOM on the 21st of April, the total number of internally displaced since the beginning of the war is over 7.7 million, 17 per cent of the country’s population and women represent at least 60 per cent of those displaced.
According to the humanitarian community, all the people living in Ukraine have been directly or indirectly affected by the conflict. Emergency humanitarian needs are varied and cut across all sectors.
The most pressing needs identified include:
- cash and access to financial support
- psychosocial support for a weakened mental health and limit the risk of irreversible
- medicines and medical supplies
Presentation of TGH mission
TGH is present in Ukraine since 2015. Established in Kramatorsk (East), TGH’s interventions were sargeting the most vulnerable populations along the contact line employing traditional and innovative modalities as follows:
- Provision of electronic vouchers (e-vouchers for food, hygiene or dual-purpose e-vouchers), an innovative modality with application of mobile phones and web-money-based interface
- Cash for Work (rehabilitation or social work)
- Documentation support (restoration or obtaining of official/legal documents)
- Provision of basic humanitarian assistance: food and hygiene kits, in Donestk, NGCA
In 2020, TGH has completed its intervention with an emergency Covid-19 response funded by UNICEF supporting healthcare, educational and social institutions and households of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (GCA) along the contact line with electronic vouchers for essential hygiene.
Following February 24th, TGH mobilized its teams on the ground and at headquarter to maintain its existing activities and develop an emergency response to meet the most immediate needs of the affected populations. To this end, TGH has quickly started various assistance program to cover the basic needs and respond to the psychological distress of the affected households and individuals. Up to this date, TGH is implementing 6 different projects, while others are under discussion. To implement these activities in the most affected areas of Ukraine, TGH has developed and reinforced the collaboration with local partners that are essential and take a crucial place in the global response.
Initially operational in Ukraine from Kramatorsk, the team has been relocated to Lviv where the main TGH office had been recently opened and from where the activities are remotely managed. Given the enormous needs all around Ukraine and the different grants awarded, TGH is planning to open in the coming weeks sub-office in the other main cities (Vinnytsia Cherkasy and Dnipro) of Ukraine in order to be closer to the beneficiaries and ensure a proper implementation and follow up.
TGH is a member of the following Clusters and Working groups: Protection, Age and Disability Working Group (ADWG), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group (MHPSS WG), Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster (FSLC), Agriculture Working Group, Cash-based transfers Working Group (CBTWG) and WASH cluster.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Emergency assessment coordinator supports the development of TGH mission in Ukraine in different sectors such as PSS, MPC, WASH and Education. Its main mission is the conduct of field assessments aiming at supporting the development et implementation of TGH projects and operational strategy in the country (specifically in TGH new areas of intervention), supporting the set-up of TGH field bases in pre-defined localities, and supporting the identification of new potential partners in link with the coordination team.
The Emergency assessment Coordinator will also identify the base and the guest, participate in the recruitment of the base teams and help set up the security plan. She/he works jointly with the D.CD for program and the Area Coordinators at the definition of evaluations of projects needs in new areas.
In direct collaboration with the Country Director and the support services departments, his/her main responsibilities are:
- Organize and supervise field assessments aiming at establishing new TGH field base & supporting the implementation of the projects.
- Contribute to the development of propositions of intervention, based on field assessments, thorough humanitarian context analysis, evaluation of TGH and partner capacities and resource availability. The project development process will be backed by TGH technical departments and D.CD Program at coordination level.
- Contribute to the identification and development of partnerships providing an added value for TGH’s Ukraine programs and future activities as well as supporting program team in effective partnership management, in link with the partnership team.
- Ensure new strategy is consistent with donors and local partners’ lines (UN agencies, EU, government line ministries, INGOs and NNGOs).
- Contribute to relevant Protection, Gender and Environmental issues mainstreaming in Ukraine programs
- Support the Country Director and Area Coordinators in the representation of TGH in Ukraine.
- Represent TGH in UN cluster meetings, government coordination meetings and other programming forums when relevant.
- With the Area Coordinators, contributes to programs complementarity and synergies by maintaining fluid relationships with international and local organizations, specifically those working in same geographical areas and sectors.
- Communicate with the coordination team: CD, D.CD for Program & D.CD for support, HoPs the results and conclusion of assessments and conjointly work on the modalities of implementation of the projects, strategy.
- Analyse the political, security and socio-economical context, and ensure timely and accurate internal communication.
- Keep in constant relation with local authorities and various military actors present in the area of intervention, as well as security / NGO forums.
- Regularly participate in updating the security management tools, in collaboration with the
Security & Safety Advisor, area coordinators.
- Guarantee with the Country Director a level and modalities of operation adapted to the context.
- In absence of the Area Coordinator, manage in relation with the Country director and the Security & Safety Advisor, any security incident and emergency situations, write-up incident reports.
- Participate in all security related meetings with local or international, governmental, military and NGO actors.
Log / Admin
- Line management for project staff and support functions in his/her geographical area.
- Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets according to donor’ and internal procedures.
- Ensure that internal procedures are understood by all staff and applied.
- Ensure with administrative and logistics teams of the smooth running of the office(s), in their absence, ensure a proper level of log/admin support to projects with the support of the coordination team.
- Ensure the mutualisation of means and adequate spread of support costs among all projects.
- Participate in developing budget for the new proposal.
- Participate in designing an adequate HR support of his/her team according to the needs.
General support to the mission
- Safeguard that conduct of teams and activities deployed respects core humanitarian values of humanity, independence, neutrality and impartiality.
- Contributes to the respect of security measures applied by the Country Director and Area Coordinators.
- Contributes to knowledge and information sharing within the INGOs.
This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs.
Security, working and living conditions
Despite the fluctuating security situation in Ukraine, the environment in Lviv is relatively calm and travel on foot or by taxi is permitted in the city centre. It is possible to go out in bars, restaurants... but there is a curfew in place from 11pm to 6am according to the martial law in force in the country. TGH team works in spacious and well-equipped offices in the city centre, close to the youth hostel where the expatriate and national teams are accommodated. Access to good internet connection in the offices and the youth hostel.
- University degree or equivalent;
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position;
- Experience in humanitarian settings and highly volatile contexts;
- IT / Kobo knowledge is an asset;
- Fluent in English, Ukrainian is an asset;
- Willingness to travel frequently ;
- Ability to work well independently but also coordinate with field and coordination teams;
- Team leadership and supervision experience and skills;
- Demonstrated successful experience working with authorities, working in coordination with INGOs / NNGOs;
- Pro-active, autonomous, organized, flexible, listener, be a creative force;
- Ease of writing and reporting.