Country Director – Ukraine

Can you provide excellent leadership and strategic direction to our humanitarian health programming in Ukraine?

Role: Country Director – Ukraine

Hours: Full time, with some weekend and evening working required to support the humanitarian programme delivery

Pay: £4,300 –£5,500 gross per month (dependent on experience)

Duration: Initial 6-12 month contract (funding pipeline dependent) with potential extension

Location: Dnipro (potentially Kiev), Ukraine

This role is part of our Ukraine Programme and will be carried out within Ukraine

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements)

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are recruiting a Country Director to lead and ensure both operational effectiveness and strategic growth of our work in Ukraine.

The Country Director will be responsible for the leadership and management of a complex health programme, with multiple streams of activity including direct secondary and primary health care delivery, multi-million-dollar budgets and a staff complement expected to grow to over 100 people. All of this will be done while adapting to and working within a changing and insecure context.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable understanding of humanitarian relief work as well as health sector specific experience and capacity building, including relevant experience in a field-based humanitarian context.

You will have proven experience of managing and coordinating emergency programmes in complex and insecure environments, including experience of security management in insecure environments.

You will be highly skilled at external representation and expected to position UK-Med optimally with external stakeholders including donor, UN and INGO agencies.

You will be able to demonstrate how you have led people and teams to successful delivery in demanding environments and applied your skill in strategic planning to build impactful programmes

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference.

To apply:

To apply, please complete the application process online. Submit a current CV and a supporting letter (1-2 pages) that includes:

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday 22nd January 2024.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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