Security Manager – Ukraine

Can you ensure the safety and security of our humanitarian health teams as they deploy to deliver humanitarian assistance?

Role: Security Manager – Ukraine

Hours: Full time

Pay: GBP3,600 – GBP4,000 gross per month

Duration: July 2024 to February 2025 with possible extension depending on funding.  – The exact dates and availability of this position are currently uncertain and may depend on future staffing changes

Location: Ukraine

This role is part of our Ukraine Programme.

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 humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years.  We prepare and equip medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component and key support structures of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

UK-Med has been working in Ukraine since March 2022 providing health services to war affected population – running mobile clinics and delivering training in Surgical care, First Aid and CBRN to emergency services.

We are recruiting a Security Manager to ensure effective safety and security arrangements are in place for the UK-Med teams in Ukraine and to lead on strategic and operational management of safety and security for UK-Med. You will design, draft and disseminate overarching safety and security plans and crisis management plans and attendant structures, and will advise country teams on security management processes.

Our ideal candidate will bring significant security expertise developed through substantial experience working in the humanitarian sector, including in insecure environments.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through an influential role in humanitarian programming.

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 28th June 2024. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and so encourage you to apply as soon as possible

The question you will be asked to answer are:

  • 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. Do you have an existing right?
  • Please state what right to work you hold in the Ukraine? E.g. Right to work in the Schengen area/ Ukrainian citizen/ specific Visa. Please state details. Not sure what Schengen rights are? Follow this link (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements)
  • If you do not have the required status, we will be unable to progress your application any further.Also, please note that UK-Med is unable to support VISA applications at this time

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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