Program Coordinator, Ukraine

Job Description

The Program Coordinator shall lead EECMD’s in-country efforts by successfully implementing the following duties and obligations: 

  • Managing EECMD programs in Ukraine, aimed at supporting democratic development in the country;
  • Maintaining effective contacts with program stakeholders (political parties, civil society groups, international organizations, EECMD partner embassies, media);  
  • Creating project proposals and project reports;
  • Creating project implementation plans, budgets, organizing project activities and performing other, related tasks;
  • Creating planning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks and reporting on them;
  • Coordinating and leading on the reporting to EECMD and its donors;
  • Providing effective guidance to the personnel of the program in Ukraine;
  • Maintaining effective liaisons with colleagues in different countries and contributing to synergy and coordination (where necessary) between EECMD’s different programs;
  • Organizing (regional and national) meetings, seminars and bilateral meetings with political parties, civil society, and media, as well as capacity building trainings, as required by EECMD program activities; 
  • Contributing to annual reporting and annual planning of the organization;
  • Performing other relevant tasks related to the effective implementation of the program in Ukraine

On an intra-organizational level, the Program Coordinator is expected to:

  • Establish fruitful and effective cooperation with the international team of colleagues;
  • Be able to contribute effectively to joint discussions and planning sessions of the organization;
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to effectively contribute to developing EECMD programming in Ukraine;
  • Provide high-quality activity and project reports, including PME;
  • Provide high-quality feedback and analysis on political developments in Ukraine.

Education and skills:

  • Graduate degree in social sciences;
  • Strong and up to date knowledge of Ukraine’s political system and its political landscape, highly aware of current issues on a political scene and ongoing debates about reforms, security, and development;
  • Knowledge and experience with the Ukrainian and international NGO and development sector and highly aware of key players and actors on the scene;
  • Experience in writing project proposals for international donors; experience in relevant reporting;
  • Project planning, monitoring, and evaluation skills.
  • Experience of working with international organizations; 
  • Fluent English and Ukrainian (writing and speaking abilities) are a must.

Competencies:

  • Politically sensitive and impartial;
  • Disciplined, reliable and punctual worker, able to meet deadlines and work in a multi-tasking environment;
  • Strong network with political actors and civil society organizations in Ukraine including in its regions; 
  • Able and willing to travel in the regions of Ukraine and internationally;
  • Ability to adjust to and work with a multinational team;
  • Ability to work without immediate regular supervision and of making sound operational decisions; 
  • Good communicator with strong networking abilities.

The Programme Coordinator will lead the team of four to five persons in Ukraine and report to the Executive Director of EECMD.

EECMD offers a competitive package of remuneration and benefits.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter (in English) to: vacancy@eecmd.org

Please indicate: “Program Coordinator, Ukraine” in the subject line of email.

Deadline for applications is November 15.

Tests and interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in Kyiv, tentatively, during November 20-21.