Country Representative Ukraine (Kyiv) At Croix-Rouge de Belgique


Belgian Red Cross-Flanders (BRC-FL) is part of the worldwide Red Cross movement. Respecting the seven principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and uni-versality is at all times key in what we do. The International Department focuses on three thematic areas: International Humanitarian Law, Restoring Family Links and our International Operations. In close cooperation with the sister national society of each country and its many volunteers, BRC-FL focuses on project implementation of activities in first aid, blood banking, disaster preparedness and disaster response, mainly in Africa.

In the coming years, BRC-FL will continue to enhance its strategy of being expertise-driven in order to maximize the impact of its operations. It highly values innovation, integrity, taking initiative and teamwork.

BRC-FL is looking for a Project Manager in Kyiv that will act as Country Representative and will set up a new partnership and projects with Ukrainian Red Cross Society.
We are looking for a person with experi-ence in humanitarian aid project management and an interest in business development.

Job Description

The Project Manager represents BCR-FL towards the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS), donors and other humanitarian actors in the field. You report directly to one of the regional Program Managers, and will work in close cooperation with the staff and volunteers of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

In your role as Project Manager, will be responsible for the general project management of the bilat-eral project between BRC-FL and URCS which focuses on research, war risk education and response to unexpected crises. Besides the project management tasks, you will assist in the legal and operational set-up of the URCS research center and support URCS in the further commercial development of their First Aid unit to make it self-sufficient . For both targets, you will work in close collaboration with URCS staff. With regard to the research center set-up, specific support will be provided by the BRC-FL Center for Evidence-based Practice in Mechelen. Next to your tasks related to business development, you

BRC-FL counts on your skills in the following areas: project planning and management, communication, detailed financial follow-up, stakeholder management and representation of BRC-Fl in Ukraine, business development and commercialization. End-to-end accountability as a technical project manager is a key driver to success.

Your profile

  • University degree at master level in sciences or economics.
  • Knowledge of medical sciences, first aid, blood banking, logistics and/or data management is a plus.
  • A minimum of three years of business development experience is required.
  • A proven track record in a result-oriented environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is a must, both spoken and written.
  • Knowledge of Dutch and French is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian is a nice-to-have.
  • Prior experience in humanitarian aid is a plus.
  • A mindset and knowledge to implement projects based upon evidence-based practice or a strong motivation to do so is expected.
  • You work in a structured and methodical way and are stress resistant.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of the most common software and online tools (e.g. MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,…).
  • Like us you embrace professionality, integrity, teamwork and eagerness to learn as core values

What do we offer you?

  • A challenging but highly rewarding international experience with Kyiv, Ukraine as duty station.
  • A possibility to start a new delegation in a new partner country together with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.
  • An opportunity to set-up a research center from scratch and further develop the commercial First Aid unit of Ukrainian Red Cross.
  • Working for an evidence-based humanitarian organisation where expertise and scientific research are core values;
  • An opportunity to work in a continuously improving and growing environment.
  • A competitive remuneration package including accommodation and transport facilities.
  • A contract for an indefinite period.
  • You will have a challenging job in a highly enthusiastic team that wants to grow and innovate.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and motivation letter before Monday 11/03/2024.
The days following we will contact all candidates to provide more information and to schedule interviews.

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