Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain selfsufficiency. The association leads in average 250 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Humanitarian situation and needs
Since April 2014, Eastern Ukraine has been experiencing significant armed conflict. A significant part of the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts (regions) are now controlled by self-proclaimed republics, still not recognized by the international community: “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic.” Despite the signature of a ceasefire agreement between the Ukrainian authorities and the de facto authorities, fighting has persisted, causing a considerable number of casualties and a humanitarian crisis that is still largely uncovered.
As per the international agreements of 2015, a line of contact divides the country between the areas controlled by the Government of Ukraine and the areas under the control of the de facto authorities in the non-government controlled areas. The conflict is still active, with regular fighting and shelling along and on both sides of the contact line. The conflict has had and continues to have an extremely negative impact on the population living
in the region pushing 3.2 million of people to be in need of humanitarian assistance and has caused the displacement of 1.4 million people (registered) mostly concentrated in the areas closer to the conflict zone.
Humanitarian access to certain areas remains very limited, particularly in zones where armed hostilities are taking place, and hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people who are in need of humanitarian aid due to the combined impact of conflict, displacement and extreme poverty. Since the beginning of the conflict, population faces shortage in food, health services, basic household items and shelter, and suffer of psychological distress.
While recent political developments on the front of international negotiations have raised hopes for a solution to settle the conflict, there is still a long way to go for conflicting parties to agree.
Our action in the field
PUI priority is to improve or restore equitable access to quality health services as well as to water, sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable population living in cities located along the contact line in the Donetsk Oblast. PUI focus of provision of humanitarian aid to vulnerable population within the conflict-affected area employing complex approach strategy based on technical, medical and non-medical expertise.
As part of our activities in Ukraine, we are looking for a Field Coordinator:
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, and through delegation of his/her authority, the Field Coordinator has the overall responsibility for the proper implementation and operational direction of PUI’s projects/programs in his/her geographical area of intervention.
The Field Coordinator also monitors the context to ensure programing is relevant and responsive to priority needs. In this capacity, the Field Coordinator is also responsible for representing PUI publically at the field level, including in coordination fora, with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between the Field Team and the Country Team.
Lastly, the Field Coordinator provides security management of his geographical area and ensures all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
The Field Coordinator has responsibility for the overall timely delivery of PUI’s programs portfolio in his/her geographical areas of operations (including the sub-offices).
The Field Coordinator with the support of the operational/technical coordinators concerned has overall responsibility for proper delivery of programs and the smooth running of support services in his/her geographical area of intervention.
He/She also has the delegation of the Head of Mission for the safety and security of good and people under the responsibility of PUI in his/her area of intervention.
The Field Coordinator is at the source of program development and operational positioning in his/her geographical area of intervention, in line with PUI country strategy and in conjunction with programmatic and operational technical coordinators.
The Field Coordinator, as member of the Country Management Team contributes to the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of PUI’s presence in the country through other tasks as required and/or directed by the Head of Mission.
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Training and Experience
Degree or equivalent in a relevant
field: social science, political science,
program management, international
development, humanitarian studies…
At least 3 years of experience in project
management/implementation in the
Previous expatriate experience in
Knowledge and skills:
Excellent writing and communication
Team and individual management
Security and safety management
English: Full proficiency (written and spoken)
Professional proficiency in Russian
and/or Ukrainian highly appreciated
Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
Team leadership and team spirit motivation
Ability to withstand pressure and stress
Diplomacy and open-mindedness, good representation skills
Good analytical skills
Organisation and ability to manage priorities, rigor
Take initiative to propose new activities and challenge the existing programming
Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account its main characteristics
Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months minimum
Starting date: February 2020
Monthly Gross Income: from 2200 up to 2530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/7 assistance and repatriation.
Housing in collective accommodation.
Daily Living Expenses : “Per Diem”
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months.