Ukraine – A Health Coordinator in Kiev/Kostiantynivka
Ukraine – A Health Coordinator in Kiev/Kostiantynivka
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
Duration of mission
PUI’s strategy/position in the country
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.
History of the mission and current programs
Premiere Urgence Internationale opened its mission in Ukraine in the beginning of 2015 after identification of crucial humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine linked to the intensification of the military conflict. Thanks to CDC (Centre de Crise of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France) and ECHO funding’s, PUI has started to provide humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable population in target cities of Kostiantynivka (GCA – Government-Controlled Area) and Horlivka (NGCA – Non-Government-Controlled Area) in April 2015. PUI provided aid on both sides of the conflict line in order to ensure neutrality and equity. The assistance aimed at improving healthcare for the most vulnerable population. The intervention included access to free medicines through a voucher system and medical prescriptions issued by doctors, provision of medical and non-medical equipment and consumables to health facilities, rehabilitation of the most life-saving wards of health facilities damaged by shelling, and provision of fresh food to canteens of health facilities in NGCA.
From August 1st 2016 to January 31st, 2017 with the funding of OFDA, PUI ran two first aid points (FAPs) located at the Exit-Entry Check Point (EECP – marking the separation between areas controlled by the Ukrainian Army and the separatists) of Mayorsk, providing first aid care and stabilization, followed by emergency call for ambulance when required for people crossing check points between government controlled areas and non-government controlled areas – both ways.
In November 2016, PUI opened two more first aid points (FAPs) at Mariinka and Novotroitske exit-entry check-points between GCA and NGCA. In October 2018, a similar intervention was launched at Hnutove checkpoint. These activities are supported by DG ECHO. Additionally, PUI began training primary healthcare doctors and nurses on the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP), aimed at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders.
Currently, PUI is running, for the 5th consecutive year, a project funded by ECHO (April 2019 to February 2020) with the same above components in GCA (Government-controlled area) and NGCA (Non-Governmental Controlled area) in Donetsk Oblast plus inclusion of supportive supervisions of Primary Health Care Facilities. PUI has developed new mechanisms to improve the quality of care in its areas of intervention through supportive supervision, support with fuel for transportation of patients and transitioning to an electronic voucher-for-health modality
With UNICEF support PUI is implementing a WASH project (April 2018 to August 2020) aiming at improving access to water and sanitation through rehabilitation of water supply infrastructures in Donetsk Oblast, at both city/community and institutions level. The activities include repairs/installations of pipes, boreholes, water towers/water tanks in 5 villages located in or close to the conflict area, rehabilitation of WASH infrastructures in 6 health facilities and 1 kindergarten, and distribution of water jerry cans to the local communities. Finally, CDCS supports the rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure and health and hygiene promotion activities.
The Health Coordinator is responsible for the success of the development and implementation of mission’s health strategy and the quality of current and future health programmes at the assessment, implementation and evaluation phases. He/she provides support to programme managers whom they have a close working relationship. The Health Coordinator is the head of the mission’s Health Technical Department and his / her direct reports are the Field Medical Referent and the Pharmacist.
In addition to the health programs, the Health Coordinator will also be requested to support the implementation of an integrated approach with the WASH small scale activities.
The Health Coordinator is expected to regularly travel to the field office(s) of PUI in Donbass region (at least 50% of time).
Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and cooperating closely with the STC, he/she contributes to the development of the integrated/multi sector approach in the mission’ strategy.
Programmes: He/she ensures that health and other programme(s) are in line with PUI’s technical policies and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
Representation: He/she represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing health programmes.
Human Resources / Training: He/she supervises the technical teams and provides technical support to programme managers for recruiting technical staff and supervision of technical aspects of strategy and programs.
Logistics and Administration: He/she ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
Safety: He/she contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/she ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.
OR Paramedic training + Public health
At least 2 years’ experience as a Humanitarian Project Manager
Experience in staff management
Previous experience in running multi-sector programs
Previous expatriate experience
Good written communication skills
Knowledge of project management
Knowledge of multi-sector programming
Knowledge of procedures of institutional donors OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, etc.)
Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
Resilience to stress
Diplomacy and open-mindedness
Good analytical skills
Organisation and ability to manage priorities
Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
Excellent command in speaking and writing in English required
French, Ukranian and Russian desirable
Fixed-Term Contract: 12 months
Starting date: As soon As Possible
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 Euros up to 2 530 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, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing: in collective accommodation
Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Person in charge of this offer
Marwan Filah, Human Resources Officer for expatriates