Country Representative Ukraine Response


Organization Name: ZOA
Location: Uzhgorod, Ukraine
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 Jun 2022, 05:57 am
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2022, 12:00 am

Job location: Ukraine
Starting date: as soon as possible
Vacancy closing date: on rolling basis
Duration position: 6 months (with possibility to extend)
Working hours: 40

Millions of people have fled their homes because of the war and corresponding violence in Ukraine. Others, because of poverty or age, have no choice but to remain in life-threatening situations. The needs are enormous and ZOA immediately has sent its Disaster Response Team to provide life-saving assistance.
In Zakarpattia ZOA started a cash distribution programme for thousands of internally displaced people. At this moment ZOA is expanding its programme in Chernihiv district (north of Kiev) looking into shelter and cash as main sectors.

ZOA is an international organization providing emergency relief and recovery in over fifteen countries worldwide. In order to scale up our activities and set up a full ZOA programme in Ukraine, we are looking for a Country Representative.

ZOA is looking for a Country Representative

Your challenge
The Country Representative provides leadership and the integral management of the programme and activities of ZOA in Ukraine within the framework of ZOA’s Strategic Plan. The starting date of this full-time position is as soon as possible. The duration is 6 months with a possibility to extend.

Your main tasks and responsibilities
• Legal representative of ZOA in the country;
• Overall management and leadership of the ZOA organisation in the country of operation; implementation of the DROP (Disaster Response Operations Plan) with the corresponding budget;
• Spiritual oversight and Christian leadership of the country programme and team.

Programme Cycle Management
• Programme formulation, development, implementation and supervision;
• Consolidation of the Programme Plans and formulation of the Country strategy;
• Final responsibility for project cycle management, including formulation of concept papers and proposals, budgeting, monitoring and reporting;
• Ensure gender diversity and conflict sensitivity in all activities.

Human Resources, logistics, administration and finance
• Final responsibility for Human Resource Management for international and local staff;
• Supervising and appraising the performance of the members of the Country Management Team;
• Supervision and control of the administrative and financial organisation.
• Donor compliance in purchase
• Ensuring legal compliance within the country.

External relations
• Manage implementing and strategic partnership engagements at country level.
• Maintaining relationships with all relevant actors in-country;

Donor acquisition
• Develop and maintain good relationships with donors.
• Knowledge of funding opportunities in the countries
• Process management of proposal submission

• Ensures the design and maintenance of an effective security management system at country level, in compliance with ZOA’s over-all security policy and procedures.
• Compliance to that system by staff and other relevant persons for whom the Country Representative has a duty of care.

ZOA International
• Participate in organization -wide programme and knowledge development;

Your profile

• The candidate is expected to fully support the vision, mission and Christian values of ZOA.

• University graduate;
• At least five years of cross-cultural experience;
• At least five years of relevant management experience in relief settings;
• Good spoken and written command of English; command of Ukrainian is a plus

• Spiritual leadership;
• Vision and strategic thinking;
• Decision-making ability;
• Participative leadership;
• Staff development and coaching.

• Command of operations;
• Conceptual and writing skills;
• Analytical skills;
• Networking;
• Organizational sensitivity;
• Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement;
• Supports and promotes work-life balance.

• Flexibility and adaptability;
• Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
• Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
• Able to work in a fluid and insecure environment.

Special conditions
You will be based in Ukraine (Uzhgorod) which is not suitable for families with children.

Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit our website

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Sandra Vogd, e-mail:

Interested and do you want to apply?
ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

Given the current difficulties of obtaining a visa for Ukraine, having a free movement (i.e. EU/USA/CAN) passport is preferred.

If you are interested in this position, please apply via:

CVs of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

Given the urgency of this vacancy, qualified candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process as soon as possible. An assessment may be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.
Please note that ZOA carries out background and reference checks (including COTER: check your name on counter-terrorism lists) for all candidates as part of the recruitment process. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire: the “Statement of Conduct”, which will be sent to past employers regarding misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment).

Job Email id: zoa.vacancies(at)