Area Manager – South Ukraine (National Only)


The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration until December 31, 2024. There are good prospects for an extension. The place of work will be Mykolaiv, in Ukraine.

Your responsibilities


  • Ensure overall implementation of the programs in southern regions with a direct oversight of the all the project managers. Support project managers in the implementation of their programs, and troubleshoot to head of programs, program coordinators or other heads of departments on issues faced.
  • Actively lead identification of needs, facilitate response to these needs or suggest new intervention options.
  • Actively participate in the designing of proposals and strategies that are covering southern regions, ensure participation of the area team in these and facilitate the participation of other stakeholders in these.
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in line with the country strategy and that new projects developed are developed based on the available strategy
  • Ensure that monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning standards are well respected in the Area office


  • Establish good relationships with oblast and other local authorities, ensure all interventions are well coordinated with them,
  • Represent JERU in OCHA general coordination meetings, NGO Platform Area Managers’ meetings, oblast level coordination meetings, and all such level meetings in the southern regions, and report on these to the country director and relevant staff members as needed,
  • Actively participate in other regional fora and initiatives
  • Ensure that all projects implemented in the southern region are reported adequately to clusters, and in a quality manner to donors or the head office.

People Management

  • Ensure day to day management of heads of projects based in the southern region, finance, MEAL, logistics, and other staff in the area office
  • Participate in the recruitment of area office staff in coordination with their direct supervisors or functional managers
  • Ensure a safe and pleasant working environment in the area office, be responsive to the needs of the staff, raise issues to the country director and HR manager.
  • Ensure all staff in the area office well embrace safeguarding policies.
  • Identify highly motivated staff, support their capacity building in coordination with HR Manager and the relevant functional manager.

Security Management

  • Act as the principle security focal point in the southern region.
  • Jointly prepare area security management plans and such with the Humanitarian Access, Safety and Security Advisor (HASSA).
  • Closely coordinate with the HASSA and the Country Director on security developments in the region, suggest or in case of urgency undertake action for the safety and security of the personnel and visitors in the region.

Compliance, Logistics and Finance

  • In coordination with the respective heads of departments, ensure that all finance and logistics procedures are compliant with internal and national procedures,
  • Support logistics, finance and other support personnel in their questions and tasks and raise issues to the relevant head of department.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in working in management level in an NGO,
  • Experience in Mykolaivska, Zaporiska oblast would be an asset,
  • Experience in working in hard-to-reach areas in Ukraine would be an asset,
  • A good understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanisms in Ukraine,
  • Excellent spoken and written Ukrainian and English,
  • A university or polytechnic degree in political sciences, public administration, conflict studies, humanitarian action or other related disciplines with specific experience in integrated project management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

How to apply

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 24, 2024.

Thank you!

Deadline: 24-May-24