Country MEAL Manager – UKRAINE

  • Contractor
  • Kyiv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Kyiv Ukraine

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

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Since the beginning of the war, HI has set up a two-country program covering Ukraine and Moldova. Aligning itself with the priorities of the Ukraine Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan, HI pillars of interventions are :

  • Health: HI aims to improve access to quality physical rehabilitation and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for conflict-affected vulnerable population.
  • Protection: Given the scale of humanitarian and protection needs, HI intervenes at various levels to ensure that vulnerable conflict-affected populations have access to multi-sectoral services tailored to their needs. In addition, HI aims to foster a disability-inclusive humanitarian response.
  • Armed Violence Reduction: Recent and ongoing attacks dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine. In light of this, HI is conducting a multi-pronged approach to EO Risk Education and Conflict Preparedness and Protection (CPP), adaptable to the evolution of the conflict.
  • Basic needs: to respond to the most acute needs for displaced households hosted by the local population or living in collective settings, HI is providing hygiene and non-food item kits, with an approach various modalities of intervention including in-kind and/or cash-based transfers.
  • Humanitarian-to-humanitarian logistics (ATLAS Logistique): To facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance as close as possible to the most affected populations, HI proposes mutualized storage and transportation services to other humanitarian actors – with a specific focus on “last-mile transportation”.

HI has 3 hubs, one in the East (based in Dnipro with sub bases in Kharkiv and Poltava), one in the West (based in Lviv), one in the South East (based in Mikolaiv) and the coordination is in Kyiv.


The country MEAL manager is responsible for the MEAL and information management (IM) teams working in his or her geographical area of responsibility and is the direct line-manager of at least one MEAL Senior Officer, one IM Officer and all the MEAL and IM teams working in countries in his or her geographical area. He or she is in charge of deploying HI’s MEAL and IM standards on his or her programme and ensuring their application. The overall coherency of the projects and their quality control is ensured by the MEAL department and the Technical Unit Manager.
In this context, your missions will be the following:

Mission 1: Management
Be line manager of the MEAL and IM teams of the programme (10+ officers).

Mission 2: Strategy and steering
Define the MEAL part of the Operational Strategy, pilot the related action plan and the strategy monitoring tool.

Mission 3: Standards and expertise
Design the program’s MEAL and IM systems and monitor their implementation and quality.

Mission 4: Operational implementation
Contribute towards improving HI’s response within the geographical scope.

Mission 5: Emergency Preparedness and Response Responsibilities
Leads the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in case of emergency, reorganizes the priorities of the team.


The security situation in Ukraine remains relatively stable, although there are frequent days and nights of air alerts. However, markets, restaurants and cafes are open, and life continues as normal. There is a strict curfew, the hours depend on the region.


  • You hold a master in humanitarian aid, development, international project management and/or similar areas.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience coordinating aid and development projects.
  • You have extensive IM experience including Data analysis softwares, business intelligence and data collection.
  • You have strong knowledge of international development and humanitarian assistance frameworks, of the projet cycle and in monitoring and evaluation.
  • You know PowerBI, Kobo or SurveyCTO, and have proven experience in advanced XLSForms.
  • You demonstrate negotiation skills, as well as written and oral institutional communication capabilities in English.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 6 months International contract starting ASAP
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2869 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 537 € net/month
  • Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks + possible transport/package support.
  • Position: unaccompanied
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 1-May-24