Program Officer- Dnipro

Project HOPE

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

Program Summary:

Project HOPE is providing humanitarian assistance to internally displaced and conflict-affected persons throughout Ukraine. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance selected Project HOPE as their implementing partner for a project focusing on providing specific support activities related to the Health, Protection, and WASH sectors in healthcare facilities and IDP Social Centers. While Project HOPE will lead on the majority of activities, we are also working in partnership with two specialized NGOs focusing on assistive technologies as well as specialized water and sanitization work in hospitals. This position will be based in Dnipro, Ukraine. Local Nationals Only.


Program Officer is to support the implementation of services in an emergency setting. The Program Officer conducts and support assessments, is responsible for the program development process with technical and support departments. S/he will act as a liaison between the program and HQ teams for the continuation of program implementation and development. S/he raises issues to take timely decisions as necessary. The Program Officer supports and manages, depending on the staffing plan, technical and core department inputs including Finance, Logistics and HR, towards the improvement of program decisions and actions. They support start up activities; support the development of proposals including budgets, logical frameworks, and detailed work plans. The Program Officer represents Project HOPE at external meetings, liaises with local authorities, members of affected communities, and collaborates with humanitarian actors.


  • Support new program start-up, in coordination with Programs and Operations colleagues in Country Offices ensuring that Country Offices have all of the necessary knowledge and tools required to manage programs, in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Monitor progress of grant-funded and privately-funded programs through monthly and quarterly review of internal project management tools – indicator tracking tables, financial pipelines, M&E reporting, work plans, compliance trackers, etc.
  • Work with the Program Manager to enter and maintain data for country offices within the Grants Management System, once activated.
  • Liaise with existing donors of grant-funded programs, providing them regular updates on project progress.
  • Support the drafting, review and finalization of internal and external narrative reporting under the guidance of the Program Director and Manager.
  • Coordinate review and finalization of internal and external financial and inventory reports, with Country Office and HQ Finance.
  • Support Program Director and Manager in management and monitoring of partners (grantees and sub-grantees), including review of reports and participation in progress review meetings, as well as support for delivery of capacity-building for partners.
  • Maintain complete and accurate filing system for all active, closed grants, and proposals submitted by country officers.
  • Coordinate with Medical, Protection and WASH Sector technical teams to ensure project activities are taking place in a timely manner and in line with the overall project design and donor expectations.
  • Promote compliance with grants management manual and support program team to strengthen internal controls and risk mitigation mechanisms related to grant management, safeguarding, HR, finance, security and procurement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Business administration or Project Management, International Development and/or in a relevant field of study.
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least 2 years in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
  • Strong experience managing complex programmatic portfolios on tight timelines.
  • Emergency response experience.
  • Experience in developing strategies to transform emergency programs into long term programming.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Fluent knowledge of English and of local language (Ukrainian).
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in oblasts in Ukraine where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in oblasts along or adjacent to the current conflict line in Ukraine.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply

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