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Access to Education Field Officer

International Committee of the Red Cross
1 год назад
22 ноября 2021

Access to Education Field Officer

Based in Severodonetsk

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC is mandated to work in countries affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 80 countries and has some 19,000 field staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence to Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Sloviansk, Severodonetsk, Mariupol, Donetsk, Luhansk.

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving highest priority to staff safety and security.

For more information, visit website: http://www.icrc.org/


The Access to Education (A2E) Specialist 1 supports and implements operational activities linked to the ICRC’s A2E programme and strategy in the Ukrainian context. The ultimate goal of the strategy is to ensure continuity and safety of education for all-aged learners and address the vulnerabilities of affected students, teachers and school communities in the conflict affected areas in the east of Ukraine. Based on that, the A2E Field Officer’s role is to support the Delegation’s ambition and its different departments in their efforts to guarantee a safe access to education to affected communities. S/he ensures interdisciplinary engagement at all points of the programme cycle, reports and provides feedback on the implementation of all related activities and sees to it that programme objectives are met at the local level. The A2E Field Officer works under the direct supervision of the Head/Deputy Head of the sub-delegation and functional coordination of the A2E Coordinator based in Kyiv. The position is based in Severodonetsk with travels to Kyiv and other sites in Ukraine if necessary. 


  • Implements and monitors A2E field activities, in accordance with the objectives established during the annual Planning for Results (PfR) process and any related workplans.
  • Acts as the focal point for a given education project or portfolio, coordinating with the multidisciplinary (sub-delegation team members and carrying out documentation and monitoring. Also ensures that his/her immediate team (as above) and external partners are fully briefed on all programmes.
  • Analyses the local socio-economic, cultural and political environment as relevant to the ICRC and A2E programming.
  • Contributes to designing the orientation and content of education-related projects and activities.
  • Collects, compiles and translates/interprets information about the projects and contributes to, or leads on, written reporting.
  • Participates in and, as appropriate, leads internal and external meetings and develops and maintains contacts with high-level municipal education authorities, Ukrainian Red Cross Society branches, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Education Cluster partners and the population.
  • Participates in the administrative preparation and follow-up of field missions and assessments.
  • Ensures a working dialogue and relationship with the local Ministry of Education, and any other appropriate line ministries, in consultation with his/her hierarchy.
  • Represents the ICRC and its A2E programme in meetings with authorities, communities and relevant contacts.
  • Takes responsibility for documenting, reporting and monitoring A2E interventions and its impact through existing ICRC systems. 
  • Supports processes that strengthen a community-based approach and ensures recommendations of the AAP (Accountability to Affected Population) evaluation in the area are taken into consideration within the access to education related operations
  • Ensures the procurement procedures are followed according to the procurement plan (including CDP planning, communication with logistics and procurement teams in the field)
  • Develops and maintains close working relationship with URCS local branches, represent ICRC in the joint project implementation (currently Active Ageing Groups and Active Youth for Safer Schools)

The tasks and responsibilities defined above are not exhaustive and can evolve depending on organizational needs.


Education and professional qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology or another relevant social sciences discipline
  • Two to three years of professional experience, ideally in the education field in a humanitarian and or development setting 
  • Knowledge of the relevant national and international standards and guidelines related to the education in emergencies and child protection
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, particularly different methods of needs assessments (such as interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, observation)
  • High-level written and oral communication skills in English and Ukrainian.
  • Computer proficiency

 Personal Competencies

  • Genuine interest to work in humanitarian aid field;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility;
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with individuals and groups
  • Ability to think creatively and critically and to contribute to and try out innovative approaches and insights
  • Ability to work under minor supervision and as a part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Capacity to adhere to and implement organizational procedures.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work for the world’s oldest and unique humanitarian organization
  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Exciting professional development and stimulating benefits package 
  • A full-time resident position based in our Ukraine delegation in Severodonetsk


Please submit your CV in English, along with your motivation letter to Отправить резюме  or via this site by 29.11.2022.

Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interview. No queries by phone please.

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