The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a direct and highly negative impact on social cohesion, resilience, livelihoods, community security, and the rule of law. Recognizing the need to urgently address reconstruction, economic recovery and peacebuilding needs in areas affected both directly and indirectly by the conflict, in late 2014 the Government of Ukraine requested technical assistance and financial support from the international community to assess priority recovery needs. In late 2014, the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union conducted a Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment, which was endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers in mid-2015.
In response to the situation, in 2016, UNDP has established a Project Office in eastern Ukraine with a view to consolidate and deliver the various recovery and governance projects through a comprehensive, area-based Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (RPP) in five conflict-affected oblasts: Donetsk and Luhansk (Government Controlled Areas), as well as Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, and Kharkiv oblasts. RPP frames UNDP's interventions in Eastern Ukraine to address the recovery needs of conflict affected population and communities. The Programme Component has three components focusing on: (1) economic recovery and restoration of critical infrastructure; (2) restoration of governance and support to decentralization reform; (3) strengthening community security and social cohesion.
UNDP Ukraine invites applications from highly qualified and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the post of the Local Coordinator for the RPP's Component 1 Economic Recovery and restoration of Critical Infrastructure.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator, Economic Recovery and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure the Local Coordinator will be responsible for coordination, planning and management of RPP activities in the Northern part of Donetsk Oblast. Specifically, s/he will perform the following key tasks:
Coordinate and facilitate the rehabilitation of public infrastructures:
Support enhancing employment and income generating opportunities:
Facilitate creating enterprise and entrepreneurship development opportunities:
Strengthen capacity of local authorities for creating employment and business opportunities:
Support of efficient and effective delivery of the project activities:
Required Skills and Experience
This is a locally recruited position and no expatriation benefits will apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 13 February 2019.
If you wish to apply for this or other positions with UNDP, please visit UNDP in Ukraine website, section Jobs and apply online: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=83213.
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.