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Programme Manager - Kyiv Regional Branch


  • Organization: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Purpose

The Programme Manager (PM) works as part of the British Red Cross Society (BRC) in Ukraine and will design and implement programmes in close partnership with the Kyiv Regional Branch of Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS). The PM will identify capacity and material needs of the branch to support branch development and its sustainability. The PM will support on strategy development, operational planning, and programme cycle management with the branch team and with support from the British Red Cross team in Ukraine. Efforts will focus on high-quality programs, ensuring they are relevant, effective, and efficient, and positioned to receive funding in a sustainable way. The PM will work closely with technical advisors across the Red Cross Movement to embed best practice in safeguarding, community engagement and accountability, and inclusion in all programmes in Kyiv Oblast. The PM will monitor implementation of British Red Cross funded initiatives and ensure compliance with internal processes, standards, rules, and regulations. The PM reports to the BRC Programme Coordinator in Ukraine and will be part of an inclusive and creative team where opinions and ideas are valued. This is a critical programme role and will suit a proactive, positive, and passionate team player who wants to have a sustainable impact on social service delivery in Ukraine.

In this role, the PM will provide support to URCS’s Branch and Volunteer Development (BraVo) programme for the Kyiv Regional Branch. The aim of BraVo is to support the development of regional and district branches of the Ukrainian Red Cross. The support will focus on developing branch capacity for resource mobilisation, fundraising and communications under the direction of URCS, guided by the URCS National Society Development (NSD) Strategy and Plan (2021-25) and other relevant URCS / IFRC policies and frameworks.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management:

  • Manage all aspects of the BRC program portfolio in Kyiv Oblast providing project oversight and technical assistance in conceptualization, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating projects, and managing project budgets under the direction of BRC’s Ukraine team/strategy and in collaboration with and URCS.
  • Manage preparation and submission of grant applications and resource mobilization for BRC Kyiv Regional programming and act as part of the BRC funding recommendation panel.
  • Build on global best practices and international standards to build and manage robust programming alongside URCS in Kyiv Oblast.
  • Assure timely and accurate reporting of all activities and elements of programs as required by donors, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Review and track project progress against targets and provide updates to senior management, ensure successful project closeout, and ensure exit and sustainability plans are implemented as per plans.
  • Ensure community engagement and accountability and protection gender and inclusion approaches are integrated across all Red Cross programmes in Kyiv Oblast.
  • Ensure all programmes and operations have capacity building element and support capacity building of URCS and key national staff in program design and management.
  • Create and maintain a high level of collaborative partnerships with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners and other partners in relationship to the programs and projects of the region.
  • Work with URCS Kyiv Regional Branch management to develop concepts and intervention ideas and propose them internally to BRC management for potential funding.
  • For concepts approved for funding, work with the branch to develop narrative proposals and budgets.


Project Review/Evaluation:

  • Ensure that evaluation activities implemented in the region follow accepted best practice and reach the highest levels of quality possible in design, implementation, analysis and reporting
  • Integrate considerations regarding gender, disability and other vulnerable populations into program design, implementation, reviews, and accountability tracking.
  • In coordination with BRC and URCS PMEAL (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning colleagues, ensure coordination of program reviews, including field visits and internal and external evaluations.


Branch and Volunteer Development (BraVo):

  • Working closely with the URCS Programme Manager, plan, implement and report on BraVo Programme activities in Kyiv Regional Branch activities, with a focus on resource mobilisation, fundraising and communications.
  • Support URCS in preparation of grant applications and resource mobilization for local initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the BRC and wider Movement within Ukraine to increase interoperability, implement innovation and learning within programs, ensure robust risk management, and implement personnel wellbeing initiatives.
  • Support URCS Kyiv Regional Branch in the development and implementation of BraVo strategies, management tools, standard operating procedures, action plans, and learning networks.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts, including Movement partners and relevant organizations in line with the BRC’s regional strategic direction and program priorities.
  • All work undertaken to this end will be guided by the BRC’s mission, vision, fundamental principles, policies, and procedures.



Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)

Strategic Planning:

  • Support BRC’s development of strategic plans at regional level
  • Support development and implementation of regional and priority country operational plan.



  • Relevant university degree related to international relations, public/business administration, international humanitarian programming or experience in international organizations in programmes / project or emergency management 


  • IMPACT, RDRT, CAP or equivalent knowledge 
  • Certification in Project Management



  • Minimum three years experience in implementing projects with international funding, in a humanitarian aid organization or Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
  • Experience in administrative, procurement, strategic, programmatic and financial planning and execution
  • Expertise in project planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting, experience with and knowledge of compliance and reporting requirements for humanitarian or development organizations or other government funding entities and/or private donors
  • Experience in the preparation of proposals for donors and solid grant writing skills 
  • Team management experience


  • Disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming experience
  • Experience in resource mobilization and donor coordination 
  • Prior work in involving capacity building of partner organizations

Knowledge, Skills and Languages


  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and diverse teams of employees, volunteers and partners at all levels of humanity 
  • Commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement: Humanity, Neutrality, Independence, Impartiality, Volunteer Service, Universality, Unity
  • Results-oriented, attention to detail, ability to work effectively under pressure and comfort in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Skilled user of computer packages in Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and data management programs
  • Availability to travel internationally on short notice
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and Ukrainian


  • Ability to manage staff remotely

Competencies, Values and Comments

VALUES: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability 

CORE COMPETENCIES: Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Societies Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust 

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