Assistant Country Director

Published September 4, 2022
Location Lviv, Ukraine
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Summary:


This role provides overall leadership in the management of the Mission’s various support units; Human Resources, Finance, IT, Procurement, logistics and Administration, to ensure optimum support to projects within the policies of CARE and the laws of the CARE Ukraine Country Office (CO). Provides training, mentoring and coaching to senior programme support managers as they mature in their responsibilities. Ensures that projects and programmes receive the quality and quantity of services required in a timely manner. Ensures that rigorous systems are in place and that senior managers enforce compliance with these systems. Assists the Country Director in overall management of the Mission.




Responsibility 1: Provide overall management of the CO’s Human Resource Department to ensure that projects are provided with the support required to enable their optimum and most efficient utilization.


Responsibility 2: Ensure overall management of the CARE Ukraine’s Finance Department to ensure that optimum financial support is provided to projects within established CARE financial policies and principles and within the standards set by the mission.


Responsibility 3: Provides overall management to the CO’s Administration and logistics department to ensure that optimum administrative support is provided to the CARE Ukraine projects and partners within established CARE Ukraine operational principles.


Responsibility 4: Provides overall management to the CO’s Information Technology (IT) unit to ensure that optimum administrative support is provided to projects within CARE Ukraine operational procedures.


Responsibility 5: Assists the Country Director in overall CO management in order to ensure that the CO most effectively pursues the achievement of the organizational purpose and the country strategy.


Responsibility 6: Liaison with CARE Deutschland




Passionate about gender justice and the rights of girls and women

Able to work under pressure meeting deadlines while working as a team

Diplomatic with the ability to communicate clearly across diverse teams

Promotes a culture of learning and growth of team skills and experience

Innovation/Use of best practices – strong problem-solving skills

Organizational planning – ability to prioritise and plan

Work well in team context – enjoy working to develop the skills of others and the success of an entire team

Education and Certifications


University degree in management, business administration or a related field

Minimal requirements:


Excellent management skills and experience.

Strong HR, finance administration and audit skills and experience.

Excellent team building, coaching and mentoring skills and proven experience in managing multi-sectoral teams.

Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Excellent organizational, written communications and interpersonal skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills required in English

Desired requirements:


Minimum 5 years of international development or humanitarian assistance experience in program support roles.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in Ukrainian an asset

Working & Living Conditions


Main duty station will be the office in Lviv in the Western region of Ukraine with possibility of moving this office to Kyiv. Expected percentage of travel time: 10 - 15% to CARE project locations in any of the oblasts where CARE programs activities are conducted.


The security situation is currently moderate in Lviv but may differ in project locations. This is an unaccompanied position; regular R&R is given.


About CARE


CARE International (CARE) is a non-religious, non-political international development and humanitarian organization, dedicated to fighting global poverty. CARE works in around 95 countries globally, engaging diverse partnerships to support communities to overcome poverty through development projects and delivers humanitarian assistance. CARE programmes address social injustice whilst placing women and girls at the core of programming in order to create sustainable positive change in poor communities. CARE is an equal opportunity employer irrespective of nationality, religion, ethnicity, caste or gender.


CARE is currently establishing its presence in Ukraine to provide relief and development assistance to vulnerable populations affected by conflict. The core sectors of CARE Ukraine’s work encompass WASH, Sexual Reproductive and Maternal Health services, Livelihoods and multipurpose cash assistance and interventions to assist vulnerable households to meet basic needs and to increase their social-economic resilience. The Country Office continues re-orienting its programming to strengthen mainstreaming of gender and protection (GBV, Child Safeguarding, Disability Inclusion, etc.) with a focus on the empowerment of women and girls in all diversities, recognizing the disproportionate effect disasters have upon their lives.


Accountability within CARE


A commitment to CARE values and CARE’s integrity framework is critical to working with CARE. Any candidate offered a job with CARE will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:


Comply with CARE’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a CARE staff or partner.


How to apply


Please send your complete application package (CV, motivation letter, references) only in English to Jo Fox. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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