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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and Poland. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) was established to provide leadership, oversee, support and provide technical assistance to the response in the affected countries. The PMU is led by the Organizational Lead and includes dedicated advocacy and influencing capacity; business support functions, and a programme quality team with technical support on gender in emergencies, protection, cash and voucher programming, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and safeguarding. Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organisations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries.
RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NOT TO WAIT UNTIL THE CLOSING DATE, AS CVS WILL BE REVIEWED AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED AND INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS
To effectively lead, manage and drive the Oxfam response to the Ukraine crisis working with other stakeholders across Oxfam
The Country Safety and Security Coordinator will work to strengthen Oxfam’s response in Ukraine by providing security management support including building security management capacity for the future, supporting the entire Ukraine office.
They will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine. They will be reporting to the Country Lead and working closely with Area Managers, the Programme Teams at the field office, Partners, and the Programme Management Unit (PMU).
Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the Country Safety & Security Coordinator will undertake and the required skills and competencies.
Location: Ukraine, Kyiv
Job Type: Fixed Term, 1 year
What we are looking for
- Post Graduate Degree or Degree or proven experience within the Humanitarian Aid Sector and / or relevant safety and security experience in the commercial or security sector.
- Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning, designing and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations.
- Influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
- Proven experience of providing training on safety and security topics.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
- Initiative and motivation to work independently and develop solutions to problems.
- Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
- Analytical and strategic planning skills.
- Excellent organisational, problem-solving and negotiation skills. The ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure is essential.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports and influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact.
- Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims, policies and values.
- Diplomacy, tact, negotiation skills and an excellent sense of humour.
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Working knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian advantage
- Knowledge of Oxfam policies, procedures and systems.
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
- Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
- Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who meet Oxfam are as safe as possible.
- Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fights-poverty) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/gender-justice#855afbea-dfa4-4084-a924-2e7d160e8a85).
- Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.
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