Cooperation Officer, Kyiv, Ukraine

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC in Kyiv

Please note that the ICRC is not a UN-system organization.

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, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Odesa.

The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Cooperation Officer in its sub-delegation in Kyiv North.


The Cooperation Officer contributes to developing and implementing the delegation’s objectives for cooperation with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS), in line with the ICRC’s Movement policies and in consultation with the URCS. Supports the URCS in assessing and analyzing its capacities, and in formulating and implementing joint assistance programs and development/capacity building activities in particular towards branch development objectives

Functional general responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of the partnership skills of the delegation and URCS, including:
  • providing additional accompaniment and technical support to ICRC departments (Access to Education, Protection, Economic Security, Logistics, etc.) and corresponding Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) interlocutors to better support them in further changing mindset and practice towards a real and strong partner -to-partner relationship between the two institutions.
  • Provides extensive support to the URCS organizational and operational development, including investing further in the URCS branch and volunteer development, notably through:
  • Working closely with the Danish RC to make sure that policies and good practice developed at HQ level on volunteer development are disseminated and applied at the branch level, in eastern and southern UA.
  • Accompanying the process of reinforcing the HVNS, including increasing the number of beneficiaries and looking at making the service more sustainable, in coordination with the Swiss Red Cross.
  • Supporting the URCS in putting together its contingency plan(s), including the ICRC and other Movement partners’ contributions into it/them.
  • Ensuring that the 2022 ICRC-funded URCS Covid-19 vaccination roll-out activities are efficiently implemented and reported, and well-coordinated with the efforts of other Movement partners.
  • Maintains as required regular operational contacts with all URCS structures involved in the implementation of joint projects/programs, including undertaking trips to the field to prepare and attend joint assessments and/or contribute to capacity-building activities.
  • Contributes to enhancing coordination among Movement partners, including by liaising and ensuring exchange of information with the other Movement partners present/active in Ukraine.
  • For the relevant aspects of the ICRC-URCS partnership, ensures that the URCS provides operational and financial reports on a regular basis and according to established formats and procedures.
  • Contributes to institutional reporting for which input from the Cooperation department is needed.
  • Actively participate in the life and reflection of the Cooperation Team in Ukraine.
  • Undertakes any other activities as may be attributed following redistribution of tasks among the Coop team members (eg checking URCS financial reporting, TS management, briefings, operational reports, etc.)

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

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in a field relevant to Movement Cooperation (inside or outside the ICRC).
  • Minimum 2
  • 3 years’ experience as Movement Cooperation Officer 1- or 1-2-years’ international humanitarian work experience with the ICRC or any other Movement Component (NS and/or International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies).
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English, Ukrainian, and Russian
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Good knowledge of the geographically assigned environment
  • Proficiency in Partnership Management, National Society Development (NSD), Advisory and consultancy, Analytical thinking, Communication, Networking, and Building Relationships, Negotiation, Project management
  • Skilled in the following competencies: Adapting & Learning, Communication (ability to express and exchange views and ideas), Analysis & Synthesis.

Social package and other benefits

  • Official employment according to Ukrainian labour law
  • Annual paid 28 calendar days’ vacation
  • Medical insurance for employees and family
  • ICRC Institutional training
  • Individual development covered by ICRC
  • foreign language courses
  • Convenient office location in the city centre

Starting date: ASAP

How to apply

Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 13/12/2022

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

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

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