Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR) - Programme Officer
World Vision
Bucharest, Romania
2 zile în urmă

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type :

International Assignment - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Job Description :

Number of positions : 4

Possible position locations : Romania, Ukraine, Moldova

Application Deadline : We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found.

The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 5 million people - mostly women and children - to flee to neighbouring countries.

With the escalating crisis, the needs are growing by the hour. More than half of Ukraine's children have either fled for safety within the country or are living as refugees.

Since the conflict started, our teams have been on the ground assessing and responding to the urgent needs of those searching for safety.

We are currently scaling up our multi-country response across three countries (Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine) and are recruiting for many key positions that will make a direct impact on the lives of people who have been caught up in conflict.


As a Programme Officer, you will support the Programme Department, principally focusing on Grant Acquisition and Grant Management sub-departments.

You will provide support to other departments as needed. Your main responsibilities will include proposal design, timely and quality donor reporting, grant management, information management and supporting local implementing partners, World Vision support (fundraising) offices, and donor engagement.


Grants Acquisition

  • Coordinate project design, implementation, and evaluation with all relevant staff, using the defined processes.
  • Develop concept papers and prepare proposals to major donors, in coordination with technical specialists, finance and procurement staff and Support Offices.
  • Monitor funding status for each sector of the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth transitions from one grant to the next.
  • Obtain funding for programme’s unfunded sections by identifying grants.
  • Grants Management

  • Ensure monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, newsletters, situational reports and other reports are prepared.
  • Coordinate with the operations and finance departments to ensure the compiling / collating of major donor management reports.
  • Monitor programme's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards and relevant World Vision internal standards and policies.
  • Provide program updates to key World Vision support offices and the regional office.
  • Support Grant Managers and DME to implement technical and managerial evaluations as required.
  • Partnership & External Relations

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with Support Office representatives.
  • Partner selection for new project opportunities and capacity building in GAM for partners
  • Support the programs team to identify potential partners to work with and through in projects.
  • Ensure alignment with World Vision’s established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.
  • Assist with the representation of World Vision and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.
  • Strategy Development & Other

  • Assist in annual operating plan preparation including : design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting.
  • Other Responsibilities :

  • HEA : Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented
  • Security Measures : Be familiar with World Vision's security plan; Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions;
  • Follow WVI policies for prog / proj security management.

  • Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work
  • Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to World Vision's vision statement and core values
  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the direct supervisor.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred)
  • 4 years’ experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies
  • Understanding of project design and proposal writing.
  • Basic understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, Aus Aid etc.
  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards, as well as the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail.
  • Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing.
  • Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.
  • Ability to describe key aspects and issues of relief, development and advocacy.
  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGO’s, donors and government agencies.
  • Ability to explain WV’s work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.
  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver in a fast paced environment
  • Completed a recognised personal security course in the past 3 years
  • Knowledge of WV’s field operations, either in the relief or development context.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina
  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Understanding of the local context and culture an advantage.

  • HEAT training or equivalent is preferred

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • Applicant Types Accepted :

    Local and International Applicants (IA's) Accepted

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