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UN Jobs: Deputy Project Coordinator Rehabilitation – Mykolaiv – Ukraine – M/F – Ukraine

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Deputy Project Coordinator Rehabilitation – Mykolaiv – Ukraine – M/F

The ALIMA SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanism, impartiality and respect for universal medical ethics. In order to access patients, we are committed to intervening in a neutral and independent manner.

THE VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action, inscribed in our CHARTER :

  1. The Patient First
  2. Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine
  3. Responsibility and freedom
  4. Improve the quality of our actions
  5. To trust
  6. Collective intelligence
  7. Environmental responsibility

ALIMA promotes and defends the principles of fundamental human rights. ALIMA has a zero-tolerance approach to perpetrators of gender-based and sexual violence and to inaction in the face of suspected or actual violence. The protection of those who benefit and are impacted by our intervention is our top priority in everything we do. Everyone who collaborates with ALIMA is committed to :

  • Respect the charter, the code of conduct, the institutional policies including the policy of protection against abuse of power and gender and sexual violence, the policy of prevention of corruption and fraud;
  • Report violations of policies, framework documents and procedures to a supervisor, manager or referral agent


Since its inception in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 10 million patients, and today deploys its operations in 12 countries in Africa. In 2021, we have developed 60 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflict, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects are in support of national health authorities through 357 health facilities (including 45 hospitals and 312 health centers). We work in partnership with local NGOs whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from expertise wherever it is available, whether in their country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we conduct operational and clinical research projects, particularly in the areas of malnutrition and viral hemorrhagic fevers. ALIMA also conducts operations in response to the covid-19 pandemic in all our missions.

ALIMA’S TEAM: More than 2000 people currently work for ALIMA. The field teams, as close as possible to the patients, receive their support from the coordination teams generally based in the capitals of the countries of intervention. These receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and opening service team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working on fundraising as well as representing ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams who work on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERTE Santé, SOS Médecins / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI, INSERM, Universities of Bordeaux or Copenhagen, the NGO Solidarités International and many others.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK IN 2020: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Sudan, Mauritania, Senegal and Ukraine.

THE WORK WE DO covers: Primary and Secondary Health Care, with a main focus on children and women – including treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition, maternal health, mental health, response to epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), surgery, displaced populations, and gender-based violence, Covid 19.


Mission Location: Odessa & Mykolaiv

ALIMA will focus its effort in South Ukraine to provide emergency primary health care and support to hospitals in the war zone of Mykolaiv Oblast and around. The main objective is to reduce the mortality and suffering among the population affected by the war in this area through 4 axes:

  • Reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic disease and communicable diseases among the isolated population in Mykolaiv Oblast
  • Reduce mental health burden through psychological care in Mykolaiv Oblast
  • Support hospitals to deliver trauma and intensive health care in Mykolaiv City
  • Ensuring a rapid response mechanism to delivered health care support to affected population


Level 3: As part of his/her duties, the incumbent will visit programs and come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or a certificate of good character will be required. In situations where a criminal record check or character reference is not possible, a declaration of honour will be requested.


Reports to the Project Coordinator (Line manager) and the Logistic Coordinator (Functional Manager)

Manages the logistic staff in charge of the rehabilitation activities

Collaborates with all other members of the mission


Under the supervision of the project Coordinator, the Deputy Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the project and for contributing to the results set for the project according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation and the needs in the intervention zone and on the basis of the medico-operational objectives prefixed in collaboration with the coordination, in the respect of the humanitarian principle and the mandate of ALIMA.

He/She is responsible for the supervision of the teams, the monitoring of the programmatic indicators and the contractual indcators of the donnors, and the monitoring of the project’s expenses-with the support of the coordination and the communication with the governmental and non governmental actors in relation with the project

The Deputy Project Coordinator , above all, must:

  • Act in accordance with ALIMA’s mandate, humanitarian principles, and the “do no harm” principle.
  • Respect the operational strategy defined with the other coordinators (collaborate with other humanitarian, international, and governmental actors present in the intervention zone).

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and In collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator, planning, establishing and reviewing all the construction and/or rehabilitation activities in the project, including its budget, in order to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population :

  • Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the construction and/or rehabilitation activities in the project, ensuring compliance to ALIMA standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the line manager on the development of the ongoing programmes. This includes the following:
  • Planning construction/rehabilitation projects to be performed in the mission, participating in the project design and development and ensuring that technical aspects are met and are in compliance with the local construction habits
  • Coordinating purchase orders related to the work activity and checking the materials in stock and warehouse inventory control
  • Participating in the preparation of budgets associated to construction/rehabilitation projects, preparing invoices for payment of the works and anticipating the cash flow required for monthly payments
  • Providing safety equipment for people who work in construction so as to ensure that all workers comply with safety standards

In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and the Administration, participating in the planning and implementation of HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area :

  • Ensuring technical support for his area of activity and provides coaching to logistics staff under his/her responsibility. Follows individually each team member for whom he/she is directly responsible: coaching, support, advice, and evaluation
  • Following up and reporting on the works’ progress and on technical aspects of the work and participating in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitRep, Logistics Statistical Report, etc.)
  • Supervises and validates the proper use of the resources made available by ALIMA for the project, all orders (medical and logistical), and purchases of the project
  • Checks that the monthly monitoring of the status of project expenditures and commitments is done and participates in the analysis of financial data with the administrative manager of his/her base

Implementation of prevention measures against abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence:

  • Participates in training and awareness sessions
  • Implements abuse prevention standards
  • Ensures that team members complete training and awareness sessions and implement abuse prevention standards
  • Helps create and maintain a nurturing and protective environment



  • Essential university or technical school diploma, desirable construction or engineering related studies
  • Experience in managing the logistics of medical projects
  • Experience in an NGO of at least 3 years.
  • Experience in team management and supervision
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and knowledge of their rules and regulations
  • Experience in development and implementation of efficient procurement systems, policies and procedures
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Suite)


  • Professional rigor
  • Calm, excellent stress management and composure
  • Very good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to adapt
  • Excellent ability to understand and follow medical procedures


  • English speaking, reading and writing is mandatory
  • Fluency in Russian or (preferably) Ukrainian is an asset


  • Duration and type of contract: French contract: 3 months
  • Starting position: ASAP
  • Salary: according to ALIMA scale + experience + per diem

ALIMA supports :

  • Travel expenses between the expatriate’s home country and the place of assignment
  • Accommodation costs
  • 2.08 days off per month
  • Daily per diem
  • Medical coverage from the first day of the contract to one month after the date of departure from the country of assignment for the employee and his/her dependents
  • The break policy every 3 months (for 6 months of the mission)
  • Evacuation for the employee

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter online.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. ALIMA reserves the right to close the offer before the initial deadline if an application is accepted. Only complete applications (CV in PDF format + letter of motivation) will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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