Senior Project Officer – Council of Europe Office in Kyiv

council-of-europe-logoVacancy Notice
Senior Project Officer (Grade B5)
Office of the Directorate General of Programmes
Council of Europe Office in Kyiv

Job Mission

Under the authority of the Head of Office and the supervision of the Head of Unit on Violence Against Women in the Directorate General of Democracy, the Senior Project Officer will carry out multiple assignments to help meet the overall and specific objectives of the Project “Preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine”, implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine.
Employment is limited from 1 April to 30 September 2015.

Key Activities

The Senior Project Officer will perform the following tasks in accordance with Council of Europe rules and regulations, procedures, guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:
– plan, organise, co-ordinate, implement and follow up on project’s activities in accordance with the Project’s workplan and calendar of activities, in close co-ordination with the project team and in co-operation with local partners and stakeholders; reports problems encountered; evaluates projects to identify appropriate adjustments; suggest priorities and adjustments as necessary;
– liaise with stakeholders, project consultants (partners) and beneficiaries (partners/donors) as regards the implementation of project activities, in close co-ordination with the Head of Office;
– prepare reports, terms of reference, contracts and other documents related to the project objectives and activities; provides follow-up of all actions or decisions; contribute to processing and checking the expert opinions, and all other materials produced under the project in Ukrainian; provide updates to the project stakeholders, headquarters-based staff, short-term consultants on the project and related developments within the course of project implementation; prepares and submits any other documentation as required;
– participate in Project meetings and events and undertake follow-up action as required; liaise with the counterparts in the beneficiary institutions assigned to the Project in co-ordination with the Project team;
– prepare and ensures control and follow-up on budgetary and financial issues related to the project activities; negotiate contracts in the most cost effective way;
– undertake missions to the project regions as needed in support of project activities; assists both headquarters-based staff and short-term consultants when carrying out tasks and missions in the field;
– contribute to raising the visibility of the project by disseminating information to those concerned and ensures adequate information flow within the project stakeholders and relevant partners and experts; maintains the project website information flow, particularly in Ukrainian.
– carry out other tasks as may be required connected to the Project’s implementation.
Please note that the incumbent may be required to discharge other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.

Eligibility Requirements

This local recruitment procedure is open to candidates resident in Ukraine.
Nationality: the appointed candidate must be a national of a Council of Europe member State;
Qualifications: Completed secondary education followed by an appropriate professional qualification; A university degree in law would be an advantage.
Experience: At least four years’ relevant professional experience in the area of human rights, discrimination, gender or a related field, including by contributing to the implementation of technical co-operation or policy-oriented programmes at international and/or national level.
Language requirements: Ukrainian mother tongue (or command of Ukrainian of mother-tongue standard); Ability to express oneself, present and draft clearly, concisely and convincingly in English.


Managerial skills: Management of teams, networks, resources, projects; coaching of others.
Professional and technical competencies: knowledge of specific project management tools (Project Management Methodology, logframes, etc); administrative experience (target setting and planning, administration, finance and reporting); good knowledge of relevant Council of Europe standards in the field of human rights; ability to take initiative and be responsible for managing complex activities; planning and work organization; strong analytical skills; information seeking.
Desirable: experience working with civil society, governmental institutions and/or the Verkhovna Rada
ICT skills: Sound computer skills and proven experience of standard tools in office applications (word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet, data bases, presentation software, outlook, internet/intranet publication).
Interpersonal skills: service and client orientation, team-work and co-operation, relationship-building, diplomacy, Ability to work under pressure and to deal with multiple tasks and respect deadlines.
Personal attitudes: initiative and responsibility, result orientation and sense of continuous improvement, concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, adaptability, self-management and development, organisational alignment.
Personal values: integrity, loyalty and conscience, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.
Location : Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing Date: 12 February 2015

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