Annoncør: Røde Kors

Ansøgningsfrist: 11/03/2024

Job: Partnership Delegate – Ukraine

Can you drive strategic partnership engagement and business development strengthening the financial base and increase the impact of Ukrainian Red Cross and Danish Red Cross’ work in Ukraine? Are you passionate about developing solid concepts, pitches and proposals and leading high-level engagement with strategic donors? Then you sound like the colleague we hoping to add to the team in the Danish Red Cross Country Office in Ukraine.

The position will play an integral part in enabling the Country Office to live up to our ambition to continue providing large-scale humanitarian assistance and long-term recovery support to people affected by the crises in Ukraine.

The Danish Red Cross has been present in Ukraine since 2014 as one of the key partners to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS), the largest volunteer-based national humanitarian organization in the country operating in all regions of the country through 180 branches, 1.500 staff and more than 8.000 volunteers.

Since February 24th, the Danish Red Cross has been supporting URCS in their massive scale-up of humanitarian assistance. We have jointly established and managed one of the first humanitarian supply chains into Ukraine providing more than 10.000 tons of humanitarian relief items supporting more than a million people, contributed to scaling up mental health and psychosocial support activities nationwide and supported humanitarian activities within health, international humanitarian law, youth engagement, branch development and winterization. Danish Red Cross remains committed to support the URCS in responding to the humanitarian as well as the long-term recovery needs in Ukraine.

The Danish Red Cross (DRC), as part of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent network in Ukraine, is seeking a Partnership Delegate to drive and support business development, resource mobilization and new partnerships in Ukraine. The position is placed in the Partnership Team responsible for leading DRC’s work within partnerships, resource mobilization and fundraising in Ukraine and based in Kyiv. The delegate will report to the Partnership Team Lead with line management to the Country Manager.

The successful candidate will work closely with URCS, the Country Office Operations and Finance Teams, and coordinate with the Global Partnership Unit at headquarters, to ensure a strong and proactive development of programs and operations in the country.

Key Responsibilities 

The Partnership Delegate will take a leading role within the Partnership Team to strengthening the Country Office’s approach to engaging with strategic donors and ensuring a sustainable long-term financing set-up. The following will be among the key concrete tasks:

  • Build and strengthen donor relationships with selected strategic partners through continuous engagement.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of business development plans within key sectors and activity lines of DRC and URCS
  • Engage continuously with Operations Team in country to ensure that resource mobilization and business development is conducted in line with strategic and operational priorities.
  • Contribute and write specific pitches on new investment and funding opportunities on short notice and proactively in anticipation of potential funding and partnership opportunities.
  • Assist in exploring local fundraising possibilities and initiate funding applications in close coordination with the Operations Team and URCS
  • Be lead in screening specific partnership and funding opportunities and assessing feasibility and risks of the engagement informing strategic decision-making.
  • Support coordination of reporting to partners and back donors

Qualification and personal skills

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in social or political sciences, humanitarian, and/or development studies and have’ experience with strategic donor engagement and resource mobilization.

Technical experience in business development, proposal writing, fundraising, and mobilization of funds will be necessary along with excellent communication and networking skills. It does not have to be from a development or humanitarian organization as long as you can see yourself applying them into this context.

The selected candidate will be expected to be able to maintain continuous engagement with a portfolio of strategic partners to the DRC in Ukraine and take lead in identifying, developing, and securing new partnerships and funding opportunities.

Employment conditions

The starting date would be 01.05 2024 or ideally sooner if possible. The length of the contract is 12 months with a possibility to be extended but depending on the situation.

Your duty station will be Kyiv, Ukraine and with travel in-country depending on needs and access. The position is a non-family duty station and will include R&R benefits for as long as the security situation deems it necessary (currently rotations are after every 12 weeks).

Travelling to the project implementation areas will take place to the degree that the security situation in-country allows.

The salary including all allowances and pension payment will be between 5,800 to 6,300 EUR per month, depending on qualifications and experience. Accommodation in a shared apartment in Kyiv is provided, free of charge.

Further information

For questions regarding the position please contact Ane N. Bertelsen Partnership Team Lead, [email protected]. For further details regarding the tasks please see the job description.

Application deadline is 11th of March – and interviews will be conducted in the following weeks.

Your application and CV should be uploaded at DRC web page

Danish Red Cross Eurasia Region

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Application deadline: 11/03/2024

Expected start date: 01/05/2024

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Contacts: Ane Nürnberg Bertelsen

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Office address: Eurasia Regional Office: Hejrevej 30 2200 Copenhagen

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