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CESVI – Protection in Emergency Project Manager – Ucraina

Cesvi Fondazione sta selezionando un/a Protection in Emergency Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Ucraina. Durata 6 mesi, rinnovabili. Scadenza candidature 05/06/2022

Protection in Emergency Project Manager – Ucraina (Khmelnytskyi)


Cesvi is an Italian-based NGO.

The Organization in partnership with Alliance2015 network is currently responding to the humanitarian crisis followed to the conflict in Ukraine. Cesvi current intervention areas are: Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil oblasts, with the potential of including more areas as the crisis evolves.

Cesvi response in Ukraine is focused on the Protection and Psycho Social support of the most vulnerable population affected by the conflict. The planned activities include but are not limited to: identification and set-up of a safe space, including space management SOPs, mental health support for staff and volunteers, Screening for vulnerabilities and assessment/monitoring of the needs of the targeted population, Provision of MHPSS services (psychosocial first aid, individual and group support), Information and sensitization on protection risks, Training of local stakeholders on protection approaches and safeguarding.


The collaboration will start in June.

The main duty station will be Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, with frequent missions to other areas of intervention in-country, according to accessibility and security conditions.

The Protection in Emergency Project Manager will respond to the Emergency Team in HQ and will work in close collaboration with the Regional Emergency Coordinator based in Poland and Cesvi team in the field.

Main responsibilities:

  • To oversee and provide technical guidance on the implementation of protection and PSS related activities, ensuring that project deliverables and activities are of high quality;
  • Plan, manage and coordinate with the Director of Programs implementation of the Psychosocial and Protection activities;
  • Provide technical guidance on the implementation of protection and PSS related activities, ensuring that project deliverables and activities are of high quality;
  • Monitor and evaluate all project aspects, including proper identification of beneficiaries, according to Cesvi’s standards and procedures as well as the Lead Organisation of the Consortium requirements/standards, with a view to recommending appropriate action for enhanced project implementation and monitoring;
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships and liaisons with local authorities, local partners, International Organizations, and other actors linked to the implementation of the project;
  • Keep abreast of policies, international standards, and best practices relating to the rights of IDPs, vulnerable populations, and in particular, protection of women and children’s rights;
  • Explore possibilities and carry out expanded collaboration with relevant authorities and partners on project-related activities; identify new project possibilities arising from institutional donors;
  • Prepare general and specific information on program activities as requested by the Consortium partners and Cesvi HQ;
  • Attend relevant meetings and working groups when and where requested;
  • Supervise the activities implemented by the local partners, and facilitate the narrative and financial process submitted by the local partners;
  • In coordination with HQ a follow up on the implementation of the Child Safeguarding (CS) and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies;
  • Ensure adherence to PSEA and Safeguarding Policy.



Bachelor’s Degree in humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social studies or another appropriate field


Minimum 7 years’ experience implementing similar programming in emergency or complex emergency settings; of which at least 3 to 4 years must be in the field of Protection and PSS in emergency

Understands principles and practice of case management approach and can apply to protection programs

Proven experience providing psychosocial support, directly or in a supervisory role

Proven experience in capacity building of national and international staff

Proven experience in adapting and applying protection and PSS in Emergencies Programming and other relevant tools;
Demonstrates commitment to gender equality

Promote and integrates gender analysis and mainstreaming into humanitarian programming

Familiarity with the education and protection sectors


Solid knowledge of NGO procedures, approaches and operations

Knowledge of project cycle management

Ability to produce timely project proposals and high-quality narrative reports

Able to guide and support staff

Able to apply participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing communities

Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating Protection and PSS focused programs

Experience in remote management and training

Solid capacity in managing a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners

Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

Strong communication and diplomatic skills

Strategic thinking and planning for protection response

Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently

Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively

Capacity in networking and build effective partnerships with local stakeholders

Adapts and copes with pressure

High level of IT skills (Office package)

Fluency in English (written and spoken)


Postgraduate degree preferred in humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social studies

Prior experience in the Ukraine (ideal) and/or other security-sensitive environments

Knowledge of Ukrainian (oral and written)


Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.

Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.


Cesvi pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.


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