Project Associate

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5109/12522
Department/office ECR, EOC, Serbia
Duty station Kiev, Ukraine
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-7
Duration Six months in the period from July to December 2017, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability
Application period 19-Jun-2017 to 09-Jul-2017

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Enhancing Diagnostic Response capacities in Hospitals and Demining Capacities in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, in 2014, the health situation has been deteriorating and the United Nations agencies have pointed to the destruction of health facilities, lack of water and power supplies.(1) More than 1.35 million people were internally displaced (IDPs), which contributed to the escalation of the humanitarian crisis, due to shortages of food, health services, shelter and medicines. The UN prioritised the enhancement of access to quality preventive and curative health services, including medication and health technology.

Since the beginning of the conflict in East Ukraine, 21,880 people were wounded and 9,470 killed, up to 2,000 of the fatalities were civilians. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, since mid-2014 around 250 people were killed and 470 injured by anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, cluster munitions and improvised explosive devices. Assistant Secretary General, Ivan Šimonović reported that OHCHR recorded 69 civilian deaths or injuries in June 2016.

In addition, mines and other explosive remnants of war are slowing the recovery of areas, which are beyond the frontline, blocking access to fields for farmers, preventing the return of displaced families and obstructing the repair of damaged infrastructure.

Furthermore, The ASG also noted that mines and unexploded ordnance remain a major threat to civilians and strongly advocated for coordinated demining activities by all parties to the conflict (2).

In order to support the capacity of Ukraine health and demining services to conduct their professional protection activities, the Embassy of Japan (EoJ) decided to procure and deliver, through UNOPS, medical and demining equipment. The project should also be viewed as a significant assistance and contribution toward capacity building of Ukraine Health services of Ministry of Defence and demining services of State Emergency Service.

The project will contribute to stabilisation efforts in Ukraine, by improving the over-burdened Ukraine health services provided by the MoD and enhancing the demining capacities of the State Emergency Services (SES) to ensure safety of those living and working in the conflict zone.

The project will directly benefit:

- 250,000 patients in the hospitals selected by the Government of Ukraine including civilians, military personnel, veterans of the Armed Forces

- 3,300 medical personnel in hospitals (1,300 doctors and 2,000 support staff)

- More than three million inhabitants living in the conflict zone; more than 500 members of SES demining teams

Enhancing Ukraine's Border Security

Protecting refugees in the border region and ensuring their safety in the Ukraine territory is largely the responsibility of the Ukraine Border Guard Service (UBGS). Therefore, it is an obligation of the UBGS and customs officers to also ensure border security and prevent the movement of illegal infiltrators, drugs, weapons and/or extremists. 

In order to improve the working conditions and support the capacity of the UBGS and customs officers to safely undertake their activities, the Project will procure and deliver, through UNOPS, necessary equipment and the first aid kits.

In addition to the capacity building, the Project should provide valuable assistance to the UBGS in fight against the organised crime, terrorism, illegal migration and human trafficking, but also provide the assistance to Ukrainian authorities in implementing their strategies and establishing an effective and efficient law enforcement system.

The project will directly benefit the UBGS and custom officers along with all their potential clients. The population of Ukraine in general and Ukrainian authorities and institutions will be the indirect beneficiaries.

The Project Associate works closely with and under supervision and guidance of t...

Education High school diploma is required Bachelor’s or Mast...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Demonstrates commitment to UNOPS' mission, vision and values, including cult...

This is a local position, it is therefore open to Nationals of Ukraine and ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

  UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peac...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


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