Programme Advisor, Ukraine

·         Based in Sloviansk but frequent travelling across eastern Ukraine (Donbass region) and to Kiev

·         Generous pension contribution and other benefits

·         9-month contract with possible extension subject to funding

·         Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally


Our employees have a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlements, life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

The organisation
HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Programme Advisor to work in HelpAge International’s Ukraine-based office. You will support and develop the capacity of Ukrainian staff, take responsibility for reporting and programme development in cooperation with the Country Director. The position involves working closely and collaboratively with them to ensure effective implementation of the programmes. It will require the development of national staff capacity and skills in all aspects of project cycle management.

There is particular emphasis placed on establishing appropriate and robust project management systems and practices. In addition, the Programme Advisor will support the development and maintenance of monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure data collection tools, databases and reporting meet best practice.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate will have experience in programme development and programme coordination, or comparable experience at senior project management level. It is essential that you have experience in coordinating multi-project and multi-donor programme development and delivery. This includes the strengthening of current project activities and enhancement of the programme’s ability to learn from experience. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential, as you will be expected to write reports as required by donors and write new proposals.

Closing date: 31st March 2017

Start date: ASAP


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.


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