Project Manager MHPSS & PROTECTION MOLDOVA – Moldova
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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale military operation in Ukraine, with land, land and sea incursions leading to multiple active conflict fronts across the country. With 2.9 million people already in need of humanitarian assistance and protection ahead of the offensive, the humanitarian consequences of what is happening are likely to be devastating. The conflict has caused the world’s fastest-moving displacement crisis since World War II, with more than 14 million people displaced in just over three months. More than a quarter of Ukraine’s population has fled their homes, including more than 7 million internally displaced people and 7.4 million people who have taken refuge in other countries, mostly women and children. As the lines of conflict have evolved over the past few weeks and despite the ongoing hostilities, more than 2 million people are also believed to have returned to their places of origin. The number of civilian casualties continues to rise. Between February 24 and August 12, the OHCHR reported nearly 12,867 civilian casualties, including 7,466 killed, a figure likely much higher than the civilian dead and injured and to be verified. Most of these casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including heavy artillery and multiple rocket launcher system bombardments as well as airstrikes. The escalation of insecurity has created new conflict fronts, affecting a large area of Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as multiple new locations called “newly affected areas”. While negotiations are so far at an impasse, civilians continue to pay the heavy price and bear the brunt of the conflict. Until early April, the Russian invasion focused on three fronts – north, east and south, with sporadic attacks on military targets continuing in western Ukraine. While Russian forces have since withdrawn from northern and northeastern Ukraine, including Kyiv, and announced a change in their military strategy with a refocus on eastern and southern Ukraine, the situation remains very volatile. Damage and destruction of civilian infrastructure in areas of active combat and those affected by airstrikes and shelling continue to hamper people’s access to water, food, health care and basic services. other basic services. It also impacts the capacity of the humanitarian community to scale up the response inside Ukraine, in the context of enormous protection challenges. As of July 25, 548,030 people entered Moldova from Ukraine, of which 86,880 refugees remained in the Republic of Moldova. The number of people arriving from Ukraine in the Republic of Moldova has fluctuated since the escalation of the war in Ukraine. The number of refugee arrivals depends on the intensity of the conflict and the location of the Russian attacks. On May 18, the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova extended the authorization for Ukrainians to stay regularly in Moldova as long as the state of emergency is in place. Ukrainians have the right to work and have the right to access available public services, including primary and emergency health care, and to enroll their children in school. Again on July 28, the Moldovan parliament voted to extend the state of emergency (2nd extension) for 60 days after the government said it still needed special powers to deal with the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On June 3, an inter-agency emergency workshop was held to assess preparedness for a possible mass influx of refugees. 37 participants attended the workshop from 16 agencies (including Humanity and Inclusion) and a representative from the Joint Crisis Management Centre. During the training, participants analyzed the operational capacity of Refugee Coordination Forum partners to support the Moldovan authorities during an emergency response, while identifying strengths, existing gaps, complementarity and ways to improve coordination to avoid duplication. An emergency plan is being drawn up with the government. In response to the crisis, HI has put in place a program aimed at reducing the suffering of vulnerable populations affected by the conflict through the provision of an inclusive, timely and multi-sectoral humanitarian response that meets health, protection and basic needs. populations affected by the conflict. , with particular emphasis on internally displaced persons, persons with disabilities/injuries and/or showing signs of psychological distress, while reducing the risks caused by contamination by explosive devices, facilitating the delivering aid and supporting a broader humanitarian response to be more inclusive.
Under the leadership of the Moldova country manager, with the support of the relevant technical referents (regional/headquarters), and in close coordination with the other project managers. The project manager will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the intervention of HI’s partners in the country by providing coordination and technical expertise in the thematic areas directly or indirectly related to protection (case management, inclusion , food assistance, health). Mission 1: Management Mission 2: Strategy Mission 3: Operational implementation Responsibility 1: Ensure the implementation of the project, in compliance with the logical framework and the allocated budget Responsibility 2: Ensure that the implementation of the project respects existing frameworks Responsibility 3: Ensure project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning Responsibility 4: Ensure project data management Responsibility 5: Coordinate the teams involved in the project Responsibility 6: Contribute to the external communication of the project
Despite the tension between pro-Russian and pro-EU parties in Moldova, the country is considered a safe place. No incident reports recorded or reported in the last 3 months. Currently, and due to the low security risk, there is no curfew in place in the country and expatriates are free to travel freely across the country (with the exception of the Transnistria region). The roads inside Chisinau are relatively good but bumpy outside the capital. Traffic police and speed cameras are present in abundance throughout the department and Moldovans respect the rules of conduct, which makes driving easier. HI has two guesthouses in the city centre, one with 5 bedrooms and another with 3, both well equipped, very comfortable and within walking distance of the office, so almost everything else can be reached on foot (supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, bars…). Public transport is available and you can reach any place in the country using public buses. Taxis are also available and very reliable, although you won’t find English-speaking drivers.
YOUR PROFILE You hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field related to the job (health, humanitarian, social sciences, geopolitics, etc.) You have at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience in contexts preferably in the management of projects in emergency / conflict zones You have experience in projects with psychosocial support You have previous experience of working in coordination with ministries, hospitals and PHCs You have experience working in precarious and unstable areas You are fluent in English You are resistant to stress
CONDITIONS At HI, the conditions offered are commensurate with your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team • The international contract provides social coverage adapted to your situation: o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals o Pension plan adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension plan, HI will contribute at the same level as your monthly personal contribution with a maximum of €272.53/month; If you do not have a personal pension plan, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of €272.53/month and an HI contribution of the same amount o Medical cover with 50% of the employee contribution; Repatriation insurance paid by HI • Salary from €2448 gross/month depending on experience • Per diem: €650 net/month – paid in the field • Paid leave: 25 days per year; • R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks => + transport/parcel support possible. • Position: unaccompanied; • Payment of travel expenses (plane ticket & visa) • Accommodation: Collective paid for by HI
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How to register
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