Health Manager at Ukraine Red Cross (URCS) – open until filled. 437 views

Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) opens position of Health Manager

Health Manager’s position is in the IFRC Country Office in Ukraine, Europe Regional Office, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. IFRC Office in Ukraine supports Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) in mobilizing international resources for programs and emergency operations, assisting with technical capacities, supporting the NS in building, and strengthening institutional and technical capacities.  IFRC Head of Country Office acts, in accordance with the Legal Status Agreement with the government of Ukraine, as a Representative to the public authorities.

The Health Manager will support Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) in scaling-up of Health and Care programs in Ukraine with a specific focus on strengthening RC/RC activities that address issues to meet the health needs of vulnerable communities.

To support URCS in the high-quality and evidenced-based implementation of the plan of action in the NS COVID-19 response emergency operation by providing high quality technical and operational health guidance, and coordination with health actors while contributing to the Emergency Appeal overall goals.

Position Requirements:

  1. An Advanced University Degree in medicine, public health, global/international health, epidemiology, or other health related sciences is required.
  2. 3-5 years health programme management experience; experience with a humanitarian organisation working in developing country setting; public health experience.
  3. Eexperience in responding to health (in) emergencies, preferably epidemics.
  4. Familiarity with current international health standards and guidelines.
  5. Excellent stress management skills.
  6. Demonstrated accountability.
  7. Good communication and report writing skills.
  8. Able to work independently and as part of the team.
  9. Ability to work well in a multicultural team.
  10. Self-supporting in IT


• Fluently spoken and written English
• Fluently spoken and written Ukrainian
• Good command of another language (Russian)

Job duties and responsibilities

Support to the National Society:

  1. Support the URCS in the assessment, planning, implementation of various community health components to reduce the vulnerability of the community.
  2. Further, promote and assist in ensuring that health priorities and interventions with and for the most vulnerable people are integrated with other programming and other relevant thematic interventions.
  3. Support the URCS in ensuring that all interventions are based on frameworks and approaches that are consistent with or have considered national and international standards and guidelines, as well as IFRC policies, guidelines and tools.
  4. Support, assist and guide URCS Health counterparts and colleagues in understanding, establishing and rolling out activities based on the following priorities: health in emergencies, community-based health with special focus on TB, HIV, IDUs healthy ageing and healthy life style using existing Movement tools and approaches (e.g. CBHFA).


  1. Support implementation of health components of the NS COVID-19 response Country Plans, as a part of Europe Regional Health and Care Team and Regional COVID-19 Team.
  2. Provide technical and operational support and guidance to URCS COVID-19 response health staff to build capacity of communities and the National Society in the key areas of COVID-19 public health epidemic response actions, including community-based surveillance, health and hygiene promotion, mental health and psychosocial support, risk communication, contact tracing, screening, testing, quarantine and isolation for cases not requiring clinical care.
  3. Plan and supervise the ongoing development of health literacy and community-based COVID- 19 response actions by the NS and support integration and expansion of the activity in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
  4. Provide progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis.
  5. Improve team efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
  6. Foster a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
  7. Actively monitor programs/projects to support quality implementation.
  8. Ensure that IFRC health financial resources, stocks and equipment are managed correctly and efficiently.
  9. Ensure program accountability, financial due diligence, integrity.
  10. Contribute into the situation reports, weekly update and other type of reporting for IFRC ROE, donors and other partners to keep them informed on program progress.
  11. Ensure that planning and reporting requirements are met in a timely and efficient manner.

Coordination and representation:

  1. Contribute to internal and inter-agency health coordination.
  2. Collaborate with all partners of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, I/NGO partners, donors.
  3. Align on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on global health security and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  4. Support URCS in developing and implementing operational standards, tools and procedures that ensure quality, consistency and sustainability of health interventions supported/funded by different Movement and external health partners.
  5. Together with URCS, represent IFRC in health coordination meetings and forums, involving national authorities, national and international agencies, donors, other water and sanitation partners in the country.


This is a full-time position and will work primarily (9.00 AM – 6.00 PM).


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The main aim of the Society’s activity is to ensure human life protection, prevention and mitigation of human suffering during armed conflicts, natural disasters, catastrophes and accidents, support to medical services of the armed forces and public healthcare services, assist public authorities of Ukraine in their activities in the humanitarian field.

 «…The objective is achieved unbiasedly, without any discrimination based on nationality, race, gender, religion, language, class or political convictions…»

(The extract from the Charter of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society)


The Ukrainian Red Cross Society consists of the organizations of national (central), regional, local and primary levels.

The National Committee is the organization of national (central) level and it is the executive board of the Society.

The regional organizations belong to regional level (Vinnytsya, Volynska, Dnipropetrovsk, etc.) The regional organizations comprise the integral part of the Society and are subordinated to its National Committee.

The organizations of local level are city, district and city-and-district organizations that are the integral part of the regional ones and are subordinated to them.

Primary organizations (office) of the Society are the organizations of primary level that were founded at the job, living and educational places of citizens who are part of the relevant local organizations of the Society and are subordinated to them.


  • 1918 – On April 18 in Kiev of First Congress of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society was held. This is the date when the Ukrainian Red Cross was established as an independent national society.
  • 1920 – The Society organizes thousands of diners for the poor and provides people with millions of food parcels.
  • 1930 – The Ukrainian Red Cross Society owns 119 medical, 206 preventive and child care centres, a quarter of all TB dispensaries, 36 healthcare institutions, 800 baths, 300 midwifery stations, 400 pharmacies and sanitation and hygiene shops.
  • 1941-1945 – During the World War II, the Society prepares and sends to the front more than 100,000 nurses, health instructors and health brigades. At this time, the Red Cross also initiates free donation. The heroic deed of 17 Ukrainian nurses, who participated in the armed conflict, was awarded with Florence Nightingale Medal – the highest award of the International Committee of the Red Cross. In Ukraine, 23 nurses were awarded with this prestigious global award for exceptional charity in post-war and peace time.
  • 1961 – Creation of the visiting nurses service for medical and social support to vulnerable groups of the population.
  • 1986 – More than 10,000 activists, members of the sanitation posts and brigades of the Red Cross took part in evacuation and resettlement of victims of the Chernobyl catastrophe, provided them with medical and social, psychological and material support. The Society distributed 7,000 tonnes of food, 105 tonnes of milk powder, multivitamins, levotyroksin.
  • 1990 – On the initiative of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, comprehensive Chernobyl programme was launched. Mobile Diagnostic Red Cross teams carried out inspection of the affected population, raised awareness among the population in the affected regions. To support the humanitarian programmes for the Chernobyl catastrophe victims, the Red Cross movement raised more than 35 mln. US dollars.
  • 1992 – The President of Ukraine issued a Decree on the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, which recognizes it as the only national Red Cross Society of Ukraine in our country authorized to assist the national authorities in their activities in the humanitarian sphere.
  • In the same year, according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Tracing Service of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society was established. The main objective of the Tracing Service lies in implementation of measures aimed to search and restore family links that were lost as a result of the World War II, other armed conflicts, natural disasters, emergencies and migration.
  • 1993 – The society was officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva and became a fully-fledged member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies.
  • 1999 – The Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine adopted the law ‘On the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems in Ukraine’. This law defines the order and conditions of use and protection of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent emblems in Ukraine.
  • 2002 – Adoption of the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Ukrainian Red Cross Society’, which regulates the issues related to the activities of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, as well as the legal status and legal framework of its activity.
  • 2009 – The Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine ratified the 3rd Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions signed in 1949 ‘On the Red Crystal’.

2013-2017. The Society works in a special mode: Emergency Response Teams are created to provide aid to those who were affected during the civil unrest, especially in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Vinnytsya and Vinnytsya region. The Society focuses on support to the affected and displaced people from the conflict zone and the Crimea, continuing to provide care to the vulnerable population. The Society is developing the psychosocial support as a direction of its activity.



The Ukrainian Red Cross Society cooperates with 21 national societies in the foreign countries based on the cooperation agreements signed. Thus, more than 20 humanitarian programs are implemented annually with the financial support of the international partners.

The Ukrainian Red Cross Society is one of the key developers of the strategy for The International Red Cross Movement on preparation for response to nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical emergencies.

Special attention is given to cooperation with the international organizations and foundations (such as UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, ECHO, WEP, GIZ, WHO, UNHER etc.) as for support of the Society’s humanitarian programs.

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