Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Officer at Ukraine Red Cross (URCS) – open until filled. 471 views

Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) opens position of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Officer

PMER Officer’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 programmes 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.

Accountability and Reporting on the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Appeals and operations are the overall responsibility of the Head of Country Office. The PMER officer contributes towards the compilation of narrative standard and pledge-based reports on a timely basis to meet donor requirements and assists with the development of PMER processes for the IFRC supported operations in Ukraine. PMER Officer is responsible for planning process within the IFRC Country Office and coordinates development of the Operational Plan, emergency plan of actions together with IFRC Programme/Project Managers and Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) PMER and Project Counterpart(s). PMER Officer will support the URCS in organisingevaluations representing the IFRC Country Office in the process. In addition, the PMER Officer assists with ensuring effective implementation and efficiency of a PMER system tailored to the needs and available capacities of IFRC/URCS in consultation with the URCS counterparts. The PMER Officer assists in improving the capacity of the program staff of URCS on PMER and will report to the Head of Country Office. The PMER Officer is expected to assist HoCO in monitoring implementation of IFRC funded projects as per agreed KPIs.

Position Requirements:

  1. An Advanced University Degree or equivalent
  2. 3-5 years field experience with a humanitarian or development organisation(s) working in developing country setting;
  3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience with an International Humanitarian Organisation in Planning, Reporting, Evaluation, Reporting and Programme design, monitoring, participatory needs assessment and data collection/analysis;
  4. 3 to 5 years project management experience;
  5. Eexperience in supporting and/or leading evaluations and using recommendations for developing effective accountability and transparency systems

Knowledge and Skills:

1. Familiarity with current international standards in accountability and transparency
2. Excellent stress management skills
3. Basic knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
4. Analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and process information for wide-ranging audiences
5. Proficiency and self-supporting in IT (Windows, Microsoft Office, Email, Internet, social network, etc.)
6. Good communication and report writing skills
7. Documentation preparation/presentation and computer-based production skills
8. Able to work independently and as part of the team
9. Ability to work well in a multicultural team


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

Job duties and responsibilities

• Assist Head of Country Office in developing and reviewing operational plans, including compilation, quality control and final editing of the package adhering standard planning guidelines shared by the Europe Regional Office.
• Development of PMER tools and guidance notes towards effective and efficient performance tracking and measurement.
• Participate and guide programme unit and URCS counterparts in planning processes (contingency, mid-term, long-term etc.) as required. Contribute to results oriented PMER programme systems, including log frames.
• To develop terms of reference for evaluations, project reviews and lesson learning workshops
• To ensure that all IFRC reporting requirements are met, ensuring coherence between narrative and financial reports
• Work with the IFRC Head of Country Office, IFRC Finance colleagues and URCS Project Managers/counterparts in the development of concept notes and funding proposals
• Responsible for the collection of data from the host National Society and IFRC programme managers.
• Represent the IFRC Ukraine Country Office at meetings and events, as needed and guided by the HoCO
• Serve as in-country focal point for quality and accountability, and monitoring and evaluation for the URCS/IFRC Programs, working with and coordinating other relevant interests of PRC, the IFRC Country Office in Ukraine and different National Societies.
• Responsible for production of accurate, quality and timely standard and pledge-based narrative reports for IFRC and for donors, working closely with finance staff to ensure coherence between narrative and financial reports and applying results-based system for planning, performance measurement, tracking, learning and accountability.

Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) PMER Development

• Work with the URCS leadership and technical units for developing tools, procedures, guidelines, and skills (through formal training courses, information sharing and continuous coaching) to facilitate effective and efficient results-based project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
• Reviewing existing URCS data collection tools and methods, and support development of a standardised system of data collection, analysis, and reporting
• Working with the URCS colleagues to build understanding of accountability to various stakeholders


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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