Ukraine Deployments

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THREE OCHA CIVIL MILITARY COORDINATION OFFICERS, P4, Dnipro and Kyiv, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed three Civil-Military Coordination Specialists for a 6-month duration at the P4 level with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs assisting with the humanitarian response to Ukraine. The experts were initially based in Rzeszow, Poland and then redeployed to Kyiv (x2) and Dnipro, Ukraine as soon as the situation on the ground allowed it.

The experts helped establish a system of coordination between various civilian and military actors and humanitarian partners for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the movement of humanitarian actors in conflict-affected areas in Ukraine. This ensured that there was an appropriate response to the humanitarian emergency in an environment that is politically charged and challenging.  

Funding support for two posts was provided by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and one by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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TWO OCHA HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, P4, Dnipro/Lviv, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed two Humanitarian Affairs Officer for 6-months at the P4 level with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs assisting with the humanitarian response to Ukraine. The experts were initially based in Rzeszow, Poland and then redeployed to Ukraine as soon as the situation on the ground allowed it.

The experts worked on the preparedness for the significant scale-up of current operation to address to new humanitarian needs, including internal displacement. The experts contributed to the overall policy direction on specific issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensured the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related topics, like human rights.

These positions were funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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OCHA INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4, Dnipro, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed an Information Management Officer for 6-months at the P4 level with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs assisting with the humanitarian response to Ukraine. 

The expert worked with humanitarian partners in Ukraine to manage information and data to produce high quality inter-agency documents to support situational analysis. This strengthened situational awareness through the production of high-quality analytical data and increased coordination and collaboration on information management across the system.

This position was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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OCHA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, P4, Lviv, Ukraine

CANADEM's Public Information Officer joined the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Ukraine team for 6 months, initially based in Lviv but with further travels in Ukraine when the situation allowed it.

The expert supported OCHA Ukraine to facilitate development and implementation of complex strategic communications and public advocacy campaigns with a focus on humanitarian issues. He also managed media engagement by assessing the current media landscape, evaluating media outlets, coordinating media briefings and managing group or individual media enquiries.

This position was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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OCHA ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD ADVISOR, P4, Lviv, Ukraine

CANADEM's Environment Field Advisor joined the OCHA team in Ukraine for a period of six months.

The Field Advisor identified, assessed and advised on the environmental hazards and environmental impacts of the hostilities in Ukraine, including military waste, that pose immediate life-threatening risks to humans, and collected, monitored and reviewed all pertinent data related to toxic substance releases, including radioactive leaks, that affected people’s health and long-term recovery.

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNFPA LOGISTICIAN, P4, Chisinau, Moldova

CANADEM deployed a Logistician (P4) to UNFPA Moldova for 6 months. The Government of Moldova, while coping the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the energy crisis, required support to manage large numbers of refugees resulting from a major escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, including at the point of entry.

CANADEM's expert coordinated overall logistics support for UNFPA operations, including the effective management of emergency reproductive health commodities and supplies. The Logistician was responsible for liaising with relevant humanitarian stakeholders in the areas of health, protection, logistics, camp management, education and others to ensure the inclusion of commodities specific to UNFPA’s mandate in the overall national humanitarian response plan.

This deployment was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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UNFPA SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) COORDINATORS, P4, Uzhgorod, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova

CANADEM deployed two SRH Coordinator to work with the UNFPA offices. One in Ukraine, based in Uzhgorod, and the other with the UNFPA office in Chisinau, Moldova.

The Coordinators supported the implementation of the sexual and reproductive health strategy as well as monitor and report on progress. The strategy included advocacy for SRH services, ensuring the quality of care for services offered through the facilitation for capacity building, provision of emergency SRH supplies, and monitored SRH activities.

These deployments were funded directly by UNFPA.

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UNFPA, MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST, P4, Home Based for Ukraine

CANADEM is deploying a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist to support UNFPA Ukraine for 6 months.

The Specialist developed and delivered practical guidance, tools and basic training materials on PSS service provision in GBV and SRH service delivery to build the capacity of service providers and front line responders. The Specialist also supported duty of care efforts with UNFPA personnel and front line responders, and supported the set up of GBV Case Management services for UNFPA.

This deployment was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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UNFPA GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, P3, Lviv, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed a GBV Information Management Specialist for 6 months to support UNFPA Ukraine. The Specialist was responsible for maintaining, strengthening, leading and managing the GBV Sub-Cluster Information Management function. The specific responsibilities included data collection and management, program support, knowledge sharing and communications.

This deployment was directly funded by UNFPA.

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UNHCR INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION OFFICER, P3, Bucharest, Romania

For three months, CANADEM's Inter-Agency Coordination Officer supported the setup and strengthening of the overall country-level Inter-Agency coordination architecture, supporting the refugee response. The Officer consulted with partners in the respective sector coordination Working Groups on the revision and adaptation of the coordination architecture beyond the first phase of the emergency and will deliver targeted trainings and support the dissemination of related information on UNHCR role and mandate.

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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WHO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) SPECIALIST, P3, Kyiv, Ukraine (remote start)

The United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) provided funding for one GIS Specialist to be deployed with the World Health Organization in Ukraine for three months.

The expert produced and updated maps to support the operational and reporting objectives of health facilities to implement actions in the domain of health access, civil protection, protection of population and territories from emergencies, rescue work, fire safety and accident rescue service activities in 25 oblasts of Ukraine.

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WHO PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE (PSEA) TECHNICAL EXPERT, P4, Lviv, Ukraine

CANADEM's PSEA Technical Expert joined the the World Health Organization team in Ukraine for six months.

The expert implemented the PSEA Plan of Action in WHO's ongoing response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The PSEA Technical Expert oversaw and strengthened the implementation of PSEA intervention and contribute to the the Inter-agency standing committee's (IASC) efforts to scale up the PSEA Programme in Ukraine. 

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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WHO SUB NATIONAL HEALTH CLUSTER COORDINATOR, P4, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed a Sub-national Health Cluster Coordinator to join WHO Ukraine for six months.

The expert helped review and monitor the humanitarian health situation, analyzed response gaps and made appropriate recommendations to fill the gaps and improve coordination both at national and sub-national levels. The expert also provided regular updates and briefings on the health status of affected people, the joint response activities, achievements, challenges and recommendations.

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNHCR CHILD PROTECTION EXPERT, P3, Bratislava, Slovakia

CANADEM deployed a Child Protection Expert to join UNHCR Slovakia for three months.

The expert contributed to and guided the strengthening of a support system, developed and expanded programmes for child protection in collaboration with national authorities and partners, and through training and coaching UNHCR staff and partners (including national counterparts) and strengthened coordination mechanisms.

This deployment was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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UNHCR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER (COORDINATION), P3, Warsaw, Poland

CANADEM deployed an Information Management Officer (Coordination) to join UNHCR Poland for three months.

The expert led information management initiatives to support UNHCR Coordination of the Ukraine refugee response. They supported the establishment of the national inter-agency information management work group; and fostered a collaborative approach in the identification of main information needs, in the definition of data collection tools, as well as in the data analysis, with the overall aim of enhancing informed decision making by all humanitarian actors.

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNICEF LOGISTICS SPECIALIST, P3, Dnipro, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed a Logistics Specialist to join UNICEF Ukraine for three months.

The expert responded to the L3 emergency declaration in Ukraine and the limited staffing capacity in the Supply and Logistics Team to support the operational needs for programmatic implementation of the response. The expert was under the supervision of the Supply & Logistics Specialist.

This deployment was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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UNICEF CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALIST (TRAFFICKING AND MIGRATION), P4, Bucharest, Romania

CANADEM deployed a Child Protection Specialist (Trafficking and Migration) to join UNHCR Romania for three months.

The expert provided the UNICEF Child Protection team with technical guidance on trafficking in the context of various forms of migration, including ensuring that programs are set up to promote a protection environment.

This deployment was funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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WHO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND RISK ASSESSMENT OFFICER, P3, Warsaw, Poland

CANADEM deployed a Health IM and Risk Assessment Officer to join WHO Poland for three months.

The expert supported the emergency team in the development and implementation of the information and geographic mapping systems necessary for the collation, tracking, and analysis of relevant intelligence and information related to health emergencies.

This deployment was funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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UNICEF HUMANITARIAN WASH EXPERT, P3, Dnipro, Ukraine

CANADEM deployed a Humanitarian WASH Specialist to join UNICEF Ukraine for three months.

The expert was responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s emergency response in activities and results related to safeguard and improve public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices while contributing in the restoration of water services and sanitary and hygienic conditions in urban settlements;  ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs) and national and international humanitarian standards.

This deployment is funded by the Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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UNHCR PROTECTION OFFICER, P3, Warsaw, Poland

CANADEM deployed a Protection Officer to join UNHCR Poland for Six months.

The expert is providing capacity building and training on conducting protection monitoring and profiling in the context of the Ukraine refugee response for UNHCR’s partners or a period of 6 months. At the end of the deployment, the capacity of the national partner(s) should be at a level whereby the organization is able to conduct protection monitoring activities independently, with oversight from UNHCR staff.

This deployment is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and extended by UNHCR

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OCHA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, P3, Kyiv, Ukraine

CANADEM's Public Information Officer joined the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Ukraine team for 5 months, in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The expert will support the team that will be engaging in new communications strategy to inform on the humanitarian response in the country, at the same time as it has to work in the analysis required for the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan, during the 2023 Humanitarian Programme Cycle. 

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNFPA PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST, P3, Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova, which shares a 1,222 km long border with Ukraine, is already being impacted by the conflict escalation affecting Ukraine. In the context of a significant increase in the number of refugees, it is crucial for the UNFPA and other UN agencies to support the Government of Moldova in its gender-based violence (GBV) response.

CANADEM's Procurement Specialist (P3) will be working for 12 months in close collaboration with implementing partners, other agencies, UNFPA head office and field staff to ensure that UNFPA’s purchasing processes and procedures were followed on a daily basis at the field-level and provide support to the logistics of the emergency response.

This position is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and UNFPA.

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WHO FIELD HEALTH CLUSTER COORDINATOR SUPPORT OFFICER, P4, Dnipro, Ukraine

CANADEM is deploying a Field Health Cluster Coordinator Support Officer to join WHO Ukraine for five months.

This position is to support WHO Ukraine Country office state to ensure operational support to dedicated coordination, needs assessments, strategy development, resource mobilization, and  the  implementation  and  monitoring  of  the  joint  incident  management  system  and  advocacy function to make  sure  the  health  needs  of  the  crisis-affected  populations  are  met  as  per  agreed national and international standards.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNFPA WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, P3, Chisinau, Moldova

CANADEM is deploying a Warehouse Management Specialist to join UNFPA Moldova for four months.

The expert worked proactively to improve response to the emergency through: (i) overseeing the efficient receipt, storage, and distribution of a wide range of humanitarian supplies; (ii) ensuring the security of the stock and the warehouse;  (iii) meeting the productivity targets, receiving and dispatching merchandise appropriately, and managing systems processes; (iv) training and capacity building on warehouse management of national counterparts and national staff.

This deployment was funded by UNFPA.

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UNHCR EMERGENCY PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE OFFICER, P3, Bucharest, Romania

CANADEM is deploying a Emergency PSEA Officer to join UNHCR Romania for three months.

The expert will provide technical support to UNHCR Romania on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse-related activities and engage at inter-agency level (PSEA Network) to support effectiveness of PSEA policy, procedures and practice.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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WHO MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT EXPERT, P4, Warsaw, Poland

CANADEM is deploying a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Expert to join WHO Poland for six months.

The expert will provide technical MHPSS expertise in Poland for the refugees arriving there, including coordination of the MHPSS response as part of the established technical working group, contributing to the development of various communications outputs, and regular updating on the progress in implementing MHPSS actions in Poland.

This deployment was originally funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and has been extended by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNFPA MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST, P4, Chisinau, Moldova

CANADEM is deploying a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Expert to join WHO Moldova for six months.

The expert will assist the UNFPA Moldova Country Office and UNWOMEN (UNW) Moldova CO in planning, coordination and implementation of interventions focusing on MHPSS for GBV response in crisis situations. UNWOMEN has indeed been the lead agency in the implementation of GBV Multisectorial response in Moldova in the regular development context, and UNFPA is taking the lead in the emergency response for the GBV response, building on what UNWomen had built with its partners in the past.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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WHO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ADVISOR, P4, Bucharest, Romania

CANADEM is deploying an SRH Advisor to join WHO Romania for three months.

The expert will assess the capacity of Romanian health systems to respond to the specific sexual and reproductive health needs of Ukrainian refugees. They will develop training for family medicine doctors providing care for refugees on sexual and reproductive health in collaboration with in-country partners. And they will work with the country office team and partners to advance access to contraceptive and abortion services for Ukrainian refugees and members of the host community.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNHCR GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE OFFICER, P3, Bucharest, Romania

CANADEM is deploying a Gender-Based Violence Officer to join UNHCR Romania for five months.

The expert will  facilitate the effective and timely development, implementation and monitoring of coherent GBV strategy as part of the operation´s broader Protection and Solutions Strategy.  Give continuity to the leading role UNHCR has a co-chair of the GBV SWG in the interagency coordination of GBV programming under the Refugee Coordination Forum.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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UNFPA GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST, P3, Moldova

CANADEM's GBV Programming Specialist is based in Chisinau, Moldova for 11 months and is responsible for establishing and scaling up UNFPA Moldova’s gender-based violence in emergency (GBViE) programming as part of the Ukrainian refugee response. This includes providing technical and programmatic inputs to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GBViE programmes and regularly assessing and strengthening the capacities of implementing partners to provide quality, survivor-centered, multi-sectoral and well-coordinated GBV response.

This deployment is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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OSCE SPECIAL MONITORING MISSION TO UKRAINE​

Since 2015, CANADEM has been managing the recruitment, deployment and in-mission support of Canadian experts for long-term service with the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Until April 2022, there were 40 experts serving with the mission, which is now in its closing phase due to the non-renewal of its mandate and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 

For more information, visit CANADEM's OSCE SMM page

CANADEM Funders for its Ukraine response:

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