Current Deployments - Ukraine

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THREE OCHA CIVIL MILITARY COORDINATION OFFICERS, P4, Poland/Ukraine

CANADEM is deploying 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 will initially be based in Rzeszow, Poland and then redeploy to Ukraine as soon as the situation on the ground allows it.

The experts will help 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 will ensure that there is an appropriate response to the humanitarian emergency in an environment that is politically charged and challenging.  

Funding support for two posts is provided by the Humanitarian Directorate of 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, Poland/Ukraine

CANADEM is deploying 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 will initially be based in Rzeszow, Poland and then redeploy to Ukraine as soon as the situation on the ground allows it.

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

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

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OCHA INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4, Poland/Ukraine

CANADEM is deploying 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 will work with humanitarian partners in Ukraine to manage information and data to produce high quality inter-agency documents to support situational analysis. This will strengthen situational awareness through the production of high-quality analytical data and will increase coordination and collaboration on information management across the system.

This position is 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 will join 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 allows it.

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

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

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OCHA ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD ADVISOR, P4, Lviv, Ukraine

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

The Field Advisor will identify, assess and advise on the environmental hazards and environmental impacts of the hostilities in Ukraine, including military waste, that pose immediate life-threatening risks to humans, and collect, monitor and review all pertinent data related to toxic substance releases, including radioactive leaks, that will affect people’s health and long-term recovery.

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 work for 6 months in close collaboration with implementing partners, other agencies, UNFPA head office and field staff to ensure that UNFPA’s purchasing processes and procedures are 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).

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UNFPA LOGISTICIAN, P4, Chisinau, Moldova

CANADEM is deploying 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, requires 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 will coordinate overall logistics support for UNFPA operations, including the effective management of emergency reproductive health commodities and supplies. The Logistician will be 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 is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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

CANADEM is deploying two SRH Coordinator to work with the UNFPA office in Ukraine, based in Uzhgorod, and the UNFPA office in Moldova.

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

These deployments are funded directly by UNFPA.

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UNFPA GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST, P4, Moldova

CANADEM's GBV Programming Specialist will be based in Chisinau, Moldova for 6 months and will be responsible for establishing and scaling up UNFPA Moldova’s gender-based violence in emergency (GBViE) programming as part of the Ukrainian refugee response. This will include 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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UNFPA, MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST, P4, Chisinau, Moldova

 

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

The Specialist will develop and deliver 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 will also support duty of care efforts with UNFPA personnel and front line responders, and support the set up of GBV Case Management services for UNFPA.

 

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

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

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

This deployment is directly funded by UNFPA.

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

For the next three months, CANADEM's Inter-Agency Coordination Officer will support the setup and strengthening of the overall country-level Inter-Agency coordination architecture, supporting the refugee response. The Officer will also consult 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 is 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

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

The expert will produce and update 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 will join the the World Health Organization team in Ukraine for six months.

The expert will implementing the PSEA Plan of Action in WHO's ongoing response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The PSEA Technical Expert will oversee and strengthen 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 is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

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

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

 

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

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. Eight Canadian experts continue supporting the mission's closing procedures.

For more information, visit CANADEM's OSCE SMM page

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