Junior EU Aid Volunteer – MEAL Officer in Kyiv, Ukraine

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The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Junior EUAV deployee is expected to support DRC-DDG Ukraine in contributing to the development of the capacity of its staff and implementing partner organizations on M&E and in particular on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and Code of Conduct (CoC) issues.


  • DRC offers a full insight on its program as a learning opportunity. By joining DRC Ukraine Office, the successful EUAV candidate will strengthen his/her knowledge in MEAL practices of the international humanitarian assistance organizations and the practice of the programme support, staff capacity building, enhancing M&E methods/operational standards and accountability mechanismin such scenario. The EUAV deployee will be exposed to MEAL practices of the organization and will be able to contribute to its development.

    The EUAV deployee will receive solid technical support from the team at DRC Country Office in Kyiv, and by this continuously develop him-/herself. This environment will enable the deployee to develop teamwork and interpersonal communication skills that are indispensable in any professional environment.

    Working Condition:

    Normal work hours/days: Contractual working hours are Mon-Thurs 9.00-17.30 and Fri 9.00-17.00, with a 1 hour lunch. It should be noted that in a humanitarian response staff often work outside of these hours, including grants management especially as funding opportunities often have tight proposal deadlines at very little notice and local bureaucratic procedures move at a pace outside of our control.

    Holidays: 10 bank holidays per year in accordance with Ukrainian norms.

    Living conditions:
    DRC Ukraine does not maintain a group guest house or residential compound for international staff. International staff typically live independently in furnished apartments in central Kyiv, typically within a 30 minute walk or metro ride from the office. Typical Kyiv flats include 1 or 2 rooms and have central heating, air conditioners, high speed internet, and water and electricity 24/7 although temporary disruptions are not uncommon.

    Kyiv is a very “walkable” city with a good metro system and is covered by English-accessible taxi/ride services including Uber. Kyiv airports are well connected to domestic and European cities, and is well connected to major cities in Ukraine by a network of highspeed and “overnight” trains.

    Kyiv is quickly becoming popular with tourists and is generally a very pleasant city to live in. There are parks and gardens with concerts in the summer, opera, ballet and football venues, and many restaurants from cafes to fine dining. Groceries and shopping centers contain shops and items widely available and familiar though out Europe. While not everyone speaks English, non-Russian/Ukrainian speakers generally navigate and find English assistance with ease. Pleasant, cultural day trips out of Kyiv or weekend trips to other tourist cities in Ukraine are easy. Winters are snowy and cold, summers are hot and sunny.

    Good general health and dental facilities are readily available in Kyiv, including those catering to the expat/English speaking community.

    Conditions of service during deployment
    • The EUAV deployee will be provided with Laptop and mobile calls allowance.
    • Accommodation, visa fees, insurance and airfares will be covered.
    • A monthly Subsistence Lump Sum (285,95 Euros per month) intends to cover basic needs and local transport.
    • In addition, upon return to Europe, an amount of 100 Euros/month of deployment is foreseen as a post-deployment resettlement allowance.



  • Relevant education – preferably in social research and preferably with a focus on monitoring and evaluation as well as compliance issues, community development, non-governmental organizations, or civil society.
  • Relevant work experience – preferably experience working with NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector and/or in internal displacement settings.
  • Clear understanding of Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS);
  • Experience with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Experience in participatory assessments and community-based monitoring approaches.
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis practices and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative processes.
  • Proven ability to advise on the development and strengthening of MEAL systems and beneficiary-facing accountability mechanisms.
  • Excellent PS skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Skills in using data analysis software (SPSS, Kobo, Access) will be an asset.
  • Languages: English (fluent), Russian and/or Ukrainian is not required, but will be helpful (at least basic/intermediate level).

How To Apply

To learn more about this position and apply, please follow this link: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/echo/eu-aid-volunteers_en/junior-eu-aid-volunteer-meal-officer-kyiv-ukraine_en

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