Program Adviser - Ukraine

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • Location
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide advisory support to IFES Deputy Country Director and the program team in the design and implementation of IFES Ukraine programming;
  • Develop and maintain high-level relationships with government, donors, partners, implementers, and other stakeholders, including electoral management bodies and civil society organizations;
  • Lead efforts to recruit program staff;
  • Provide technical support to program activities and assessments, and technical mentorship to program staff, with a particular focus on comparative examples and international good practices in electoral management;
  • Lead efforts related to program start-up and close-out efforts;
  • Support Deputy Country Director in IFES Ukraine’s program implementation to ensure the program team is meeting donor requirements, timelines and approved workplans;
  • Oversee IFES program monitoring and evaluation including reporting to internal and external stakeholders, regular operations reports, quarterlies and other;
  • Contribute to IFES’ development efforts, diversification and fundraising;
  • Extensive review of program outputs and reports for external audiences;
  • Support Deputy Country Director to ensure programming is in line with IFES Ukraine strategy and leadership goals, as a member of the IFES Ukraine senior management team;
  • Represent IFES at the national and international level, and ensure IFES leadership and support to various efforts related to electoral assistance; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant field, Master’s preferred;
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant program and staff management experience;
  • Previous experience in international electoral assistance required;
  • Professional experience and knowledge on democracy and governance programs;
  • Experience working with civil society partner organizations and subawards;
  • Professional experience managing components of international development programming for funders such as USAID, DFID and Global Affairs Canada;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

Language skills:

  • Native-level English is required; knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian is considered an advantage.


  • Travel may be required.

Application instructions

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