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We are currently looking for an Emergency Research Manager in Ukraine.

IMPACT is seeking an ERM to lead a small operational team of assessment and field staff in conducting multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments in hard-to-reach and high security areas of Ukraine. The ERM will be responsible for positioning the ET and its work within the humanitarian structure, ensuring its products continue to inform operational decision-making by partners. The ideal candidate should be proactive, creative and strategic, interested in further leading the development of the ET. The candidate should also have, or have the capacity to rapidly develop, a comprehensive understanding of the Ukraine context, enabling them to continuously identify new information gaps and develop innovative approaches to addressing these. The ERM will be responsible for overseeing the development of research design, the planning of frontline missions, and the quality of analytical outputs. They will also ensure findings reach key emergency stakeholders in time to inform decisions around assistance provision and prioritisation. The ERM also ensures research projects are implemented, and all deliverables met according to contractual budgets and timelines.

This position is based in Dnipro, Ukraine, with regular travel throughout the South and East of the country. When in Dnipro, the candidate operates as the senior representative of IMPACT in the East, and serves as the focal point for junior international staff in the base. The ideal candidate will be someone who has previous experience operating in high-security contexts and has a high-degree of demonstrated autonomy and decision-making. Competency in Ukrainian and/or Russian would be a strong advantage. This is a senior position within IMPACT Ukraine, and the Emergency Team Lead will sit on the Ukraine Senior Management Team (SMT).


  • For this position, salary between 3’300 CHF and 3’360 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of staff. A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.
  • Accommodation and food provided in the guesthouse.
  • Accompanied status does not apply to this position
  • Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – approx. 9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance.
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered).
  • R&R after 2-3 months (flight ticket up to 500$ + 200$ of living allowance) if duty station allows
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)
  • Annual leave of 36 days per year. Public holidays of the country of assignment. Family/compassionate leave when applicable.
  • Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’s HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ in Paris, including a 4-days in situ security training;
  • IMPACT prioritizes the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees.

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