Recruitment and Contracting Manager

Kyiv, Ukraine
Posted 3 months ago

Alinea International is recruiting an experienced Recruitment and Contracting Manager for the Expert Deployment Mechanism which sources and deploys technical expertise within the Ukrainian defence and security sector.


The recruitment and deployment facility is operational in the context of Canada’s Promoting Reform Objectives through Technical Expertise and Capacity Transfer (PROTECT) project. PROTECT is a 2 year, 3M CAN$ defence and security sector reform project funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented in Kyiv, Ukraine. PROTECT provides short-term expert (Ukrainian and international) deployment and capacity to reforms in the defence and security sector. The project responds to the needs of Ukraine’s defence and security institutions and agencies and focuses on building strong analytical approaches in gender equality; women peace and security (WPS); social inclusion; and results-based management into reform initiatives, while lending expertise in the management of reforms.


Project outcomes are defined as follows:

  • Improved governance and democratic accountability of Ukraine’s defence and security sector
  • Improved planning, coordination, gender responsiveness and strategic analysis of security sector reforms
  • Improved implementation of reforms delivered through the Ukrainian defence and security sector


Key Responsibilities

The Recruitment and Contracting Manager is responsible for leading the process of sourcing, recruiting and contracting local and regional talent, based on specific requirements.

  • Assuring the smooth, efficient operations of the recruitment and contracting operations in the interest of assuring sustainable outcomes in all work undertaken
  • Financial and day to day management related to recruitment and contracting, ensuring compliance with national legislation and Alinea policies
  • Development of recruitment strategies and contracting processes
  • Refinement of processes and procedures in coordination with corporate headquarters
  • Interview planning and rate negotiations (in accordance with project standards)
  • Oversight of capacity development of recruited experts
  • Refinement of work processes based on lessons learned


The Recruitment and Contracting Manager will report to the Field Project Manager and work with Ukraine and Canada-based technical/support professionals on the PROTECT project.


Academic Qualifications and Experience:

  • Optimal – Law degree (Ukraine) or similar qualification
  • Minimal – Bachelor’s qualifications in human resource management, public administration or a related domain.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a position of mid/senior management on an international development project (of preference public administration reform in Ukraine) with responsibilities including financial/budget management, contract management, strategic planning and staff management/evaluation
  • Significant experience with human resourcing processes and strategies
  • Experience with Ukrainian labour law and contracting
  • Strong communication and presentation/facilitation skills
  • Demonstrable organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Quick study on digital systems; experienced in the Microsoft suite
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills in English and Ukrainian


Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and CV (6 page max) to by 15 February 2021. Please include the position title in your subject line, and state your approximate salary expectations as a monthly rate, USD, inclusive of benefits.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; no telephone enquires please.


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