Infield Project Assistant (Volunteer)

As a humanitarian organization, CADUS has been working in Ukraine since March ’22 to support local capacities in their emergency relief operations. In the current program, CADUS is focusing on complementing existing MedEvac capacities and provides medical training to local professionals and volunteers. As a staff member in this project, doctors, nurses and paramedics work together with staff from our local partner organizations within the field of medical evacuations.

Being project assistant in the field, you will work in close coordination with the team leads on site and the project management in Berlin. In addition, this position gives you the opportunity to explore your areas of interest and to learn and make a special contribution to them.

  • Deadline for applications: rolling, until recruitment is completed
  • Contract duration: as soon as possible, 1-3 month
  • Salary: Volunteer
  • Duty station: Dnipro
  • Languages: English (fluent), Ukrainian/ Russian is an asset

Job description Project Assistant (in-field)

As part of this team, you will support the team management on site in facilitating the deployment of the medical and training teams and provide support mainly in the administrative area. This also includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Preparation and processing of field documents for Berlin
  • Support in budget monitoring
  • Support with logistics
  • Support in the area of M&E
  • Support in writing applications and reports
  • Support and cooperation with team leaders in the field

You are also expected to support the team with daily routine work and administrative processes as upon request.

Your qualifications

  • Willingness and interest supporting processes around administration of ongoing
    projects and the implementation of overall Cadus deployment in Ukraine
  • Ability to work closely and reliably with other team members
  • Experience or degree in project management, humanitarian assistance or
    development cooperation related fields is an advantage
  • Very high degree of flexibility in taking on tasks and assignments
  • Previous experience in humanitarian contexts or working in remote areas is an
  • You enjoy organizational tasks and bring a high level of resilience and foresight.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and strong commitment to our Code of
  • Availability for at least 1-3 months
  • Experience in remote medicine and/ or conflict zones preferred
  • High level of teamwork, frustration tolerance and acceptance of existing
    assignment structures
  • Complete Covid-19 vaccination (currently three vaccinations) + standard
    vaccinations recommended by the STIKO
  • Passport valid for another 6 months on arrival
  • International driving license class B
  • A completed Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an advantage.

What we offer

  • A deep insight to project planning and implementation
  • The possibility to raise and focus on personal fields of interest
  • Line Management on ground with strong connections to Berlin Backoffice
  • Regular Security assessments
  • Psychological Support Service
  • Good deployment preparation
  • Insurance package (health insurance, liability insurance, accident- & repatriation
  • Attractive and regular rest and recuperation phases during longer deployments
  • Support in acquiring your visa
  • Payment of travel- and accommodation costs and per diems

We explicitly seek to encourage people affected by forms of structural discrimination, to apply for positions advertised by CADUS.

Please send us your informative application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and the relevant certificates and evidence) together with estimate of earliest availability + length of availability (preferably until end September 2024) as one PDF file to