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ACA Ukraine Deputy Mission Director - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023

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ACA Ukraine Deputy Mission Director – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The ACA Ukraine Deputy Mission Director serves as the #2 position in Ukraine, providing operational and financial oversight of ACA activities in Ukraine, managing local personnel, mitigating risk, and ensuring compliance with Georgetown processes and the donor’s regulations and protocols (US federal Uniform Guidance, EU, UK, and other foreign government regulations).

The Ukraine Deputy serves as the compliance focal point for work with our local partner, American University Kyiv, and the primary node between Georgetown, the ACA office in Kyiv, and AUK for the implementation of our service contract.

They are responsible for managing risk – security, financial, and reputational – to the project and its resources in the country; oversee some of the core functions performed by local personnel, particularly in relation to financial and administrative matters; and support the Country Director on broader operations and serve as Acting Country Director when the Country Director is on personal leave.

Work Interactions

The ACA Ukraine Deputy Mission Director reports to the Managing Director for the primary role of risk mitigation, grant and financial compliance responsibilities, and the focal point role between Georgetown and AUK to implement our service contract. Regarding issues relating to strategic decision-making, support to security, and overall operations, they work directly with the project co-Principals.

As well, they provide operational and financial support to the Mission Director in Ukraine in carrying out the objectives of the Ukraine Justice project.


  • Bachelor’s degree - preference for an advanced degree
  • Experience working on conflict areas – ideally, experience working in Ukraine, including a network within Ukraine
  • A minimum of 3 years of project management experience, with at least 1 year with federal funding
  • At least 7 years professional experience in non-profits, higher education, or government settings
  • Grants/contracts management experience
  • Experience in a supervisory role charged with risk mitigation
  • Experience dealing with security risks and mitigating those risks in conflict areas.
  • Proven ability in mobilizing resources from the public and private sector
  • Demonstrated interest in national security, human rights, or international justice
  • Ability to relate with and manage relationships with government at international, federal, and local levels
  • Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, including flexibility to work effectively with a variety of people

The ideal candidate has an educational and/or professional background in grant program/project management; ability to work concurrently on multiple activities and projects and be adaptive and reflexive to changing operational needs; and ability multitask, seek clarification and guidance as appropriate, prioritize competing demands, and effectively communicate.

Work Location

This is a full-time position based in Kyiv, with time spent in Washington, DC as necessary to ensure compliance and good working relationships with the Georgetown team.

Work Mode: Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.