Sector Manager for anticorruption, customs or civil society support  (21/03/2014 09:31:17)


The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine is looking to recruit an experienced person as a temporary replacement  

Sector Manager (anticorruption, customs or civil society support)

The contract will be concluded till 31 December 2014. The successful candidate will be based in Kyiv.


_______________JOB PROFILE____________

Job framework


Job Title: Sector Manager

Job location: EU Delegation Kyiv

Area of Activity:  Operations Section 1

Category: LA


Job content

Overall purpose:

Contribution, under the supervision of the Head of Operations Section 1, to development and management of aid assistance projects in Ukraine in the areas of anticorruption, and/or support to customs and/or support to civil society.  


Functions and Duties:


 Policy development

  • Draft and review documents, contributing with ideas on development policies related to the areas of anticorruption, customs and support to civil society
  • Carry out research and draft strategic documentation


Programme/project management (finance, budget and control)

  • Draft/design projects, launch tenders, participate in evaluation of tender proposals; manage procurement and contracting processes
  • Follow-up on project implementation, performance of project contractors and partners, monitor contractual obligations, gather and handle external expertise, answer to specific project-related questions from development partners
  • Analyse and assess project results, approve/process payment requests
  • Contribute to evaluation and audit activities initiated by the Commission and other EU bodies
  • Contribute to the External Assistance Management Report in the area of activity
  • Disseminate best practice and present the programmes' achievements


Information, Communication, Publications, Reporting

  • Co-ordinate with relevant EU services (including EEAS and line DGs)
  • Draft briefings and analytical reports in the areas of activity
  • Provide assistance to HQ and participate in negotiations with Ukrainian authorities on EU assistance to Ukraine

_________JOB REQUIREMENTS___________

Education and training

University degree in a relevant subject



At least 3 years of professional experience in either anticorruption, customs or civil society organizations, preferably having dealt already with development projects.



Specialist knowledge (know what)

  • Either anticorruption, customs or civil society organizations


Technical knowledge (know how)

  • Understanding tools and mechanisms to fight corruption and to support and develop civil society in Ukraine. As an alternative, good knowledge of customs gaps and ideas of improvement.



Linguistic skills

  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Fluent in Ukrainian/Russian


Communication skills:

  • Capacity to communicate clearly and concisely and to present technical matters relating to the topics concerned in a simple way
  • Good English drafting skills


Interpersonal skills:

  • Ability to listen and understand, to consult and to share information and ideas
  • Ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to discuss and negotiate with administrations and other entities from both private and public sector


Intellectual skills:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Analysis strategic documents and actions


Management skills/Organisational skills:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines



  • Commitment to quality, speed and accuracy
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Able to both work independently (self-motivated) and as a member of a team
  • Integrity in dealing with sensitive information



Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae msw8 - 46 KB [46 KB] in standard Delegation format, demonstrating relevant experience in relation to the above job description. CVs should be submitted in English.
  • A letter of motivation


Applications should be sent by e-mail or letter by Monday31 March 2014, by noon, 12:00 (date of receipt) to:

Human Resources Officer1

Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

101 Volodymyrska St.

01033 Kyiv





1 No additional information will be provided by phone. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.