Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Civil Society Specialist

12/02/2018 - 16:25
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EU Anti-Corruption Initiative is the biggest EU support programme in the area of anti-corruption in Ukraine so far. The initiative with a duration of three years is supported by the European Commission with and by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a total budget of €15.84 million. The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative is aimed to strengthen the capacity of the newly created anti-corruption institutions and to enhance external oversight over the reform process by the Verkhovna Rada, civil society and the media.

The project has three main components:

  • strengthening the operational and policy-making capacities of state institutions dealing with the prevention and fight against corruption

  • strengthening the Parliament’s oversight of reform implementation and its capacity to scrutinize and improve the strategic legislative framework

  • enhancing the capacity of local government, civil society and media to contribute to the fight against corruption


EUACI is seeking a qualified and experienced Civil Society Specialist for the Component 3: enhancing the capacity of local government, civil society and media to contribute to the fight against corruption.

The candidate is expected to be an outstanding team player, who is ready to contribute to the program during a challenging programmatic phase with extensive activities.


The Civil Society Specialist will support and coordinate activities related to EUACI’s Component 3. The Civil Society Specialist will work closely with Local Governance and Civil Society Expert to strengthen the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and civil initiatives at regional and local level (with active involvement of young people) in the field of anti-corruption to help build and maintain accountability mechanisms at the regional and local level, and establish good practise pockets of integrity to be potentially replicated in other localities.


  • Work closely with Local Governance and Civil Society Expert to coordinate activities of partner organizations and CSOs projects supported by EUACI.

  • Monitor implementation of CSOs projects supported by EUACI and provide comments to the CSOs reports.

  • Work with the EUACI team to assist in identifying grant making opportunities for civil society and media outlets, provide input to designing the Calls for CSOs applications.

  • Communicate with grantees and program beneficiaries, collect input needed.

  • Assist with identifying partner organizations and experts in community mobilization, increasing citizens participation in monitoring and oversight of local self-government.

  • Help organize program events for EUACI and partner CSOs.

  • Draft program updates, summaries, provide input to monthly and quarter reports.

  • Contribute to effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities.

  • Organize and maintain files and records regarding civil society part of Component 3. Provide input to program documents and translate as necessary.

  • Coordinate with other components to aid cohesion among program interventions.

  • Assist with any other duties as required by the Supervisor.



  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with EUACI grantees, local government officials, civic leaders, media, and youth.

  • Must have Professional level English ability – both written and oral. Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian is required.

  • Experience working with CSOs and youth.

  • Relevant experience in project management, capacity building/training.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively.

  • Strong team player.

  • Excellent communication skills. Strong ability to work in teams; creating an enabling environment, mentoring and developing partners and colleagues.

  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and credibility.

  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.



  • At least 3 years of experience in strengthening citizen participation at the local level, and/or youth leadership and entrepreneurship programs, and/or CSO mentoring or capacity building.

  • Successful track record in implementing community development projects, youth development programs, civic activism activities.

  • Good knowledge of civil society sector in Ukraine.


Deadline for applications: 17 February 2018.

Starting date: 6 March 2018.

Please submit your job application with a complete CV in English to Barbara James, at

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