Senior Legal Expert on Social Policy and Employment and Senior Legal Expert on Intellectual Property Law for the Reform Support Team for Legal Approximation at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

23.06.2023 Expired


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are stepping up the efforts to support accession of Ukraine to the European Union through the Ukraine Reforms Architecture (URA)[1] programme.

Reform Support Team for Legal Approximation of Ukrainian Legislation to the EU acquis Approximation (RST) was established in April 2023 to address the critical needs of the Ukrainian Parliament in the area of EU acquis transposition and provide support to accelerate critical EU integration reforms.

The RST is an advisory body to the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada. In close cooperation with other EU-funded projects focused on legal approximation in specific EU acquis areas the RST provides analytical and legal support to the adaptation of the Ukrainian legislation to EU norms and assist with closing the existing capacity gaps in the area of EU acquis transposition. It supports the parliamentary committees, the Chairman of the Parliament and Members of the Parliament.

The RST will be integrated into existing coordination mechanisms between the Parliament and the Government while maintaining close collaboration and coordination with other reform teams of the Ukraine Reforms Architecture and EU-funded sectorial projects. The team will consist of nice experienced Legal Experts in the pilot stage.

We are now opening the competition for the positions of the Senior Legal Expert on:

  • Intellectual Property Law and
  • Social Policy and Employment, including Freedom of Movement for Workers)

The interested professionals are encouraged to apply. The position is based on-site in Kyiv. This is not a remote work opportunity. The initial consultancy assignment is expected to start in July 2023.

Potential candidates should send a full package of documents (application form, CV, NDA Form and letter of recommendation) by 23:59 (Kyiv time) on 09 July 2023 to the following email address: [].

Candidates who submit an incomplete package of documents will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be invited to the written test and interview.

The detailed Terms of Reference are attached below.

Annex G2 – Application Form Template

Annex G10 – Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Form 

[1] Ukraine Reforms Architecture (URA) is a comprehensive technical assistance programme deployed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in partnership with the European Union, to support critical reform processes in Ukraine. URA is financed from the Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (MDA) managed by the EBRD. Contributors to the MDA are Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. 

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