Team Leader of the Reform Support Team for Approximation of Ukrainian Legislation to the EU acquis

01.02.2023 Expired

The European Union (EU) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are stepping up the efforts to support Ukraine’s European Integration policy agenda through the Ukraine Reforms Architecture (URA) programme.

Reform Support Team (RST) for Legal Approximation of Ukrainian Legislation to the EU acquis Approximation will be established within the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to address the critical needs of the Ukrainian Parliament in the area of EU acquis transposition and provide support to accelerate critical European integration reforms.

The RST will be an advisory body to the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada and will provide 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 will provide support to 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. The team will consist of 10 experienced Legal Experts in the pilot stage, which is expected to last for 6 months.

We are now opening the competition for the position of RST Team Leader. The interested professionals are encouraged to apply.

The initial consultancy assignment is expected to start on 1 March 2023 and has an estimated duration until 31 August 2023. This assignment has an opportunity for extension, subject to the donors funding availability and the consultant’s performance.

Potential candidates should send a full package of documents (application form, CV, NDA Form and letter of recommendation) by 23:59 (Kyiv time) on 13 February 2023. Candidates who have submitted an incomplete package of documents will not be considered.

The detailed Terms of reference are available at the link.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited to the written test and interview.

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 Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. 

How to apply?

Submissions must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 13 February to the following email address:

All submissions must include:

  • Completed, signed and scanned/photographed Application Form;
  • Completed, signed and scanned/photographed Non-Disclosure Agreement Form;
  • Applicant's CV;
  • At least one reference letter from a recent supervisor/manager (in English or Ukrainian with English translation), signed by the referee and scanned/photographed;
  • Contact details for two further referees who, if contacted, can attest to the professional and/or educational background of the candidate.