The Reform Support Team for Legal Approximation at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is looking for Senior Legal Expert on Social Policy and Employment


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)* programme. Reform Support Team for Legal Approximation of Ukrainian Legislation to the EU acquis Approximation (RST) will be established 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 will be an advisory body to the Apparatus 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 parliamentary committees and their sub-committees, including the Parliament’s Committee on EU integration and subcommittees on adaptation of the national legislation to EU acquis, parliamentary committee secretariats, the leadership 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.

The competition is now open for the position of Senior Legal Expert on Social Policy and Employment. 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 September 2023 and has an estimated duration for 12 months. The assignment may be extended, subject to the availability of donor funding and the consultant’s performance.

Potential candidates should send a full package of documents (application form, CV, motivation letter, NDA Form and letter of recommendation) by 23:59 (Kyiv time) on 11 September 2023 to 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 available at the link, Application Form - at the link, NDA Form - at the link.



* 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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