Team Lead

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has agreed with the Government of Ukraine in the Governmental Negotiations in 2019 on supporting Ukraine with a continuation of a project aiming at facilitating foreign trade and exports for Ukraine with a focus on trade with EU countries. The capacities of the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine (MDETA) with regard to policy coordination and implementation as well as the capacities of other involved stakeholders also from the private sector are very limited and needs to be strengthened. With this project implemented, the framework conditions for access of Ukrainian exporters to EU markets can be improved, trade promotion activities could be enhanced and certain tasks envisaged in DCFTA could be implemented being one of the objectives of the Project.  

Non-Governmental Union “Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine” (NGU “FSRU”) with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched the project “Utilization and implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the field of trade”.

The goal of the Project is to help improve trade conditions in Ukraine, particularly the country’s SMEs, with a view to better integrating Ukraine into the multilateral trading system, strengthening Ukrainian SMEs competitiveness and allowing them to take full advantage of new preferential markets access, in particular to the EU.  

Within the Project NGU “FSRU" is looking for the Team Lead.

Scope of services

  1. Planning, coordination, and monitoring the implementation of the project tasks;

  2. Communication with the team, experts, partners, donors, trade support institutions;

  3. Preparation and organization of the various events (round tables, workshops, consultations, meetings etc.)

  4. Supporting implementation of tasks envisaged by the Export Strategy of Ukraine, sectoral and cross-sectoral export strategies, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement;

  5. Raising awareness of Ukrainian business (with focus on SMEs) on export strategies, international trade and access to the global and EU markets;

  6. Providing support in preparation of communication and information materials (with focus on SMEs) on Export Strategy of Ukraine, sectoral and cross-sectoral export strategies, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in law, economics, international relations

  • Proven experience in law, public or business administration, trade, SME, consulting

  • Familiarity with the Export Strategy of Ukraine, sectoral and cross-sectoral export strategies, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement;

  • Proven knowledge and professional experience in project management

  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills with the ability to interpret complex legal, commercial and financial information

  • Experience in high-level negotiations, strong communication, and presentation skills

  • PC literacy

  • Excellent command of English and Ukrainian, both written and spoken

  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary teams is an asset


Contract Duration: by 30.06.2021 (up to 220 working days during the whole contract period)

For contracting, a candidate should be able to register Private Entrepreneur of the 3d group.

The closing date for applications (CV with information on expected fee and level of efforts): August 1, 2020.

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