Chief of Party – Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services


  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Date Posted: November 22, 2017
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Job Type: Full-time


Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance and civil society development, is accepting applications for Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID and UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) program. 

The purpose of TAPAS is to financially support Ukrainian citizens and the Government of Ukraine in reducing or eliminating corruption in key public administration functions and services and build trust of Ukrainians in their government based on demonstrated transparency, accountability and improved services. The program focuses on three areas: 1) large-scale use of electronic procurement in Ukraine; 2) an effective Open Data program; and 3) transparent and efficient public services in the form of eServices.


  • Provide overall technical leadership and strategic vision for the program.   
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the major components of TAPAS as well as coordination for cross-cutting objectives, including raising public awareness of eGovernance as a tool to fight corruption in Ukraine. 
  • Serve as EF’s primary in-country representative with local and international actors such as USAID, UK aid, national and municipal government authorities, civil society, international donors and other stakeholders. 
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships, particularly with senior staff of key Government of Ukraine stakeholders, and build a common plan to ensure successful implementation of TAPAS activities. 
  • Develop a comprehensive technology plan for the TAPAS program and lead the effort to ensure the sustainability of technology investments and programs after close-out. 
  • Manage and supervise the work of program personnel, subcontractors, and grantees to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframes and funding parameters and in compliance with USAID regulations. 
  • Oversee internal management of the program, including tracking budget execution and performance monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Lead the preparation of detailed narrative reporting and program workplans in accordance with donor requirements.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, public policy, political science, law or a related field. Relevant work experience will also be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience leading complex development projects with a focus on the use of technology to address development challenges, preferably for USG- or bilateral donor-funded projects. 
  • Experience managing projects in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with government officials, civil society representatives, businesspeople, opinion leaders and the media at the national and local levels. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and develop staff, manage budgets, and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives. 
  • Proven ability to facilitate dialogue and work constructively with a diverse range of actors in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Experience working in Eastern Europe or the Eurasia region strongly desired; knowledge of Ukraine’s political context, state procurement processes, civil society organizations, and government service delivery preferred. 
  • Prior experience as Chief of Party or equivalent for USAID projects preferred. 
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, reporting and other communication skills in English required. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Ukrainian or Russian preferred.


Please send a cover letter and resume to with "COPTAPAS" in the subject line. 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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