State-Owned Enterprise Policy Advisor (Component One Lead)


Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Date Posted: October 16, 2020
Closing Date: October 23, 2020
Job Type: Full-time (contingent on funding)


Eurasia Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping citizens in countries in transition realize their full potential and transform their societies. EF supports governments and citizens to enhance responsive, accountable and transparent governance, and helps citizens build a stronger, more resilient civil society. EF’s work is based on the principles of inclusiveness, collaboration and locally-sourced solutions. EF is seeking an experienced development professional to serve as the State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Policy Advisor for the USAID Ukraine State-Owned Enterprise Reform Activity.

The SOE Policy Advisor (Component One Lead) will provide overall strategic guidance and technical leadership for Component One: State-Owned Enterprise Mapping, Information, and Strategy of Task Order 1 under the SOE Reform Activity from USAID Ukraine. The incumbent will work in close coordination with other technical components of Task Order 1 and will report to the Chief of Party. 


• Build the capacity of local stakeholders to gather and analyze relevant data on Ukraine’s SOE sector, including information related to ownership, asset structure, revenues and expenditures, management and procurement.
• Analyze the existing roles and responsibilities of key GOU stakeholders with regard to the ongoing SOE reform and privatization initiatives, assess and map the current and potential future roles of other involved parties and stakeholders, including the private sector, civil society, international financial organizations and donors, and others, with regard to the SOE reform process.
• Collaborate with local stakeholders to develop policy recommendations to improve SOE information collection, reporting, systematization and analysis with a focus on timelines, accuracy and completeness.
• Develop recommendations for USAID regarding the appropriateness of providing similar analysis for other state and local governments’ assets that do not belong to or are not managed by SOEs.
• Develop recommendations for establishing clear communication lines among all parties as a key element in facilitating the reform process and ensuring that reform efforts and initiatives are put on track, advancing, and appropriately coordinated.
• Contribute to the development of the GOU’s SOE reform strategies, action plans, and their implementation by, at a minimum, developing a concept for an SOE reform strategy and an implementation roadmap using evidence-based analysis, including an evaluation of the rationale and objectives of state ownership.


• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, information technology, law or another relevant field required. Master’s degree preferred. 
• Specialist with at least ten (10) years of recent experience in stakeholder engagement, eGovernance, public procurement reform and capacity building. 
• Previous experience working with state-owned enterprises in Ukraine required.
• Demonstrated ability to succeed in an interdisciplinary environment and to work in challenging political situations requiring good judgment, discretion, and political acumen, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with technical teams and senior leadership of government institutions.
• Strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
• Advanced professional Ukrainian language proficiency is required. Proficiency in English is required. 


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with “SOE Advisor” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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