Regional Civic Engagement Coordinator position (in Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) – open until filled.

  • Anywhere


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DAI is seeking qualified candidates for the Regional Civic Engagement Coordinator position (in Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) on its newly awarded USAID Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA) Activity.



Project Background


DAI Global is implementing the USAID-funded Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA) Activity, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. This project is designed to support Ukraine advance self-reliant local governance including legislative reforms, participatory strategic planning methodologies, service improvement, local economic development, civil society engagement, and capacity building of sub-national government entities.  The Activity has three objectives:


  • Objective 1: Ukraine’s system of local self-governance is increasingly institutionalized and effective
  • Objective 2: More self-reliant subnational governance
  • Objective 3: Citizens play an increasingly influential role in local governance processes


  1. Position Overview

The Regional Civic Engagement Coordinator will support, and coordinate activities related to Objective 3 engaging citizens, including people with disabilities, youth activists, and civil society organizations in opportunities for local development. The Regional Civic Engagement Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Regional Team Leader and work closely with Regional Director and Objective 3 team to strengthen the civic engagement in partner communities of (Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) Oblast, enabling for public oversight of and involvement in local governance processes, as well as contribute to capacity development of local civil society organizations and ensure the participation of people with disabilities and youth activists.



  1. Objectives and Duties
  • Assist Objective 3 Regional teams in activities in increasing citizens role in local governance processes
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of partner CSOs/NGOs in HOVERLA partner communities
  • Provide organizational support to and participate in program events of HOVERLA and/or partner CSOs/NGOs in (Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) Oblast
  • Work closely with grantees and program beneficiaries, disseminate program updates and collect input, monitor activities
  • Contribute to the preparation of learning products on citizens participation mechanisms, including public consultations and participatory budgeting
  • Contribute to the capacity assessment of partner CSOs/NGOs in (Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) Oblast
  • Contribute to the preparation of program reports, work plans, and budgets
  • Contribute to the communication of HOVERLA-supported activities and result on the regional and local levels
  • Liaise with HOVERLA partner communities from (Lviv, Lutsk, Poltava) Oblast on civic engagement activities, ensuring the inclusion of people with disabilities, youth activists, other underrepresented categories, and civil society organizations
  • Work closely with other technical teams to ensure cohesion among HOVERLA’s activities and interventions
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor, Regional Director, Civic Engagement Lead, DCOP and COP



  • Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of public administration, education, project management, or an additional one year of relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the development projects, youth programs, civic activism activities
  • Experience working and interacting with local authorities, representatives of civil society, and ability to work in a multi-sector environment
  • Knowledge of the civil society sector in Ukraine
  • Experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded projects is a plus
  • Solid communications and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and good English language skills, both verbal and written required


Interested candidates should submit their application through the following portal:

The deadline for applications – until the position is filled in. Due to a high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in response to this job advertisement.

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