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DAI is seeking qualified candidates for full-time Regional Legal/Regulatory Specialist positions in Lviv, Poltava and Lutsk to join USAID Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA) Activity’s team.
DAI Global is implementing the USAID-funded Governance and Local Accountability (HOVERLA), 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.
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Regional Legal/Regulatory Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:
- Provide consultative and expert support to Local state administrations (oblast and rayon), HOVERLA selected consolidated territorial communities (CTC) of respective Oblast to perform mandates and functions delegated from national level.
- Provide expert support to CTCs of respective Oblast in implementing of new legislation on decentralization, including fiscal and sectoral, in cooperation with Objective 1 Team. Support relevant legal divisions/ department of Local state administration as well as CTCs in revising/ amending local ordinances in line with new legislation affecting functioning of local self-government bodies.
- Design, conduct, and moderate training on legal and regulatory framework of local self-government driven by consolidated territorial communities demands.
- Assist in the development of handbooks/ guidance/ recommendations for the CTCs aimed at the implementing of new legislation on decentralization, including fiscal and sectoral.
- Support the increasing of institutional and organizational capacity building of the HOVERLA selected CTCs via developing of model legal instruments
- Deliver timely, detailed, and accurate updates on oblast-based activities included activity, weekly, quarterly, annual, and final reports, and other deliverables.
- Assist in the development and review of such deliverables (the implementation plans, project guidelines, etc. as requested).
- Identify and contribute to success stories and good practices in local self-government and its legal framework as required by USAID.
- Maintain regular contacts and good working relations with different stakeholders on the subnational and local level.
- Provide technical input on Oblast/Rayon and CTCs profiles.
- Assist the Regional Office Team Lead in facilitating effective decision-making at subnational level.
- Participate in regular meetings with the HOVERLA Kyiv team to discuss technical, administrative, and other issues as requested.
- Oversee the field work done by the Project and the grantees related to legal, regulatory, and local ordinance issues and ensure that lessons learned are cycled back into the program’s future work planning.
- Communicates and cooperates effectively with the colleagues in the Regional Office.
- Liaise closely and regularly with colleagues in the other regional offices to contribute towards overall coherence and coordination of work.
- Collect quality data for the MEL plan for quarterly and annual indicators.
- Other activities as required by Regional Office Team Lead, Objective 1 Team Lead.
- Master’s degree in law or equivalent and at least 5 years work experience in the public sector or in related areas
- Work experience with, or knowledge of, public administration in Ukraine at national, subnational and local level and/or knowledge of international organizations
- Knowledge of the government’s reform agenda, in particular in the field of decentralization.
- Deep knowledge of local self-government bodies functioning, regulations, needs, and problems
- Good knowledge of the contract, labor, property, court laws are an advantage
- Experience in the preparation of draft laws and/or local ordinances is an advantage
- Very good computer skills (e.g. MS Office Suite incl. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Ukrainian native speaker, working knowledge in English language is 1an asset.
- Work experience with USAID or other international organizations is an asset.
Interested candidates should submit their application through the following portal:
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The deadline for applications – until 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.