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The IER, a leading Ukrainian think tank that founded 20 years ago, is focused on economic analysis and modelling, conducting business surveys, implementation of advocacy, and information campaigns as well as CSOs capacity building in Ukraine. IER’s mission is to provide alternative solutions to critical problems of social and economic development in Ukraine based on the rule of law, democracy, and market economy principles

The primary responsibility of the Project Development Professional is writing project proposals according to the specific requirements of international and national donors. He or she needs to be able to develop measurable goals and objectives for the programs/ project, for which they are seeking funding.

The right person is expected to have:

1. Fluent English and Ukrainian writing and communication skills
2. Experience in success full grant/project proposal writing
3. Knowledge of SMART goal approach and results-based management approach
4. Ability to tell compelling stories
5. Ability to research donors in depth


  • University degree in social science.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and social competence.
  • Competence in strategic planning, budgeting, analysis and evaluation.


  • Ability to manage own time and to work under high pressure
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Being a team player
  • Ability to keep deadlines
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the cause
  • Determination/resilience
  • Integrity/honesty
  • Being adaptable

We offer work in a friendly team, exciting projects that affect Ukraine’s future, the opportunity to implement ideas, to be heard and appreciated. Competitive salary/fee.

Conditions of work: distance work in quarantine, but not only, full or part-time employment

Deadline: October 19, 2020


  •  Please send your CV and motivation letter to: [email protected]
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email & motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.
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The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) is a well-known Ukrainian independent think tank, focusing on economic and social research, and policy consulting, and civil society development in Ukraine.

IER was founded in December 1999 by top-ranking Ukrainian politicians and scientists and German Advisory Group on economic reforms in Ukraine, which has been a part of Germany’s TRANSFORM program.

The Institute is headed by Doctor of economic sciences, Professor Igor Burakovsky.



  1. is independent of policy interests ensuring impartial recommendations on economic policy problems
  2. is a well-known think tank focusing on economic research and advice on the key issues of economic policy, including SME and regional policies and civil society development which ensures
    • unbiased expertise on key economic issues and main components of the economic policy
    • highly professional consultations on development of national economic policy and strategies
    • quality of economic and statistical data used in its work and application of the most sophisticated instruments for short- and medium-term economic forecasting and modelling
    • interdisciplinary studies in the fields related to the economic policy
    • international expertise and international economic debate
  3. has a stable and formed team of qualified researchers
  4. is an important part of the civil society in Ukraine providing relevant, open, transparent, regular and hot-topic information and research.


The mission of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting is to provide alternative solutions to key problems of social and economic development in Ukraine.

The key tasks associated with the implementation of our mission at the current stage are:

  • Providing top quality expertise in the field of economy and economic policy-making, and developing strategic and instrumental components of the economic policy
  • Forming public opinion through the organization of public debate and spreading knowledge
  • Contributing to the development of economic and social sciences as well as promoting the development of Ukrainian research community.

In its work the Institute is guided by the principles of free and democratic markets in an open society. The key precondition for the IER activity is its political independence that ensures impartiality in the IER recommendations on economic policy problems and helps avoiding manipulation with the research results. At the same time, the Institute actively cooperates with policy and lawmakers to implement the policy recommendations.

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