The Non-Governmental Union «Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine» announces a competition for the position of  National expert – GR manager (expert in government and business communication) of technical regulation  for the «TIPSTER: Trade, Intellectual Property Support and Technical Regulation» program (hereinafter – Project).

The project is being implemented by the Non-Governmental Union “Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine” within the international cooperation project ReACT4UA (“Utilization and Implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the field of trade”), which is financed by the German Government and implemented by the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.   

The objective of the project TIPSTER: “Trade, Intellectual Properties Support, and Technical Regulation” (hereinafter referred to as ‘Project’) is to strengthen institutional and regulatory framework conditions that will improve the competitive environment for business and service providers and develop their export potential by developing elaborated export policies and favorable policies for trade environment for business and service providers and develop their export potential. The Project aims to help Ukrainian manufacturers and businesses improve their capacities to export goods and services by developing elaborated export policies and favorable policies for trade promotion and strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs.

Ukraine continues its integration into the European Union. One of the strategic goals of AA/DCFTA is the conclusion between the EU and Ukraine of the Agreement on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products (ACAA). For this purpose, the EU Side assessed the compliance of sectors related to technical barriers to trade of AA/DCFTA with EU requirements. In a result, recommendations were provided for further Ukraine’s policy development and the conclusion of ACAA.

In June 2023, the leaders of 27 EU member states decided to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. The next step, which requires careful preparation by the Parties, is the opening of the negotiation process regarding the conclusion of an Agreement on Ukraine's accession to the EU. Ukraine has already started internal preparations for this process, which covers a preliminary analysis of the compliance of Ukrainian legislation with EU law, the creation of working groups to analyze achievements and challenges given EU accession, the preparation of a new program for European integration and the bringing of Ukrainian legislation to EU requirements, which will cover not only the obligations stipulated by the AA/DCFTA but also those elements of EU law that are required for Ukraine's accession to the EU.

The main objective of this assignment is to provide expert support to MoE and other state authorities in further communication between government and business on ACAA and EU accession, defining strategic guidelines for further policy development and aligning Ukraine’s legislation with EU Law and ACAA mission recommendations in the sectors related to technical barriers to trade.

Scope of Works and Expert Assignment

The Contractor, in coordination with the Ministry of Economy (the Technical Regulation and Innovation Policy Department) and, if needed, structural units of other state authorities, shall provide the following services: 

  • monitoring of implementation of strategic documents of Ukraine, such as the action plan/strategy for the restoration of the QI of Ukraine in the war and post-war period;

  • providing the support in preparation of news to post on and promotion of the Communicative Platform in social media;

  • experts support to the MoE in strategy development of the Communicative Platform on Technical Regulation in Ukraine;

  • improvement of public-private dialogue between state authorities, private and public entities as well business support organizations and SMEs in the field of technical regulation e.g. webinars, forums, conferences;

  • support organization of workshops with regards to exchange of international expertise, best practices and innovative solutions;

  • other relevant experts support on request of the MoE in the field of technical regulation and removal of technical barriers in trade.


  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize inputs and relevant findings;

  • knowledge of sectoral legislation, as well as  regarding issues of government organization;

  • knowledge of the basics of PR and marketing (for building communication campaigns);

  • computer literacy and mastery of normative design techniques;

  • excellent knowledge of Ukrainian, working level of English

Qualification and Experience Requirements

Education: Master’s or equivalent degree in Law or International Law, EU law specialization, or similar.


  • knowledge of International/European and Ukrainian legislation in technical regulation (standardization, conformity assessment, metrology, accreditation, and market surveillance);

  • special knowledge in the sphere of functioning of Quality Infrastructure;

  • language: business fluency in English and Ukrainian with active professional vocabulary in the field of technical regulation;

  • general professional experience: at least 10-years of GR-experience as well as advocacy skills and competencies in the sphere of policy-making and public-private dialogue implementation;

  • experience: working with/in the Parliament/Government/ministries, monitoring of implementation of strategic documents of Ukraine, understanding of the existing Ukrainian entrepreneurial ecosystem and communicating/networking with national business support organizations and industrial business associations, and innovations related to the QI.

If you are interested in this opportunity to become a National expert – GR manager (expert in government and business communication) of technical regulation of the project «TIPSTER: Trade, Intellectual Property Support,and Technical Regulation» and have the required qualifications, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:, with the topic: National expert – GR manager of technical regulation.

Deadline: November 21, 2023, 18:00.

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