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The School of Business Support Organizations (BSO School) – Component 2 “On Guard for Business Interests” is implemented by the East Europe Foundation (EEF) supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program. The second component is aimed to monitor the actions and work of local authorities and to improve the transparency of the cooperation between local businesses and the government.

Within The School East Europe Foundation will provide consulting and mentoring help for entrepreneurship development to increase BSOs’ ability to support local business, improve business climate for their organizational development and expand their competencies in the following fields:

  • open data as a tool for the support of local economic policies and development of regulatory measures;
  • administrative services for business and digitalization of business processes;
  • authority actions monitoring to make sure they are effective and meet current conditions (local policy for economic development, local regulatory policy, use of local budget funds, public procurement);
  •  public-private dialogue and organization of the effective informational and advocacy campaigns.

To effectively perform the above mentioned tasks of The School, East Europe Foundation is forming an expert group. We are excited to invite the specialists (coaches, mentors, consultants), who professionally work in the fields mentioned below, to apply for cooperation:

  • expert on the development of methodology of the complex training program;
  • expert on conducting Organizational Capacity Assessment;
  • expert on the development of roadmaps for the organization’s functioning;
  • coach expert on local economic development;
  • coach expert on entrepreneurship development (should specialize on small and medium enterprises);
  • coach expert on social entrepreneurship;
  • coach expert on business support infrastructure (entrepreneurship support centers, coworkings, incubators, innovation labs);
  • coach expert on the development of the projects to National Foundation for Regional Development as one of the ways to receive support for local businesses;
  • coach expert on regulatory policies, decision-making procedures of local authorities, and on open data principles of the local governmental institutions;
  • coach expert on antitrust law and application of antitrust mechanisms to develop the supportive business environment;
  • coach expert on public procurement;
  • coach expert on strategic development, including local economic development;
  • coach expert on public finance, formation of local funds, monitoring of budget processes;
  • coach expert on policy analysis;
  • coach expert on the establishment of public-private dialogue, planning and conducting advocacy campaigns;
  • coach expert on self-governing organizations and self-regulation;
  • coach expert on sustainable organizational and institutional development;
  • coach expert on fundraising and sustainable financial discipline;
  • mentor expert on supporting the project realization of BSOs.

If you are interested, please send your resume and supporting letter to You can apply until May 17, 2020.

Please indicate your professional field in the subject of the email. For instance: “Expert Pool – Social Entrepreneurship Coach”. Please note that if you would like to apply for more than one position, please mention this in the supporting letter.  

The experts will be actively involved in conducting the training program in June-December of the year of 2020, with the possible involvement of the experts to mentoring and consulting on the stage of BSOs’ implementing their own grant projects.

East Europe Foundation reserves the right to reach out to the selected consultants and to clarify the cooperation features individually with each candidate.

Please note that the experts will be offered the short-term leverage depending on the planned technical task, amount of work, and the deadlines.

You can find further info about the program here:

For reference:

The School is composed of two components. The goal of the first component, which is implemented by CIVITTA, is to make small and medium businesses to local economic governance, establish the dialogue and join the efforts of local authorities and entrepreneurs for the sake of regional economic development. The second component is aimed to monitor the actions and work of local authorities and to improve the transparency of the cooperation between local businesses and the government.

The USAID Competitive Economy Program (CEP) supports startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their competitiveness in the domestic and international markets, fosters a more simple and transparent business-enabling environment, as well as advances an effective trade policy to enable Ukrainian SMEs to benefit international trade.

East Europe Foundation