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Business Support Organizations (BSOs) School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests” is implemented by the East Europe Foundation (EEF) supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. The 2nd component aims to monitor local authorities’ activities and increase transparency between local businesses and local government.

In 2020, 68 participants from 28 partner organizations have completed The BSOs School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests”. There were the representatives of 16 oblasts and 30 settlements (towns and joint territorial communities) with the populations below 100 000 people. 

The partners successfully mastered The School’s curriculum focused on the development of organizational and managerial capacity within the following spheres:

  • open data for the needs of formation of local economic policy and the development of regulatory measures;
  • administrative services for businesses and digitalization of services for businesses;
  • monitoring of efficiency of local authorities’ work by the local businesses (local policies for economic development, local regulatory policies, spending of local budgets’ resources, public procurement and so on); 
  • public-private dialogue and organization of effective informational and advocacy campaigns.

In 2021, USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine will support the initiatives of the organizations which participated in The BSOs School based on the grant competition. Among the priority spheres of the initiatives that will be implemented are the improvement and/or increasing the efficiency of local regulatory and economic policies / TBC the improvement of local regulatory environment 

(including the development of proposals to improve the actual or launch the new local regulatory acts).

With the aim to assist the partner BSOs in the development and advocacy of the works targeted at increasing the efficiency of local regulatory and economic policy, East Europe Foundation is forming the group of experts. 

We are inviting the professionals who specialize in the following areas to apply to work with us:

  • expert-analyst on the local regulatory environment research;
  • expert on regulatory policy, decision-making procedures of the local authorities, and the open data of the regulatory bodies;
  • expert on the assessment of the impact of regulatory acts on the competition;
  • expert on the anti-corruption expertise of regulatory acts;
  • expert on building a public-private dialogue, planning and implementation of advocacy campaigns;
  • Mentor-expert on the support of implementation of the initiatives which are focused on the improvement of the local regulatory and economic policy.

We expect that the selected candidates will closely cooperate with other experts and counselors of East Europe Foundation, USAID CEP in Ukraine, and The State Regulatory Service of Ukraine. 

Timeline: May 2021 – February 2022.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to the following email address — bsoschool@eef.org.ua . The deadline to apply is on April 29, 2021. 

In the email’s subject please indicate the sphere of your specialization, for example: “Pool of experts — expert on the anti-corruption expertise of the regulatory acts”.

East Europe Foundation reserves a right to reach out to the selected experts only and discuss the format of cooperation personally with each selected applicant.

Please note that the selected experts will be offered the short-term involvement in accordance with the terms of the specified technical references, scope of works, and deadlines.

Business Support Organizations (BSOs) School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests” is implemented by the East Europe Foundation (EEF) supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. 

USAID CEP’s BSOs School is a two-year initiative to promote existing BSOs and create new BSOs in small cities throughout Ukraine, with two components. The 1st, implemented by CIVITTA, focuses on involving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in local economic governance, establishing dialogue, and the joint efforts of local authorities and entrepreneurs for local economic development. The 2nd component, implemented by the East European Foundation, aims to monitor local authorities’ activities and increase transparency between local businesses and local government.

East Europe Foundation