Job Description

Anti-Corruption Expert in Investigation, Prosecution and Criminal Processes

Support to Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions, primarily the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC)

EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), Phase II in Ukraine 2020-2024 (July) 

The EUACI is looking for a highly qualified and experienced anti-corruption expert to provide support to Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions.

Are you among the best legal experts in the field of anti-corruption and/or rule-of-law with extensive experience? Do you possess excellent language skills? And are you motivated by being part of a strong team of colleagues united in the support of anti-corruption? Then we hope to receive your application.

 Our Programme

The EUACI is a joint EU and Government of Denmark financed programme aimed at supporting Ukraine in its efforts to reduce corruption at the national and local level through the empowerment of citizens, civil society, businesses, and state institutions. The overall objective of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative is to improve the implementation of the Ukrainian anti-corruption policy by supporting the key anti-corruption state institutions: strengthening oversight of reform implementation by Parliament; and at the regional and local levels supporting civil society, investigative media, business and local governments, thus substantially improving Ukraine’s overall performance in the fight against corruption.

The full-scale Russian invasion has changed the context of the program. The EUACI is now pursuing four thematic areas: Reconstruction and anti-corruption, EU -integration in the field of anti-corruption, asset recovery and tracing and resilience of EUACI’s partners.

 The Position

Title: Anti-Corruption Expert in Investigation, Prosecution and Criminal Processes

Place of service: The EUACI office, Velyka Zhytomyrska st. 20, Kyiv.

What we offer:

A fulltime labor contract with the Embassy of Denmark until the end of EUACI phase II  (July 2024). Salary and benefit package according to Embassy regulations. A modern and comfortable workplace in the center of Kyiv. Flexible working hours. 

Area of Responsibility/tasks

  • Drafting of legal documents and legal opinions as well providing ad-hoc legal advice related to anti-corruption policies, processes and legislation.
  • Ensure capacity building support to the HACC (training, seminars, IT-projects, institutional development, national/international expertise, international engagements etc.) in accordance with agreed work plan.
  • Contribute to identifying, preparing, processing, procuring and ensuring the implementation of HACC capacity building activities in line with the program’s objectives and Danish Foreign Ministry rules and policies.
  • Assisting the EUACI on legal matters related to legislative initiatives in the sphere of its beneficiaries.
  • Represent EUACI – as directed by the Head and Deputy Head of the EUACI - in program events, meetings with donors, UN agencies, and other implementing organisations in the rule of law field.
  • Assist with other duties as agreed with the Head and Deputy Head of the EUACI.

Demand Profile/Qualifications

Key qualifications:

  • University degree in Law is required.
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in the justice sector and/or anti-corruption activities.
  • Experience working with Ukrainian governmental agencies, and/or international organisations active in the field of rule of law and anti-corruption.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and legal skills.
  • Experience in drafting legislation and policy papers.
  • A networker with a relevant network in place in Kyiv.
  • A self-starter, able to identify improvements to working practice, make recommendations and implement change.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with others on the team.
  • Proven ability to deliver results.
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and credibility.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and English is required.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2022, 18:00

Starting date: as soon as possible

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and CV with the subject “Application for Anti-Corruption expert in Investigation, Prosecution and Criminal Processes” to the email address