Consultant on policy planning and analysis (SHORT TERM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE) | – Ukraine

Programme Name:        Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU)

Position Title:               Policy Planning and Analysis (Short Term Technical Assistance)

Reporting to:                 Project Lead on sub-project “Policy Planning and Analysis”.


The Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine (PFRU) is a multi-year, multi-donor funded programme managed by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and governed in collaboration with the Government of Ukraine.   

The PFRU’s aim is to set improved conditions for the Ukrainian state, in partnership with civil society and the private sector, to lead on inclusive national recovery and revitalisation in the context of Russia’s aggression.

PFRU and namely its Revitalise Project will be implementing the ‘policy planning and analysis’ sub-project from June – December 2023. Under this sub-project, PFRU will implement programme activities aimed at providing support to the central government in discussing, analysing and tackling important strategic and policy issues facing the country.

PFRU is looking for a pool of international experts on policy planning and analysis upon whom we would draw-down on an as-needed basis. The work of these consultants is expected to strengthen the capacities of the central government in policy planning and implementation and facilitate evidence-based policymaking. The purpose of this application is to join this roster of pre-cleared consultants who can be deployed rapidly as and when needed.

PFRU is looking for consultants with experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Security and Justice
  2. Security sector reform and/or transition;
  3. Transitional justice;
  4. Access to justice.
  5. Conflict and Stabilisation
  6. Reconstruction and reintegration;
  7. Delivery of resilient services to boost political trust;
  8. Social and political preparations for future post-war transition;
  9. Children and youth affected by war.
  10. Governance and Public Sector
  11. Decentralisation, local government reform on context of post-war transition;
  12. Governance and central level institutions;
  13. Environment
  14. Environment and ecology policy;
  15. Environmental impact assessments.
  16. Economy
  17. Export and trade;
  18. Economic, livelihood and income-generation boost in newly liberated areas.

For each assignment, detailed ToRs will be provided. Some assignments will be remote; others may require travel to Kyiv.


  • Liaise with central government stakeholders to determine their needs and objectives.
  • Scope requirements for specific research.
  • Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of existing policy and legislation in the selected policy areas.
  • Provide insight on best international practices and legislation on topics or spheres indicated by central government stakeholders.
  • Conduct research on selected policy areas (desk-based research, data analysis, literature reviews, stakeholder interviews etc.).
  • Liaise with the PFRU Research project on an ongoing basis to share research and findings.
  • Propose amendments or revisions to improve the effects of existing policies or laws in the selected policy areas.
  • Develop new policies or laws in collaboration with central government and other relevant national or international stakeholders
  • Organise meetings with stakeholders to discuss the developed policies or amendments.
  • Perform constant monitoring of legislative and political updates and news media coverage.
  • Share learning with Revitalise and other projects to inform future programming. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested by Revitalise project leadership.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in political science, legal studies, social studies, public policy security studies or other relevant field is required.
  • Experience in conducting and leading research projects.
  • Strong network of contacts with academics, think tanks and other relevant policy stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to rapidly and effective synthesise information.
  • Experience in preparing reports and presenting findings to senior government audiences.
  • Strong communication, presentation and management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming gender, equity and social inclusion in existing projects;
  • Experience of working in international organisations or on donor-funded programmes
  • preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability in working independently and as part of a team, both in-person and remotely;
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a complex setting and a conflict-affected context;
  • Strong organisational and work prioritisation skills.
  • Understanding of local, regional, and national political context of Ukraine preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of key Ukrainian actors and stakeholders, both at the local and central levels (government, civil society, private sector, etc.) preferred but not essential.
  • Fluent in English language, written and spoken. Knowledge of Ukrainian language preferred but not essential. 

Duration of Assignment: Ad-hoc, from June until December 2023.

Location of Assignment: Remote with trips to Kyiv, Ukraine as needed.

Application Deadline: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and interview will take place on a rolling basis.

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