Ukraine Reconstruction Advisor | International | 2023

Chemonics UK is seeking a part-time Reconstruction Advisor to support the identification and conversion of new opportunities in relation to the reconstruction of Ukraine and support for its recovery. This includes the physical reconstruction of critical infrastructure damaged by the war and the broader economic reconstruction of the country over the longer term.

The advisor will familiarise themselves with Chemonics’ significant existing portfolio of work in Ukraine. They will then leverage and build out their own network of private and public sector contacts to gather relevant insights, develop partnerships and identify public and private sources of funding to meet reconstruction needs.

While elements of the role can be done remotely, it is expected that the chosen candidate will conduct in-person meetings in London, UK and Kyiv, Ukraine, as well as other possible locations.


  • Identify opportunities for Chemonics in the long-term reconstruction of Ukraine (both public and private sector), including seed projects that can lead to larger work in a post-war/transition period.
  • Pursue specific opportunities, including designing and delivering the identified business pursuit plan, from identification through to capture and winning new projects.
  • Build strong working relationships with representatives of relevant international finance institutions, Government of Ukraine, and donors.
  • Build relationships with private firms, in particular engineering and construction firms (internationally and in Ukraine) interested in reconstruction opportunities in Ukraine, and develop partnerships for joint pursuits.
  • Play a lead technical role with a broader Chemonics team to mobilise resources to win new work.


  • Education qualifications in infrastructure planning or international finance, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrable relevant experience in business development in large-scale infrastructure and reconstruction sector, ideally from both private and public sectors.
  • Track record of business development including successfully pursuing, capturing and winning new opportunities.
  • Subject matter expertise in reconstruction planning and delivery, regional planning, infrastructure, infrastructure financing, sustainability and socio-economic recovery and development.
  • Experience and understanding with designing, delivering and financing of complex high value infrastructure projects, including budgetary, financing, quality and timeline requirements.
  • Knowledge of public and private procurement processes and ability to draft and review project and bid documents.
  • Understanding of the international finance institutions, reconstruction sector and private and public sector investments in large-scale infrastructure and reconstruction.
  • Ideally previous experience in Ukraine or the region.
  • A developed network of relevant senior contacts in the infrastructure, engineering and infrastructure financing sector; and experience delivering programmes for the likes of the EBRD (EBRD), World Bank, national governments in eastern Europe, the European Investment Bank (EIB), British International Investments and the UK Department for Business & Trade.
  • Strong organisational skills, time management and ability to work independently and meet output objectives with minimal supervision;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to create compelling content in English, Ukrainian language skills are desirable but not essential;
  • Willingness to travel to Ukraine for meetings and stakeholder engagement, and experience working in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS). The ideal candidate will also have experience working in Ukraine and with the Ukrainian government and private sector, or the neighbouring region, but this is not essential.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to by Sunday 24th September 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.