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“Support Good Governance in Local Communities as Part of the Decentralization Reform” Project
Within the framework of the Project “Support Good Governance in Local Communities as Part of the Decentralization Reform” implemented by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (the PCU) in partnership with the Ministry for the Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine (Minregion), the PCU plans to support mapping of new administrative territorial division in Ukraine, development of geospatial database of settlements, analysis of the territories’ peculiarities, and drafting respective regulatory acts. Therefore, the PCU is looking for 3 experts and 1 leading expert (coordinator of the expert’s group) with relevant experience to work in liaison with the Minregion and produce practical tools for implementation of the administrative territorial reform in Ukraine.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment for the period of 2 months. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
The experts should perform the following tasks:
• Gather and analyse information about the capacity of territorial communities within each of 24 oblasts of Ukraine. This analysis shall be done based on the Minregion’s community capacity criteria. The criteria include: size, financial capacity and amount of gathered taxes, availability of social infrastructure, road infrastructure etc. The analysis shall be done based on the information provided by the local administrations and in liaison with them. The experts shall create a database with the gathered information about communities’ capacity and update it on a monthly basis.
• Update, model and visualize draft perspective plans of 24 oblasts of Ukraine according to the community capacity criteria in liaison with local administrations and Minregion.
• Create the geospatial database of the administrative territorial units of Ukraine and update the database on a monthly basis. The database shall inter alia include the status, administrative subordination of the administrative territorial units, their code in the administrative territorial units classification, quantity of population etc.
• Prepare mapping and textual description for the draft legislation on the new administrative territorial structure for 24 oblasts of Ukraine.
• Analyse ethnic structure of territorial communities of 9 oblastss (Zakarpatska, Lvivska, Chernivetska, Odeska, Mykolaivska, Khersonska, Zaporizka, Donetska, Luhanska oblastss). Create the database and electronic map of ethnic structure based on the analysis.
• Gather, analyse and visualize information about the territorial branches of central executive authorities, their current locations and territories that fall under their jurisdiction. The experts shall develop the map of connections among rayons taking into consideration the locations of the inter-rayon territorial branches of central executive authorities.
• University degree in local development, geography, cartography, IT systems or related fields;
• Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in local self-government and local development; administrative services, gathering, analysis and application of geospatial data;
• Excellent knowledge of issues related to the ongoing administrative territorial reform;
• Excellent skills in elaborating maps and administrative territorial structure visualizations;
• Excellent analytical skills;
• Experience of work with geospatial software;
• Experience in working with international organizations and governmental agencies would be anasset;
• Self-discipline and ability to work against deadlines;
• Ability to work in a team.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00593. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2020. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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