CREATE UKRAINE

CREATE UKRAINE aims to bring change-makers – young Ukrainians who have acquired valuable international experience – back to their homeland to apply their skills in building a robust economic system and implementing vital reforms and overcoming the challenges of war.

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Candidate applications are accepted until:
July 31, 2024

The program is initiated by the EU co-funded Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Programme team of the Central Project Management Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and implemented

by the KSE Foundation.

About the Program

In today’s globalized world, the younger generation is increasingly mobile. Young people leave their home countries searching for the careers they aspire to.

 

Through Create Ukraine, these talented professionals are brought back from abroad to their homeland. The pilot project is being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.

 

To ensure they can maximize the impact of their work, the young professionals receive comprehensive support and professional development opportunities from the Kyiv School of Economics.

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Opportunities

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For ten months, you will join the advisory and consultative team at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and will receive:
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    Responsibility for state-building processes
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    Targeted training programs in leadership, policy analysis, and project management
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    Seminars and workshops from leading experts
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    Mentorship from top officials of the Ukrainian Government
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    Direct opportunity to change the country
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    A strong community of change-makers
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    Strategic partnerships between the Government and Society
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    Challenges that we will overcome together!
  • Help the Government
  • Make decisions
  • Manage risks
  • Revitalize the economy
  • Shape tomorrow
  • Transform
  • Overcome crises
  • Become an agent of change
  • Enhance the country's resilience
  • Act
  • Realize your potential

BECOME A CHANGEMAKER FOR YOUR COUNTRY

Apply
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Join the team and support one of the most effective ministries in the country!
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Yuliia Svyrydenko
First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine
Currently, various estimates suggest there are up to 6.5 million Ukrainian forced migrants worldwide. I understand that many of you often think about returning home. The key message I want you to remember is this: You are awaited here, you are needed here, and your experience and skills gained abroad are invaluable for our future. This is why we encourage you to apply for the Create Ukraine program. Join our team and use your expertise to strengthen our country. Your work will impact the lives of millions of Ukrainians during this critical time in our history. We are looking for you specifically.
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Tetyana Berezhna
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, we will work on reforming labor legislation and implementing active employment programs to engage Ukrainians in entrepreneurship, employment, and training. We will also focus on increasing the economic activity of women and closing the gender pay gap. Another priority will be enhancing the economic participation of people with disabilities, war veterans, and internally displaced persons. Additionally, we will address structural unemployment and reform the State Employment Service.
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Ihor Bezkaravainyi
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, you will work on changing global approaches to humanitarian demining and participate in the creation of the corresponding market and strengthening the mine action system in Ukraine. You will be able to contribute to the search for innovative solutions to global challenges, using digital tools, neural networks for analyzing large datasets, satellite images, and the use of robotic complexes for humanitarian demining.
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Nadiia Bihun
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, you will work to increase the share of the manufacturing industry in the country's GDP. You will learn how the mortgage program not only provides access to housing, but also affects the development of the construction industry. How the state helps producers develop and what financial instruments are currently available to them. And if you are not yet an ambassador of Made in Ukraine products, you will be expertly able to explain how buying Ukrainian products directly affects the well-being of the population.
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Taras Kachka
Deputy Minister of Economy
How to overcome challenges in accessing international markets? How can businesses go international and how can the government help them? Trade agreements and trade balance are all areas where you can work together.
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Vitaliy Kindrativ
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, you will work on improving Ukraine's quality infrastructure system based on European requirements. This will ensure safe and high-quality products, expand access for Ukrainian products to the EU market, and eliminate technical barriers to trade. You will reform the national technical regulation system according to the European model, ensure the functioning of national standardization and its international recognition, the unity of measurements, and the traceability of national standards, integrating the metrology system into the single European space. Intellectual property reforms will raise the standards of legal protection to the European level, helping national producers of innovative products enter the market, creating conditions for the development of Ukrainian innovations and the cooperation of education, science, and business. The development of industrial parks and state incentives will promote economic growth, innovative development, the creation of new jobs, and the attraction of investments into Ukraine's economy.
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Volodymyr Kuzio
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, you will learn how to attract investments to Ukraine and why this is our strategic goal. One of the areas of your work will be investment insurance, including for Ukrainian businesses.
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Oleksii Sobolev
Deputy Minister of Economy
You will work on promoting entrepreneurship in Ukraine, coordinating reforms, deregulation, and will also be involved in implementing state sanctions policy and corporate reform.
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Igor Fomenko
Deputy Minister of Economy
Together, you will learn how the State Material Reserve works. You will work on investment screening and export control. You will also be involved in the development of regulations on the reservation of employees in the context of mobilization measures
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Apply if you are:

Ukrainian

Experienced

Ready to work in one of the positions

Determined

Young Professional

Linguistically Proficient

Patriot

Ukrainian

You must have Ukrainian citizenship and currently be a resident abroad for at least one year.

Experienced

At least 1–2 years of work experience abroad in the fields of economics, public administration, international relations, or related areas.

Or Candidates who have completed a master’s degree at foreign universities, even if they do not have work experience abroad.

Ready to work in one of the positions

You will be working alongside the team at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine in one of the vacant positions that best matches your experience and ambitions.

Determined

Ready to work full-time, in-person at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine for the 10-month duration of the project.

Young Professional

Create Ukraine is part of the EU4Youth initiative aimed at supporting young professionals. The program is designed to encourage their return to their homeland. To participate, you must be between 22 and 35 years old.

Linguistically Proficient

Fluency in Ukrainian and English is mandatory. Knowledge of additional languages is an advantage.

Patriot

Candidates should demonstrate dedication to Ukraine and a willingness to work for the development of the public sector.

Stages

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    Application Submission

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    Review and Validation

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    Invitation to Interview

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    Decision Making

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    Receiving an Offer

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    Start of Work

Q&A

  • Will I receive a salary and how much will it be?

    Yes, program funding is provided in the amount of EUR 1250 (in the hryvnia equivalent before taxes).

  • Will I become a civil servant?

    No, the program does not involve employment within the Ministry’s apparatus, but you will become part of the advisory-consultative team.

  • When should I start working?

    The deadline for applications is July 31, 2024. You should return to Ukraine in advance to start working on September 2, 2024.

  • In what fields should I have knowledge?

    Relevant experience includes at least 1–2 years of work abroad in the fields of economics, public administration, international relations, or related areas.

  • How can I organize my return to Ukraine during the war?

    Participants in the Create Ukraine program will receive comprehensive support. Our team will assist you throughout the entire process of returning and adapting. We will provide answers to all your questions — both during the preparation for the move and while working at the Ministry of Economy.

  • What is the duration of the program?

    You will start working in September 2024 – the project lasts for 10 months.

  • Is remote work possible from abroad?

    No, to participate in the program, you must be ready to return to Ukraine and work offline.

  • What comes after the program?

    After completing 10 months of work with the team from the Ministry of Economy, the collaboration within Create Ukraine will come to an end. However, you will have the opportunity to apply for vacant positions in all ministries of Ukraine, continuing to work for the benefit of the country. This will allow you to overcome the challenges of wartime and actively contribute to the post-war reconstruction of our country.

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