Border Crossing Point (BCP) Deputy Director

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
19 February 2024


Position Overview

The Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) is focused on facilitating the increased flow of commodities from Ukraine through its EU borders to prepare for better integration with the European Union. Between 2023-2026, USAID is dedicating $115 million to support the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI), Ukrainian Railways (UZ), and State Customs Services to upgrade border crossing points (BCPs) to improve grain trade and export volumes, transportation routes, and passenger traffic. ERA is upgrading border crossing points (BCPs) and adjacent cargo processing infrastructure to increase trade and integration capacity through both short-term rapid upgrades and longer-term improvements.

ERA is looking for an energetic and highly organized candidate to work alongside the BCP Director to oversee construction management, personnel management and training, and quality assurance to support Ukrainian border crossing point upgrades. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Lviv, Ukraine (a maximum of 25 percent remote work may be approved) for the life of the project, which is set to conclude in August 2026.

Expected key functions:

The BCP Deputy Director will provide senior technical leadership and management for the ERA BCP Team to enable it to

  1. Assisting the BCP Director in providing quality review, training, mentoring, and follow-up with the BCP staff to ensure the quality of products, reports, trackers, projections, etc. Provide management, technical, and organizational skills to improve the quality of internal and external deliverables to USAID and counterparts.
  2. Developing and updating progress monitoring control schedules and Gantt charts, including awards/delivery, completion, and financial projection management. Ensure BCP workplan targets are met.
  3. Developing analysis and monitoring progress as far as financial projection, budget, LOE, etc.
  4. Updating BCP-related sections of the work plan and BCP progress tracking and adherence to the work plan and performance targets. Conduct regular follow-ups on team members to ensure successful completion, submission, and documentation of all components.
  5. Collaborating with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and cross-functional teams as needed on routine technical updates, monitoring and evaluation, environmental compliance, communications, client reporting, procurement, and budget projections.
  6. Performing other functions assigned by the BCP Director on a BCP component needs and assessment.

Required qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of mid-to senior-level experience in overseeing engineering design and construction program management and quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC), or related field, equivalent to a Deputy Chief of Party, component lead or senior management position;
  • Strong personnel and project management skills;
  • Strong technical, financial, analytical, quantitative, critical thinking, and conceptual skills to analyze issues and develop monitoring and control tools and recommend and present solutions and/or options;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in computer-assisted design software, Microsoft Project, and Excel; able to develop Microsoft Project Gantt charts to monitor engineering level of effort (LOE), schedules, and cost for several projects.
  • Experience in monitoring, updating, tracking, and following up on the project workplan and progress schedule related BCPs and any related AMELP indicators
  • Significant experience in field assessment, design, and construction of small- and medium-scale infrastructure;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English are required; verbal skills in Ukrainian and/or Russian are advantageous.
  • Highly energetic and skilled in developing and tracking tool(s) to monitor the Level of Efforts and budgets, schedules for accomplishing activities, and financial projections and produce a high level of oversight and visibility for all the elements of the BCP programs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A university-level degree in civil engineering or a related field, such as industrial engineering, engineering management, or architecture. Experience in relative fields will be considered in lieu of a degree in these areas.
  • Mid-level experience in managing construction projects funded by USAID; knowledge of USAID rules and regulations on procurement and construction, highly desired.
  • Experience in construction activities, quality assurances, and control is preferable.
  • Familiarity with Ukrainian construction and engineering regulations is preferable;
  • Experience in mentoring and training staff across relevant functions.


Contract length: 12-month employment agreement with a possibility of extension.

Benefits: all benefits envisaged by the Labor Code of Ukraine, corporate medical insurance for employees and immediate family members.

Start date: March 2024

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English to

Closing date for applications: March 5, 2024.

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