Vacancy: Legal Counsel

February 3, 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Legal Counsel within the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) – a flagman educational and research institution, the well-established and unchallenged leader in economics in Ukraine.

This role is for a person sharing our vision to build the intellectual foundation for a strong and innovative economy of Ukraine.


Work at KSE is:

  • Daily challenges you like
  • An opportunity to improve your skills and learn something new
  • Employee discount
  • Paid sick leave and vacation days
  • Environment of smart and successful people who motivate to development
  • Friendly and democratic working environment


The candidate is expected to:

  • Actively participate in influencing company direction, growth, strategic planning and development as a member of the Management Team
  • Specialize in employment and labour laws, grants management, educational area of law
  • Monitor developments in the legal field and provide updates to colleagues and management
  • Reviewing and negotiating contracts related to everyday operations such as with vendors and suppliers as well as clients and donors
  • Review and negotiate contracts that allow the KSE to function such as employment agreements or grant agreements with donors
  • Advise the KSE on every legal matter such as legal risks, compliance with Ukrainian and international regulations and corporate governance
  • Provide general legal advice about educational practices, payment procedures etc.
  • Provide substantial legal advice, support and opinions to various grant and educational activities


As our ideal candidate, you will have the following:

  • 1+ years of legal experience
  • Experience in licensing and accreditation of higher education institutions (will be an advantage)
  • Work experience in higher education institutions and knowledge of education legislation (will be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of standards of organizational and administrative documentation
  • Good command of Ukrainian and English – speaking, writing and listening
  • MA in law
  • Free use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of ethical principles and rules of business communication
  • Ability to systematize and analyze a large amount of information
  • Ability to work and solve several problems simultaneously; determine the priority of tasks



If you are interested in joining our team, please send your motivation letter and CV indicating the salary expectations to [email protected].

Mark your email subject line: Legal Counsel / Accreditation Specialist.

We’ll contact you if there’s a fit with our opportunity.