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Victoria Vdovychenko
Political Advisor, Project Manager, Foreign Policy Expert , International non-profit, Government Agency, Private Sector
Kyiv, Ukraine
Trilingual (English, Italian, Russian); international and national project management; IR and foreign policy expertise; policy capacity-building, training, advocacy and political expertise.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:

2020-Jan-March - State Property Fund of Ukraine
Advisor (RST Office) 3 month project
• Supporting the Head of the SPFU in liaising with governmental and non-governmental officials and offices related to SPFU agenda;
• Developing and implementing advocacy strategies for the SPFU
• Development of Donors Coordination Strategies for SPFU

2018-2019 -Center for Civilians in Conflict (Ukraine)
Advisor, Policy&Advocacy for the Project
“Building capacity for protection of civilians in Eastern Ukraine” (EU-funded Project)
• Policy analysis related to the Ukrainian context;
• Liaising with governmental officials and offices related to CIVIC work in Ukraine;
• Development of Communication Strategies for Ukraine (development of content, implementation of key components of the CIVIC Communication Strategy in Ukraine)
• Expert commentaries for the CIVIC HQ team;

2018-2020 Professional Government of Ukraine Association (NGO)
Board Member
• Liaising with governmental officials;
• Strategic planning of the PGA activities with the international stakeholders;
• Communication Strategy development and contribution to its implementation with other PGA teams;
• Supervising teams for the PGA activities implementation;
• Collaborating with other international NGOs;
• Public outreach.
2016-current time - Ukrainian Prism, European Pravda, Livyy Bereh (part-time)
Associate Expert, Journalist
• Development of the projects on EU integration challenges (Ukrainian foreign policy (2017-2019)
• Expert commentaries and policy papers on Italy’s policy;
• Research and training development;
• Public outreach.

2016- current time, Kyiv Borys Grinchenko University
Associate Professor, PHD
• European and Euro-Atlantic integration: Challenges and Opportunities
• Branding EU
• Cross-Cultural Communication
• Italy in the European Integration Process

2015-2018 - Civic Project “School of Good Governance”
Director, Founder
• Organization of round-tables and conferences, liaisoning with governmental officials;
• conducting workshops of on various aspects of reforming process in Ukraine;
• collaborating with other international NGOs.
Projects: School of Good Governance: Advocacy (2015-2016, Oct) – US Embassy awarded Project (category ‘Civic Engagement’)
2010-2012 State Committee of Ukraine on Drugs Control
Project Officer, International Relations Department
• Development of the projects on drug prevention uniting experts of Ukraine, USA and EU countries;
• As the finalist of the Legislative Fellowship Program was an Intern at the Andrea Stillman’s Office in order to look for the better practice examples on the drug prevention;
• Organization of joint seminars and round-tables on drug addiction and drug prevention together with the representatives of UNODC and Council of Europe.

2010-2016 PhD in World History and Foreign Policy, Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
2007-2009 - MA, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
2008-2009 - Diploma, European Integration, Estonian School of Diplomacy
2001-2006 - MA, Linguistics (English, Italian), National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
Affiliations and Achievements:
2019 - George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

2019 - Stanford University-Ukrainian Catholic University Good Governance Program

2018- Just Governance for Human Security
Women as SDG drivers of change
Participant (Caux, Switzerland)

2017 - Just Governance and Human Security, Caux Forum
Moderator (Session “Ukraine and East European Challenges”)

2017 - NATO&EU Round-Table
Participant, Certificate

2015- GLOBSEC Forum
Moderator, Speaker (Youth Forum)

2014 - World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, France)
Participant from the Visegrad School of Political Studies

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Russian, Italian
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