Loyola University Chicago

Rule of Law for Development Institute

School of Law

Iryna Ivankiv (2014-15)

National Project Officer, OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine

Upon my graduation from PROLAW I was offered a position of National Project Officer at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Coordinator in Ukraine. I work on projects with respect to legal education reform and administrative justice reform. The OSCE takes a comprehensive approach to reforms and works only on request from national authorities and partners and I work closely with the government, universities, courts, as well as international organizations and donors. My job demands both a global scale of thinking and attention to details in project implementation.  PROLAW gave me a profound understanding of international development principles and the importance of global co-operation. The program gave me the skills to work on multi-componential programs, to manage projects better as well as to analyze the outcomes of the implemented activities. During our lectures at PROLAW we studied very practical and useful tools which help me a lot in my current position. Before PROLAW I worked at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Ukraine. If I compare my experience in international development before and after PROLAW, it is obvious to me that my professional skills have improved significantly.

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