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Type of contract
Service contract

Deadline date
2024/05/23 18:00

Duration of the assignment
Short term


6 months

Mission description

The main objective of the assignment is to draft and complete the Local Sustainable Mobility Plans (LSMP) for two (2) hromadas and to provide workshops on sustainable mobility.

A sustainable mobility plan for hromada is a strategic document that defines hromada's transportation policy for the coming years. The long-term goal of such a plan is to improve the movement conditions in and between the hromada's settlements and, as a result, the quality of life of its residents.

For the development of the sustainable mobility plan, it is needed to analyze the current state of local mobility and transport infrastructure, including the planning structure of the hromada, the availability, condition, and volume of public transport, the structure of the street and road network, road safety issues, the movement of vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists), external (regional) mobility issues, etc. In addition, the existing master plan, spatial development plan, community development strategies and concepts, and other strategic documents need to be analyzed to assess the problems and projects that were relevant until 2022. The first stage needed is to visits to the hromada to familiarize with the current situation, and meetings with the leadership and expert community.

Based on the results of the assessment of the current state of mobility the study needs to identify the main challenges and gaps that must be addressed in the sustainable community mobility plan. This will allow to define strategic and operational goals that should be achieved primarily. These steps will allow the requirements to develop and structure a list of measures and projects to implement the sustainable mobility plan for hromada (institutional, infrastructure, etc.), as well as to determine the priorities and timeframe for implementing these activities.

To develop a sustainable community mobility plan, it is required to use European guidelines for the development of such documents, as well as manuals prepared specifically for the development of mobility plans for Ukrainian territorial communities (urban, settlement and rural). When working on the plan, it is required to take into account the provisions of the European Union's directives and recommendations on sustainable urban mobility planning, as well as adherence to modern principles and approaches to the development of such documents – balanced development of all transportation modes, changing the focus from car to person, rethinking the way street space is used, zero tolerance for road traffic deaths (Vision Zero principle), etc.

While working on the sustainable urban mobility plan, the experts must work in close cooperation with the hromada’s authority: workshops to generate ideas and develop project solutions, seminars to strengthen the competence of local administration staff, and cooperation with local specialized NGOs and businesses are required. Particular attention must be paid to the direct and indirect consequences of the war in the fields of transport, mobility, movement, and logistics.

It should be noted that each hromada has unique characteristics (population size, population density, spatial organization, etc.) that affect the demand and volume of movement, the main directions of movement, etc. This, in turn, may affect the modification of the structure and content of sustainable mobility plans for different hromadas (a community consisting of one city, a community consisting of a town and villages, a rural community with a low population density, etc.), while maintaining a common approach to the development of this document.


Specific assignment:



Estimated expert days

Estimated timeline

1. Draft and complete the Local Sustainable Mobility Plans (LSMP) for two hromadas.

The LWMP must contain the following components:

·       Data collection and analysis;

·       Workshops and meeting with stakeholder;

·       Characterization of the hromadas;

·       Analysis of the current state of the mobility management in the hromadas;

·       Vision, Priorities and Objectives setting section;

·       Scenario developments;

·       A list of concrete and realistic recommendations;

·       Plan of realistic projects and measures for implementation (institutional, infrastructural, etc.).

 140 expert days (70 per hromada)

30th June – 31stDecember 2024



 140 expert days



Project or context description

Expertise France is the French international technical cooperation agency, with the status of public institution under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministries of Economics and Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. It is the second largest technical cooperation agency in Europe. Expertise France designs and implements projects that strengthen public policies over the long term in developing and emerging countries.

Ukraine is a key partner for Expertise France, which has had a local presence since 2006 with a representative office and projects. Over the years, Expertise France has built up a relationship of trust with its partner administrations.

Ukraine’s need for support is of great scale and priority in the context of the ongoing war and starting to prepare for recovery processes. At the same time, Ukraine’s European and international partners are heavily mobilized to offer their support, both financial and technical in response to the growing needs of Ukraine.

In the response to the existing situation and challenges, France has launched a coordinated assistance to Ukraine. The mAIDan Ukraine program is a multisector technical assistance facility funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a part of the French support to Ukraine coordinated by the French Special Envoy for Ukraine Relief and Reconstruction. The program’s main objective is to identify needs and propose technical cooperation projects that support resilience, reconstruction, and the accession process in Ukraine.

Program sub-objectives include mobilisation of the technical solutions to meet the most urgent needs and initiate structuring cooperation, as well as financing or co-financing technical assistance projects during 2023-2026.

During Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano in July 2023, France has expressed the commitment to support Chernihiv region in terms of recovery and reconstruction processes. In the light of the decision, one of the priority projects within mAIDan programme will aim at support of Chernihiv region.

The Chernihiv region of Ukraine, which was hit hard by Russian bombings during the first weeks of the war, has strong old historical links with France, notably through Franco-Ukrainian technical cooperation. In July 2022, at the Lugano conference, France reiterated its commitment to supporting Ukraine through humanitarian, economic, financial, diplomatic and military aid and announced that it wished to concentrate its support on the Chernihiv region in terms of reconstruction by supporting several public and private initiatives.

In terms of decentralization, Ukraine made significant progress between 2015 and 2020, but territorial governance system is in the middle of the process with reforms initiated but not completed. In the Chernihiv region, regional and local development strategies for the period of 2021-2027 have been developed, but must be updated and adapted to the war context and the most urgent local needs. In the current situation, reconstruction needs remain very important and a priority for the Hromadas, particularly for road and connection infrastructure.

In short, the region is a concentration of current Ukrainian challenges: war and reconstruction, the need for a new balance in terms of territorial governance and the revitalization of areas that were already disadvantaged before the war.

The main goal of the project is to support « Support to the authorities in Chernihiv’s Region for reconstruction and decentralization » project is structured around three pillars:

•           Pillar 1: Reform (adapt the strategic documentations to the recovery context)

•           Pillar 2: Capacity building in the sectors: Mobility, Agriculture, Waste management, Culture & Heritage and Innovation (cross-sectoral)

•           Pillar 3: Reconstruction through partnership with French municipalities

The project will operate in the Chernihiv region in general and in particular in the following 7 hromadas and 1 rayon: Ichnia, Oster, Nova Basan, Novyi Bilous, Novgorod-Siverskiy, Pryluky, Semenivka.

The expected result of Pillar 1, Reform, is a review and alignment with the national guidelines of the strategic documents in terms of decentralization and local governance, at all levels of local governance.

The expected result of Pillar 2, Capacity Building, is a strengthening of the capacities of agents at the different regional and local administrative levels. Pillar 2 adopts a multi-sectoral approach (mobility, agriculture, waste management, culture and heritage, innovation). A large part of the sectoral intervention will consist of carrying out diagnostics and feasibility studies which will make it possible to constitute a solid base for the future projects.

The expected result of Pillar 3. Reconstruction, will consist of the mobilization of French municipalities in a peer-to-peer dialogue with Ukrainian local authorities as well as the purchase or subsidy of equipment for the benefit of the targeted hromadas. This pillar will allow the feedback of experiences, and the dissemination of the French territorial governance model.


Required profile

The contractor is required to have following set of expertise:

·       Minimum 7 years of expertise in the field of mobility management planning;

·       Minimum 2 years in sustainable mobility management is required;

·       Understanding of the specificities urban/rural mobility planning of Ukrainian cities;

·       Degree in urban planning and architecture, engineering, other relevant degree;

·       Experience working with international development agencies;

·       Fluency in written and spoken English and Ukrainian.

Development of LSMP requires involvement of a team of experts with such qualification:

-        Mobility experts

-        Urban/spatial planer

-        GIS/Architect

The total number of days could be distributed between the team.

Additional information


The contractor is responsible to provide the deliverables in Ukrainian in written form following the timeline agreed with Expertise France. A final report should be submitted by 31th December 2024. Expert will submit monthly key outputs achieved during the period, relating to the work plan lines enumerated above.

Timeframe of the contract

The assignment implementation is expected during the period of 30th June – 31th December 2024 according to the preliminary timeline in the Section 3. The timeline is a subject to discussion/modification based on the Expert’s agreement with Expertise France based on availability of Ukrainian and international stakeholders with whom coordination is required to develop a properly scoped and defined plan.

Selection criteria for applications

The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :

  • Candidate’s skills linked with the expert mission
  • Candidate’s experiences linked with the expert mission
  • Candidate's knowledges related to local context (country or region intervention)

Deadline for application : 2024/05/23 18:00

Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:

  • democratic, economic and financial governance;
  • security and stability of countries in crisis/post-crisis situations;
  • sustainable development;
  • strengthening health systems, social protection and employment.

In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilizes technical expertise and acts as an aggregator of projects involving public expertise and private know-how.

With an activity volume of 233 million euros, more than 400 projects in portfolio in 80 countries, and 63,000 days of expertise, Expertise France focuses its action towards France’s solidarity policy, influence and economic diplomacy.

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