Become a mentor to support Ukrainian SMEs in Lviv and Volyn!

Are you ready to share your experience?

Mentoring was our foundation at enpact, and knowledge exchange continues to be at the core of each of our support programs. Over the years, we have seen the impact that mentoring could have on both mentors and mentees; it is a two-way learning street, and often can lead to meaningful connections that you carry with you throughout your entire career.

Right now, we have an open call for mentors who are interested in supporting our Just Transition through Entrepreneurship program in Ukraine.

About the Just Transition through Entrepreneurship program 

‘Just Transition through Entrepreneurship’ aims to support Ukraine’s green recovery and just transition in the face of structural changes, economic challenges, and war-induced disruptions by providing holistic support for aspiring entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial support organizations. The project consists of four tracks.

The first track of the program is focused on businesses, with 75 entrepreneurs and managers taking part from a diverse range of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, information technology and media, education, and more. You can learn more about the Businesses Track here, and check out the highlights of the program launch to get to know some of the participants.

 

Why become a mentor?


Paying it forward

Share your knowledge to create tangible opportunities for growth and development for entrepreneurs in Ukraine.

Supporting Just Transition efforts

Contribute to ensuring a fair and just transition to clean energy in Ukraine through supporting businesses affected by the structural changes.

Career development

Develop cultural expertise and leadership and strategic skills, along with new market knowledge & intercultural competencies.

Global community

Create meaningful connections and grow your network by becoming part of the enpact mentor community, in which 1100+ mentors and experts have participated over the span of 10 years from around the world.

Visibility and support

Publish your opportunities, announcements, and insights to our social media channels and website to reach potential partners in your field.

What are we looking for in a mentor?


We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about paying it forward and sharing their experiences and learnings to help others grow. As a mentor for the Just Transition through Entrepreneurship program, you:

  • Have experience in the following sectors:
    • Financial accounting and auditing
    • Business strategy
    • Human resource management 
    • Leadership and personal development 
    • Marketing and communications 
    • Entering foreign markets and international expansion
  • Are willing to dedicate up to 4 hours a month from August to October 2024 to your mentee(s)
  • Are proficient in English (for communications with participants, other mentors and program team). Proficiency in Ukrainian is not a strict requirement to connect with mentees but is a huge asset.
  • Have good communication and listening skills, with the ability to share insights, and provide constructive feedback, and an open mind towards diverse cultures and backgrounds

Experience working with the Lviv and Volyn regions, working in Ukraine, and networks in Eastern Europe or the EU market in your key industry that your mentee(s) can connect with are an asset.

How does it work?


Step 1: Sign up via the form below 

Step 2: Once your application is reviewed and your participation is confirmed, you will be matched with mentee(s) based on your availability, expertise and their needs

Step 3: You will take part in a program onboarding and kickoff session in July to get to know fellow mentors and what to expect in the 3 months ahead

Step 4: You will start your mentoring sessions in August 2024 with a commitment of 3-4 hours per month until October 2024

  • Mentoring sessions are determined by you and your mentee(s) according to your schedule, including timing, format and preferred channel of communication.
  • Mentoring takes place online, but we encourage you to arrange in-person meetings with your mentee when/if possible.
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Program partners

The ‘Just Transition through Entrepreneurship’ Project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project is implemented by the non-profit organization enpact.

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