Yana Zhambekova (Ukraine)
Community Development Specialist
Yana Zhambekova works as a Community Development Specialist, supervising and monitoring the work of 24 UNDP Ukraine regional offices. She also advises on capacity building for beneficiaries and local authorities, including on the replication of successful practices.
Yana has over 18 years of professional experience in managing complex, multi-million-dollar technical assistance programmes funded by international donors/agencies and international finance institutions. She is a certified Project Manager, and her areas of expertise include good governance, democracy, human rights and community development. Yana’s expertise encompasses the design, planning and implementation of projects and programmes, including conducting monitoring and evaluations, and assessing needs and opportunities. Yana has a broad knowledge of Ukrainian legislature, the business environment, and a great deal of experience working with the USG, GOU, international donor community, and civil society.
Prior to joining UNDP Ukraine, Yana worked as a Manager at Deloitte Ukraine, and a Project Manager at USAID/Ukraine. She holds an MBA, and an MA in Humanities and International Relations.
UNDP and me
“It’s a very rewarding experience to introduce Ukraine to the best international expertise and practices while observing the country’s gradual progress in improving people’s lives and transforming into a stronger, more accountable state. The Ukrainians are a great nation, and they deserve to live in a country that respects human dignity, observes rights and freedoms, and protects its citizens.”