The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The purpose of the ICLA Human Rights Coordinator position is to coordinate and implement the project according to strategy, proposals and plans and liaison with co-lead partner in the project.


Job description


  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures as well as to donor requirements
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Contribute with ICLA Human rights specific technical competence to project development, adjustment or review
  • Contribute to organisational learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports
  • Develop training modules, supervise and provide specific technical learning or/and training for ICLA staff and relevant stakeholders
  • Develop ICLA Human rights specific technical guidance, tools and mechanisms
  • Conduct ICLA Human rights specific technical research and document findings and recommendations
  • Responsible for ICLA Human rights specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Responsible for designing in consultation with PAC of protection response to identified risks and needs
  • Coordinate and implement the project according to strategy, proposals and plans
  • Develop annual activity and work plans
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Draft reports on project status and relevant administrative affairs
  • Contribute to the proposals writing and budget drafting process
  • Cooperate with and supervise relationship with co-lead partner in the project, as well as other partners and local judicial and executive authorities
  • Ensuring proper filing of all project documents
  • Line management of 2 ICLA Technical Officers (Human rights)
  • Perform frequent travel within ICLA area of operation as well as visits to co-lead partner in the project
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by ICLA Project Manager or ICLA Project Development Manager




  • Minimum 3 years of experience working on the similar positions in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector including international humanitarian law and international human rights law
  • Legal expertize
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • High education in law
  • Research Skills
  • Experience in working in human rights sphere
  • Knowledge about strategic litigation and European Court of Human Rights practice
  • Knowledge in working and coordinating with implementing partners (IPs)
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of the context in East Ukraine
  • Experience with ICLA or related legal aid programs is an asset
  • Skills of liaison person is an asset


Personal qualities


  • Managing resources to optimise results
  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments


We offer


Contract period: 9 months with the possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC country policy, medical insurance, training opportunities

Duty station: Kramatorsk, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine


Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 100 days travel


The deadline for application is 24.03.2019 – Send CV to