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.

We are looking for an ICLA technical officer (Lawyer) in our office in Stanytsa Luhanska, Ukraine.

Job description:

Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines, standards and donor requirements
Ensure compliance with ICLA strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
ICLA specific technical responsibility for the implementation, quality control, monitoring, project documentation and tracking of financial expenditures for technical activities of ICLA projects
Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
Contribute to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs
Facilitate individual and group legal counselling from the office(s) and during mobiles visits
Support and mobilise beneficiaries for enabling them to address their legal issues independently
Provide follow up and direct legal assistance on the issues which cannot be addressed by beneficiaries independently
Identify, analyse and document violations of the rights, propose and advocate remedies
Contribute to the monitoring and profiling exercises organized and/or participated by NRC
Cooperate with relevant NRC core competences and support units to develop integrated response to the beneficiaries’ needs
Compile narrative and statistical reports in the respective formats
Ensure proper filing of documents
Perform any other tasks as requested by ICLA PC/PM/PDM.


Experience from working on the similar positions in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Good knowledge of English, both written and verbal
Fluency in the Ukrainian and Russian languages
Good knowledge of English is an advantage
High education with background in law or similar
Experience of working as a lawyer in civil and administrative law
Experience of working in the field with displaced and/or vulnerable groups and communities
Knowledge of the software programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Good knowledge of the context in Ukraine

Personal qualities:

Managing resources to optimise results
Handling insecure environments
Working with people
Coping with change
Planning and delivering results
Communicating with impact and respect

We offer:

Contract period: till the end 2019 contingent upon availability of funds

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

Duty station: Stanytsa Luhanska, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine

Please note that we will contact only with shortlisted candidates.

The deadline for application is 29.08

Контактное лицо: Юлия +380504684535