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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Job Description

The Advocacy Technical officer is responsible for monitoring and analysis of the key protection concerns of the conflict-affected and displaced populations in Ukraine, conducting legal and policy research, contributing to the development and implementation of NRC Ukraine’s advocacy response and coordination with relevant stakeholders.


  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with Advocacy strategy and Action plan, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • Advocacy specific technical responsibility for the implementation, quality control, monitoring, project documentation and tracking of financial expenditures for technical activities
  • 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 assess new and better ways to assist
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to designing protection response to identified risks and needs.

Specific responsibilities

  • Monitor and provide analysis of key legal concerns of conflict-affected persons in Eastern Ukraine IDPs (including access to services, pensions, freedom of movement, housing, land and property rights, access to civil documentation, durable solutions, access to WASH)
  • Facilitate identifying and coordinating NRC Advocacy response to prioritized issues
  • Conduct legal & policy research and analysis
  • Draft NRC Advocacy products such as briefing notes, position papers, talking points and reports
  • Facilitate planning and implementation of NRC Advocacy and communication activities and the production of relevant material
  • Assist in strengthening NRC Advocacy strategic networks and alliances, with a particular focus on IDP inclusion and durable solutions
  • Compile narrative and statistical reports in the respective formats
  • Participate in the meetings with key stakeholders
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by Advocacy Manager

Professional competencies:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working on 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

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • High education in law or policy (academic background in international humanitarian/human rights/forced migration law and policy would be an asset)
  • Good knowledge of the context in eastern Ukraine (in particular, issues related to access to services, pensions, freedom of movement, housing, land and property rights, access to civil documentation, durable solutions, access WASH)
  • Good knowledge of the concepts related to protection, internal displacement, durable solutions and related issues (tailored practical and/or research experience on the topics related to internal displacement and durable solutions would be an asset)
  • Experience in advocacy, public or private
  • Understanding of the current Ukrainian context and policy-making process
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian, English, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of the software programs (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; digital design skills to develop layouts would be an asset)

Behavioral competencies

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analyzing

We offer:

  • Type of contract: local employment contract till 31.12.2021, with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Kyiv, Ukraine.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

Application process

  • To apply please follow this link
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter how ( you have heard about this position. 
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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War II, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries, where we provide camp managementfood assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. NRC’s global provider of expertise, NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 14,000 humanitarians work with the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

Today, a record 68.5 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted over 8.5 million people worldwide in 2018, and with your support, we can help even more.

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