NRC is looking for ICLA Community-Based Paralegal Network TO in our offices in Kurakhove and Severodonets, Ukraine (1 position for each office – ID: 4263585572 & 4263582998 ). 265 views

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

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

NRC is looking for ICLA Community-Based Paralegal Network TO in our offices in Kurakhove and Severodonets, Ukraine (1 position for each office).

The purpose of the ICLA Community-Based Paralegal Network Technical Officer is to contribute to the establishment of local paralegals system in the communities along the contact-line in Eastern Ukraine; ensure implementation of planned activities in different locations and achievements of targets set; perform all specified activities, including trainings, webinars and others in delegated thematic portfolio; contribute to the transition process of the system established and eventually contribute to increasing access of the contact-line communities’ residents to the free legal aid services. Other ICLA activities and modalities should also be completed accordingly.

Job description:

  • Facilitate the process of identification of both locations for interventions and paralegals of the Community-Based Paralegal Network in both Luhansk oblast according to the Proposals, Concept Notes and plans agreed upon between NRC/ICLA and Donors/Senior Management;
  • Provide inputs to the Workplan for the Network and propose amendments as relevant; highlight the bottlenecks identified during the preparation/implementation of the activities;
  • Liaise and communicate with local authorities, Free legal aid centres, Partners, other key stakeholders, including humanitarian and development actors with regards to implementation of the Network activities. Ensure the buy-in of the local authorities and other relevant actors in targeted locations;
  • Plan and conduct the capacity-building activities according to the plans, project documentation and budgets;
  • Contribute to the procurement process for assets (raise Purchase Requests, provide procurement specifications etc.), monthly fees and payments connected to the Network activities in accordance with the plans, project documentation and budgets;
  • Ensure the functioning quality control and monitoring system established for the Network activities aiming at securing the adequate quality of services provided and enabling the operational feedback channels;
  • Contribute to the transition plan for the Network activities to be transferred to local capacities after the respective projects’ end/the ICLA phase-out process is completed;
  • Conduct field visits to identify the paralegals/locations; monitor the implementation of the activities, liaise with stakeholders etc.;
  • Provide inputs the Volunteer agreements/Paralegals MoU system;
  • Participate in constant provision of guidance and capacity enhancement to the paralegals;
  • Provide guidance to paralegals on legal issues within the ICLA Mandate;
  • Train paralegals in NRC ICLA Standards, Case Management, Protection Principles, reporting and monitoring systems, provide information on referral pathways
  • Monitor, analyse and document issues of concern arising during the casework with beneficiaries
  • Facilitate knowledge management within NRC ICLA and conduct trainings for external stakeholders (preparing literature, materials, manuals, information and visuals and carry out training)
  • Compile narrative and statistical reports in the respective formats
  • Provide legal information, counselling and assistance to the beneficiaries via Hotline and during mobile visits when requested Perform any other tasks as requested by ICLA PM/ICLA CBPN Coordinator.


  • Experience from working on the similar positions in a humanitarian/recovery/development context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Proficient reporting and analytical skills
  • Good liaison, networking and communication skills, ability to secure the buy-in from different stakeholders
  • Fluency in the Ukrainian and Russian languages
  • Good knowledge of English is an advantage
  • High education, preferably with background in law or another relevant field
  • Previous experience working in/running volunteer-based projects will be a decisive advantage
  • Understanding of laws and regulations related to internal displacement and other conflict-related issues
  • Experience in planning, organizing and conducting capacity-building activities
  • Understanding of main monitoring and evaluation, quality control concepts of humanitarian organizations will be an asset
  • Experience working with local partners and self-government institutions would be an advantage
  • Presence of established network of local authorities’ representatives, volunteers/activists, humanitarian organizations’ representatives would be a decisive asset
  • Good knowledge of government and self-government systems and procedures; knowledge of the state-based free legal aid system
  • In-depth knowledge of the context in East Ukraine, especially regarding the contact-line communities Good Knowledge of the software programs (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Personal qualities:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analyzing.

We offer:

Contract period: till the end of the year upon availability of funding

Salary/benefits: According to NRC country policy, medical insurance, training opportunities, 7,5 h. working day

Duty station: Kurakhove/Severodonetsk, Ukraine

The deadline for application – 27.07.2020

Please note that we will contact only with shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.


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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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