Application deadline: 24.11.2021

The NGO “The Tenth of April” (“DESYATE KVITNYA”) announces the vacancy for the position of a lawyer/capacity development specialist for the project implemented under the partnership with UNHCR in Ukraine “Protection for refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons in Odesa region”.

The lawyer will have a responsibility over the legal assistance for asylum seekers and refugees and capacity development of the state counterparts and refugee communities in the Odessa. Employment in the project will cover 100% of work time.

Introduction

This project seeks to facilitate the establishment of the effective asylum system in Ukraine through improvement of the institutional capacity of state authorities to deal with refugees and asylum seekers and enhancement of the access to legal assistance and legal remedies for refugees and asylum seekers.

The lawyer will be directly involved in providing legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugees, and maintaining cooperation with key stakeholders on the issue of refugees’ rights protection and refugee communities.

 Responsibilities

  • Providing primary and secondary legal assistance for asylum seekers and refugees, including legal counselling, administrative assistance, litigation support;
  • Timely and qualified implementation of all the project activities;
  • Representation of interests of the persons of concern before the state authorities;
  • Timely and effective implementation of all the project activities;
  • Regular reporting on the performed project activities within agreed deadlines;
  • Compliance with all the relevant Organisation’s policies and procedures, including Procurement and the Code of conduct. 

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in law;
  • Minimum two years of experience in law (preferably);
  • Relevant work experience in the field of human rights protection (desirable, but non-obligatory);
  • Knowledge and adherence to the principles of humanitarian work;
  • Teamworker;
  • Highly motivated;
  • Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian and in English (speaking/reading/writing)
  • High analytical skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong negotiation skills.

We offer

Temporary contract till the end of the year 2021. Prolongation of the contract will depend on the implementation progress and financial support by the donor.

Application process

Send cover letter in English and CV to e-mail: vacancies@dk.od.ua   
Please indicate the subject as: Lawyer/Refugees

Responses will be sent only to those candidates who were selected for the interview.