Junior International Lawyer

at Global Rights Compliance
Published June 28, 2024
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  


We are seeking a Junior International Lawyer to join our Ukraine team. We are looking for a Junior International Lawyer to assist with projects related to criminal activities that may constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. This includes instances of deportation, detention/torture, other inhumane acts, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), plunder, indiscriminate/disproportionate attacks, propaganda, aggression, and genocide.

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine, with potential for occasional travel to the regions. Due to the nature of the work, approximately 75-80% on-site presence is required.
Contract Duration: 6 months with probable extension.

The Challenge

Support in legal and factual research.
Support in the collection of information for investigative purposes.
Assist in drafting project deliverables.
Support the implementation of a national investigative strategy.
Assist in facilitating meetings and other interactions with relevant stakeholders.
Support with the planning and coordination of field investigations and trips.
Other assistance as needed to senior lawyers and senior investigators.

Your Background

3 - 5 years of relevant investigative experience in war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide.
Previous experience in a national or international prosecution team.
Practical experience working with justice actors.
Flexible and creative; able to work in an unstructured, changeable & fast-moving environment, proactive, anticipating problems, and solution-orientated.
Self-starter; can be given a ‘desired outcome’ and is able to figure out the action areas required to reach it.
Practical thinker, able to break down and pursue the elements required to operationalize a strategy.
Willingness to support all aspects of a national investigative/prosecutorial strategy.
Administratively competent; able to manage to compete for demands.
Practical experience in working with highly sensitive material and an ability to demonstrate the requisite skill in storing, sharing, and working with such material.
Fluency in English, written and verbal skills.

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter (in English) indicating the position you are applying for in the email subject.

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