National Lawyers

at Global Rights Compliance
Published November 3, 2022
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  



GRC has conducted several similar starvation investigations using OSINT experts and contractors, using those findings to develop legal submissions and pursue innovative accountability initiatives. These have been focussed on Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and Tigray primarily.

SMJT Scope: The SMJT will commence on 15 January – full time for 2 years. It will have three principal investigative focusses (i) the siege of Mariupol; (ii) the legality of the naval blockade of the Black Sea Ports in the context of starvation; and (iii) broader patterns of attacks on objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population across Ukraine.

Main responsibilities

Legal and factual research
Collection of information for investigative purposes
Assistance in drafting of project deliverables
Facilitation during the meetings and other interactions with the relevant stakeholders, including interpretation as needed
Facilitation during crime scenes visits, if required
Other assistance to senior lawyers and senior investigator


Flexible and creative; able to work in an unstructured, changeable & fast-moving environment, proactive, anticipating problems and solutions orientated.
Not requiring detailed guidance to get started; can be given a ‘desired outcome’ and figure out the action areas required to reach it
Practical thinker, able to break down and pursue the elements required to operationalise a strategy
Administratively competent; able to manage competing urgent demands.
Fluency in English and Ukrainian


Experience of working in a post-Soviet country / system
Fluency or competency in Russian
Experience of investigations, (including supervision of investigations), or prosecutions


Degree in Law


3 or more years of relevant legal experience

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