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NORDEM roster is seeking Senior advisor on prosecution EUAM

Kyiv (Ukraine)

EUAM, European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine)
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine is a non-executive mission of the European Union that formally began operations from its headquarters in Kyiv on 1 December 2014, following the Maidan revolution of 2013/14 and an invitation issued by the Ukrainian government. EUAM Ukraine aims to assist the Ukrainian authorities towards a sustainable reform of the civilian security sector through strategic advice and hands-on support for specific reform measures based on EU standards and international principles of good governance and human rights. The goal is to achieve a civilian security sector that is efficient, accountable, and enjoys the trust of the public

Mission Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

• To provide advice and assistance to the relevant regional/local Ukrainian partners in implementing reforms in accordance with the EUAM HQ policies, priorities and direction in the area of criminal justice – focusing on pre-trial investigations, prosecution, case management, criminal courts – and legal reform.
• To support and advise the Regional Prosecutor on prosecution reforms.
• To support the Regional prosecutor’s Office in developing sustainable working and evaluation processes as well as on cooperation with other regional authorities, especially police – prosecution cooperation.
• To support and advice relevant regional counterparts on criminal justice related matters and legal reform.
• To travel within the Mission’s area of operations as required.

Job description

• To operationalise the Mission mandate and tasks as set out in the planning documents and the Mission Implementation Plan (MIP) by advising and mentoring local counterpart(s) on the strategic and operational level as appropriate.
• To support the Mission's efforts in addressing less developed structural areas in the performance and accountability of UA counterparts and to propose solutions for developing and strengthening counterparts/institutions.
• To provide analysis and recommendations to the local counterpart in the area of responsibility.
• To be embedded within the local institution, security permitting.
• To ensure timely reporting on activities within the field of responsibility as per planning documents, in particular progress and/or lack of progress.
• To maintain necessary contacts and build relationships with relevant local counterparts.
• To ensure compliance with instruction/direction from Mission management.
• To liaise closely with other Senior Advisers and Advisers as appropriate.
• To identify best practice and lessons learned within the field of responsibility.
• To design and deliver training, as appropriate.
• To undertake any other related task as requested by the Line Manager(s).


• Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master's Degree. The qualification should be in Law; AND
• After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience, out of which a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of prosecution, criminal defence or as a criminal judge and 3 years of experience at management level.
• Ability to mentor and motivate local counterparts.

Norwegian Citizenship

Education field

  • Law
  • Social sciense
  • Political science

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade


  • English

We offer

Salary range from nkr 499 000 - 580 000 depending on experience and education + allowances

Temporary position duration 1 year with possible extension

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-10

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