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Lawyer-analyst for research and analysis of Ukrainian legislation on compliance with EU fundamental rights law


ATTENTION! The application deadline has been extended until February 26!

NGO “Center for Civil Liberties” announces a vacancy for a lawyer-analyst to research and analyze Ukrainian legislation on compliance with EU fundamental rights law.

About us

The Center for Civil Liberties is a human rights organization that works to promote human rights, democracy and solidarity in Ukraine and the OSCE region to advance human dignity, and is a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2022.

The organization is known internationally for its work with the UN, EU, Council of Europe and OSCE. The organization cooperates with the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine, performs public control over the authorities through the volunteer group of public observation “OZON”, promotes a number of international campaigns, and implements educational programs through the Kyiv School for Human Rights and Democracy.

The work will include the following tasks:

  • Research on EU and Ukrainian legislation related to fundamental rights: analysis of Ukrainian legislation, identification of gaps and shortcomings, and preparation of recommendations for changes
  • Preparation of draft laws on the adaptation of legislation to EU norms in the field of fundamental rights
  • Monitoring of draft laws related to the adaptation of legislation to EU norms in the field of fundamental rights
  • Preparing conclusions on draft laws and their compliance with EU human rights standards
  • Preparation of amendments to draft laws.
  • Preparation of analytical materials related to Ukraine’s integration into the EU.

Mandatory minimum requirements:

  • Master’s or specialist’s degree in law 
  • At least 2 years of experience in the legal field or experience in scientific work on relevant topics
  • Fluency in oral and written English at a level not lower than C1, ability to draft legal texts in English 
  • Advanced knowledge of EU law in the context of fundamental rights
  • Skills in basic computer programs and understanding and knowledge of information security issues
  • Knowledge of human rights issues in Ukraine and the need for legislative changes
  • Ability to organize and conduct expert discussions on human rights 
  • Ability to prepare analytical materials

Requirements that will give preference:

  • Work experience in public authorities dealing with fundamental rights issues
  • Education or work at universities in the EU or Ukraine
  • Work experience in human rights organizations
  • Work experience in international projects
  • Work experience in EU institutions
  • Conducting research on the compliance of Ukrainian legislation with EU law in the context of fundamental rights
  • Preparation of reports on the observance of human rights in Ukraine

When submitting documents for the tender, please identify your areas of competence in the field of human rights observance and implementation, for example:

1. Human rights in the context of criminal justice;
2. Civil rights and freedoms: freedom of association, peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of speech
3. The right to life
4. Freedom from torture and ill-treatment
5. Social and economic rights
6. The right to a fair trial
7. Protection of personal data and privacy
8. Prohibition of discrimination
9. Protection of certain vulnerable groups: migrants, refugees, national minorities, etc.

Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2024, after which the commission will review the submitted proposals.

The relevant candidates will be interviewed, and the candidates for the position will be selected based on the results of the interview.

The position will be full-time at the organization’s office in Kyiv. Remote work is usually not allowed.

What we offer: Work that has meaning, and the realization that you live your life for a reason.

In addition:

  • Official full-time employment with a workplace in the office;
  • Official salary of at least UAH 25,000 per month;
  • Work experience in one of the most active human rights organizations in Ukraine;
  • Prospects for professional growth;
  • Opportunity to influence the human rights situation both in Ukraine and around the world;
  • Compliance of daily work with the values of human rights and non-discrimination;
  • Active training in the field of human rights and in the professional field both in Ukraine and abroad.


Please send your CV and motivation letter (up to 500 words) in Ukrainian to offers@ccl.org.ua by February 26, 2024 with the subject line: “Vacancy for a lawyer-analyst”.

The Center for Civil Liberties offers equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, social status, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, and other protected characteristics and disabilities such as dyslexia. We promote and encourage diversity both in our recruitment and in the work of our organization.