Vacancies

Consultant-Ukraine Assessment

Synergy for Justice is seeking a consultant to conduct a country assessment of Ukraine. The desk-based assessment should inform Synergy for Justice on potential programmatic intervention areas, identify potential partnerships with local organisations, potential risks of involvement in Ukraine, and provide recommendations on feasibility of implementing justice programming in Ukraine. This 10-day consultancy will be remote, but preferably based within a few hours of Greenwich Mean Time and with strong internet connections for meetings. The work must be completed before the end of November 2022. Daily rate for this consultancy will be in the range of $350-500 depending on experience.

Interested applicants should submit CV and cover letter (both in PDF format) to [email protected] for immediate consideration. CV and cover letter should be labelled with your last name and document type, e.g. “Rodriguez CV”. Applications must include materials and/or assessments previously developed as examples of work. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will close the search once a suitable pool of candidates is identified. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Synergy’s executive director and director of programmes to develop the main assessment questions;
  • Conduct desk research on the justice landscape in Ukraine to (1) identify opportunities where Synergy might contribute to justice and accountability efforts in Ukraine; (2) identify key actors (NGOs and individuals) working in the justice sector and in the medical sector who might be interested in undertaking forensic medical documentation for survivors of torture and sexual violence; (3) identify challenges to implementing justice programming in Ukraine.
  • Interview peer justice actors/organisations working in Ukraine to expand and validate information obtained during the desk assessment;
  • Develop a list of viable national organisations (including women-led organisations) with complementary programming as possible partners;
  • Make recommendations on feasibility, timing and strategic advantages for Synergy to implement justice programme intervention in Ukraine; 
  • Respond to questions from Synergy ED and DoP.

Deliverables

  • 10-15 page country assessment (1) outlining opportunities where Synergy might contribute to justice and accountability efforts in Ukraine; (2) listing key actors (NGOs and individuals) working in the justice sector and in the medical sector who might be interested in undertaking forensic medical documentation for survivors of torture and sexual violence; and (3) identifying challenges to implementing justice programming in Ukraine.
  • 3-page gender analysis covering the following: institutional practices and barriers, cultural norms, gender roles, equity and equality for underserved communities and marginalized populations, access to and control over assets, and resources, and patterns of decision-making.

Required Qualifications

  • Ukrainian or Russian fluency;
  • Strong understanding of Ukraine’s socio-political context, both before and mid- conflict;
  • Successful and demonstrable record of conducting similar assessments;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of complex human rights and justice programmes; 
  • Appreciation of and commitment to human rights and justice programming;
  • Exceptional written communication skills in English; 
  • Ability to write concisely in presenting recommendations. 

Desirable:

  • Understanding of challenges faced by NGOs in Ukraine, both before and mid- conflict;
  • Understanding of how gender roles, cultural norms, and traditions shape the NGO sector and programming in Ukraine;
  • Previous work in Ukraine is highly desirable; 
  • An understanding of our work as explained on our website.

Synergy for Justice is committed to diversity in all hiring and procurement processes. Synergy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or age. Synergy celebrates diversity and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment for all directors, consultants, volunteers, and associated personnel.

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