Project Officer Rohingya Crisis

Legal Action Worldwide

Job Description

Project Officer Rohingya Crisis

LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We have a particular focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, natural resource exploitation, rule of law and accountability, and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most.

LAW’s ground-breaking work has been included in a number of UN and Member State government reports and has received international media coverage, including in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, Voice of America, BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post and Foreign Policy.

LAW’s Rohingya Crisis Programme

LAW’s Rohingya Crisis programme seeks to ensure meaningful Rohingya participation in the ongoing international justice processes pertaining to their treatment in Myanmar, including engagement with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar); the ongoing investigation by the Officer of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the work of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM). Additionally, LAW undertakes innovative strategic litigation on behalf of more than 500 Rohingya clients, ensuring that Rohingya voices are prioritised throughout its advocacy.

A key aspect of the programme is LAW’s network of over 50 Rohingya Survivor Advocates, who are given ongoing training to provide legal information to their communities about international justice mechanisms related to the Rohingya Crisis and provide them support in accessing services. In addition to empowering Rohingya women and girls, LAW also works closely with male and Hijra (third gender, transgender, intersex) survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

LAW is currently seeking a dedicated and passionate person to support our Bangladesh team as the Project Officer.

Position Description

Reports to: Duration:

Programme Manager 12 months – extension subject to funding

Location Hours:

Preference: Bangladesh Full-time 40 hours per week

South Asia or South-East Asia Regions

Role Overview and Responsibility:

The Project Officer will work closely with the Programme Team, overseeing the Survivor Advocates’ trainings and the community awareness sessions, also ensuring that M&E tools are being used to record information. The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:


  • Support the outreach activities in collaboration with the Programme Manager and Legal Advisors;
  • Provide timely and effective legal information and awareness;
  • Support and review the work of the partners; make recommendation on how to improve coordination;
  • Support the Survivor Advocates and community to provide guidance to ensure effective implementation of project activities in line with donor requirements and LAW policies;
  • Support with capacity building awareness sessions and delivering training and workshops;
  • Preparing and disseminating the training material and resources;

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support the implementation of the monitoring tool kit and log frames on all project activities, in collaboration with management;
  • Compile and analyse global indicators for monthly reporting;
  • Regular evaluation and learning of the project
  • Ensure SharePoint is updated on tool kits and resources

Any other duties as specified by the Programme Manager.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, social science, international relations, law, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated 3 years relevant experience in a similar role within a NGO;
  • Experience of supporting capacity building and delivering training;
  • Track record of working with vulnerable individuals is essential, and experience in handlingsexual and gender-based violence casework is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience working across insecure or conflict-affected and fragile environments and demonstrated understanding of protection challenges within the region;
  • Experience of implementing log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English and Rohingya/Chittagonian dialect
  • Ability and skills to establish positive relationships with various stakeholders and to work closely with local partners and community members;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, and strong technical literacy.

Travel to the field office will be required.

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How to apply

Application Process

If you are an exceptional individual who is passionate to make a difference, join our small but expanding team. Please send an email with a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the role (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) in English to [email protected]. The subject of the application should read ‘Project Officer Rohingya Crisis’.

Deadline for applications: This position is on rolling basis – LAW will be scheduling interviews as the applications come in therefore, please apply in the first instance.

Start date: Immediate start

Only shortlisted candidates who meet the person specification criteria will be invited for interviews.

At LAW we are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues, reflecting the people and communities that we represent and support. Our team includes many nationalities with diverse professional backgrounds, skills and knowledge. This enables us to deliver and understand the cultural and political contexts on the ground and to tailor our support effectively and appropriately. Individuals with experience representing at-risk clients are particularly encouraged to apply.

Noting that Closing date is 31-Jul-22