Programme Coordinator 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 ground-breaking Rohingya Crisis programme seeks to ensure meaningful Rohingya participation in the ongoing international justice processes seeking accountability for their persecution 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 and ensures 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 the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence 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 works closely with male and Hijra (third gender, transgender, intersex) survivors of sexual and gender-based violence to ensure their access to justice.
LAW is seeking a dedicated person to join our Bangladesh team as Programme Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be passionate about advancing rights, protection, and justice for vulnerable communities. The role will require fortitude, optimism, good humour, and problem-solving orientation.

Position Description

Reports to:  Programme Manager                                                            Duration:12 months – extension subject to funding

Location: South Asia or South-East Asia                                                 Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week

Role Overview and Responsibility:

The Programme Coordinator will ensure implementation of evidence-based interventions in LAW’s Rohingya Crisis programme, while ensuring a gender-sensitive and trauma-informed approach. The post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:

• Research support in preparing legal strategy briefs;
• Support in developing high quality legal documents including submissions, position papers, reports and legal briefs;
• Devising trainings, briefings on international law, refugee rights, human rights practice, and design related informative tools.
• Providing updates and analysis on key contextual developments;
• Oversee, support, and coordinate with the project staff to ensure high quality programming with gender-sensitive and trauma-informed approach;
• Proactively engage with stakeholders in Cox’s Bazar to advance the programme’s advocacy goals and informed protection delivery especially for GBV survivors;
• Support capacity building and training of LAW’s network of Rohingya community advocates and identify avenues for innovative learning opportunities;
• Conceptualize, coordinate, and undertake community-based participatory research, surveys, and implementation of evidence-based programming;
• Support the monitoring of all project activities, in collaboration with management and accurate information management for reporting;
• Coordinate and submit monthly project progress and implementation reports;
• Ensure the programme activities are in line with LAW policies and procedures including; security, code of conduct and safeguarding.
• Provide operational support to the programme to ensure (planning, financial monitoring, M&E, safeguarding) and other support is available for implementation.
• Develop SOP, and implementation of physical/digital security and safety procedures.
Advocacy and Communications:
• Support the implementation of the advocacy strategy and design products that can be shared with both internal and external stakeholders;
• Participate in coordination group meetings and workshops to identify avenues for knowledge-sharing and coordination for interventions, especially on GBV prevention and response.
• Coordinate within team to document thematic reports on programme activities that materialise LAW’s vision on community engagement and survivor-centred approach;
• Draft donor briefings with visually appealing stories to highlight LAW’s impact of projects.
• Support LAW hosted events: liaising with panelists, preparing concept notes, agendas, flyers, and circulating all to participants;
• Coordinate and ensure that website and social media content related to the programmes is up to date;
• Draft concept notes to expand LAW’s projects and LAW’s influence in its programming;
• Support the review, evaluation and the production of impact reports, and drafting donor

Any other duties as specified by the Programme Manager or LAW’s Senior Management Team.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in law; human rights, international law or related field;
• 3 years relevant experience, with a focus on international criminal law, or international human rights law, or refugee law.
• Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable individuals is essential, with experience in cases of sexual and gender-based violence preferred;
• Experience working across insecure or conflict-affected and fragile environments and demonstrated understanding of protection challenges within the region;
• Understanding of protection and displacement issues in the South/ Southeast Asian context, preferably the context of the Rohingya;
• Knowledge and experience in implementing protection interventions, interviewing at-risk communities and gender programming is preferred;
• Experience in project planning, design, monitoring and evaluation
• Experience of managing variable workload, attention to detail and meeting tight deadlines;
• Excellent drafting and communication skills, including fluency in English
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Active listening and analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment;
• Ability and skills to establish positive relationships with various stakeholders;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, and strong technical literacy.
Travel to the region will be required.

Application Process

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 The subject of the application should read ‘Programme Coordinator Rohingya Crisis’.

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

Start date: Immediate start in February 2022
Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be invited for interviews. LAW is an equal opportunity employer; Women lawyers with experience representing at-risk clients are encouraged to apply.

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