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Senior Investigator/Adviser (Child crimes)

Global Rights Compliance

The Mobile Justice Teams (MJTs) are the ‘boots on the ground’ deployed element of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) established in May 2022 to support the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) in their efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes relating to the Russian full-scale Invasion of Ukraine. Global Rights Compliance (GRC), an international legal foundation that focuses on bringing accountability for perpetrators of atrocity crimes, is the Implementing Entity that manages and deploys the MJT. GRC has been active in Ukraine since 2015 and is the only international organization to have maintained an uninterrupted presence in the country since hostilities began. We have a presence in Kyiv, The Hague, London, and Washington DC.
GRC’s Ukraine team has, since 2015, acquired an intimate knowledge of the conflict operating environment, and built trust-based relationships with all criminal justice system actors, relevant governmental bodies, CSOs, and international partners. Our blend of local presence, technical expertise, knowledge of the Ukraine context/conflict, and language capability is unrivaled and sets us apart in terms of hands-on delivery and support.
Based in Kyiv, the MJTs aim to be active throughout Ukraine, working to encourage, facilitate and mentor investigators and prosecutors in the creation of ‘aggregated’ or ‘higher-level’ cases where a) multiple incidents are linked together by common factors, and b) criminal responsibility is attributed to an indirect perpetrator holding a position of command.

DUTY STATION: The job will be based in Kiyv, Ukraine
CONTRACT DURATION: 6-month contract with a possible extension.


The Child Crimes MJT is a newly established MJT that works to provide strategic and technical advice, operational support, and capacity-building to Ukrainian prosecutorial and investigative agencies at the local, regional, and national levels, on the effective investigation and prosecution of core international crimes against/affecting children perpetrated in the armed conflict in Ukraine, in line with international standards and best practice on child-friendly justice.

The Child Crimes MJT’s main national partner is currently the Juvenile Justice Department (“JDD”) of the OPG, which has competence over conflict-related crimes involving children; other relevant stakeholders include the War Crimes Department of the OPG (general team and CRSV unit); local and regional prosecutors; and national investigative agencies. The Child Crimes MJT also engages with other international actors, child protection actors, and CSOs working on crimes against/affecting children and child-friendly justice in Ukraine.

The Senior Investigator/Adviser (Child Crimes) will play an integral part in developing and implementing the activities of the Child Crimes MJT.


In consultation with the Senior Legal Adviser/Team Lead (Child Crimes, the Ukraine Country Manager, and the Head of the MJTs:

  • Identifies and assesses the needs of child victims, and witnesses of conflict-related crimes in the justice system and contributes to devising and implementing the JJD’s overall strategy for addressing crimes against/affecting children, in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Supports the JJD and other prosecutorial and investigative agencies in planning and conducting multiple and complex investigations with the aim of collecting evidence of crimes against/affecting children in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provides strategic and operational advice to the JJD and other prosecutorial and investigative agencies on selecting, prioritizing, and building complex command cases against perpetrators of crimes against/affecting children. (including support in the design of investigation plans; contextual investigations and pattern analysis; witness and victim interviews; OSINT; and perpetrator profiling, amongst others).
  • Identifies and develops the investigative tools, protocols, and guidelines, as well as other documents, to be employed to ensure a child-sensitive approach throughout all aspects of investigations and prosecutions.
  • Provides and facilitates training and capacity-building to the JJD and other prosecutorial and investigative agencies and other stakeholders as relevant, including child-friendly justice, child-sensitive approaches to investigations and prosecutions, and crimes against/affecting children.
  • Provides advice and guidance to the JJD and other prosecutorial and investigative agencies on the approach to, and treatment of, child perpetrators, in line with international standards and best practices.
  • Provides and facilitates training for GRC personnel on the rights and needs of child victims and witnesses, and on mainstreaming child-sensitive approaches as well as intersectional analysis in all aspects of the MJTs work (General MJT, Starvation MJT, and SGBC MJT).
  • Advises and supports the other MJTs to incorporate child-sensitive approaches in all aspects of their work.
  • Forges relationships and liaises with national authorities, child protection actors, CSOs, international actors, and other relevant stakeholders as necessary
  • Supports the Team Leader in managing and coordinating the work of investigators and legal advisers, and other consultants in the Child Crimes MJT
  • Manages, guides, develops, and coaches new and junior staff.
  • Participates in the recruitment of new staff
  • Comply with central guidance and adhere to MJT procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • A team player
  • 15+ years of cumulative investigative experience in international crimes and/or international human rights investigations.
  • Experience in planning and leading large and complex investigations.
  • Ability to work effectively with the whole range of criminal justice and child protection actors.
  • Flexible and creative; able to work in a changeable & fast-moving environment
  • Resilient, self-reliant, and able to work in difficult or uncomfortable conditions
  • Cool under pressure, able to manage competing urgent demands.
  • Administratively competent, punctual, and organized
  • Practical experience in working with high volumes of sensitive material and with the requisite skills for collating, sharing, and working with such material.
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience working in a post-Soviet country / legal system
  • Familiar with military structures, weaponry, jargon, etc
  • HEAT trained
  • Experience in an ICL court/tribunal
  • Full driving license
  • Competency in Ukrainian or Russian

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by the 31st of July indicating the position you are applying for in the email subject.

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