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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Program Associate, Asylum Access, Oakland, CA

Program Associate

Posted on: January 8, 2015
Posted by: Asylum Access

Program Associate - International Refugee Rights
  • Are you looking to join a dynamic, growing global team of human rights lawyers and advocates?
  • Are you a lawyer with strong knowledge of international refugee and/or human rights law?
  • Do you enjoy research, writing, and developing usable legal services, community education, and policy advocacy tools?
  • Do you seek to develop and exercise your program leadership skills while simultaneously jumping in to support vital administrative needs?
  • Are you a self-starter, skilled communicator, collaborator, and problem-solver? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?
  • Do you enjoy engaging with the global community and tackling the unexpected?
  • Are you both self-motivated and team-focused?
If so, we are looking for you!
Asylum Access, an innovative, international human rights nonprofit, is looking to hire a temporary, full-time Program Associate for a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal. The Program Associate will provide special project, program support, and administrative to both the Legal Services and Policy Advocacy departments and global programs teams.
Policy Advocacy Support
  • Support the advocacy tool development including advocacy power mapping exercises, 1 pagers, talking points, sign-on letters and position papers for internal use and publishing in Refugee Rights Toolkit
  • Assist with research, writing, and general development of trainings for use of advocacy tools
  • Research Asylum Access's approach to special topics (i.e. child advocacy)
  • Identify and respond to gaps in organization knowledge of policy and strategic litigation issues; assist with growing knowledge and developing Toolkit content
  • Support logistics for refugee work rights (RWR) coalition could include blog writing, soliciting authorship for the blog, organizing coalition meetings (globally through Skype), potentially facilitate coalition meetings, maintain social media page for RWR
  • Provide administrative support for major international conference in Geneva UNHCR
  • Coordinate external policy-related meetings with key actors such as the US State Department and speaking engagements including putting together talking points for Executive Director
Legal Services Support
  • Serve as program liaison with overseas Legal Services and Community Legal Empowerment teams to identify areas of support and update HQ Leadership Team on Legal Services program progress
  • Coordinate identification of and connection to resources, information and support for overseas in-country program implementation
  • Develop legal services and community legal empowerment tools for internal use and for publishing in the Refugee Rights Toolkit, such as the development of legal services management, monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Develop an organizational Child Protection Policy through research, writing, and ongoing communication with overseas teams and external experts
  • Develop best practice proposal papers for legal services programs including but not limited to programming on livelihoods, child protection, and community leadership and participatory action
  • Facilitate conference calls with external experts and organizational staff and volunteers for training and advising purposes
  • Law degree with focus and/or background in international human rights law and refugee issues
  • Administrative experience
  • Strong research and writing skills; careful attention to detail
  • Strong cross-cultural understanding and communication skills
  • Experience in developing legal services and policy advocacy tools
  • Understanding of community education programs and best practices
  • Willingness to "roll up sleeves" and help where needed
  • International living/working experience in the global south an asset
  • Spanish language skills an asset


To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to Diana Essex at Please note where you learned on the position. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as we are seeking an immediate hire. We encourage interested and qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible.
  • Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Professional development funds
  • Generous paid-time-off

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