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.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to Diana Essex at email@example.com. 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