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HONG KONG HEAD OF OFFICE

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is inviting applications for a Hong Kong-based Head of Office Position. This position will focus on strengthening JWB’s legal support, stakeholder development, and cross-border case management operations. The position is available from 1 March 2018.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Head of Office will lead JWB’s projects in Hong Kong, managing a team of volunteers under our Legal Fellowship Programme. Under this Fellowship, JWB hosts law students who help carry out our work. Fellows work semesters (Fall/Spring) as well as during school breaks.

The position would focus primarily on the following work streams:

  • Case development—including identifying potentially viable cases, developing litigation packages for our pro bono lawyers, and placing cases within our legal network.
  • Managing strategic legal research—Work with our Legal Fellows and law firm partners to complete selected Topics will depend on the needs of ongoing cases.
  • Relationship management with new and existing partners—regular meetings with our frontline NGO partners, law firm partners, and with new potential partners in Hong Kong.
  • Donor development—assist the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in developing donor relations.

TERMS OF WORK

Duration: The position would begin from 1 March or immediately afterwards upon hiring and last initially for one year. The position will be assessed for an extension into an ongoing engagement midway through the contract.

Weekly hours: Full-time

Remuneration: Competitive NGO salary of at least HK $25,000 full-time, more based on qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Based in and eligible to work in Hong Kong.
  • Legal degree and background (LLB, JD, LLM, etc). Minimum 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.
  • Native/near native English ability, with strong writing, communications, presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in an intercultural environment.
  • Exceptional team attitude and desire to work as part of a team that include pro bono volunteers, especially law students.
  • Willingness to learn and to go beyond one’s own comfort zone.
  • Interest in being part of an innovative, start-up non-profit team that is unique in Singapore and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-directed and able to follow through on tasks and responsibilities independently.

Candidates who have the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Previous pro bono legal experience (strongly preferred)
  • Relevant experience in migrant worker issues or related fields.
  • Bahasa Indonesia, or language ability in any other of JWB’s target country languages (Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese).

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, CV, salary range and writing sample to:

Douglas MacLean
Executive Director, Justice Without Borders
maclean [at] forjusticewithoutborders.org

Michelle Yu
Board Member
michelle [at] forjusticewithoutborders.org

 

PR and Operations Fellowship in Singapore

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is accepting applications for a Summer Public Relations & Operations Fellowship in the Singapore office. Please click here for more information.

The Fellow will primarily assist with the messaging and mechanics of our regional organisation. Projects will focus on public relations, development and fundraising, outreach, event planning and execution, information technology, and supporting our staff generally. The Fellow will have the opportunity to coordinate with partners across the region, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, among others.

Please note that the Fellowship is a professional engagement, with students treated as junior staff in the organization. While experience with migrant worker issues is a plus, it is not required. We are looking for people who are interested in our issue area, are self-motivated, can work in a team and are not afraid to take on new challenges outside of their comfort zone.

Candidate Qualifications

Time commitment

  • 40 hours per week in the summer at JWB’s office, with priority given to those who can commit to a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • Available from 25 June 2018 to 3 August 2018. Applicants who can start earlier or end later are welcome.

Required

  • Fluency in English, with strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team, managing tasks assigned to the entire group.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks with different deadlines.
  • Self-directed, ability to take initiative and actively address issues that come up in the flow of work.
  • Have their own laptop with Microsoft Office products and ability to communicate via web applications (email, calendar) throughout the day.
  • JWB treats its Fellows as professionals and entrusts high levels of responsibility in them accordingly.

Welcome but not required

  • Skills or interest in graphic design.
  • Skills or interest in video production and photography.
  • Experience in or a student of mass communications or public relations.
  • Speaking and writing ability in Bahasa Indonesia or Tagalog.
  • Knowledge of website and social media tools, including WordPress, Twitter and Facebook.

This is an unpaid fellowship.

To Apply

Please submit a one-page cover letter, CV and a writing sample of no more than ten (10) pages to Yee Suan Poon at yeesuan@forjusticewithoutborders.org.

Applications are due 30 APRIL 2018.

Questions about the Fellowship? E-mail us today.

 

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Have professional skills and some free time? Join JWB and help us build access to just compensation for all! Check this page regularly for our priority needs. We are always looking for those with legal, PR, artistic, and language skills (Bahasa Indonesia especially).

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Douglas MacLean
Executive Director, Justice Without Borders
maclean [at] forjusticewithoutborders.org