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 Justice Without Borders (JWB) is inviting applications for a Singapore-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 15 March 2018.


The Head of Office will lead JWB’s projects in Singapore, 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
  • 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
  • Donor development—assist the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in developing donor relations.


Duration: The position would begin from 15 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 S$4,000 full-time, more possible based on qualifications and experience.


Candidates should have the following qualifications:

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

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

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


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

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

Felicia Ong
Singapore Advisory Board Member
Felicia [at]



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Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Douglas MacLean
Executive Director, Justice Without Borders