Extended Deadline. Amnesty International Moldova is hiring Legal Professionals and Advocacy Coordinator

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Amnesty International Moldova was born on Human Rights Day, 10 December 1993, when a group of Moldovan law students received a letter from the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, which recognized them as the first initiative group of Amnesty International in Moldova.

More people joined the group, and 10 years later, in 2003, Amnesty International Moldova became a fully-fledged non-governmental organization. For several years Amnesty International Moldova has implemented the ‘Legal Professionals for Human Rights’ project, which aims at raising awareness of Human Rights among prosecutors, judges and defense lawyers. The program needs further development and expand, this is why we are looking for ambitious and professional candidates.

OVERVIEW OF KEY DIMENSIONS

Role Purpose: The Legal Professionals and Advocacy Coordinator assumes overall responsibility for the Capacity Building of Legal Professionals Programme, development of training agendas, project proposal writing activities as part of fundraising; as well as the cooperation with other Amnesty entities in sharing and gaining expertise in the education domain of legal professionals, and advocacy initiatives.

Team: Education & Advocacy

Reporting Line: Executive Director

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Contract Duration: unlimited, with the probation period of 3 months

Working Hours: full time (100 %; 40 hours per week)

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, possible international travel

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE ROLE

  1. Implements all activities related to the Legal Professionals for Human Rights Programme in accordance with Operational Plan for the current year, based on periodic HR capacity building for legal professionals: defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges and police officers;
  2. Tracks legislation and regulations impacting Human Rights and existing laws/regulations, using daily and weekly legislative publications, internet and other research tools;
  3. Enhances the network of law related specialists and permanent HR Capacity Building for lawyers, prosecutors,  judges and police – to promote AIM Human Rights Education strategy among legal professionals;
  4. Develops Lawyers’ Clubs as HR monthly capacity building platform for defence lawyers;
  5. Organizes trainings through National Institute of Justice (NIJ) among prosecutors and judges, including HR ToT activities;
  6. Concentrates on fundraising, as to be able to support programme activities;
  7. Maintains cooperation with Ministry of Internal Affairs based on the agreement signed in 2010;
  8. Maintains cooperation with the General Prosecution Office based on the agreement signed in 2010;
  9. Ensures sound administration of AIM network for lawyers – AILawyer;
  10. Provides quarterly reports on the Program results;

CANDIDATE PROFILE

In order to succeed in this role, candidates will need to meet the following:

  • University degree or professional qualification in law.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in legal matters
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken); proficiency in other languages, particularly French and Spanish, an asset (Amnesty International Languages)
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders from different sectors, including the civil society, as well as public sector and within a variety of geographical contexts, in a diplomatic and politically sensitive manner
  • Ability to use a variety of communication channels including webinars and online conferences
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to deal effectively with multiple competing demands and remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team and independently with minimum supervision

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter, including 3 references (explaining suitability against the essential criteria as set out in the candidate profile) via email to:

director@amnesty.md

Closing date for applications is Monday, May 18, 2020


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