Sisters for Change is an international NGO that works to make laws real at the grassroots and make justice work better for marginalised women and girls. We work in India, Indonesia and the UK to combat violence against women through legal empowerment and social accountability programmes.
Sisters For Change is seeking to appoint an experienced Legal Officer (immediate appointment). This is an exciting opportunity to join a young, ambitious and innovative charity that conducts cutting-edge legal empowerment programmes and legal advocacy at the national, regional and international level.
This is a full-time position. The Legal Officer will report to the Legal Director and will work across Sisters For Change programmes in India, Indonesia and the UK. The post is located in London with occasional travel.
What we are looking for?
You will have a good first degree and preferably a Masters degree with at least 5 years’ professional legal experience as a legal academic or practicing lawyer working in the areas of criminal law and/or human rights law. You will have demonstrated experience in legal and gender analysis and will have a working knowledge of human rights / women’s rights legal frameworks, with the ability to analyse materials and domestic laws quickly and accurately. You will have highly developed legal research, writing and editorial skills with experience in drafting high quality materials suitable for publication and in designing and delivering workshops on human rights/ legal standards on violence against women.
You will have the ability to work with local partners and NGOs, supporting the implementation of SFC’s programmes, providing legal advice and case analysis and building legal and analytical capacity. You will be extremely attentive to accuracy and detail and work well under pressure without administrative support. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop positive working relationships across diverse partnerships and actors.
Above all we are looking for an individual with drive and ambition to succeed and to make an impact on the ground. If you share our passion for human rights and ending discrimination and violence against women and girls, we want to hear from you.
>> Salary: Up to £28,000
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