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Pro bono volunteer, Asia/Africa

IBJ has a longstanding commitment to fostering sustainable change in the legal systems of Asia/ Africa. However, the need for qualified defense lawyers remains, as the poor and indigent in the region continue to suffer systematic human rights and due process abuses.

IBJ is recruiting a Pro Bono Volunteer to help expand the reach of these operations. The Pro Bono Volunteer will work on a short-term basis to assist in implementing the Asia/Africa program designed to prevent human rights abuses and advocate for the protection of due process rights for the criminally accused. Applicants should be fierce advocates with demonstrated commitment to protecting basic legal rights for the poor and indigent. IBJ seeks professionals with experience in Rule of Law programs in countries with developing sociocultural and eco- nomic systems, as well as experience practicing criminal defense law.

The Pro Bono Volunteer will assist in Asia/Africa wide program implementation, and project reporting of all IBJ Asia/Africa programming and training activities. In coordination with Geneva HQ, the Pro Bono Volunteer will assist in setting the annual Asia/Africa programming/training plan and budget. This role will act as an external representative of IBJ in communication and programming matters, and motivates IBJ lawyers, interns, and other volunteers to accomplish objectives.

Program activities will seek to:

  1. Improve access to justice and legal aid for the poor and vulnerable; and
  2. Develop legal capacity of justice sector professionals in Asia/Africa.

The focus of this position is on Asia/Africa and will require frequent travel throughout the region. The qualified candidate shall be open for relocation.

For more information about the functions and requirements of this post click here. 

Intern / Volunteer with Country Programs or JusticeMakers

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