Legal Officer

I-Probono

iProbono’s mission is to enable people to access their rights in pursuit of a just society. We believe in holistic counsel, representing clients and providing wraparound legal support, capacity building, storytelling, research, and policy advocacy to support social change. By promoting active citizenship and engaging a holistic model, we: ● Advance justice for all by representing people in need ● Strengthen the impact of civil society ● Advocate for policies that promote social equity and end discrimination iProbono works to secure economic and social rights in Nepal. We also provide support in the form of legal assistance to civil society organisations across the country working on a range of issues. More details about our work can be found on our website.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Organisation name: iProbono

Position: Legal Officer, Nepal

Term: Part-time (3-4 days per week) - one-year contract

Location: Kathmandu

Remuneration: Competitive, commensurate to experience

Deadline: 8 July 2022

About iProbono

iProbono’s mission is to enable people to access their rights in pursuit of a just society. We believe in holistic counsel, representing clients and providing wraparound legal support, capacity building, storytelling, research, and policy advocacy to support social change. By promoting active citizenship and engaging a holistic model, we:

  • Advance justice for all by representing people in need
  • Strengthen the impact of civil society
  • Advocate for policies that promote social equity and end discrimination

iProbono works to secure economic and social rights in Nepal. We also provide support in the form of legal assistance to civil society organisations across the country working on a range of issues. More details about our work can be found on our website.

The Role

As a Legal Officer, you will support and strengthen iProbono's activities in Nepal. You will work with our team in Nepal to oversee the implementation of ongoing activities and develop new ones in line with iProbono’s program strategy and broader vision.

You will have a strong commitment to social justice, access to justice, and human rights values. As a qualified lawyer, you will have a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.

Responsibilities

  • Implement Nepal activities in line with the organisation’s vision, mission, and objectives.
  • Work with an existing team of lawyers to develop new activities and further the work of iProbono in Nepal. 
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with existing partners and stakeholders and identify and develop new ones, as required. 
  • Oversee the work of the Junior Legal Officer. 
  • Stay informed of relevant issues and share them with the iProbono team.
  • Work with affiliated lawyers in the ongoing cases and provide support as required. 
  • Assist in the development of new cases and litigation processes.   
  • Represent iProbono in Nepal and at relevant events and forums. 
  • Ensure effective program reporting in coordination with the Junior Legal Officer, Nepal and the Senior Program Officer, South Asia.

Skills and Experience

  • LL.B. degree with 4 years of relevant work experience or LL.M. with 2 years of relevant work experience. 
  • Registered with the Nepal Bar Association.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of court procedure, contemporary human rights issues, and the CSOs landscape in Nepal. 
  • Excellent drafting in Nepali and English, strong legal research skills, and understanding of human rights law. 
  • Ability to plan and deliver training and workshops.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English & Nepali.
  • Good planning, supervising, and program development skills.
  • Ability to interact and develop contacts with key stakeholders including civil society organisations, legislators, and legal service providers.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office and Google Workplace Suite.
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to travel, if required.

To apply, please email recruitment@i-probono.com with your CV, a short cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role, and a writing sample.

Job Overview

Category Legal Officer
Openings 1
Position Type Part Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 14 Jun, 2022
Apply Before 08 Jul, 2022
City Kathmandu