Legal Aid Society
Research & Litigation Supervisor
Legal Aid Society
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Posted date 22nd November, 2022 Last date to apply 30th November, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations KARACHI
Category Legal
Type Contractual Positions 1
Status Closed

Title:                                                Research & Litigation Supervisor     

Location of Work Station:               Sindh (Karachi)

Type of Job:                                    Contractual

Reporting to:                                   Program Manager/Associate Director

Grade:                                                6

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise 3+ Advocates for 50 SGBV cases across Karachi, Sukkur and Hyderabad
  • Litigation supervision of the OSPC (including WRLP cases referred from OSPC) and case tracking to ensure complete case history is recorded by maintaining a register on cases
  • Report on state of cases on a monthly basis based on Gap report indicators
  • Update case law research book
  • Provides content for the quarterly/annual newsletters and leads research when assigned for the SVRF project
  • Ensures incorporation of a survivor-centric approach with protection mechanisms in the cases and provides regular analysis of cases to Associate Director + relevant teams (SV +Litigation team)
  • Highlight risks of pursuing litigation, mitigation and prepare response strategies for SGBV cases where required
  • Ensure that lawyers are apprised of latest laws/ law reform and use new strategies in litigation
  • Responsible for monitoring all gender-related changes in legislation and policies at the provincial and federal level
  • Build capacity of lawyers through sharing policy briefs and summary notes on new legislation and precedents
  • Weekly litigation meetings with lawyers
  • Meet with SGBV survivors to draft Domestic Violence Protection and Habeas corpus Petitions, etc.
  • Support legal team with relevant case law research for final arguments
  • Data management of SGBV cases and OSPC cases
  • Support the Senior Litigation Specialist and Program Manager to increase SGBV cases
  • Write and publish articles monthly that showcase program wins / lessons when and where possible
  • Provide research and coordination support to the project on outputs including but not limited to WCPC analysis and DNA SoPs report
  • Develop litigation bottleneck reports
  • Visits courts frequently to conduct monitoring of proceedings and plugs feedback from visits into M and E reports / systems and discussions with Litigation Specialist etc
  • Perform any other official task assigned by management
  • Willingness to travel for field research, official meetings and conferences/trainings if and when required in Karachi and out of station

EEO Statement:

Integrated into our shared values is LAS’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics or conduct protected by law. LAS is committed to being an inclusive organization where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encourage to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at LAS has an ongoing responsibilty to respect and support a diverse environment.

 Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of the law
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Training and presentation skills

Functional Competencies

 Professionalism:

  • Knowledge of different aspects of various harassment, SGBV and gender-related laws in Pakistan
  • Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources;
  • Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships;
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

 Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; responsive to counterparty and colleagues.
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

 Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments;
  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
  • Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable;

 APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Interested candidates may apply online latest by the 30th November, 2022.
  • Please mention the position title and the city interested in the application.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for a test & interview.
  • The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.
  • For further information please visit http//www.las.org.pk.

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