PEACE & JUSTICE NETWORK
Legal Officer - PJN Access to Justice Cell Peshawar
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Posted date 16th November, 2023 Last date to apply 21st November, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Peshawar
Category Legal officers & Practitioners
Salary 50,000
Type Full Time Position 1
Status Closed

The Peace & Justice Network (PJN) Pakistan is a national not for profit grassroots justice network registered under Section 42 SECP working across Pakistan for enhancing community legal empowerment and access to justice and strengthening rule of law to foster peace and sustainable development. PJN's vision is for a peaceful, just, and inclusive society governed by laws where the rights of individuals are secure. With its commitment to leaving no one behind, PJN's institutional framework guarantees non-discrimination and equality for all, with a particular focus on women, children, religious and ethnic minorities, internally displaced and refugees, transgender, and people with special needs.

PJN is looking for a young, dynamic legal professional for its Access to Justice Cell (A2JC) in Peshawar. Key responsibilities:  

  • Manage and operate PJN's Access to Justice Cell (A2JC) in Peshawar
  • Provide legal assistance and court representation to deserving litigants in district and high court.
  • Conduct community legal empowerment sessions.  
  • Collecting, researching, documenting and analyzing information pertaining to specific access to justice, rule of law and human rights issues
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with provincial government authorities, international organizations, Civil Society and Human Rights organizations
  • Maintaining Record of Complaints Received
  • Representing PJN at Meetings, events, seminars
  • Organizing weekly human rights video briefings and webinars, podcasts 
  • Preparing weekly progress reports of Peace & Justice Network 
  • Identifying Human Rights Violations and conducting field assessments
  • Ensures up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on activities to take
  • Organizing educational seminars to promote legal rights awareness and developing legal empowerment campaigns
  • Conducting educational programs to promote awareness of legal rights with law schools. 
  • Coordinating with PJN Provincial Chapters on Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment Agenda
  • Ensure effective communications, visibility, and knowledge management including social media management 
  • Strengthening Access to Justice Windows including Legal Aid Authorities and District Legal Empowerment Committees
  • Perform other related responsibilities as required


This is a full time Peshawar based position. Law Degree with legal aid and probono work experience needed. Must have good writing and communication skills. 


How to Apply?

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than November 21st, 2023.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Legal Officer Access to Justice Cell) in the subject line of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.

Note: Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Apply By:

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than November 21st, 2023.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Legal Officer Access to Justice Cell) in the subject line of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.

Note: Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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