Legal Aid Society
Delivery Associate
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Posted date 30th November, 2023 Last date to apply 20th January, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi (Sindh)
Category Legal officers & Practitioners
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 2 years
Status Closed

Organization Background

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect vulnerable and disempowered end users of justice with effective and expedient services for the delivery of justice. LAS starts by listening to the voices of the vulnerable and disempowered within the legal system and combines their needs with the values of equity, fairness and inclusion to change the way we view and tackle present day challenges facing the attainment of justice in our society. The organization adopts a two-pronged approach within the larger framework of access to justice in Pakistan. The first aspect of programming is to provide direct assistance on a case by case and individualized basis through provision of legal representation; akin to plugging in gaps in the provision of legal aid. The second aspect of programming is aimed at systems level repair through the legal empowerment approach which seeks to increase knowledge of law amongst common users for effectuating more access and change within the surrounding legal ecosystem.

Job Description:

The Delivery Associate shall be responsible for coordination, research, and implementation of projects related to rule of law, governance and human rights as well as ensuring quality assurance, capacity building and data management within the Program at LAS. He/she/they are responsible for maintaining all the data in physical and soft form.

  • Providing comprehensive administrative support to the Chief Legal Advisor, including managing schedules, arranging meetings, handling correspondence, and organizing travel arrangements.
  • Maintaining and organizing legal documents, contracts, agreements, and other critical paperwork. Ensuring documents are properly filed, easily accessible, and updated when necessary.
  • Assisting in the preparation for meetings, including drafting agendas, compiling necessary documents, taking meeting minutes, and following up on action items.
  • Serving as a point of contact for internal and external communications, filtering inquiries, and handling routine correspondence on behalf of the Chief Legal Advisor.
  • Conducting research on legal matters, case laws, statutes, and regulations as directed by the Chief Legal Advisor. Retrieving relevant information for ongoing cases or legal projects.
  • Ensuring strict confidentiality and security of sensitive legal information and documents.
  • Supporting the Chief Legal Advisor in preparing for legal proceedings, hearings, trials, or meetings by gathering necessary materials and information.
  • Facilitating communication and coordination among the legal team members, ensuring smooth workflow and efficient task completion.
  • Assisting in drafting legal documents, correspondence, reports, and presentations as required by the Chief Legal Advisor.
  • Assisting in monitoring changes in laws, regulations, and compliance requirements relevant to the organization's operations and advising the Chief Legal Advisor accordingly.
  • Supporting legal projects and initiatives as directed by the Chief Legal Advisor, which might involve research, analysis, and collaboration with other departments.
  • Perform any other official task assigned by the Chief Legal Advisor.

Relevant Experience:

  • Minimum Qualification: Graduation in Social Science, Law, or related Field. Candidates with Law background shall be preferred.
  • Minimum Experience will be 2 Years in related field.
  • Individual should have a year of litigation experience (specially in criminal matters)
  • The candidate should have one year of research experience preferably in the Rule of Law sector.
  • The individual should have a strong grip on the Pakistani Legal System
  • Required advanced level of English, reading, writing for drafting of various reports.
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity

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 responsibility to respect and support a diverse environment.

Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Legal Aid Society (LAS) is committed to the prevention and protection from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). LAS explicitly prohibits its
staff, associates, partners, consultants, or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work from:

  • Engaging in any form of sexual exploitation or abuse;
  • Sexual activity with children (persons below the age of (18) irrespective of a mistaken belief of the age of the child which shall not amount to a defense);
  • Exchange of money, employment, goods or services for sex, including sexual favors or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behavior, is prohibited. This includes any exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries of assistance;
  • Sexual relationships between LAS staff and beneficiaries of assistance, since they are based on inherently unequal power dynamics, undermine the credibility and integrity of the work of LAS and are strongly discouraged.

 

                                                             Application Process

Interested candidates may send their CVs and cover letter at [email protected] latest by 20th January, 2024.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test and 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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