ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all.

PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public and private lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. PILnet not only obtains high-quality, free legal assistance for civil society organizations when they urgently need it but also helps organizations to capitalize on the full range of specialized legal expertise that can be provided by corporate lawyers, including against ongoing, or even yet-to-be-determined, challenges.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in Hong Kong and reporting to the Director for Asia, the Assistant Director will oversee the design and execution of projects undertaken by the Hong Kong office. They will manage a team of legal officers and program staff, and work with them to ensure that the Hong Kong program remains relevant to local stakeholders and aligns with PILnet’s vision. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the rest of the PILnet team and other colleagues across PILnet’s offices to design and implement cross-border strategies and projects.

Under the supervision of the Director for Asia, the Assistant Director will apply their technical skills, education and experience to:

  • Draft work plans, and task lists related to the design and implementation of projects;
  • Ensure the successful and timely implementation of all projects run from PILnet’s Hong Kong office in accordance with the relevant grants;
  • Manage activities aimed at developing pro bono within law firms and corporations in Hong Kong and Asia;
  • Coordinate the Hong Kong Pro Bono Roundtable;
  • Manage and collaborate with a team of legal officers, program officers, fellows and a Programs and Admin Assistant, to provide guidance, input and feedback;
  • Support the team’s monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Provide support to the Director for Asia and the Development Team in writing grant proposals, financial reports, donor reports, and other reports as necessary;
  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies;
  • Work closely with the Director for Asia to build partnerships with local stakeholders, including other public interest law organizations, government, corporations and universities;
  • Keep abreast of public interest law developments relevant to Hong Kong; and
  • Other tasks as requested by the Director for Asia.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration or related field. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a law degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in spoken and written Chinese (Cantonese) is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the legal nonprofit or public interest law field, and/or a graduate degree in a relevant field in combination with relevant experience.
  • Strong interest in public interest law, social justice and human rights.
  • Project management experience and a record of delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Proactive, creative and opportunity-driven mindset.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, including the ability to set and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage competing priorities whilst maintaining a professional approach.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to present effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent people skills, including networking, organizing, negotiating, and inspiring.
  • Strong ability to delegate tasks effectively and mentor program staff, fellows and interns.
  • Working knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Google Apps.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferable that applicants have legal status to work in Hong Kong. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter, in English and, if available, in Chinese, that specifically addresses the candidate’s suitability to perform the job responsibilities detailed above to: recruitment@pilnet.org

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 2021.

Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

PILnet Europe Communications and Technology Internship
(Spring-Summer 2021)

Are you a student/ young expert in the field of media/ communications/online marketing?
Are you looking for international experience and networking opportunities?
Do you want to see how it is to work with colleagues in New York, Budapest and Hong Kong and navigate different time zones?
Is public interest important to you or do you want to learn more about it?
Do you want to help civil society organizations?
Are you curious about pro bono and how some of the largest private companies are helping civil society?

Join PILnet as an intern in 2021!

 

About PILnet
PILnet is an international non-profit organization that is changing the way people think about public interest law. By bringing the public and private sectors of the legal profession together, PILnet protects and asserts the right and responsibility of all lawyers to represent the public interest. With offices and staff in New York, Budapest and Hong Kong, PILnet is putting the techniques that have historically been used to benefit a powerful few to work for everyone, including the most vulnerable. More information about PILnet is available at www.pilnet.org

 

Roles and responsibilities
PILnet is looking for intern(s) to support PILnet’s digital transformation. The intern should be able to commit to availability over at least 3 months (specific time commitment subject to agreement) the internship is expected to be fully online, should the pandemic situation allow, in-person meetings in Budapest can be included. The foreseen tasks would include:

  • Work alongside PILnet Communications and Program colleagues
  • Coordinate and facilitate the production of digital communications materials including video and audio recordings, podcasts, promotional material.
  • Assist in all aspects of podcast recording, mixing, and edit (Audacity, Anchor, Soundcloud), publish podcasts as needed
  • Help create social assets for podcasts, (Audiograms, Instagram Posts, Snapchat posts)
  • Video editing, possibly multicam, to make a video cut for podcasts. (Adobe Premiere, OpenShot, OBS Studio, etc.)
  • Contribute to devising communications strategies for specific projects
  • Assist in developing processes and procedures for PILnet’s communications
  • Assist in running online events, managing promotion and creation of promotional materials
  • Create, edit and manage multimedia content for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube/Vimeo, Instagram

 

Expected skills
Audio editing, (experience with podcasts is a plus)
Video editing, (experience with video streaming is a plus)
Fair understanding of social media campaigns is a plus
Working knowledge of English (knowledge of other European languages is a plus)

 

How to apply
Interested candidates should send their applications to recruitment@pilnet.org by January 30, 2021. Interviews would be conducted in January-February 2021.

ABOUT PILNET

PILnet is a global non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for social change by unlocking law’s full potential. With programs in Europe & Eurasia, Asia, and at the global level, PILnet aims to reclaim and reimagine the role of law so that it works for the benefit of all. PILnet builds networks and collaborations of public interest and private sector lawyers who understand how law works when it serves the interests of the privileged and then it uses that knowledge to strengthen civil society and the communities they serve. 

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in Hong Kong and reporting to the Global Project Coordinator for Forced Displacement, the intern will support an initiative called Mobilizing the Global Legal Community to Protect and Find Solutions for Refugees and Others Forcibly Displaced.      

Through the first-ever Global Refugee Forum, PILnet together with other partners (the “Core Group”) solicited pledges from the global legal community – including law firms, bar associations, corporations and civil society – to help meet the unmet legal needs of refugees and others forcibly displaced. As a result, 29 law firms, bar associations and corporations have pledged 127,000 pro bono hours alongside other commitments to support refugees’ access to asylum, and other rights and protections. Over 55 legal and community empowerment organizations also pledged to collaborate in the initiative.                

The internship responsibilities include:

  • Help to organize related events such as workshops, trainings and roundtables;
  • Support a good practice mapping/identification project;
  • Join coordination calls with partners, UNHCR, law firms among others and ensure these meetings are properly documented;
  • Conduct any background research or mapping as required;
  • Support the clearinghouse/matching mechanism which connects NGOs in need with law firms which can provide pro bono legal assistance;
  • Contribute to narrative project reports for funders and other internal/external purposes;
  • Help to compile project updates and newsletters for partners;
  • Support data entry and management;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Global Project Coordinator.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate student in law, political science, international relations, public administration or related field. 
  • Some work experience, preferably in a legal nonprofit focused on supporting refugees and others forcibly displaced is a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Spoken and written proficiency in an       Asian language is a plus.
  • Strong interest in public interest law, refugee law, social justice and human rights.
  • Good organizational and communications skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Google Apps.

Candidates should ideally be based in Hong Kong but PILnet is open to consider remote internship arrangements and suitable candidates in Asia are therefore encouraged to apply. PILnet also strongly encourages candidates with a refugee background to apply for this internship opportunity if they have the necessary work authorization. This position will not be remunerated.

The duration of the internship should ideally be 3-6 months. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send their applications to Jasmine Simperingham (jsimperingham@pilnet.org) by 31 January 2020. Interviews would be conducted in February.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.