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. 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

PILnet is implementing a project to build the capacity of NGOs, new legal professionals, and law students on the basics of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices and the potential to use this framework to encourage more socially responsible business practices in Russia through the creation and implementation of an online training course and an interactive guide. Additionally, the project aims to grow and strengthen a network of legal professionals that bridges the private and public interest sectors in Russia and connect them to PILnet’s vast global network for learning opportunities and to gain international and comparative perspectives on the practice of public interest law, including the role of the ESG framework.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in Russia and reporting to the senior legal officer, the project coordinator will support project activities in Russia for a 24-month period, starting February, 2022. 

The project coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Helping the Senior Legal Officer(s) and Director(s) to develop the ESG course and interactive guide
  • Working with lawyers and other experts to conduct research and develop the course, including the curriculum, and the interactive guide; 
  • Assisting with implementation of the course;
  • Identifying, inviting and liaising with course presenters;
  • Promoting project activities and findings to stakeholders for a wide distribution;
  • Assisting with dissemination of the interactive guide;
  • Drafting project reports for funders and other internal/external purposes;
  • Helping to organize related events such as workshops, trainings, an online course and other convenings;
  • Coordinate and support oversight of events, including in-person participation in events in Russia in final stages of project (depending on travel conditions due to the pandemic);
  • Developing project updates and newsletters for partners;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Joining coordination calls with partners and ensuring these meetings are properly documented; and
  • Other tasks as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration, or related field. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a law degree.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the legal field or nonprofit; experience in business and human rights (nationally or internationally) is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse audiences, including law firms, students, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian. 
  • Residency in and familiarity in the legal landscape of Russia.
  • Strong interest in public interest law, business and human rights.
  • Good organizational skills.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] by January 24, 2021. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews in January and February.

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

 Location: Remote – contract with Defence for Children International (DCI) – Belgium 

Title: International consultancy to develop factsheets on child-friendly justice and its principles – Legal Expert – (CLEAR-Rights Project) 

Period of the consultancy: February 2022 – May 2022 

Deadline to apply: 14th February 2022 

Starting date: February 2022 

Other key information: the contractor must be able to issue invoices with tax registration in the European Union. 

The general objective of the consultancy is to elaborate factsheets on various thematic related to child-friendly justice and on decisions taken by European and international bodies relating to child justice. 

These factsheets will be used to feed a new database on child-friendly justice and its principles that the CLEAR Rights project will develop. This database and its factsheets should support the work of lawyer assisting children in conflict with the law and other professionals working on children’s rights and child-friendly justice. The factsheets will then be related to the rights of children in conflict with the law (suspected, accused or condemned for an offence). 

The consultant is expected to bring their own expertise to the project while building on what DCI-Belgium and the other partner associations in the project have already developed. 

See Terms of Reference for more information.

Learn more on the CLEAR Rights project.

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 Director for Asia and 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 the clearinghouse/matching mechanism which connects NGOs in need with law firms which can provide pro bono legal assistance;
  • 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;
  • 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 and the Director for Asia.

 

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 other languages 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 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 [email protected] by 13 February 2022. Interviews would be conducted in February. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the
Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

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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 New York City (or remote) and reporting to the director of development and communications, the fundraising intern will support the team with the fundraising process, including research and tracking grant and individual donation opportunities and preparing reports and proposals for funders. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the fundraising, operations, and programs at a global NGO.

The internship responsibilities, under the guidance of the staff, include:

  • Researching donor organizations and grant opportunities in line with PILnet’s objectives and priorities;
  • Assisting with tracking engagement with prospective donors and working with programming team prepare for donor meetings;
  • Reviewing grant proposal and report materials and helping to prepare them for final submission;
  • Supporting data entry and management;
  • Working with the communications team to develop various fundraising materials;
  • Other tasks as requested by the director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or recent graduates in public administration, global affairs, international relations, management, or related field
  • Work experience in nonprofit is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other databases is a plus. 
  • This internship can be remote/work from home, with preference for candidates based in NYC

The duration of the internship should ideally be 3-6 months, hours per week is flexible. This position will not be remunerated. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by January 28, 2022. Interviews would be conducted on a rolling basis.

 

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