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Feb 12 / BARD CEP

Mekong Legal Coordinator-Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Organization: EarthRights International

Position Title: Mekong Legal Coordinator

Location: Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Hours & Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

EarthRights International (ERI) seeks a legal professional with at least five years of experience focusing on human rights, environmental or corporate accountability legal issues, and who understands the need to integrate legal and campaign strategies while working closely with public interest lawyers from the Mekong.

Description: Working with ERI’s Mekong-based legal staff, the Mekong Legal Coordinator will help to implement ERI’s Mekong-based legal activities, including support for the Mekong Legal Network and alumni from ERI’s training programs. The Mekong Legal Coordinator will work with ERI’s Mekong Legal Team of four legal professionals to implement ERI’s strategic goals, which include supporting public interest lawyers and using legal tools to curb earth rights abuses and strengthen national and regional institutions. The Mekong Legal Coordinator will conduct case and policy advocacy, research and writing and training work in partnership with Mekong lawyers, EarthRights School Mekong students and civil society leaders. The Coordinator will also represent ERI at national and regional conferences and to donors, and will also have some managerial responsibilities. For more information about ERI’s work in Southeast Asia visit: www.earthrights.org

Qualifications: EarthRights International seeks a legal professional with at least five years of experience focusing on human rights, environmental or corporate accountability legal issues. A degree in law is required. Experience in running cases and a working knowledge of Southeast Asian human rights and environmental issues is preferred. Additional qualifications or experience in development, human rights and/or the environment, related regional studies, or another related field, is desirable. Excellent written and spoken English is required. The position combines elements of research, writing, advocacy, training, administration and management, and requires an individual who has solid technical legal skills, good judgment and initiative, strong interpersonal skills, manages tasks efficiently and experience in cross-cultural contexts. A Mekong language would also be desirable.

We offer:

  • Offers locally competitive compensation.
  • Medical and dental insurance coverage.
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal days.
  • A friendly and professional work environment.

Type/Start Date: Full-time position starting in late March 2014

How to apply:

To Apply: Applicants should email the following to:

apply-mekong-legal-coordinator@earthrights.org(Subject: “Mekong Legal Coordinator”).

• 1 page cover letter

• 1-2 page resume

• List of 3-5 references with phone numbers and email addresses

• 3-5 page sample or excerpt of legal writing in English

EarthRights International is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices.

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