Legal Advisor

at Legal Action Worldwide
Published November 8, 2022
Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The position will be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka on a full-time basis on a 12-month Contract. Extension is possible subject to funding.

Salary: Competitive salary and rates apply.

Role Overview and Responsibility: To work closely with the Programme Manager in supporting the delivery of the project in the country. The Legal Advisor will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical

Co-ordinate LAW Sri Lanka’s Gender Justice Legal Network (GJLN) including:
Liaising with lawyers in the network in relation to case referrals;
Monitor and follow up on case progress;
Co-ordinate the mentoring and capacity building of GJLN lawyers
Oversee implementation of LAW’s training schedule for GJLN lawyers;
Devise strategies for GJLN expansion outside Colombo; Facilitate and deliver technical assistance to government departments,
Provide technical expertise and supervision to partners and other stakeholders
Conduct legal research;
Manage relationships with partner organizations and coordinate implementation of activities by partners
Coordinate and conduct trainings for government stakeholders and justice actors

Stakeholder engagement

Representing LAW in Sri Lanka at events and conferences as needed, to raise the profile of the organisation;
Liaise with LAW’s partners and local civil society organisations and members of the Sri Lankan legal profession

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Law and/or human rights

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