Job Description for Legal/Campaign Coordinator

Lawyers for Liberty is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant for the position of Legal/ Campaign Coordinator to support its work through human rights and public interest litigation, research, campaign and advocacy work.

Vacancy Announcement
Position Title: Legal/Campaign Coordinator
Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’ probation)
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Work experience: 1-2 years
Education Level:  Bachelor of Law degree (experience in legal practice & research; knowledge in communications & social media would be advantageous)

Who We Are 
Lawyers for Liberty is a non-profit human rights and law reform initiative which seeks to protect and promote human rights and access to justice through legal representation and intervention, monitoring and documentation of human rights violations, advocacy and campaign for the respect of rule of law, good governance, improved legal and criminal justice system, and standards in the conduct and policies of the Home Ministry and its agencies, and constitutional reform. The initiative is not limited to purely legal work but also advocacy and campaign through Parliament and the wider civil society community including youth and community groups, the Bar Council and NGOs. 

Job Description
The incumbent would carry out the following responsibilities under the supervision and direction of the organisation’s Board of Advisers:

Legal Interventions/ Litigation
• Coordinate, handle files/cases, draft cause papers and other documents, research, prepare for trial, attend court and other miscellaneous work related to litigation and legal interventions;
• Liaise with clients, government offices, Attorney-General Chambers, police and any relevant parties in managing files/cases;

Advocacy and Campaign
• Develop and coordinate advocacy and campaign strategies and actions, events and budget management, research and policy analyses and other projects;

Communications & Media
• Strengthen existing and explore new platforms and channels of communication; 
• Create content suitable for sharing via social media and the internet;
• Draft media statements, reports, articles and other materials; 

• Monitor progress against milestones and deadlines through regular reporting;
• Carry out any other reporting and tasks as required;

Required/Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Aptitude
• Excellent legal, drafting and research skills;
• Knowledge, content expertise and writing skills in human rights;
• Knowledge in social media, content development and innovative digital tools;
• Fluency in English & Bahasa Melayu, both written and spoken;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work well in a team with a positive attitude;
• Meticulous and able to work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines;
• Strong integrity and a commitment to professional excellence; 
• Able to travel, work flexible hours to accommodate developing and urgent events.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position and a curriculum vitae containing the contact details of two referees who can attest to your academic/ professional experience and character.

Contact person: Eric Paulsen, Adviser, Lawyers for Liberty
Mailing address: Unit A-1-10, Block A, 8 Avenue, Jalan Sungai Jernih 8/1, Seksyen 8, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel/Fax: 03 – 7960 4537; 7960 5688 | Fax: 03 – 7960 6689