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Action4Justice is looking for a project Coordinator!

Action4Justice is a global civil society platform that was formed by a coalition of NGOs including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Transparency International, the Forest People’s Programme and IHRDA. It seeks to build capacity, redistribute legal knowledge, create partnerships between legal activists, and empower communities through the creation of an informative platform to improve access to justice by providing practical advice on how legal action can be used for social justice.

Legal action is generally out of reach to the vast majority of people who need it most. This is because:

  • Law is complex and can be difficult to understand;
  • There can be legal and procedural barriers that stop you from using legal action;
  • There can be practical difficulties in using legal action (e.g., costs, time, security threats); and
  • People often don’t know what they’re rights are and how they can be enforced

To fulfil this need, we created a platform to enable civil society organisations, practitioners and communities to access information about their rights and how to enforce them. We want to provide those in need with simple, practical and accessible resources to understand when and how legal action can be used to solve problems, deliver systemic change, and in doing so, reinforce the rule of law. More information about Action4Justice can be found at https://action4justice.org/what-we-do-and-how-to-use-this-website/

 

Coordinator

We are looking for one or more people to provide administrative and coordinating support  to Action4Justice. They will take on the role of Coordinator and assist the Board and Executive Committee in the running of the organisation and key projects. The role is one needing proactivity, enthusiasm and initiative.

Key tasks include:

  1. Coordinating and organising meetings. Taking minutes and chasing action points.
  2. Interacting with the Executive Committee in moving forward specific tasks and ideas including drafting documents, posting on social media, emailing and liaising with partners and other stakeholders to complete tasks.
  3. Liaising with those producing our guides for putting on the website – and facilitating production and uploading and updating of these.
  4. Liaising with
    1. our partners and contacts in the Global South and facilitating setting up of local networks and on line resources (including national A4J website) and assisting with  funding applications. Applications are encourage from those  with experience in working on legal interventions in Africa, Latin America and S/SE Asia
    2. our volunteer lawyers in the UK/Europe who provide input and expertise into producing guides and giving webinars etc.

 

  1. Arranging events such as launches of specific guides, webinars.
  2. Considering and helping improve IT and alternative media whereby we try to deliver our resources to the beneficiaries
  3. Input into fundraising activities and strategy.
  4. Coordinating social media and fundraising volunteers.

Key skills:

We are looking for people with as many as possible of the following skills:

-Strong administrative skills

-Initiative, time management skills  and proactivity

-Gmail and Google Workspace proficiency

-Ideally knowledge of WordPress

-Strong communication skills

-Interest/experience in how the law can help civil society to protect the environment and human rights

-Ideally some project management experience

-fluent English – other languages, especially Spanish, would be an advantage

– fundraising experience

This role gives the possibility of real proactive input into what we do. We are looking for people who are likely to be engaged initially on  a self employed basis to work for between 8 and 40  hours a week. This is a remote role which can be carried out working from home. The wide range of hours is because we may split this role between different people in different locations. Legal qualification not required, but initiative, communications skills and  excellent English are. This is a role which can be undertaken remotely, from any location. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and circumstances, including location. Any queries can be directed to administrator@action4justice.org

If you are interested, please send an email with your CV and brief cover letter to administrator@action4justice.org as soon as convenient and by 24 June at the latest.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERING: HOW CAN I HELP?


June 2022 onward ongoing call for social media volunteers. 

We are looking for one social media volunteer to assist us in running the A4J social media pages (Facebook and Instagram). Knowledge and experience of managing social media is a plus.  We are looking for volunteers that can help approximately 4 hours a week, remotely and flexibly.

June 2022 ongoing call for Tech Support volunteers

We are looking for Tech Support volunteers to assist us in running the A4J WordPress run website. On our website, users can find guides, videos and images which explain how to take legal action for social and environmental justice, making the website an essential element of our work.

We are looking for volunteers that can help approximately 4 hours a week, remotely and flexibly.

Requirements: We are looking for Computer Science graduates/students with knowledge in:
-Maintenance and updates of WordPress
-System administration (cPanel)

Main tasks will involve:
-Supporting a current Tech volunteer in system administration, and
– Helping non-technical staff with facilitating the uploading of content, translation of content and image and video uploads.

If you are interested, please get in touch emailing us your CV at administrator@action4justice.org


Ongoing call for Volunteers

Although currently we are only looking for a social media volunteer and an IT support volunteer, Action4Justice is run almost entirely by volunteers. We need help from people with various skills to keep going and to do as much as possible to uphold rights and empower communities who most need it across the world. This includes help from lawyers, web experts, communicators and administrators.

Volunteering could involve:

  • Helping to research and draft materials for the platform
  • Helping to maintain and innovate the technical aspects of the platform
  • Helping to distribute the materials on the ground in your community

If you are interested in research, please let us know which legal areas you would be interested in. We are looking for you to have a master’s degree in Law, International Development or a similar field, or 2 years’ experience on a law related field.       

If you have other skills which you would like to assist us with, please let us know which skills you could assist with when contacting us.

Get in contact by:

  1. Emailing us at administrator@action4justice.org
  2. Letting us know which area you would be interested and why, in case you are interested in research
  3. Which skills you could assist with and why, if you are interested in volunteering opportunities not related to research. 
  4. Attach your CV

Join us and help improve access to justice globally.