Senior Legal Officer (Women Rights)

Women’s Rehabilitation Centre

Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) is a national level NGO working for women's human rights and to ensure women empowerment through protection and promotion of human rights and social justice focusing on campaigns against violence against women, and women's economic, social and cultural rights nation-wide. Our working districts with offices are spread over Morang, Sunsari, Udayapur, Siraha, Dhanusha, Sindhuli, Bardiya, Dang, Kailali,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Nov 17, 2022

Job Description

Reports to: Program Coordinator/Manager
Location: Kathmandu
Required No: One (1)

The Senior Legal Officer (SLO) is mainly responsible for providing legal aid to the GBV survivors and survivors of any types of human rights violation from any party and provide the legal support for human rights defenders. The position is also responsible to design the policy reform program where necessary, policy advocacy, its planning, implementing, monitoring, reporting and documenting work; and policy review and stakeholder communications linking central office and communities. SLO reports directly to VAW Campaign Coordinator and works in close coordination with Senior Program Coordinator. The SLO takes lead role and works in close coordination with the District Coordinators, Field Program Officers and other staffs in achieving the goal and objectives of WOREC.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing legal aid to the GBV survivors with proper legal counselling for social reintegration.
  • Handling litigation, non-litigation cases and arbitration matters on the human rights violation cases and cases of GBV.
  • Making annual and monthly plan of action for policy review and advocacy on women’s rights, social justice, and implement it. Document the data correctly.
  • Developing the policy advocacy strategy related to the human rights and social justice, VAW and ESCR campaigns of WOREC.
  • Coordinate with various formal and informal justice providers and provide trainings and orientations on policy provisions, human rights and local and global policy frameworks.
  • Advising on civil, labor, social welfare laws, policies and programs.
  • Appear in-house counseling when required and work in referral mechanism. Provide legal counseling to the beneficiaries of the organization when requested and document them.
  • Liaise with various government and non-government authorities including Nepal police, local judicial committees, human rights defenders and other formal and informal justice providers.
  • Drafting and vetting all legal agreements, contracts, MoUs, strategic alliances etc.
  • Prepare the basic documents such as applications, replies for the court cases and as required by the organization.
  • Coordinate with legal advisors of WOREC in different districts and work closely with them for legal case handling, management and reporting.
  • Facilitate for and maintain proper documentation of cases, success stories, initiatives/works of the organization, including periodic and annual reports and year book; and also ensure that all policy information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Support any legal affairs of the organization when and where necessary.
  • Conduct and attend related internal and external meetings, workshops and other discussion forums organized by organization, partners and donor agencies.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Law/ LL.M from a reputed University
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in organizations or firms
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of related laws, codes and policies and their procedures
  • In depth understanding of regulations applicable in Nepal (including but not limited to e-governance, data security and privacy policies, civil and criminal codes, laws related to human rights, migration, women health, GBV, social protection, intellectual property etc)
  • Good counselling and mediation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Good administration and computer skills
  • Good team working abilities
  • Ability to use innovative initiative and attention to detail.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates may send cover letter detailing their experience and motivation for the current position with an updated CV to vacancy@worecnepal.org by 28th November, 2022. Please mention the position you are applying in the subject line. The position will be fulfilled on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Please mention the district you are applying for in the cover letter.

The application without cover letter and CV and not meeting the required criteria will not be considered for the position.

Only the shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be called for written test and interview. No telephone calls will be entertained.

WOREC Nepal encourages women and candidates from Dalit/Janjati and sexual minority to apply.

For details visit: http://worecnepal.org/career.