Legal and Advocacy Advisor -Geneva

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Authorized and Advocacy Advisor


At LAW our goalistoempower victims and survivors to establish and articulate their rights and their justice wants, cut back impunity and improve accountability, supporting victims and survivors to advocate for victim-centred fact in search of and justice and help them to pick the suitable mechanisms. Our method is artistic, inclusive and responsive and we work with probably the most weak in fragile and battle affected contexts.

The best Authorized and Advocacy Advisor can be a self-starter that may assist ship the best high quality authorized recommendation and providers to a few of the most marginalised victims and survivors is relaxed in all areas of advocacy and communication. They are going to work intently and collaboratively with LAW’s communication supervisor and taking recommendation from programme managers in addition to senior administration.

They are going to assist help programme groups within the areas to develop and implement authorized illustration, excessive stage advocacy and powerful referral pathways encompassing holistic providers. They are going to produce and assessment laborious hitting evidence-based stories and improve LAW’s visibility and advocacy.


LAW is an impartial, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights attorneys and jurists working in fragile and battle affected areas within the Center East, Africa and South Asia. LAW has a selected concentrate on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, the rule of regulation and accountability and transformative justice – working to deliver justice to those that want it most.

LAW’s portfolio consists of a number of ground-breaking circumstances, which utilise artistic authorized methods on behalf of victims and survivors from a few of the most difficult contexts, representing greater than 1000 purchasers. LAW’s ground-breaking work has obtained worldwide media protection, together with within the New York Instances, the Instances of London, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, BBC Information, France24, The Unbiased, Voice of America, Huffington Put up and International Coverage.


The place? The place can be primarily based at LAW’s Head Workplace in Geneva.

Length? This place is funded and obtainable for 12 months on a full-time foundation with risk to be prolonged topic to funding.

Wage: Aggressive charges of pay apply

Extra element: You’re a workforce participant with vital experience in human rights regulation, advocacy, communications and exterior illustration. You may talk, verbally and in writing, in a compelling method on authorized points to a variety of audiences.

Function overview:

The Authorized and Advocacy Advisor will help litigation and advocacy efforts by drafting and contributing in direction of modern stories, coverage notes and communication merchandise; guaranteeing LAW is persistently producing prime quality supplies for advocacy proposals in addition to reviewing idea notes, briefs, methods and different paperwork when essential.

The postholder will carry out duties in accordance with the duties outlined under:


  • Present help to LAW’s litigation initiatives aimed toward justice and accountability for victims and survivors of worldwide crimes and human rights violations, together with analysis, drafting, recommendation, and coordination;
  • Develop prime quality authorized paperwork together with submissions, place papers, stories, idea notes and authorized briefs.

Advocacy and Communications*:*

  • Devise advocacy priorities and techniques, working intently with the programme workers to establish advocacy alternatives;
  • Lead on LAW’s innovation and thought-leadership, together with by way of LAW’s professional roundtables;
  • Promote the profile and visibility of the organisation and characterize LAW on nationwide and regional platforms, when required;
  • Draft a variety of written supplies, together with information releases, op-eds, weblog postings, coverage analyses and assessment stories and paperwork ready by others;
  • Develop and/or assessment publications, press releases, speaking factors, newsletters, case research, social media content material, and different communication merchandise as required;
  • Coordinate and be sure that the web site and social media content material associated to our work is updated and fascinating audiences.
  • Every other duties as specified by LAW’s Communications Supervisor and Senior Administration Workforce.

About You

  • It’s essential to have the authorized proper to work in Switzerland;
  • A level in regulation, with post-graduate expertise in human rights regulation, journalism, worldwide relations or a associated area;
  • Glorious observe document of drafting abilities and vital expertise in drafting proposals and stories throughout the not-for-profit sector;
  • Demonstrated information of human rights regulation, worldwide legal regulation, humanitarian regulation and public worldwide regulation;
  • Glorious organisational abilities, with a capability to successfully handle particular person and undertaking workplans in a fast-paced setting and to successfully downside resolve and troubleshoot;
  • Flexibility and talent to work concurrently on a variety of duties and initiatives; means to prioritise duties, notably beneath strain, and to satisfy tight deadlines;
  • Means to work on personal initiative and a part of the broader workforce.
  • Demonstrated expertise of undertaking administration and implementation of delivering communications plans and techniques;
  • Related expertise working with worldwide NGOs is most well-liked, ideally in human rights or humanitarian area.
  • 5 years’ demonstrated expertise in an identical function inside an NGO/INGO is most well-liked;
  • Distinctive speaker with excellent communication abilities each verbal and written in English, and good information of French most well-liked;

Most popular / desired necessities:

  • Expertise in advocacy and public talking;

Methods to apply

LAW is in search of an skilled Authorized and Advocacy Advisor to hitch our dynamic workforce, working in fragile and battle affected areas within the Center East, Africa and South Asia. The cut-off date for purposes is 17:00 hours (Geneva time) on twenty first April 2024.

Please submit your CV and overlaying letter (CVs and canopy letter must be saved as Full Name_CV and Full Name_Cover Letter) outlining how your earlier expertise and abilities match this function (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) to: [email protected]. The heading of the applying ought to learn ‘Authorized and Advocacy Advisor Geneva’.

At LAW we’re strengthened by the variety of our colleagues reflecting the folks and communities that we characterize and help. Our workforce consists of many nationalities with numerous skilled backgrounds, abilities and information. This allows us to ship and perceive the cultural and political contexts on the bottom and to tailor our help successfully and appropriately. Girls attorneys with expertise representing at-risk purchasers are notably inspired to use.

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