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|Job Title:||Legal Assistant for Global Legal Program: Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Organization:||Center for Reproductive Rights|
Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit organization that promotes women's equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise on US constitutional law, comparative law and international human rights law.
The Center works across the globe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, abortion services and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, UN committees and regional human rights bodies. It has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 50 countries.
In addition to a headquarters in New York City, the Center has offices in: Washington D.C.; Bogota, Colombia; Kathmandu, Nepal; Nairobi, Kenya; and Geneva, Switzerland. It employs more than 100 professionals from Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Kenya, Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Slovakia, Sweden and the US.
CRR seeks a Legal Assistant for the Global Legal Program to the support the Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean regional programs. The position will be based in New York.
The Legal Assistant will work under the supervision of the Regional Director for Asia and the Regional Director for Latin American and the Caribbean, and will work closely with Regional Legal Advisers and Fellows in these regional programs.
The Legal Assistant?s main responsibilities will include:
-Drafting and mailing of correspondence -Coordinating international travel arrangements -Scheduling meetings and handling the logistics of program-related events -Drafting partnership agreements -Responding to inquiries and supporting program staff in maintaining relationships with international partners -Processing and monitoring financial transactions including preparation of reimbursement requests and travel expense reports -Liaising with the Finance Department and assisting with the budget and planning process for the regional programs -Assisting with research, drafting, and preparing materials for publication or submission to formal legal bodies -Editing, fact-checking, and cite-checking letters, reports and other institutional publications -Liaising with the Communications Department in coordinating production schedules for publications and drafting web content in English and Spanish -Supervising undergraduate interns -Tracking data for the organization's monitoring and evaluation system -Reviewing documents in Spanish, translating documents from Spanish to English and vice-versa and occasionally corresponding with partners in Spanish -Supporting the management of and regularly updating a microsite for the Asia program -Coordinating with the Center?s regional offices in Colombia and Nepal
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-B.A. degree or foreign equivalent is required
-2 years of experience in an administrative position -Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and use of email -Excellent research, writing and communication skills -Experience in producing materials for publication -Ability to balance multiple tasks and coordinate with different organizational departments -Ability to speak, read and correspond in Spanish
A commitment to women?s reproductive rights, international experience and general knowledge of women?s rights issues in Asia and/or Latin America and the Caribbean are desirable. Familiarity with the United Nations system, regional human rights systems and experience working on legal issues, including familiarity with the Bluebook will be a plus. Knowledge of Portuguese will also be a plus.
Duration of Position:
The position is full-time, beginning in mid-late July 2013. We are strongly interested in candidates who are able to make a two year commitment.
The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, one writing sample and contact information for three references Email (preferred): email@example.com
Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Assistant for Global Legal Program: Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, their last name, and Code 170" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume and writing samples should be sent as attachments. Please mention in your cover letter, where you saw this opportunity
Center for Reproductive Rights
Attn.: Legal Assistant -Global Legal Program. Code 170
120 Wall Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2013
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
|Contact:||Center for Reproductive Rights|