At LAW our goal is to empower victims and survivors to identify and articulate their rights and their justice needs, reduce impunity and increase accountability, supporting victims and survivors to advocate for victim-centred truth seeking and justice and assist them to select the appropriate mechanisms. Our approach is creative, inclusive and responsive and we work with the most vulnerable in fragile and conflict affected contexts.
We are looking for the ideal Programme Officer to support the team providing logistical and technical support with ad hoc research and to communicate effectively with key stakeholders as well as organising events and capacity building to support partners with some of the most marginalised victims and survivors.
BACKGROUND ABOUT LAW
LAW is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of human rights lawyers working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. We focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, rule of law and accountability and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most. LAW’s ground-breaking work has received international media coverage, including the New York Times, BBC, Reuters, AP, the times of London, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, France24, Voice of America, Huffington Post and Foreign Policy.
MORE ABOUT THIS POSITION
Where? The position will be based at LAW’s Beirut office, Lebanon. Some travel to regions will be required.
Duration? This position is funded until 31st December 2023 on a full-time basis with possibility to be extended subject to funding.
Salary: Competitive rates of pay apply
Role overview: The Programme Officer will support the team and contribute towards capacity building where necessary, other duties will include:
- Logistical and technical support to programme; organizing events and regular workshops and panels related to programme activities:
- Undertaking ad hoc research and drafting, and communicating with external partners and stakeholders.
- Provide administrative support to LAW programme staff and wider team members, including consultants, partners and programme lawyers, by liaising regularly with LAW Finance and Human Resources (HR), undertaking and overseeing tasks as part of internal and external admin processes, and devising mission schedules.
- Planning and logistics for events, training courses, activities and missions, including procurement of goods and services, liaising with participants and/or beneficiaries, and assisting with preparation of agenda, and preparation of high-quality LAW products such as policy briefs, agenda;
- Collation, analysis and dissemination of data in accordance with monitoring and evaluation plans.
- Draft, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates programme’s activities, products and/or services.
- Contribute to report writing by undertaking ad hoc research and analysis.
- Provide information on the programme and refer to appropriate internal and external service providers with supervision from Programme Manager.
- Organization of internal and external meetings, note-taking during meetings, and keeping up-to-date records of discussions with partners organisations, and external stakeholders.
- Undertake financial and administrative duties related to the running of the programme under direction of Programme Manager, such as procurement and financial compliance processes, assisting with recruitment and human resources, banking duties, maintaining office supplies, managing diaries, and handling correspondence.
- Liaise regularly with LAW Headquarters, Human Resources, and Finance, to ensure that administrative procedures are being followed accurately, kept under review and up-to-date, and disseminated to programme team.
- Contribute to drafting and preparing financial reporting; and liaise with partners to ensure timely and reporting.
- Take ownership of individual workplan and internal administrative calendar to ensure progress is being made towards programme goals and key deadlines are being met with respect to Finance and/or HR requirements;
- Attend and contribute to meetings with partners and key stakeholders.
- Bachelors’ degree in human rights, humanitarian protection, refugee studies, international relations or other relevant subject.
- 3 years’ experience working within the NGO sector, as part of a human rights, legal aid, or legal accountability programme;
- 1 year’s experience providing administrative assistance within the NGO context, demonstrated experience of dealing with programme expenditures, overseeing compliance procedures, or undertaking logistical or hr duties;
- Good knowledge and understanding of the Syrian context, gained through experience working on issues related to the Syrian conflict;
- Excellent written and oral communications both in Arabic and English,;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy.
- Ability to meet deadlines and take on tasks from beginning to fulfilment.
- Flexibility: someone who is familiar with the volatile and unpredictable nature of working in post conflict environments;
- Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships at all levels through excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Preference / desired requirements:
- 2 years’ experience working with vulnerable groups, such as survivors of gendered violence and gendered crimes and/or Housing Land and Property;
- Experience or background working on human rights within the Syrian context or refugee’s
- Experience working with international NGOs.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have the relevant experience and skills to join our dynamic team, working in fragile and conflict affected areas in the Middle East. The closing date for applications is 19th March 2023.
Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining how your previous experience and skills match this role (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The heading of the application should read ‘Programme Officer’.
At LAW we are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues reflecting the people and communities that we represent and support. Our team includes many nationalities with diverse professional backgrounds, skills and knowledge. This enables us to deliver and understand the cultural and political contexts on the ground and to tailor our support effectively and appropriately. Women lawyers with experience representing at-risk clients are particularly encouraged to apply.
To learn more about LAW please visit our website: www.legalactionworldwide.org.