14 June 2012

Vacant Position of Legal Officer or Senior Legal Officer
London, 2012.

ARTICLE 19, a leading international NGO on freedom of expression, has a an exciting and demanding job position that would suit someone keen to play a crucial role in protecting freedom of expression and freedom of information globally.

The person will be responsible for monitoring and analysing freedom of expression and freedom of information laws and policies, engaging in international, regional and national litigation, developing resource materials, and delivering training where necessary. In addition, the person will work closely with Article 19 regional offices and programmes to address emerging challenges to freedom of expression and freedom of information and be directly responsible for the management and implementation of legal projects.

Candidates should have a law degree with a specialization or proven experience in international and regional human rights law and/or media law. They should be able to demonstrate good research, analysis, writing and policy development skills together with experience in project management. Fluency in English is essential and preference will be given to those who have spoken and written proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Asian languages and/or French.

For a detailed Job Description and Person Specification, click here.

● Initial one year contract, subject to renewal;
full time 37,5 hours/week, with some evening and weekend work;
● The role offered will be dependent on substantive project management and legal/policy experience acquired to date;
Starting salary: £31,000 or £36,490 (depending on role);
● All applicants must already have the right to work in the UK or be able to obtain.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter highlighting how they meet the person specification and a CV to legal-recruit@article19.org or by post to ARTICLE 19, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA, marking the envelope "Legal-recruit".

Deadline for receipt of applications
Closing date for receipt of applications: 29 June 2012. Interviews expected to be held during week commencing: 2 July 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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