ACCESS TO JUSTICE JOB RECRUITMENT (6 POSITIONS)

Access
to Justice (“A2Justice”), founded in 1999, is a justice advocacy group working
to defend rights of equal and non-discriminatory access to courts of law, expand
access of vulnerable people to equal and impartial justice, attack corruption
in justice administration, support legal struggles for human dignity and
disseminate legal resources that help achieve these purposes.


We seek an exceptional candidates to fill the
position below:

1) Job Title: Project Director (Deputy
Executive Director)

Ref: PD (DED)
Location: Lagos
Duration: One-and-a-half year period (may be
renewable)


About the Project

  • The project seeks to strengthen
    achievement of criminal justice reforms, improve protection against
    torture and ill-treatment through capacity building and expand access to
    legal assistance for poor people, all of which will take place in three
    jurisdictions.
  • The position is based in the
    organization’s office in Lagos and will require occasional travel outside
    of Lagos State.
Job
Description
  • Operating from the
    Organization’s Lagos office, the candidate will take overall
    responsibility for implementing the project and supervising all of its
    staff; 
  • S/he will coordinate and
    oversee project activity planning and programming, achieving agreed
    targets within specified timelines, identify and manage the spectrum of
    relationships that have vital implications for the success of the project,
    as well as manage the issues, challenges and opportunities arising during
    the implementation of the project.  In addition to these, the
    candidate will:
Act
as the chief operating officer of the organization when requested, and discharge
all the responsibilities and functions of that office which include:




  • Providing oversight,
    supervision and guidance for programme/project staff;
  • Managing the organization’s
    relationships with a broad group of institutional stakeholders;
  • Implementing/coordinating
    programmes for successful delivery of results within assigned timelines;
  • Participating in strategic
    planning and budgeting meetings as well as  coordinating growth and
    fundraising activities;
  • Coordinating staff performance
    evaluations and stimulating improved performance through appropriate
    interventions.
Target
Candidate Profile
  • The ideal candidate will be a
    driven lawyer with at least seven (7) years post-call experience, who has
    a deep understanding of the key issues and challenges in the administration
    of justice, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Nigeria.
  • S/he should be passionate about
    the organization’s mission and vision, and committed to enhancing access
    to justice (particularly) for poor people.
  • S/he should be a creative
    thinker, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be
    able to undertake effective programme, fundraising and development
    activities without supervision.
  • S/he must have the ability to
    prioritize and manage competing tasks and activities and satisfactorily
    meet deadlines as well as achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Some experience of work in a
    non-profit sector at a relatively high level is considered a major
    advantage. 
Remuneration
Compensation is within the N4,800,000 –
N5,400,000 p/a range.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

2) Job
Title: Senior Project Officer

Ref: SPO
Location: Lagos
Duration: One-and-a-half year period

About the Project

  • The project seeks to strengthen
    achievement of criminal justice reforms, improve protection against
    torture and ill-treatment through capacity building and expand access to
    legal assistance for poor people, all of which will take place in three
    jurisdictions.
  • The position is based in the
    organization’s office in Lagos and will require occasional travel outside
    of Lagos State.
Job
Description
  • Operating from the
    Organization’s Lagos office, the Senior Project Officer will be
    responsible for delivering a number of actions taking place in the Federal
    Capital Territory Abuja and Anambra State.
  • The actions are part of an
    embracing project concept to improve the administration of criminal
    justice, strengthen protection against torture and expand the availability
    of legal assistance to indigent persons.
Target
Candidate Profile
  • The ideal candidate will be a
    lawyer with at least seven (6) years post-call experience, with
    demonstrated capacity to execute rule-of-law projects and deliver targeted
    outputs/outcomes with remarkable success within specific timeframes.
  • S/he will be an effective
    planner with ability to manage potential multi-dimensional contingencies;
  • S/he will also be a robust
    relationship builder and manager who can knock on doors with unflinching
    courage and perseverance as well as manage a multiple set of interventions
    to achieve desired goals.
  • This position has a significant
    travel component.  
  • Some experience of work in a
    non-profit sector at a relatively high level is considered a major
    advantage. 
Remuneration
Compensation is within the N4,200,000.00 –
N4,800,000.00 p/a range.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

3) Job
Title: Legal Researcher – Court Research

CLR-Anambra
Location: Anambra
Duration: 4-6 weeks
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Description
  • To conduct research in
    specified Magistrates/High courts in Anambra State.
  • The candidates must be able to
    generate information, and access relevant data from court records and
    interviews with court staff.
Requirements
  • The candidates must be
    graduates with at least 2-3 years post call litigation experience.
Remuneration
Up to N200,000 per month.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

4) Job
Title: Legal Researcher – Court Research

Ref: CLR FCT
Location: Abuja
Duration: 4-6 weeks
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Description

  • To conduct research in
    specified Magistrates/High courts in FCT Abuja.
  • The candidates must be able to
    generate information, and access relevant data from court records and
    interviews with court staff.
Requirements
  • The candidates must be
    graduates with at least 2-3 years post call litigation experience.
Remuneration
Up to N200,000 per month.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

Job
Title: Researcher

Ref: LEAR-Anambra
Location: Anambra
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Description

  • To implement a contract for
    gathering information relating to the use of torture/ill treatment in Law
    Enforcement Agencies (in the two jurisdictions) over a ten-month period.
Requirements
  • The candidates must be able to
    conduct interviews with persons in detention, possess in-depth
    investigative skills and write reports of their research.
  • The candidates must be
    graduates who have demonstrable research abilities.
  • Evidence of past
    research/report will be required to be given.
Remuneration
N75,000 per month.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

Job
Title: Researcher

Ref: LEAR-FCT
Location: Abuja
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Description

  • To implement a contract for
    gathering information relating to the use of torture/ill treatment in Law
    Enforcement Agencies (in the two jurisdictions) over a ten-month period.
Requirements
  • The candidates must be able to
    conduct interviews with persons in detention, possess in-depth
    investigative skills and write reports of their research.
  • The candidates must be
    graduates who have demonstrable research abilities.
  • Evidence of past
    research/report will be required to be given.
Remuneration
N75,000 per month.

Application Closing Date
22nd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send
their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references)
to: 
applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly
indicating the “Reference No.” as subject of your mail.

Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party
interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

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