Indonesian Graduate Legal Fellow

Calling Indonesian Law Graduates!

Applicants welcome for our Fellowship Program

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is inviting applications for an Indonesia-based Legal Fellowship position. This position focuses on supporting JWB’s work in ensuring access to justice for Indonesian migrant workers in the countries they’ve worked in, but where they’re no longer staying.

This is an excellent opportunity for recent law graduates interested in getting hands-on experience at an international non-profit organisation that operates across the region.

The position includes a stipend and is available starting immediately. It entails a minimum 12-month commitment. While we currently work mostly from home because of COVID-19, our office location is in Depok, near Universitas Indonesia.

About JWB

JWB is a regional not-for-profit organisation that seeks to advance cross-border access to justice for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking, even after they return home. Focusing on building access to civil and administrative remedies, JWB’s work covers key destination and source countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Strategically, JWB develops the knowledge, knowhow and networks needed to make access to justice a reality for migrant workers, no matter where they happen to be.

Learn more via social media or www.forjusticewithoutborders.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Legal Fellow will be involved in:

  • cross-border and local case litigation
  • strategic legal research
  • awareness-raising & capacity building activities
  • optimisation of operations

This will also allow him/her to gain hands-on experience in:

  • fact-finding skills
  • managing real migrant worker cases
  • practicing legal skills and experience (not limited to interview clients and evidence collection)
  • facilitating training with local communities
  • working with legal practitioners from Singapore and Hong Kong

Candidates must:

  • be able to commit full-time
  • have a law degree (recent graduates preferred)
  • have strong organizational skills (prioritisation, time & project management), with the ability to work with multiple tasks and deadlines while engaging effectively with relevant stakeholders
  • be able and enjoy working as part of a team and network, seeking to understand the perspectives of others and sensitive to their needs
  • be able to learn quickly and adjust to changing/unknown circumstances (we very much work in a niche, often involving work without precedents)
  • be fluent in English, with strong written and verbal skills, and bring interest and skills in translation between English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • be able to bring/use their own laptop during the fellowship program (work remotely)

To apply please send your CV, cover letter, and an English writing sample of no more than 10 pages before 18 March 2021 to vivioctavia@forjusticewithoutborders.org.