Justice Without Borders (JWB), Singapore Office is Inviting Applications for Our New Legal Programme Lead
Justice Without Borders (JWB) seeks a Legal Programme Lead to join its team in Singapore. This role will lead JWB’s local litigation and research portfolio and support ongoing outreach and legal awareness programmes for domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Note updated salary amount below.
We are a regional not-for-profit organisation that works to enable access to just compensation for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking, even after they return home. In just seven years, we have been able to achieve groundbreaking results for those who need help the most. As demand for our work grows, we are looking to expand our team to answer the growing needs of the migrant workers we support.
Focusing on key countries in the Asia-Pacific region, our work includes legal support for clients (including litigation and research), capacity building for community organisations on the ground, and network building that brings together pro bono law firms and community service organizations. Our work is all aimed at building access to justice that is efficient, effective and affordable for migrant workers, no matter where they happen to be. Learn more at www.forjusticewithoutborders.org.
Strategic Litigation & Strategic Legal Research
Overseeing JWB Singapore’s entire suite of Strategic Litigation and Strategic Legal Research portfolio across different migration routes in the region, including:
Building and Strengthening a Developing Legal Team
JWB Singapore’s Strategic Litigation and Strategic Legal Research portfolio is currently run by one permanent staff member and a rotating pool of student and adult volunteers in Singapore. The Legal Programme Lead will be instrumental in managing current volunteers, while building up a team of long-term volunteers to ensure continuous support for JWB’s Legal Programme. This entails:
Supporting JWB’s Legal Awareness Programs
The Legal Programme Lead will play a supporting role in JWB SG’s Legal Awareness Programmes, including:
Note that the Legal Programme Lead will take an initial lead in our exciting new Legal Awareness Mentorship Programme (“Mentorship”), sponsored by Merck, that will run from August 2021 to April 2022.
We will be recruiting additional support for this project, but the Legal Programme Lead will initially lead the project. JWB senior staff will support the Legal Programme Lead to get up to speed on the programme. Activities involve:
Reporting on Programme Activities and Outcomes
Desirable Experience (but not critical)
Note: Justice Without Borders and its staff do not provide any legal advice or engage in any activities reserved for those with legal practice certification. Our law firm partners carry out all such work.
What should I do to apply?
Please send a cover letter, CV and writing sample to Douglas MacLean, Executive Director via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit:
Our website: www.forjusticewithoutborders.org; or
Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/forjusticewithoutborders