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Position Title:                                     Advocate

Location of Work:                              Karachi

Type of Job:                                        Contractual

Reporting to:                                      Senior Program Manager, CEO

Grade/Scale:                                      5

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Legal Aid Society under the project of Basic and Legal Literacy Initiatives for Juveniles of Sindh is desirous of opening a Legal Empowerment Help Desk (herein after referred as “LED” is a combination of a referral, mediation service and provider of legal literacy / education) in Chakiwara Police Station and Baldia Police Station Karachi.

The Advocate is required to work 6 hours per day, 6 days a week (36 hours per week) from 04:00 p.m.to 10:00 p.m. Upon request the Advocate should be prepared to work overtime.

Job Description/Roles and Responsibilities of Legal Advisor posted at LED:

  • Legal Advisor will provide immediate legal advice and information to a juvenile/women who will come to the Police Station and in need of the legal advice and help.
  • Legal Advisor will brief the juvenile about his/her rights under the JJSA, 2018 and other relevant laws.
  • Legal Advisor will train the staff on the Salient Features of JJSA, 2018.
  • Legal Advisor will be responsible to reprsent the Juveniles/Women in court who are in need of free legal representation and comes under the pre defined criteria of LAS – Free Legal Representation.
  • Legal Advisor will responsible to complete all the additional tasks given by Litigation Manager, Senior Program Manager and Executive Director.
  • Legal Advisor will provide all of services free of cost and will not take any sort of benefits (in any form) from anyone.
  • It is the responsibility of the Legal Advisor to make sure that the juvenile (if involved in criminal offence) will be presented in front of the magistrate within 24 hours.
  • Legal Advisor will not exceed its limits and will not interfere with the routine running of the police station.
  • Legal Advisor is also responsible to undertake mediation between the parties where necessary and where the parties so agree and on the request of the police officials.

REQUIREMENTS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Candidate must have good knowledge and experience of criminal and civil procedures and laws.
  • He/she must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel for drafting applications and record keeping related tasks.
  • Minimum Qualification (BA, LLB, with second Class) preference will be given to Master Graduate.
  • Minimum Experience will be of 7 years in related field.
  • Required advanced level of English, reading, writing for drafting of various reports also knowledge of Sindhi and Urdu.
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to network and liaise with the community
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity
  • Willingness to work and live in harsh conditions
  • Compassion for access to justice, serving disempowered segments in society and enforcement of fundamental rights of target audiences

Application Process

  • We are equal opportunity employer for qualified male and female candidates.
  • Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates may apply online latest by 11th April, 2021
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test & interview.
  • The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.
  • For further information please visit http//www.las.org.pk




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