The establishment of an independent Law Centre for children and young people in the Republic of Ireland has been under exploration for some time. The initiative has considerable support from legal practitioners, academics, NGOs in the children and legal sectors, and highly regarded children’s rights advocates. In 2012, a steering committee secured funding to establish such a Centre and to fund its operation for its first two years. The Centre is likely to be based in Dublin.
The Centre now seeks a Director. The Director will be a qualified solicitor with relevant experience of and expertise in the law relating to children, as well as capacities to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and to secure sustainable resources for the Centre. He or she will also have excellent management, administrative and leadership skills.
For further information, please contact Larry Donnelly, PILA Manager, at 01 8728048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00 PM, 29 June 2012. Applicants must submit 1) a completed application form, 2) a current curriculum vitae and 3) a brief covering letter. These should be emailed to email@example.com.
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ireland invites applications for a full time internship with the External Relations Unit. The internship is for a six month period from 18th July 2012 until 18th January 2013.
The UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about UNHCR’s work and mandate at the international level, in the EU and in Ireland. The successful candidate will also receive on-the-job training and complete self-study modules. The internship is unpaid. A small allowance is payable for travel expenses.
Interested candidates should send a current CV and covering letter by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should read: Application for External Relations Internship/followed by your initials. Example: Application for External Relations Internship/AB.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.
Human Rights First is seeking an Advocacy Counsel for the Refugee Protection program in the Washington, DC office.
ANNUAL SALARY: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package
START DATE: Immediately
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 27, 2012. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The application can be found online at www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links. You will be requested to provide:
Cover letter (upload)
Writing sample (upload)
Names and contact details for three (3) references (enter online)
FLAC is seeking to recruit a Legal Information and Communications Officer (Maternity Cover) for PILA. The Legal Information and Communications Officer position will be offered on a fixed term contract basis from October 2012 to April 2013 and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications must include a completed application form and CV, and should be forwarded by post to Noeline Blackwell, Director General, FLAC, 13 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1 or by e-mail to email@example.com on or before Friday 24 August 2012.
Up to ten individuals, including community leaders, academics, and relevant government and security officials from Ireland and from Northern Ireland will be selected to engage with their American counterparts to examine the ways in which societies can address the growth of violent extremism. This programme will explore the role of non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, community leaders, and government agencies in encouraging people to express political, social, and cultural identity through constructive and non-violent channels
The programme is sponsored by the Irish Institute at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Programme-related costs including travel, accommodation, tuition, and the majority of meals are provided.
The programme is not open to U.S. citizens, Green Card holders, or past participants of U.S. Government-funded Irish Institute programmes. Short-listed applicants must be available for interview either 25th January in Belfast or 26th January in Dublin. Please note that the programme is by necessity highly selective, and that consequently, not all applicants will be interviewed and not all interviewees will be invited to participate.
To apply: Visit the Irish Institute's website for an application form. The completed form, in addition to a letter of interest, must be returned by email to Ms. Thea Gilien at firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 pm GMT on Tuesday, 17th January. The mandatory letter of interest should include: reason for application, your ability to contribute to the programme, and potential for sharing your experience upon your return home. For further information, please visit the Irish Institute's website or telephone 01 614 7450.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) is a national organisation that works with and on behalf of immigrants, promoting their rights and entitlements through information, legal representation and advocacy.
Reporting to the full-time solicitor, the part-time solicitor will assist in the implementation of a legal strategy that will provide frontline and accessible information and legal assistance to migrants.
Key activities will include the taking of cases with potential for immigration and policy reform in the area of anti-trafficking and work with vulnerable migrant women, and where necessary, assistance with the analysis of relevant national, and international law and policy to inform efforts in this regard.
Previous relevant experience and a strong commitment to ICI’s values and to Human Rights are essential.
The part-time solicitor will need to be highly committed and resourceful in their approach to the role and the development of the capability and capacity of ICI.
To express your interest in this role, kindly send a cover letter and CV to Geraldine Hegarty at email@example.com in strictest confidence by 5pm 30 January 2015. Full job description available on request.