The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is a not for profit organization with a mission to connect vulnerable and disempowered end users of justice with effective and expedient services for the delivery of justice. LAS starts by listening to the voices of the vulnerable and disempowered within the legal system and combines their needs with the values of equity, fairness and inclusion to change the way we view and tackle present day challenges facing the attainment of justice in our society. The organization adopts a two pronged approach within the larger framework of access to justice in Pakistan. The first aspect of programming is to provide direct assistance on a case by case and individualized basis through provision of legal representation; akin to plugging in gaps in the provision of legal aid. The second aspect of programming is aimed at systems level repair through the legal empowerment approach which seeks to increase knowledge of law amongst common users for effectuating more access and change within the surrounding legal ecosystem.
Details of Vacancy
LAS seeks to appoint a full-time Research Associate to provide research assistance on ongoing projects as they relate to access to justice, accountability and transparency, good governance, legal empowerment etc.
The start date for the vacancy will be 1st February, 2018 and the end date will be 30 June, 2018 with the possibility of extension.
Knowledge Exchange(KE) and Impact
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with knowledge exchangeand impact activities.
Tasks will include the following:
-managing the online and social media profile in terms of content generation
-organising seminars, events and training session
-assisting members in converting research into impact e.g.producing lay summaries of work, identifying impact and KE opportunities
-monitoring and evaluation of KE and impact
-identify, developand maintain relations with stakeholders
-Preparing KE and impact materials
-Preparing annual report
The successful candidate will assist with research and contribute to developing a policy-driven evidence base.
Indicative tasks include:
- data collection and preparation
- assisting with literature reviews
- assisting with manuscript preparation
- data analysis
Strategic planningand development
The successful candidate will support planning further research components and research activities.
This section details the knowledge, skills and experience we require for the role.
Candidates should havea strong educational background in
a related subject such as psychology, sociology or public policy and be educated to a Master's level in one of these disciplines.
Specialist knowledge &
Proficient with spreadsheet programmes. Excellent IT skills. Proficient with SPSS and InDesign. Excellent practical and theoretical knowledge of methodology is important.
Well-developed interpersonal/communication skills and strong organisational skills are essential.
Methodical but efficient and flexible approach to work.
Prior experience of research is desirable.
Experience in research related to the mission of LAS is desirable.
Terms and Conditions:
Suite # 0202, 2nd Floor, The Plaza Zamzama (Do Talwar Round about) Clifton Karachi.
Hours of work
Your employment is full-time, 9am -5pm from Monday to Saturday.
Length of appointment
The post is available from1 February, 2018 .
9 days leave per current contract, plus public holidays
To submit an application for this vacancy, please send your CV, a cover letter and a written sample of your work of up to 2000 words to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org . The written sample will be used to assess the candidate’s proficiency in written English.The closing date for applications is 20th January, 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact email@example.com
For further information about LAS please visit http://www.co.lao.org.pk