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Legal Assistant
November 12, 2013
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Legal Assistant
East-West Management Institute (EWMI)’s Program on Rights and Justice (PRAJ) is seeking a Legal Officer. The Legal Assistant will work closely with the Legal Advisor (LA) to direct and implement all aspects of activities related to increasing the skills of law students and law professors at the various Cambodian law schools, and other similar activities as required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • With the guidance of the LA, conduct research and gather information through observation and discussion to contribute to project analysis and planning
  • Facilitate and coordinate communications between PRAJ staff and participating universities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of law school competitions, including Mock Trial and Client Counseling competitions
  • Plan and arrange logistics for meetings, training events and other related activities
  • Provide assistance to law school in relation to legal clinic and ethics classes
  • Assist in the development of legal and judicial education materials for the Legal Education Unit (LEU), and other areas as required
  • Represent PRAJ in meetings with local officials, grantees, partner organizations, and NGOs
  • Provide general office and clerical support for the LEU
  • Draft project correspondence in English and Khmer where needed
  • Provide interpretation for PRAJ staff at meetings or at PRAJ-sponsored functions
  • Translate legal and judicial education materials, including textbooks, manuals, laws and other regulations
  • Assist in editing, proofreading legal articles in preparation for publication
  • Accompany law students on field visits
  • Facilitate, coordinate and otherwise support internship programs for law students
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the LA

Qualifications
  • Relevant university degree, preferably Bachelor of Law degree or higher
  • At least two-years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Cambodian customs and protocols in a business setting
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • Ability to exercise initiative
  • Prior work experience at an international organization or NGO is a plus
  • Excellent oral English language skills
  • Strong writing and typing skills in both Khmer and English
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, internet)
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
Closing date for all applications: November 12, 2013

Interested candidates should send their CV to:

Office Manager, EWMI- PRAJ or by E-mail: info@ewmi-praj.org
#43, Street 208, Sangkat Boeung Raing, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Telephone: 023 224 782/221 164, Fax: 023 224 783

Women are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Websites: www.ewmi-praj.org E-mail:info@ewmi-praj.org
Funded by United States Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement No. 442-A-00-08-00011-00