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  • Posted: Oct 16, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 22, 2019
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  • Founded in 1999, Access to Justice ("A2Justice”) is a justice advocacy group working to defend rights of equal and non-discriminatory access to courts of law, expand access of vulnerable people to equal and impartial justice, attack corruption in justice administration, support legal struggles for human dignity and disseminate legal resources that help...
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    Senior Project Officer

    Ref: SPO
    Duration: One-and-a-half year period

    About the Project

    • The project seeks to strengthen achievement of criminal justice reforms, improve protection against torture and ill-treatment through capacity building and expand access to legal assistance for poor people, all of which will take place in three jurisdictions.
    • The position is based in the organization’s office in Lagos and will require occasional travel outside of Lagos State.

    Job Description

    • Operating from the Organization’s Lagos office, the Senior Project Officer will be responsible for delivering a number of actions taking place in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and Anambra State.
    • The actions are part of an embracing project concept to improve the administration of criminal justice, strengthen protection against torture and expand the availability of legal assistance to indigent persons.

    Target Candidate Profile

    • The ideal candidate will be a lawyer with at least seven (6) years post-call experience, with demonstrated capacity to execute rule-of-law projects and deliver targeted outputs/outcomes with remarkable success within specific timeframes.
    • S/he will be an effective planner with ability to manage potential multi-dimensional contingencies;
    • S/he will also be a robust relationship builder and manager who can knock on doors with unflinching courage and perseverance as well as manage a multiple set of interventions to achieve desired goals.
    • This position has a significant travel component.  
    • Some experience of work in a non-profit sector at a relatively high level is considered a major advantage. 

    Remuneration
    Compensation is within the N4,200,000.00 – N4,800,000.00 p/a range.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and a Cover Letter (with a minimum of two professional references) to: applications@accesstojustice-ng.org clearly indicating the "Reference No." as subject of your mail.

    Note: This organization is an equal opportunities employer and third party interventions for interested persons are neither necessary nor welcome.

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