The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) seeks a self-funded Legal Fellow for its office in Indonesia. This position will join a small team based in Jakarta, for a program working with Southeast Asian civil society organizations to increase capacity to develop advocacy strategies that strengthen the recently established Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and other institutions within the ASEAN regional human rights system. Duties may include research on a topics such as comparative perspectives on other regional human rights systems and on thematic issues such as corporate social responsibility and migrant workers; outreach to ASEAN-based human rights advocacy networks; and assistance with organizing trainings and other key events. This position is open for the fall semester of 2011, with the possibility of extending through spring 2012.
Previous experience in international settings and the human rights field are required. Two years of professional experience in either a formal work setting or through internships are also required. Experience in Asia is preferred.
Law students and recent law graduates are preferred.
Due to the volume of applicants, we are only able to follow up with candidates selected for interviews. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.