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  • Posted: Apr 7, 2023
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    Legal Officer, TrustLaw, Africa


    As a Legal Officer, you will:

    • Collaborate with teams across the Foundation to deliver the TrustLaw component of the DDR/AI project
    • Scope, draft and manage legal pro bono requests, including connecting the pro bono client with lawyers and following up with the parties involved
    • Design, scope and manage the development and dissemination of cross-border research projects, legal tools, resources, and other content that address the most critical social and policy needs facing our NGO and social enterprise members
    • Scope, research, manage and deliver online legal trainings, legal health checks and events for NGOs and social enterprises
    • Support the implementation of strategies to expand the TrustLaw membership by recruiting the strongest law firms and corporate in-house legal teams in the region, managing member relationships and facilitating member engagement
    • Support the TrustLaw team on thought leadership projects and, as appropriate, represent TrustLaw by speaking publicly on our work at panels, conferences, or other speaking engagements
    • Assist and support on the administrative, reporting, planning, monitoring, and logistical responsibilities linked to the role in a timely manner, for example through inputting into databases, planners, and trackers, updating Salesforce and running Salesforce reports, ensuring members have up-to-date contact information, inputting into reports, collecting feedback and responding to requests for information, etc
    • Work hours that overlap with global team availability, including some evening meetings each week
    • Assist with other duties as required.

    About You

    • A qualified lawyer (2+ years PQE) with strong legal skills and relevant experience working in a law firm, in-house legal team, media house or non-profit organisation
    • Prior experience working in or demonstrated understanding of media freedom, inclusive economies or human rights. Knowledge of data and digital rights an advantage
    • A good understanding of the legal and non-profit sectors in Africa, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that pro bono opportunities bring to law firms and legal teams
    • Excellent project, time management and organisational skills including the ability to effectively and independently manage multiple matters and projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent research, drafting and analytical skills
    • Experience coordinating and delivering project or programmatic activities, including organising trainings/events. Experience working on donor-funded projects would be a plus
    • Experience engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, from senior corporate executives and partners of top law firms to social entrepreneurs, NGOs and donors, and supporting members to use a service
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience working with databases essential, Salesforce favourable.
    • Willingness to travel internationally

    Method of Application

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