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Human Rights Law Officer (FEM)

Job Summary

• Developing and conducting monitoring and evaluation tasks, with the aim of reporting to donors and other supporting stakeholders.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


• Reading FEM policies, reports, and other documents, and those reports of other relevant

stakeholders, with the aim of developing personal legal expertise on FEM’s mandate.

• Managing external law beneficiaries (lawyers, judges, UAGO) with the aim of creating and

maintaining high quality substantive relationships.

• Researching laws and their application in Myanmar with the aim of developing FEM expertise and

leadership on the subject.

• Contributing law expertise to internal and external reports, briefs, press releases, and social media

on the project focus area, with the aim of informing beneficiaries of FEM’s findings

• Contributing law expertise in workshops on the project focus area, including via meetings,

roundtables, and advocacy interventions, with the aim of influencing participants’ knowledge,

attitudes, and behavior


• Proven commitment to all human rights principles in the UDHR.

• Law degree (in any law field, including non-practicing, Myanmar or abroad) or significant experience

working with lawyers and courts.

• Demonstrable experience working with cases, lawyers, and/or courts in Myanmar.

• Proven ability to question, rationalize, and analyse ideas/opinions (particularly from government

etc.). Passion for reading is highly desirable.

• Good understanding of human rights. Basic knowledge of freedom of expression, media freedom,

and/or the right to information is highly desirable.

• Proven ability to be flexible – E.g. shifting from basic paperwork, to attending roundtables, to

phoning judges.

• Proven ability to communicate with senior lawyers, judiciary, parliament, officials, embassies, media,

the UN, and other CSOs. Personal networks with any of these are highly desirable.

• Basic knowledge of digital tools including Excel/Sheets, Word/Docs, and email. Knowledge of

Powerpoint, social media, encrypted messaging apps, and Photoshop is desirable.

• Fluency in spoken and written (Unicode) Myanmar. Good understanding of English is desirable.

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