Community Paralegal – CVC
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition invites suitable candidates to apply for the full-time position of Community Paralegal. Applications are open to organizations and individuals residing in the following countries: Belize, Suriname, Guyana, Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Civil society organizations may apply to support the establishment of the Community Paralegal post within their country office.
- Individuals supported by a local NGO who can “house” the paralegal and provide a suitable workspace may apply.
- Individuals must fulfil the “Requirement and Qualification” listed in the section below.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The work of the Community Paralegals is aimed at supporting the empowerment of key populations (KPs) to improve access to justice and reduce human rights violations with specific attention to incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) and intimate partner violence (IPV). The Community Paralegal seeks to:
- Collect, document and report cases of human rights violations in the Shared Incident Database (SID) to identify trends/patterns, support redress, litigation and reporting to international human rights watchdogs;
- Strengthen the capacity of key populations to understand their rights and seek redress for human rights breaches/violations; and
- Increase legal literacy and promote advocacy among key populations groups and other redress stakeholders.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter describing his/her academic and relevant professional experience, a resume and at least two (2) references. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission for applications is FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2021.
ONLY SHORT-LISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.