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Volunteer

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer with Justice Centre Hong Kong from protection claimant services and research to fundraising and events, design & communications. We recruit committed and passionate individuals according to our current needs. Most volunteer opportunities require a long-term commitment (usually six months) and the right to work in Hong Kong. We advertise volunteer opportunities on this section of our website and in our quarterly e-newsletter; sign up for updates here.

Legal Caseworker

This is a full time volunteer position with a minimum of 6 months commitment required.(However, part Time and more flexible arrangements will be considered.) Detailed training is provided.

The Legal Caseworker will become involved in tasks in connection with legal casework; provide file management; and act as the first point of contact for the organization in-person, on the phone, and via email. You would therefore play a critical role in client and external relations.

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and actioning all incoming communications to the Legal team (post, fax, telephone, email etc.);
  • Respond promptly to any client enquiries (often highly vulnerable people), and also that of other visitors, agencies etc. in a professional, sensitive and respectful manner;
  • Confirm and arrange appointments with clients and interpreters, and make appointment reminders as needed;
  • Training and supervision of any volunteers as appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate and assist with client and stakeholder events including managing materials, guest lists, venues, catering, and post-event evaluations;
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with NGOs, protection claimant communities, and other stakeholders in relation to Justice Centre’s activities;
  • Contributing to developing organizational strategy, networking with strategic partners, fundraising and development, and whole-of-office initiatives as needed;
  • Contributing to maintaining positive working relationships with the staff team and with HKSAR government, professional bodies, UNHCR, NGOs, and other stakeholders;
  • Manage office space reservations;
  • Manage petty cash;
  • Ensure the organisation and tidiness of office – including coordination with reception area;
  • Co-ordinate and upkeep of Clio data collection and end of month statistical reporting for Legal Services;
  • Liaise with interpreters, attend to interpreter matters, keep an up-to-date record of interpreter details and co-ordinate interpreter invoicing and payroll;
  • Contribute to Justice Centre’s legal and file management systems as well as monitoring and evaluation systems in terms of collection, verification, database entry, and filing of client data;
  • Assist with the coordination of intake and referrals for new and existing clients;
  • Such other tasks as required for the support of the delivery of JCHK’s Legal Services, as requested by the Legal Services Manager;
  • Maintaining the accuracy of client data and records on Clio; and
  • To attend all relevant staff meetings.

Essential

  • Demonstrable excellent organizational and communications skills;
  • Cordiality and diplomacy;
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills;
  • Multicultural sensitivity and ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and across varying language barriers;
  • Ability to work independently whilst being a good team-player;
  • Demonstrated literacy in Excel, basic data entry and Outlook;
  • Fluency in verbal and written English; and
  • Legal right to work/volunteer in Hong Kong.

Desirable

  • Fluency in Cantonese.
  • Fluency in another language such as French, Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Sinhala or Bangla would be a considerable asset.
  • Experience working with vulnerable people in a professional setting.
  • An opportunity to gain experience of client facing legal work under close supervision and with detailed traiing from our expert team of refugee lawyers; the chance to learn more about refugees in Hong Kong, and to contribute to rewarding human rights work.

Please e-mail your CV and statement of interest to pritika@justicecentre.org.hk  with the subject line ‘CAV” by midnight on 6th January 2019. Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in our organisation, we are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants.

 

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistance (EA) supports the office of the Executive Director (ED). The EA will report to the ED and Finance Manager. This is a full-time volunteer position, but part time applications will also be considered.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing multiple Justice Centre e-mail inboxes.
  • Updating digital media (including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with NGOs, HKSAR government, professional bodies, UNHCR, protection claimant communities, overseas universities, and other stakeholders in relation to Justice Centre’s activities.
  • Assist with events planning
  • Coordinating services with IT providers and contractors.
  • Maintaining office supplies & stationary.
  • Contributing to the on-boarding and orientation process of new starters.
  • Contributing to developing organizational strategy, networking with strategic partners, fundraising and development, and whole-of-office initiatives as needed and as appropriate.

The role holder may also be required to perform other duties, as assigned by the ED and/or the Finance Manager.

Requirements

You should also be a Hong Kong ID card holder with the permission to volunteer in HK.

You should have demonstrated experience in an administrative or secretarial support role with English fluency, both written and spoken. Cantonese fluency is desirable but not essential. You should be proficiencent in Microsoft Office.

If you have excellent communication skills, are organised and reliable with the ability to work independently whilst being a good team-player, we would love to hear from you.

The position is unpaid, but there are opportunities for flexible working (during standard office hours, M-F (9:30am – 6pm).  Interested applicants should provide a resume and cover letter to louise@justicecentre.org.hk

Fundraising and Development Coordinator  

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the heart of a small, proactive human rights NGO in Hong Kong and work with a creative and dynamic team.

We are looking for a volunteer to fill a highly flexible part-time position in our Fundraising and Development (F&D) Team for a minimum period of six months to one year. The F&D Team oversees Justice Centre’s events, campaigns and fundraising work.

We are highly cognizant of how valuable your skills and time are to small charities like us, in terms of both contribution and impact. Your skills can help us make a difference, and you will also have the opportunity to work with a professional and internationally recognized NGO.

Your role will be to support the F&D team in all areas of the work including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with events planning, including the World Refugee Day and Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize
  • Assist with awareness and fundraising campaigns’ development
  • Liaise with schools, student groups and community organisations to garner community support
  • Help maintain the donor database
  • Support the charity’s third party fundraising programme

If you have excellent communication skills, are organised and reliable with the ability to work independently whilst being a good team-player, we would love to hear from you.

You should also be a Hong Kong ID card holder with the permission to volunteer in HK.

For more information, please contact jobs@justicecentre.org.hk

 

Justice Centre Fellow

The Justice Centre Fellow is a position created to develop public interest law capacity in Hong Kong, while contributing to the provision of Justice Centre’s individual claimant services and the operation of Justice Centre’s pro bono partner programme. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please find details here.

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