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Citizens Advice
Multiple Locations
£49,200 (pro-rata if part time) + £3,520 London weighting (if applicable)
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United Kingdom
£40,708 per year, plus up to 5% employee matched pension contribution
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The South Asia Project Lead is responsible for Reprieve’s anti-death penalty work in the South Asia region. You are an activist, campaigner and/or lawyer with an interest in and passion for challenging the use of the death penalty in the South Asia region. You will focus on the death penalty in Pakistan and will explore opportunities to support local lawyers and activists challenging the use of the death penalty in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. The death penalty is one of Reprieve’s three areas of focus, alongside secret prisons and assassinations.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve Reprieve’s strategic goals in relation to abolishing or limiting the scope of the death penalty in the South Asia region, which include: the abolition of the death penalty for drug offences; a reduction in the number of wrongful convictions and death sentences imposed in breach of international law; challenging the use of vaguely defined “anti-terror” laws under which people are sentenced to death for non-lethal offences; greater transparency around the death row population; better consular assistance for South Asian nationals facing the death penalty overseas; and ensuring accountability for security and justice assistance from abolitionist countries provided to retentionist countries.

In support of this work and Reprieve’s broader strategic goals, you will work closely with:

  • Reprieve’s Policy and Media teams, to uncover and challenge how abolitionist states’ security assistance to states in the region may be contributingtodeath sentences and executions, alongside other related human rights abuses

  • the Digital Team, to further the objectives of your work and to motivate members of the public to take action where it is of benefit to the cases and the issues; and

  • the Development and Outreach Team, to represent your work to a range of external stakeholders.

You will help Reprieve’s Directors and Deputy Directors explore and understand changes and opportunities to achieve change in the death penalty landscape in the region.

You will be someone whom caseworkers and fellows feel confident to approach for guidance and direction. Even if you don’t always know the answer, you will be capable of proactively obtaining it from the Directors and Deputy Directors.

You are a person with experience working in the region, with a high level of cultural competency. You are able to recognise nuance and guide the organisation on an appropriate strategy that reflects local, regional and international trends in the application of the death penalty. In addition to being conversant in the legal systems of the region, you are abreast of local and geopolitical developments that impact on the use of the death penalty. You will have experience working with partners on the ground and with remote management.

You are a positive person with a can-do attitude, at least five years of casework and management experience, a great ability to multitask, a sensitivity to the risks faced by those whom we work with and assist, a willingness to muck in on all tasks big and small, and a passion for Reprieve’s work.

This is a London, office-based role and your presence is necessary during our core office hours. You will also be available outside of office hours in the event of an emergency, for example case developments that require urgent action. This is a role that may require significant travel and work outside of core office hours from time to time.

For more information, full job description and application information, please open the attached job description.

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Posted on: 04 September 2019
Closing date: 02 October 2019
Tags: Human Resources,Legal
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