Organisation: China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (中國維權律師關注組)
Position: Case Officer (Full-time)
1) Maintain a good relationship and network with human rights lawyers and legal rights defenders in Mainland China.
2) Compile and update information about human rights lawyers and maintain a systematic database
3) To monitor and analyze human rights cases taken up by Mainland Chinese human rights lawyers and legal rights defenders and humanitarian aid applications
4) Communicate with funding bodies and provide related reports
1) University graduate with at least 2 years working experience
2) Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
3) Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel) and Chinese word processing
4) Knowledge in online applications (Website, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo)
5) Knowledge in Chinese legal system and human rights situation preferred
6) Responsible, detail-minded with sound analytical thinking and judgement skills
7) Experience in budget management preferred
8) Flexible in working hours and willing to work overtime when required
9) Immediately available is preferred
Closing date: 10 February 2012
Description of organisation: China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG) is a non-profit organisation based in Hong Kong SAR. It targets on advocating for the protection of the rights of human rights lawyers and legal rights defenders in China.
It was established on 20 January 2007. Current board members included prominent human rights lawyer and legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan (Chair), legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing (Vice-chairperson), barristers Cheung Yiu-leung, Linda Wong (Treasurer) and Dennis Kwok, solicitors John Clancey and Chong Yiu-kwong (Secretary), and journalism professor To Yiu-ming. The initial funding of this group valued at HK$1.2 million per year is generously provided by Sir Joseph Hotung. The group is expanding with some new funding sources.
We acknowledge that despite their endeavours to fight for the rights of the underprivileged within the legal framework, many lawyers and legal activists in China have been subject to tremendous political pressure and unfair treatment by the Chinese authorities. They and their families deserve more attention and support from Hong Kong society and the international community.
Our organization provides basic medical insurance and labour insurance in accordance with legal requirements. Interested parties please send your application with full resumé indicating date of availability, latest and expected salary to fax: 23887270 or email: [email protected]