Global Partners Digital (GPD) is a social purpose company dedicated to fostering a digital environment underpinned by human rights and democratic values We do this by making policy spaces and processes more open, inclusive and transparent, and by facilitating strategic, informed and coordinated engagement in these processes by public interest actors. For more information see our website.
GPD is looking to appoint a Legal Officer to support our exciting portfolio of global programmes and projects which focus on promoting human rights in the digital environment. The role will involve legal and policy research to feed into advocacy efforts by GPD and its partners, legal and policy analysis, and the development of analytical frameworks and tools on key policy issues.
The successful candidate will have a strong grounding in international human rights law and legal instruments, and an ability to apply this knowledge to the field of digital policy. Outstanding attention to detail and the discipline to manage competing tasks simultaneously are both crucial qualities in this role. The ideal candidate will also be a self-starter who is open to developing her or his role over time.
Responsibilities will include:
- Providing high quality legal and policy advice to GPD and its partners on human rights, specifically as they relate to digital policy;
- Producing legal analyses in response to key concerns and priorities, and policy briefings and other resources for a range of stakeholders, including civil society organisations, governments and policymakers, regulators and standards bodies, and tech companies;
- Supporting the development of human rights-based analytical frameworks and tools on key policy issues; and
- Supporting the overall development and implementation of GPD’s legal strategy.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- A bachelor’s degree in law, or equivalent (essential);
- Knowledge of international and regional human rights law, and mechanisms and recent developments at the international level (essential);
- A strong understanding of public policy development and regulation (essential);
- Excellent communication and presentation skills (essential);
- Outstanding written English (essential);
- Permission to live and work in the UK (essential);
- An interest in digital policy (desirable);
- Secondary working languages (desirable);
- Experience of working in a diverse cultural context (desirable).
Terms and conditions:
- Working days: Full time
- Start date: As soon as possible
- Length of contract: One Year Fixed Term
- Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
- Holidays: 25 days (excluding public holidays)
- Reporting to: Head of Legal
- Candidate must have permission to live and work in the UK
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 25 July 2019. First round interviews will take place on 8 and 9 August 2019 with second round interviews, if necessary, the following week.
When applying, please outline why you think you are suitable for this role in your cover letter, describing any relevant skills and experience (up to 500 words).