Legal Advisor – Vacancy Announcement

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic Estimated Start Date:  February 2017 The CEELI Institute is seeking to hire a Legal Advisor to develop manage and implement programs that promote rule of law through professional trainings; to conduct appropriate legal

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic
Estimated Start Date:  February 2017

The CEELI Institute is seeking to hire a Legal Advisor to develop manage and implement programs that promote rule of law through professional trainings; to conduct appropriate legal research in support of curricula development; to provide legal training and instruction; and to prepare articles for publication by the Institute.  Programs are delivered both in Prague and at offsite locations for an international audience.

The CEELI Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, international provider of post-graduate, professional legal education headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.  Our mission is to develop and train an international network of legal professionals committed to a rule of law. Through innovative training programs and other activities, we work with judges, lawyers, civil society, government officials, and other professionals in countries building laws-based societies to support fair, transparent, and effective judicial systems, strengthen democratic institutions, combat corruption, build respect for human rights, and promote the continuing development of market economies.

 Required Qualifications: 
·       Fluency in Russian and English – written and spoken
·       Law degree from an accredited Russian university; and LLM from international university
·       Minimum of five years of experience in the practice of law in the Russian Federation, focused on criminal procedure, criminal law, criminal defense, and human rights issues
·       Substantial experience with using international public law instruments and comparative law materials
·       Experience in teaching or training, and in preparing and designing training programs
·       Substantial experience in preparing and/or filing cases before the European Court for Human Rights
·       Availability to travel internationally – up to 35% of their time

Preferred Qualifications:
·       Experience working with not-for profit organizations
·       Proven track record implementing grants
·       Experience with program design and management in the Eurasia region

Responsibilities will include:
·       Provide legal expertise, research and program content in support of the CEELI Institute’s programs, including but not limited to programs designed for Russian legal practitioners
·       Develop and design substantive curricula and faculty guidance for legally focused programs
·       Serve as a lead trainer for legal education programs, including programs on the use of international mechanisms for human rights defense
·       Provide thought leadership for the Institute on the development of legal and human rights programs
·       Assist in drafting donor reports
·       Assist in developing program proposals
·       Prepare and edit reports and publications for the Institute (in English and/or Russian) on relevant legal topics and issues
·       Assist in the formation and coordination of fellowship programs for Russian and Eurasian attorneys and human rights defenders

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to Sarka Michkova at:  smichkova@ceeli-inst.org

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