Asylum Access is hiring an
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Assistant, Paralegal Project
About Asylum Access
We are human rights advocates who support forcibly displaced individuals and communities as they reclaim their rights, agency and power.
Our unique combination of legal empowerment, policy advocacy and global systems change creates conditions in which refugees can live safely, move freely, work legally and go to school. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that honors refugees’ freedom, dignity and autonomy, and empowers them to make choices about their own lives.
Asylum Access’ global team and family of local civil society organizations advocate to make human rights a reality for refugees throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our national organizations are led and staffed primarily by community members in those countries, and there is strong mutual trust and respect between us and our clients. On the international stage, we work with established institutions to shift the global system to better uphold and promote refugees’ human rights. We can help catalyze and lead systemic transformation because, uniquely among NGOs in the refugee response sector, we focus exclusively on rights and governance.
The Legal Team primarily provides legal services to refugees, ensuring that they have access to justice, get necessary support during the refugee status determination (RSD) process and have information on Long Term Legal Solutions (LTLS). The Legal Team is overseen by the Protection Program Coordinator and includes the RSD, Protection and Interpreter Program and Paralegal Project Team Leads, RSD and Protection Officers, RSD and Protection VLAs, Screening and Intake Officers, Interpreter Program and Paralegal Project Assistants, Interpreters and Paralegals.
Under the guidance of the Interpreter Program and Paralegal Project Team Lead, the Paralegal Project Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the day to day functioning of the Paralegal project activities and supporting the team for legal clinics, organizing the trainings, meetings with AAT’s Paralegals.
All responsibilities will be undertaken under the guidance and support of the Interpreter Program and Paralegal Project Team Lead.
Legal clinics (35%):
Trainings and Meetings (60%):
Reports to: Interpreter Program and Paralegal Project Team Lead
Salary and Benefits
The Paralegal Project Assistant will receive a monthly payment of THB 30,000 per month, health insurance and vacation and other leave days.
Hours and Location of Work
The Paralegal Project Assistant is a full-time, one-year contract position based in our office in Bangkok, Thailand. Candidates should be aware that some flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to complete duties outside of standard office hours.
Application Instructions to Candidates
Upload your resume and a cover letter via Asylum Access online portal BambooHR by February 3rd. . In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, preferred start date, expected salary and how you learned about the position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview
Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value the expertise of those who have experienced displacement, and encourage people with such lived experience to apply.
For more information about our organization, visit www.asylumaccess.org_._