VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
As a VSO volunteer, you’ll be building new relationships with local partners and fellow professionals. Together, you will improve access to justice and pro-bono legal services for the poor and vulnerable. You’ll immerse yourself in a new culture and develop your professional skills whilst doing something truly fulfilling.
This placement is part of a project led by the British Council, in partnership with VSO. The purpose of the role is to :
- Improve access to justice and pro-bono legal services for the poor and vulnerable
- Develop capabilities of legal sector professionals
- Support existing legal aid centres to properly and effectively represent clients from local communities.
Build the capability and capacity of existing legal aid centres to properly and effectively represent clients from local communities.
Skills, qualifications and experience
- You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal/Law or related field
- You are legally qualified with minimum 5 years post qualifying experience from a Commonwealth common law system, with experience of litigation and criminal law
- You have experience in advocacy before courts and tribunals
- You have experience of diverse client base
- You have worked outside of you home jurisdiction
- As well as having a relevant professional background, you’ll need to be flexible and adaptable to change in order to work with the infrastructure in Myanmar.