Junior Program Officer
2019. március 06.


Jelentkezési határidő: 2019. március 18.

PILnet is an international non-profit organization that is changing the way people think about public interest law. By bringing the public and private sectors of the legal profession together, PILnet protects and asserts the right and responsibility of all lawyers to represent the public interest. With offices and staff in New York, London, Budapest, Moscow, Beijing, and Hong Kong, PILnet is putting the techniques that have historically been used to benefit a powerful few to work for everyone, including the most vulnerable.

The (Junior) Program Officer

The Program Officer, reporting to (Senior) Legal Officer(s) and Director for Europe, will apply their technical skills, education and experience to:

Work closely with, and provide programmatic support to, (Senior) Legal Officer(s) and Director for Europe, as well as other PILnet’s international staff and management in building of broad-based partnerships with stakeholders, including law firms, other public interest law organizations, governments, corporations, civil society and universities.

Identify relevant civil society organizations and law firms, and support (Senior) Legal Officer(s), Director for Europe and management in developing of relationships with civil society organizations to develop pro bono matters.

 Key responsibilities

  • Under guidance of (Senior) Legal Officer(s) or Director for Europe, coordinate with law firm and civil society representatives to introduce them to the clearinghouse process; prepare and follow-up on these meetings. Assist in creating, and editing of clearinghouse listings; provide support and coordinate introductions between law firms and civil society organizations; assist in supporting European roundtable efforts; contribute to global or other relevant clearinghouse data processing and tracking; under guidance of senior colleagues prepare presentations and present clearinghouse model and pro bono issues and work of PILnet in general, at meetings and conferences.
  • Under guidance of senior colleagues assist in the organization and implementation of PILnet’s annual Global Forum, and other PILnet events, including, but not limited to the development of workshops, speaker selection and logistics.
  • Identify opportunities for developing new forms of engagement, including new handbooks, research articles, or papers and work under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officer(s), or Director for Europe to plan, implement and disseminate them.
  • Under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officer(s), or Director for Europe, contribute to drafting strategies, work plans, and task lists related to the design and implementation of projects.
  • Under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officer(s), or Director for Europe, contribute to managing various projects and ensuring the successful and timely implementation of projects in accordance with related funding proposals and work plans.
  • Under the supervision of (Senior) Legal Officer(s), or Director for Europe, contribute to research and collection of relevant monitoring and evaluation information, contribute to reporting and proposal development concerning the relevant projects.
  • Contribute to development of PILnet-related articles, reports, and updates for external audiences.
  • Assist in providing of general support to the Director for Europe in relation to project development, planning, and implementation, regardless of jurisdiction.
  • With Director for Europe’s support, and in coordination with (Senior) Legal Officer(s), contribute to providing oversight and support to interns.
  • Keep abreast of public interest law developments relevant to global jurisdictions in which projects are implemented.
  • Other tasks as requested by the Director for Europe or (Senior) Legal Officer(s) of PILnet.


  • Minimum undergraduate (first level) degree in related fields or areas.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of other European language is a plus.
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience, preferably in the nonprofit, private or public sector, and/or a graduate degree in a relevant field in combination with relevant extracurricular experience.
  • Strong interest in access-to-justice issues, public interest law, social justice, social entrepreneurship, civil society and human rights, interest in use of technology in these areas is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative and opportunity-driven mindset.
  • Experience with project management, and budgeting is a plus.
  • Excellent ability to multitask, work well under pressure whilst maintaining a professional approach, meeting set deadlines while manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to present effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent networking, organizing, and negotiating skills, ability to connect with people of different backgrounds and experiences, is a plus.
  • Interest/experience in the implementation of work-process/project management and work efficiency development methods (LEAN, AGILE, SCRUM, etb.), is a plus.
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team across several languages, jurisdictions and legal cultures.
  • Proficient in Google Apps (Gmail, Google Drive, Docs), and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Access, etc.).

Level of Language Proficiency
English (proficient), knowledge of additional European Languages a strong asset.

Minimum Education Required
3-year degree

How to Apply
Please send your (1) CV, (2) cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position and how you meet the job qualifications, as well as *(3) personal essay of no more than 500 words, explaining where you see opportunities and challenges for use of legal empowerment for civil society in Europe.

Send these three documents to:, with 'Program Officer' as the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed as received and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. The first review of candidates is planned for March 18, 2019. Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

PILnet is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PILnet are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications and merit, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PILnet will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PILnet encourages applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

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