Website Project Expedite Justice
Who are we?
Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) is a United States-based NGO with 501(c)(3) charitable organization status founded in 2016.
PEJ’s mission is to use all available legal options to seek justice for individuals who are inadequately protected under the law, who cannot access legal resources, and who are exploited by governments, corporations, or others.
PEJ applies a novel, victim-centered approach to addressing mass atrocities. PEJ’s three-step model includes training, mentoring, and providing independent legal consulting. We partner with and train local lawyers and investigators to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence according to international legal standards. Without evidence, there can be no accountability. We further build local capabilities and advance the justice process through case-specific mentoring and strategic guidance to local legal practitioners and investigators. Finally, we partner with local NGOs, pro bono law firms, and legal clinics to represent victims of international crimes and serious human rights abuses in court or alternative judicial mechanisms.
We have projects in various countries and are an inclusive team that includes people working remotely from many different places, including several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA. We are deeply committed to increasing the opportunity for lawyers from the global majority or global south to participate in international Rule of Law-based non-profits. People from countries from the global majority are encouraged to apply for this role.
What is the job?
The Communications assistant will work closely with the Communications and Projects Coordinator to support the organization’s communication strategic goals in the field of international criminal law. This role involves implementing external and internal communications, implementing social media strategies, and providing administrative support to enhance the organization’s visibility and impact.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Social Media and Advocacy Campaigns: Develop and execute social media strategies to promote the organization’s work in international criminal law. Coordinate advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and engage key stakeholders.
- Communications Drafting: Collaborate with the Communications and
- Projects Coordinator to draft and edit compelling external communications, including press releases, newsletters, reports, op-eds, and social media content. Ensure messaging aligns with the organization’s mission and goals.
- Internal Communications: Facilitate internal communication within the organization, ensuring effective information sharing among team members.
- Case Management: Assist in case management activities related to international criminal law projects. Assist in the maintenance of systems for organizing and managing information, including file storage, document retrieval, and knowledge-sharing platforms specific to the organization.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- Demonstrated experience in managing social media platforms, implementing campaigns, and engaging audiences.
- One or two years of communications-related work experience.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas and concepts in a clear and accessible manner.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
- Proficiency in using communication tools and platforms, as well as experience with content management systems.
- Familiarity with international criminal law, human rights, or related fields is preferred.
How to Apply:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application: Communications Assistant” in the subject line, and attach:
- CV (maximum of two pages)
- Cover letter
- Writing sample
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
To apply for this job email your details to email@example.com