Recruitment: Senior Legal and Policy Officer

Published date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

The Senior Legal and Policy Officer is an integral member of the Legal and Policy Team. The Senior Legal and Policy Officer will lead, monitor, develop and advocate for Alliance positions that will further the objectives of the Strategic Plan

Leadership and Management
• Lead and manage legal and policy projects for the Alliance in accordance with best project management practice, within budget and in accordance with agreed timelines
• Provide line-management and support to legal and policy team junior staff and interns
• Actively contribute to strategic planning, work planning, budgetary and evaluation activities

Legal and Policy Activities
• Prepare research documents, legislative and policy as well as consultation-based submissions that analyse and highlight gaps in the protection of children’s rights under international human rights law together with identifying recommendations/solutions to close those gaps
• Monitor United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), Council of Europe (COE) together with domestic developments in children’s rights
• Advise the Alliance on areas of law, policy and practice where children’s rights need to be strengthened
• Advise the Alliance on potential opportunities to positively impact on and influence the realisation of children’s rights in Ireland
• Advise the Alliance on the potential use of international, legal, administrative and other remedies aimed at implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ireland
• Take part in advocacy and public affairs activities to promote Alliance legal and policy positions aimed at implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ireland
 

More information available in the job description attached.

Location: Offices of the Children’s Rights Alliance, 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Reporting to: Head of Legal, Policy and Public Affairs
Terms: This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

A letter of application, along with a CV should be sent to Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, 7 Red Cow Lane, Dublin 7 or to: jobs@childrensrights.ie

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Friday, 15 November 2019