Project Implementation Officer – Water Security Projects (x2)

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Geoscience Energy and Maritime Division provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). There are three (3) areas of scientific programming and two areas of focus within this division:

1. Oceans and Maritime Programme (OMP) – assists member countries with services that provide applied ocean science and knowledge for evidence-based policy-making and technical solutions for improved ocean and maritime governance, management and capacity development.
2. Georesources and Energy Programme (GEP) – assists member countries by applying technical knowledge in the areas of geoscience and sustainable energy use.
3. Disaster and Community Resilience Programme (DCRP) – assists member countries to demonstrate strengthened resilience through integrated action on disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, natural resource management and increased access to water and sanitation.

The role – Project Implementation Officer – Water Security Projects will be responsible for working closely with beneficiary country project counterparts, collaborating under various Water Security projects to plan, budget, implement, report, undertake procurement and contract management, support quality monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), prepare for, hold National Steering Committee (NSC) meetings and roll out local stakeholder communications, engagement and visibility activities. Includes supporting the strengthening of local project management systems and pulling in technical expertise from across the Disaster and Community Resilience Programme (DCRP) and SPC.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

Supporting countries by guiding, coaching, and building capacity to plan, budget, implement, and report on in-country activities
• Guide and coach the country lead implementation agencies in developing country activity plans addressing project results framework target needs, facilitating stakeholder engagement and ensuring the activity plans are align with project outcomes and country development strategy plans
Supporting countries by guiding, coaching, and building capacity on financial, procurement, contract, and grant management for in-country activities including acquittals
• Coach and support country teams to ensure in-country financial management is sound and in accordance with SPC, donor and audit requirements
Ensuring quality stakeholder engagement and MERL for in-country activities
• Support the Project Manager to convene the National project steering group, sub-regional steering committee meetings, and other regional events for the project as relevant
Supporting and advising on project coordination, management, and reporting
• Advise and support the country teams in coordination of project activities, progress of activity narrative and financial reporting

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international development, community engagement, strategic communications, disaster risk reduction, community resilience, water resources management, water, sanitation and hygiene, governance and policy development or related field

Knowledge and experience
• At least five years relevant supervisory and project management experience
• Work experience in a discipline relevant to: international development, community engagement, strategic communications, disaster risk reduction, community resilience, water resources management, water, sanitation and hygiene; governance and policy development, and/or another relevant field

Essential skills
• Strong understanding and experience in project management, including with project-cycles, log-frames, financial forecasting and reporting, grant and contract management, MERL and risk management
• Experience in managing MFAT-funded projects
• Understanding and experience in adaptive and results-orientated project management
• Knowledge of procurement and financial management systems, and implementing projects across multiple currencies
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of water security challenges and responses in atoll environments, at both the national and community levels, and including considerations such as the role of gender in water management.
• A demonstrated proficiency in meeting the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning (MERL) requirements of development partners such as MFAT

Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written), with strong writing ability at a donor project reporting level
• Ability to speak one or more Pacific Island languages

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – till 30th June 2024– subject to renewal depending on funding and performance

Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority SPC places on its staff safety, health and well-being, please note that there may be delays in taking up the appointment. These matters will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates. In most cases, any appointment and on-boarding would only commence when relocation to the duty station is permitted.

Remuneration – The Project Implementation Officer – Water Security Projects is a Band 9 position in SPC’s 2022 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 2,229‒2,786 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 6,575–8,218 (USD 3,187–3,984; EUR 2,675–3,343). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Associate Director of Development

Associate Director of Development (Part Time – 20-25 hours a week)

BloomAgainBklyn (www.bloomagainbklyn.org)

BloomAgainBklyn is an award winning, nonprofit organization that promotes social well-being and environmental sustainability by upcycling unsold and once-used flowers for vulnerable populations, including nursing home and shelter residents, homebound seniors, trauma survivors, healthcare front liners, at-risk children and food pantry recipients.
Working in partnership with over 70 community organizations and over 2500 volunteers, BloomAgainBklyn seeks to reduce social isolation and loneliness through the joy and healing power of repurposed flowers, while contributing significantly to the protecting the environment.

Position Summary
BloomAgain is seeking a development professional to work part time (20 hours/week) in support of fundraising and development program focusing primarily on Individual Giving and High Net Worth donors. Working closely with the Founder, the Chief Marketing Officer and the Board, the Associate Development Director is responsible for expanding the BloomAgain individual and institutional donor bases and maintaining and maximizing donations by current donors.
Key objectives of this position:
• Expand the BAB donor base to include a substantial number of high net worth donors, family and small-to-midsize foundations;
• Generate increased giving from existing donor base;
• Leverage BloomAgain corporate partnerships into corporate foundation grant opportunities;
• Maximize the greater NYC area as a donor base;
This position reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer.
Primary Responsibilities of the Associate Development Director:
• Develop and implement a comprehensive, individual giving strategy focused on individual donor and family foundation cultivation opportunities, special events and communications
• Manage and execute calendar of individual donor communications, sending frequent (quarterly/semi-annually) messages to donor base
• Manage day-to-day donor relations including maintaining and updating donor lists, tracking, and recording donations, and preparing donation confirmations
• Track quarterly/semi-annual progress to goals for Development Committee and Board members
• Working with the Development Committee and the Board, oversee annual fundraising campaign and via direct mail, digital communications and in-person follow-up including:
o Developing relationships with Board members and help them identify potential opportunities to leverage their relationships for positive individual giving outcomes, particularly identifying high net worth donors and family foundations
o Preparing and coaching BAB leadership and Board of Directors for donor meetings, including for organizing in-home cultivation meetings and events
o Work closely with Board members to identify opportunities to leverage relationships and expand the donor base through communications, small events and follow up
o Create training and coaching for Board members to become comfortable and skilled at fundraising
o Provide support related to individual giving activity for Development Committee meetings
• As needed and as possible, attend in person corporate workshops, school-based activities, special events and quarterly Board meetings

Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree and four years of fundraising and development professional experience preferably in the nonprofit sector with a focus on individual giving.
• Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with the Brooklyn/NYC donor base
• Excellent writing and public and interpersonal speaking communications skills
• Ability to deliver messages to a range of individual donors
• Detail oriented, excellent organization skills, ability and willingness to work independently
• Excellent digital skills, including proficiency in Mail Chimp and WIX
• Grant writing skills a plus
• Will work remotely and on-site as appropriate to the task. The Associate Development Director is expected to be on-site a minimum of two days per month
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000
BAB does not offer benefits for this part time position
To apply please email resume and cover letter to Rick Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, BloomAgainBklyn at rick@bloomagainbklyn.org. Please include some professional writing samples demonstrating skills and experience related to above-described tasks and skills, if available.

 

 

 

 

Development Manager

Friendship Bench is hiring a Development Manager!
https://www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org/

About Friendship Bench

Friendship Bench is a non-profit dedicated to creating safe spaces and a sense of belonging for millions of individuals who currently lack access to quality mental health care. Guided by values of empathy and connection, and anchored in over a decade of rigorous research, Friendship Bench has re-imagined the delivery of evidence-based mental healthcare in low-resource settings by training community health workers (also known as lay health workers or affectionately, as “grandmothers” to provide basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Problem Solving Therapy, as well as facilitating peer-led support groups. To date, Friendship Bench has reached more than 85,000 clients and achieved a 61% reduction in depression and suicidal ideation. Over the next 5 years, Friendship Bench aims to provide access to mental health for 5 million people in Africa and beyond.

Friendship Bench has been supported by organizations including Grand Challenges Canada, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Comic Relief, Mulago Foundation, Elevate Prize Foundation, DovetailFoundation, Schooner Foundation and Grand Challenges Africa and has also been recognized by TED, BBC, TIME, World Economic Forum, The Guardian, and others.

About the Role

The Development Manager will play a critical role in helping Friendship Bench achieve its vision to provide high-quality mental health services to millions of individuals. As a rapidly growing organization with an annual budget of $2,7 million USD, our fundraising is projected to increase significantly over the next 3 years. We are seeking an experienced and motivated manager to help us build strong, efficient systems and the right momentum to manage our prospects, increase our conversation rate and maintain great relations with our current funders.

In collaboration with our CEO + COO, the Development Manager will play a key role in shaping our fundraising strategy, managing relationships, and securing the funds that we need to continue to expand the depth and breadth of our programs across the African continent and beyond.

This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity for someone who is highly self-driven, entrepreneurial and passionate about mental health, fundraising and partnerships, and working in sub–Saharan Africa.

Your responsibilities

Build Funder Pipeline & Opportunities
-Research and scope new potential funders and resource mobilization opportunities in collaboration with the leadership team
-Develop and maintain a robust fundraising database
-Conduct and participate in meetings with new prospective funders as needed
-In collaboration with the leadership team, contributing to shaping our fundraising strategies.
-Build and maintain relationships with existing funders.

Drive Internal Fundraising Systems & Project Management
-Oversee the development of an efficient and effective front-to-end fundraising process for Friendship Bench
-Develop strong systems around processing and acknowledging gifts and long-term stewardship of donor relationships
-Help the team identify opportunities for creating more efficient systems for tracking opportunities and relationships with potential funders and improving our fundraising process
-Follow up with donors and/or ghostwrite emails where appropriate

Oversee Grant Proposal Writing and Reporting
-In collaboration with the leadership and programs team, lead in the conceptualization and project management of grant proposals and all funding requests
-Write, revise, and submit targeted pitches, proposal submissions, prize applications, and grant renewals
-Maintain and oversee a grants calendar with key deadlines and action plans
-Oversee all our donor reporting activities and schedule

Oversee Funder Engagement and Communication
-Generate and maintain external content that persuasively outlines FB’s vision as it aligns with current and prospective partners’ priorities
-Work closely with FB’s communications lead to create engaging and informative content for our diverse stakeholders and community
-Host and co-ordinate donor visits with an ability to combine program knowledge, hospitality, and active listening to ensure a good experience and appropriate follow up.
-Manage the agenda, material/document creation and logistics for our monthly and quarterly communication for our funder community and for our board outreach efforts.
-Support the leadership team in preparing materials for events, conferences and relevant presentations

Drive Innovative Fundraising Initiatives
-Create and implement innovative fundraising strategies aimed at building a strong pool of individual donors. Including direct reach out, running impactful campaigns etc.
-Lead in the exploration of potential revenue streams for FB’s services (e.g. scaling strategy)

What we are looking for

-You are passionate and excited by the opportunity to reimagine and create innovative and transformational mental health solutions.
-You have 7-10 years of work experience in the impact space with at least 3 solid years in the development, fundraising, business development, and/or program management role. Bachelor’s degree required.
-You have a track record in writing grant proposals and funding pitches. You have coordinated grant applications in teams ranging from 10,000 – 500,000 USD leading in roles such as aligning programs and funder interest, proposal writing and budgeting.
-You are an excellent communicator with strong written communication skills.
-You are great at coalition-building skills with a strong ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and to communicate impact in a rigorous and compelling way.
-You have experience building, using and maintaining an efficient and effective donor management system or CRM tool for other relationship management.
-You have a thorough understanding of project management and implementation; able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals. You have a good understanding of programming, MEL and budgeting.
-You are highly organized, self-motivated, and able to wear multiple hats in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
-You are a strong collaborator who is able to drive results with a diverse team.
-You are a highly enterprising individual who loves to work in agile start-up environments. You are comfortable with ambiguity and can successfully deliver results in fast-changing environments.
-You are an innovative and strategic thinker who is not afraid to try new ideas to create impactful results
-Knowledge of mental health and community/public health is a plus.
-Experience working at an international non-profit organization in a senior leadership position and knowledge of the international philanthropic landscape, network of foundations, high net worth individuals or corporations is a plus.

 

Why Work at Friendship Bench?

-Make the world a better place: Every member of our team contributes to ensuring there is a Friendship Bench within walking distance for all who need it.
-Be at the forefront of reimagining the delivery of mental health care: Friendship Bench has been selected by Ministries of Health and other partners to redesign the way that millions access evidence-based mental health care, and we are scaling rapidly.
-Join a diverse, energetic team of individuals: Our team brings deep passion and often a personal connection to the work we do, and we take a highly collaborative approach to building a model that can achieve our vision for impact at scale.
-Build an exciting career and gain significant exposure: As the first development hire in a growing organization, there will be ample opportunity for growth and new experiences for someone who is eager to learn and build new skills and capabilities.

Additional information

-The role is ideally based in Harare, Zimbabwe, else sub-Saharan Africa. Work permit will be facilitated where required.
-Travel is required but not immediately.
-The typical work hours are 8.30/9 am to 4.30 pm Southern African Time.
-Ideal start date in October/November 2022.
-Our contracts are 12 months long and renewable annually.

Want to Apply?

-Fill in the form under this link: https://bit.ly/FBDMApplication
-The selection process consists of case studies, personality tests, interviews, and references checks. It will be carried out in collaboration with Edge Performance, our HR partner based in Nairobi.
-Please take a look at our candidate guide http://bit.ly/CandidatesGuide
-Based on the number of applications, only shortlisted candidates may be communicated with.

Friendship Bench values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents to apply

Procurement and Grants Officer (HRSD)

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our unique organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Operations and Management Directorate (OMD) provides corporate services to all SPC Divisions and Programmes. It consists of three key departments: Finance, Human Resources and Information Services. OMD is focused on improving the effectiveness of systems, policies and management to provide high-quality customer-oriented services.

The role – the Procurement and Grants Officer (HRSD) will manage procurement and grant activities, including developing of grant calls for proposals, sourcing of goods, and development of requirements; provide accurate, expert and specialist advice on procurement and grants activities; and ensure compliance with organisational policies; and assisting with the mainstreaming of social and environmental principles in SPC’s procurement and granting practices.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

Operations: procurement and grants
• Manage the procurement and grants actions for the Human Rights and Social Development division (HRSDD), including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs,) Calls for Proposals (CFP) and exceptions requests in accordance with SPC’s Procurement Policy and Grants Policy

Advice
• Provide expert advice to PHD staff and other allocated SPC divisions on procurement and grants processes, including appropriate use of exceptions

Outreach, education and training
• Provide capacity building to SPC staff in procurement and grants functions

System and processes
• Contribute to improving procurement and grants tools and systems to assist with building understanding and compliance and facilitate project audits

Other duties as required
• Support the Procurement and Grants Team as required

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, procurement, administration or international development or related field
• CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (or equivalent experience)

Knowledge and experience
• At least 6-7 years of experience providing advice on procurement and/or grant matters in a public sector environment
• Experience in providing advice on procurement and grants in an intergovernmental organization

Essential skills
• Research and analysis skills
• Ability to influence decision-making through advice and support
• Customer relationship management skills
• Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
• Negotiation and planning skills

Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Strong people skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, inclusive and equitable environment
• Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – 3 years – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance. Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority SPC places on its staff safety, health and well-being, please note that there may be delays in taking up the appointment. These matters will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates. In most cases, any appointment and on-boarding would only commence when relocation to the duty station is permitted.

Remuneration – the Procurement and Grants Officer (HRSD) is a Band 9 position in SPC’s 2022 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 2,229‒2,786 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 6,575–8,218 (USD 3,187–3,984; EUR 2,675–3,343). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilinguism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will begiven to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s private policy.

Content Manager (Writer/Editor)

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 700 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is seeking a Content Manager writer/editor to play a crucial role in its communications team to further KIND’s mission to protect unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children wherever they are in their journey to seek safety. The writer/editor will engage with a wide variety of written materials including blogs, op-eds backgrounders, talking points, reports, policy briefs, stories, speeches, and press releases to ensure high-quality, compelling, accurate, and consistent language, while maintaining KIND’s voice and messaging. The writer/editor will help conceptualize and maintain KIND’s editorial calendar to promote the sharing of dynamic and timely content. The writer/editor will also support KIND’s storytelling work by capturing stakeholder’s stories as needed. The position reports to KIND’s Senior Director of Public Engagement – Communications.

This position is remote and can be based in any of the following KIND registered locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Essential Functions:

Write, edit, and gather information to create clear, concise, and compelling written materials to engage key stakeholders and audiences. Materials include press releases, speeches, blogs, op-eds, backgrounders, talking points, scripts, reports, stories, and website copy.
Copyedit and proof reports, policy briefs, articles, press releases, and website and other content as needed to ensure accuracy, consistency, and appropriate style.
Help develop editorial content and maintain KIND’s editorial calendar.
Manage and maintain KIND’s style guide and train staff as needed.
Support KIND’s storytelling work.
Perform other related duties to support KIND Communications as assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (e.g., English, Communications, or Journalism) or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
At least 5 years’ experience working as a reporter, writer, or communications team staff member in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to produce compelling, clear writing on a tight deadline, often translating complex legal concepts and issues into accessible prose for a general audience.
Excellent writing, editing, and proofing skills.
Knowledge of digital media and how to tell stories and shape narratives.
Ability to adjust content based on feedback.
Understanding of media, politics, and advocacy.
Familiarity with migration issues a plus.
Passion for immigration/justice.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (such as Teams, Excel, etc.).
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Ability to be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment with a keen orientation for details, and work both independently as well as a contributing member of a team.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with people at a variety of levels.
Ability to work in a team and establish collegial relationships with staff, faculty, and peers.
KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000 dependent on experience

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2062967&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 .

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Supervising Attorney

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America, and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Supervising Attorney to assist in the management of the delivery of legal services to children and families impacted by family separation and other emerging legal and policy changes affecting migrant children seeking safe haven in the U.S., provide direct representation, pro bono mentoring, and strategic legal counsel and program planning and implementation in a cutting-edge area of humanitarian immigration work on behalf of highly vulnerable children. As needed, the Supervising Attorney will supervise Staff Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, Paralegals, and program staff. The Supervising Attorney will report to the Managing Attorney.

Essential Functions:

Provide both mentoring to KIND pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to KIND clients:
In the pro bono mentoring function, provide robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a KIND case.
In the direct representation function, perform ordinary functions of legal counsel including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state courts or agencies, and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits.
Supervise and lead program staff in the relevant jurisdiction(s), in consultation with the Managing Attorney, including:
Program oversight, supervising casework, managing caseloads and other assignments, promoting, and advising supervisees on professional growth, conducting employee performance evaluations, meeting regularly with each supervisee, and providing consistent and effective supervision to ensure high-quality legal work and achievement of deliverables.
Provide legal skills training and technical case assistance to in-house staff, pro bono attorneys, or other stakeholders, in coordination with field office colleagues and KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team.
Support the Managing Attorney to develop and implement management strategies to meet ambitious programmatic and funding deliverables, including staff recruitment and development-support functions, employee engagement, and quality control of KIND’s legal services delivery.
Partner with the Managing Attorney to ensure mid-level supervisors in the field office are equipped and trained to effectively supervise and coach their direct reports.
Oversee data management, ensuring data integrity through regular case audits, technical fluency with KIND’s case management systems, and oversight of data upkeep and accuracy by supervisees.
In coordination with KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team as well as the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships, as needed, develop pro bono training resources and local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets. Assist with development and conducting of a local and national KIND training for both staff and external partners and stakeholders.
In collaboration with the Managing Attorney, lead and manage large and complex programs, including oversight and drafting of grant reports, metrics oversight, and assisting in the drafting of funding proposals as needed.
Maintain internal and external stakeholder relations; participate in local coalitions of various stakeholders supporting unaccompanied immigrant children.
Collaborate with Managing Attorney to determine in-house and volunteer pro bono case placements.
Develop and implement effective recruitment, mentoring, and case placement strategies to increase pro bono representation of unaccompanied immigrant children with support from the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships.
Collaborate with other KIND departments on specific projects and initiatives as needed, including KIND’s Policy, Advocacy, Communications, and International departments.
Participate in and lead local and national KIND meetings, committees, retreats, and events.
Qualifications and Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to the local state bar (If not admitted to local state bar, must sit for bar exam or start waiver to be admitted within 6 months and be able to be admitted within one year of employment).
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Minimum of 6 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas.
Minimum of 4 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
Experience working with law firm attorneys and or other legal volunteers.
Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising attorneys and non-attorney staff.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in program management, including experience such as project management, tracking deliverables, hiring, planning and development.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a detained setting, if the position is over a detained program.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Salary range: $93,040 – $116,300 dependent on experience.

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2127231&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 . (Acceptable to request writing sample for certain roles).

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser – OMP & GEP

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Geoscience Energy and Maritime Division provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). There are three (3) areas of scientific programming and two areas of focus within this division:

1. Oceans and Maritime Programme (OMP) – assists member countries with services that provide applied ocean science and knowledge for evidence-based policy-making and technical solutions for improved ocean and maritime governance, management and capacity development.
2. Georesources and Energy Programme (GEP) – assists member countries by applying technical knowledge in the areas of geoscience and sustainable energy use.
3. Disaster and Community Resilience Programme (DCRP) – assists member countries to demonstrate strengthened resilience through integrated action on disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, natural resource management and increased access to water and sanitation.

The role – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser – OMP & GEP will provide programme-level advice and support on monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Georesources and Energy Programme and the Oceans and Maritime Programme in the GEM division to enhance the Programmes planning, monitoring, and reporting of their results across the division and in SPC

The key responsibilities of the role include:

Programme and project monitoring and reporting
• Working with the Communications Team for the programmes to include impact and performance stories and case studies in reporting to donors
Programme planning, reflection and capacity building
• Lead and coordinate the programmes annual work planning processes
OMP and GEP contributions to SPC corporate and donor reporting and learning
• Contribute to the programmes and projects donor reporting through the provision of advice, data, evidence on the results achieved by the programmes and projects
Collaboration with other GEM Programmes and other SPC staff
• Providing support and advice to the Programme Teams on activity design and monitoring

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international development, evaluation, public sector policy, economics, natural resource management project management, evaluation

Knowledge and experience
• At least 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation with a good understanding of international best practices in development effectiveness
• At least 4 years of experience in programme MEL support for large multi-disciplinary programmes implementing large bilateral donors, including conceptualizing and technical writing

Essential skills
• Experience in creating databases for the entering, processing, cleaning and extraction of data
• Experience in successfully working within a deadline-driven environment
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation with a good understanding of international best practices in development effectiveness
• Excellent computer skills working with MS Excel to advanced level
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals
• Exceptional English language writing and oral communication skills
• An eye for detail

Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – till 31st December 2024– subject to renewal depending on funding and performance

Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority SPC places on its staff safety, health and well-being, please note that there may be delays in taking up the appointment. These matters will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates. In most cases, any appointment and on-boarding would only commence when relocation to the duty station is permitted.
Remuneration – The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser – OMP & GEP is a Band 10 position in SPC’s 2022 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 2,512‒3,140 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 7,410–9,263 (USD 3,592–4,490; EUR 3,014–3,768). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Supervising Attorney

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Supervising Attorney to provide senior-level expertise and program management in the provision of legal services by KIND attorneys and pro bono partners to unaccompanied children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in Washington State. As needed, the Supervising Attorney will supervise Staff Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, Paralegals, and program staff.

Essential Functions:

Provide both mentoring to KIND pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to KIND clients:
In the pro bono mentoring function, provide robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a KIND case.
In the direct representation function, perform ordinary functions of legal counsel including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state courts or agencies; and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits.
Supervise and lead Detained Program staff in relevant jurisdiction(s), in consultation with the Managing Attorney, including:
Program oversight, supervising casework, managing caseloads and other assignments, promoting, and advising supervisees on professional growth, conducting employee performance evaluations, meeting regularly with each supervisee, and providing consistent and effective supervision to ensure high-quality legal work and achievement of deliverables.
Serve as an organizational leader, advisor, and resident expert on the special needs of detained children, and the tailored provision of services in the detained context.
Liaison with shelter staff and other stakeholders as needed to maximize efficient and effective services to detained children. Maintain ORR and other stakeholder relations.
Participate in local coalitions of various stakeholders supporting unaccompanied immigrant children.
Monitor daily arrivals, transfers, and discharges of immigrant children housed in ORR facilities in Washington State.
Oversee the timely and high-quality provision of legal orientation presentations and intakes of children upon arrival at ORR shelters.
Review intakes by detained team and make determination regarding eligibility for immigration relief.
Oversee or conduct drafting of eligibility letters for children to be transferred outside of Washington State for long term foster care determinations.
Review documents and write eligibility letters for children detained outside of Washington state for long term foster care determinations in Washington State.
Oversee the preparation and organization of the monthly detained juvenile docket in Immigration Court.
Collaborate with Managing Attorney to determine in-house and volunteer pro bono case placements.
Develop and implement effective recruitment, mentoring, and case placement strategies to increase pro bono representation of unaccompanied immigrant children with support from the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships and local field office staff.
Provide legal skills trainings and technical case assistance to in-house staff, pro bono attorneys, or other stakeholders, in coordination with field office colleagues and KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team.
In coordination with local field office staff responsible for pro bono training and mentoring, assist with development of resources, local training curriculum, sample filings, and guidance packets. Assist with development and conducting of local and national KIND trainings for both staff and external partners and stakeholders.
Represent KIND at local coalitions, courts, and agencies. Participate in and lead local and national KIND meetings, committees, retreats, and events.
Support the Managing Attorney to develop and implement management strategies to meet ambitious programmatic and funding deliverables, including staff recruitment and development-support functions, employee engagement, and quality control of KIND’s legal services delivery.
Oversee data management, ensuring data integrity through regular case audits, technical fluency with KIND’s case management systems, and oversight of data upkeep and accuracy by supervisees.
In collaboration with the Managing Attorney, lead and manage large and complex programs, including oversight and drafting of grant reports, metrics oversight, and assisting in drafting of funding proposals as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to WA state bar or an ability to become barred within a year of employment.
At least 6 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas and at least 4 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
Experience working with law firm attorneys and or other legal volunteers.
At least 3 years of experience supervising attorneys and non-attorney staff.
At least 2 years of experience in program management, including experience such as project management, tracking deliverables, hiring, planning and development; and experience working in a detained setting.
Strong record of cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated collaboration, deep engagement, and contributor to overall team; ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently.
Advanced fluency in Spanish language required.
KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Salary Range: $93,040-$116,300 dependent on experience

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2157337&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 .

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Senior Attorney – Released

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America, and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Senior Attorney to provide senior-level expertise and leadership in the provision of legal services by KIND attorneys and pro bono partners to unaccompanied children facing removal proceedings. Serve as a thoughtful leader and expert advisor on complex and novel legal issues for internal and external stakeholders. As needed, supervise Staff Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, and other non-attorney staff. The Senior Attorney will report to the Supervising Attorney.

Essential Functions:

Provide both mentoring to KIND pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to KIND clients:
In the pro bono mentoring function, provide robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a KIND case.
In the direct representation function, perform ordinary functions of legal counsel including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state courts or agencies, and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits.
Supervise staff attorneys, fellows, supervising paralegals, senior paralegals, or other non-attorney staff as needed, including:
Onboarding, legal skills training, and case technical assistance, daily support, and coaching conducting regular check-ins and performance evaluations, reviewing work products, case audits, and providing consistent and effective feedback and oversight to ensure high-quality legal work.
Place cases with pro bono attorneys, and provide ongoing expert mentoring, training, and technical assistance in individual and group settings.
Engage in outreach to foster and expand relationships with community stakeholders and pro bono partners including law firm and in-house corporate counsel; provide expert contribution and oversight in the development of guidance materials and samples.
Contribute to overall office functioning, including actively participating in the field office and KIND-wide calls and meetings, field office and KIND-wide committees, and providing leadership in-office events.
Oversee data management, ensuring data integrity through regular case audits, technical fluency with KIND’s case management systems, and oversight of data upkeep and accuracy by supervisees.
In coordination with KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team as well as the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships, as needed, develop local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets. Assist with development and conducting of local and national KIND training for both staff and external partners and stakeholders.
In collaboration with Legal Programs Management, and in coordination with other organizational departments such as Development and Finance, assist in developing and implementing grant and contract-funded programming, including monitoring performance against grant and contract commitments.
Collaborate with other KIND departments on specific projects and initiatives as needed, including KIND’s Policy, Advocacy, Communications, and Regional departments.
Represent KIND at local stakeholder meetings, trainings, conferences, and events.
Participate in and lead local and national KIND meetings, committees, retreats, and events.
Provide leadership and oversight in ensuring overall field office functioning and developing KIND’s legal services program at large.
Qualifications and Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to the local state bar (If not admitted to local state bar, must sit for bar exam or start waiver to be admitted within 6 months and be able to be admitted within one year of employment).
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Minimum of 4 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
Experience working with law firm attorneys and/or other legal volunteers.
Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising attorneys and/or legal staff if the position requires supervision. For non-supervisory senior attorneys, a minimum of 2 years demonstrating proven legal expertise or exemplary skills in managing complex legal projects.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Salary range: $86,880 – $108,600 dependent on experience

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2102305&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 . (Acceptable to request writing sample for certain roles).

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Senior Attorney – Detained

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America, and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Senior Attorney to provide senior-level expertise and leadership in the provision of legal services by KIND attorneys and pro bono partners to detained unaccompanied children facing removal proceedings. This role will serve as a thoughtful leader and expert advisor on complex and novel legal issues for internal and external stakeholders. As needed, supervise Staff Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, and other non-attorney staff. The Senior Attorney will report to the Supervising Attorney.

Essential Functions:

Oversee a team of attorneys and paralegals to ensure the provision of high-quality intakes and legal orientations for unaccompanied children residing in immigration detention facilities.
Review intakes by the detained team and make determinations regarding eligibility for immigration relief.
Liaison with shelter staff and other stakeholders as needed to maximize efficient and effective services to detained children.
Once children are released locally from detention, based on caseloads and experience, funding streams, and institutional priorities, perform hybrid mentoring and direct legal representation functions, including providing zealous legal advocacy to KIND’s clients in direct representation cases, as well as providing robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a KIND case. Percentage of mentoring and direct representation caseloads will be determined by management in the Legal Services component.
As needed, represent a smaller docket of children in their applications for relief who do not have reunification options and must remain longer in detention.
Perform ordinary functions of legal counsel providing direct representation, including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state court or agencies, and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits.
Assist the Supervising Attorney to monitor daily arrivals, transfers, and discharges of immigrant children housed in ORR facilities in relevant jurisdiction(s).
Oversee or conduct drafting of eligibility letters for children to be transferred outside of relevant jurisdiction(s) for long term foster care determinations.
Oversee or conduct assembly of court packages as needed, dependent on Immigration Court practices in local jurisdiction.
Assist the Supervising Attorney in the completion of program reports, as needed, for partners and other stakeholders.
Assist Supervising Attorney in overseeing data management, ensuring data integrity through regular case audits and technical fluency with KIND’s case management systems.
Under the direction of the Supervising Attorney, coordinate in-house and volunteer pro bono case placements.
In coordination with KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team and the local office Senior Attorneys, as needed, help develop pro bono training resources and local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets. With supervision, present trainings to pro bono attorneys and community groups.
Represent KIND at local coalitions, courts, and agencies.
Supervise attorneys, support staff, law student interns, and volunteers.
Qualifications and Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to local state bar (New York). If candidate is not admitted to local state bar, must sit for bar exam or start waiver to be admitted within 6 months and be able to be admitted within one year of employment.
Must be fully bilingual in both English and Spanish.
Minimum of 4 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
Experience working with law firm attorneys and/or other legal volunteers.
Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising attorneys and/or legal staff if the position requires supervision. For non-supervisory senior attorneys, a minimum of 2 years demonstrating proven legal expertise or exemplary skills in managing complex legal projects.
Minimum of 1-year experience working in a detained setting
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Salary range: $86,880 – $108,600 dependent on experience

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role in https://supportkind.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1962981&cust_sort1=100304&&jbsrc=1025 . (Acceptable to request writing sample for certain roles).

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.