Title: Research Manager
Location of Work Station: Karachi
Type of Job: Contractual
Reporting to: Program Director/Associate Director
The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is a not for profit organization with a mission to connect vulnerable and disempowered end users of justice with effective and expedient services for the delivery of justice. LAS starts by listening to the voices of the vulnerable and disempowered within the legal system and combines their needs with the values of equity, fairness and inclusion to change the way we view and tackle present day challenges facing the attainment of justice in our society. The organization adopts a two pronged approach within the larger framework of access to justice in Pakistan. The first aspect of programming is to provide direct assistance on a case by case and individualized basis through provision of legal representation; akin to plugging in gaps in the provision of legal aid. The second aspect of programming is aimed at systems level repair through the legal empowerment approach which seeks to increase knowledge of law amongst common users for effectuating more access and change within the surrounding legal ecosystem.
Details of Vacancy
LAS seeks to appoint a full-time Research Manager to conduct research on ongoing projects as they relate to access to justice, accountability and transparency, good governance, legal empowerment etc.
Knowledge exchange (KE) and impact The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with knowledge exchange and impact activities.
Tasks will include the following:
Research The successful candidate will lead research projects to satisfy project objectives.
Indicative tasks include:
Strategic planning and development
The successful candidate will support planning further research components and research activities.
This section details the knowledge, skills and experience we require for the role.
Education & qualifications
Candidates should have a strong educational background in
Law or a related subject such as psychology, sociology or public policy and be educated to a Master’s level in one of these disciplines.
Specialist knowledge &
Proficient with spreadsheet programmes. Excellent IT skills. Proficient with SPSS and InDesign. Excellent practical and theoretical knowledge of methodology is important.
Well-developed interpersonal/communication skills and strong organisational skills are essential.
Methodical but efficient and flexible approach to work.
3-4 Years of experience in research and/or project management related to the mission of LAS is desirable.
For further information about LAS please visit http://www.las.org.pk.
Pay Scale: Not Applicable
Age Limit (Years): Not Applicable
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