EDO-facilitated legal volunteer in PNG
Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), funded by the Australian Government, places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries. EDO NSW’s International Program facilitates and coordinates the placement of skilled volunteers, especially lawyers, in environmental organisations in the Pacific.
This position is with the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR). CELCOR is a public interest law firm and requires experienced lawyers to work in promoting the Direct Legal Assistance and Policy Research and Law Reform programs. Unfortunately, with limited funding they are unable to offer competitive legal salaries. As a result, the legal team consists of lawyers who are not experienced in environmental law and recent graduates in need of mentoring and training in order to be effective in producing the desired outcomes.
This assignment is important because CELCOR is involved in significant logging and mining cases and there are a suite of natural resources policies and laws that need to be reviewed to promote sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic, environmental and socio-political development in PNG. An experienced lawyer with legal advice, litigation and policy development and review experience be will be suitable for the assignment.
The position closes on 25 September 2019.