Lawyers Without Borders Canada
15 + years│ Quebec City (hybrid work model)
- Respect for human rights, access to justice, international cooperation and leadership: are these concepts that move you?
If you believe that you can contribute to the reputation of an esteemed international aid organization known for its practical and innovative interventions, and are looking to integrate law and management roles, then this opportunity may be perfect for you!
Our client, Lawyers Without Borders Canada (“LWBC“), is a non-governmental international cooperation organization in whose mission is to support the realization of human rights for individuals in vulnerable situations by strengthening access to justice and legal representation. The primary beneficiaries of their efforts are women who are victims of gender-based violence, exploited children, marginalized indigenous communities, individuals discriminated against due to their sexual and gender identity and other victims of human rights violations. Founded 20 years ago and headquartered in Quebec City, LWBC now employs around 150 people and operates in 6 intervention countries: Mali, Haiti, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
LWBC, along with thousands of vulnerable individuals need your help!
Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will ensure the organization’s sound operational and administrative governance, development, strategic positioning and the fulfillment of LWBC’s mandate. Together with the management team, you will determine LWBC’s goals, strategy and direction, and ensure the organization’s efficient operations through collaborative management. You will manage reputational, financial and legal risks, and ensure organization’s adherence to pertinent codes of conduct and ethics. Representing LWBC before various entities and groups, to cultivating and maintaining trusting relationships with various partners, and acting as the organization’s primary spokesperson to both the public and media will also be among your responsibilities. Upholding the organization’s values, you will ensure compliance with policies, providing a safe and healthy work environment for all.
Would you like to be part of a team that believes its actions can bring about tangible improvement in the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities? Would you like to support LWBC’s mission by demonstrating leadership characterized by collaboration, innovation and collective intelligence?
You must have at least ten years of relevant experience in law, international justice or human rights, and a minimum of five years of experience in a team management role. You must be bilingual in French and English and proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable. The role involves travel abroad approximately 4 to 6 times per year. Candidates from outside of the Quebec City area are encouraged to contact us to explore potential arrangements, given the need for regular presence at the organization’s head office in Quebec City. Ref.: #32538
This mandate is exclusive for ZSA. CVs sent to or contacts made directly with LWBC will be redirected to ZSA for review.