International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is a non-governmental, apolitical, non-profit organization
dedicated to protecting the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries. Every
day, millions of people around the world are arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied access to
counsel. IBJ seeks to solve this problem within our lifetimes through the systemic provision of
early access to competent legal representation for those arrested and accused of a crime. Early
engagement with competent counsel ensures that individuals will be protected against investigative
torture, prolonged detention, and other due process violations. In recognition of the UN SDG
16, IBJ champions access to justice as the ultimate means to stable and fair judicial processes,
healthier economies, and more secure societies. To this end, IBJ seeks professionals with significant
experience successfully managing, monitoring, and evaluating Rule of Law programs in countries
with developing sociocultural and economic systems, as well as substantial experience practicing
criminal defense law.
As the Pro Bono Volunteer, you will be responsible for IBJ’s Asia/Africa program; you will
play an integral role in implementing a program designed to prevent human rights abuses and
advocate for the protection of due process rights for the criminally abused resulting in greater
access to justice for all.
• Provide ongoing coordination and management support to ensure smooth and effective
implementation of all project activities.
• Draft and evaluate capacity-building materials.
• Assist in developing monitoring and evaluation tools to track the progress of project implementation,
assess needs, and design programs for improvement.
• Assist in enhancing standards, principles, forms, and internal procedures common to criminal
defense clinics, as well as effective data collection and analysis.
• Assist in developing financial management, administrative procedures and reporting to the
Program Director recommendations for implementation of changes/improvements in procedures.
• Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest
appropriate program adjustments.
• Assist in the development of, and on-going support to, Defender Resource Centers providing
• Develop/review legal aid training modules for justice sector actors, particularly criminal
• Where appropriate, provide technical assistance to local civil society and private sector
efforts to expand access to justice through legal aid and public outreach and awarenessraising.
• Act as liaison between Defender Resource Centers and Satellite Offices to facilitate training
of criminal defense lawyers and justice sector actors.
• Collaborate with justice sector actors on program activities, including government representatives,
judges, prison officials, police officers, prosecutors, public defenders, and civil
society organization members.
• Identify fundraising opportunities in the Rule of Law sector of Asia/Africa.
• Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and 3 references (names/contact
information) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should indicate in the subject line
of the email: Pro Bono Volunteer Asia/Africa
• The deadline for the application is on Sunday 25th June at 11:59pm (CEST – Geneva
• Applicants are encouraged to highlight their previous experience working in senior-level
positions on Rule of Law programs, as well as any previous experience focusing on criminal
defense in Asia/Africa
• IBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to
• Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
• IBJ’s recruitment for this position is contingent upon award.