Lawyer in Refugee Legal Clinic

People Serving People Foundation is based in Bangkok and provides assistance to vulnerable people. PSPF is pleased announce the opening of a position for a lawyer to work in its legal clinic – Center for Asylum Protection (CAP) – which provides legal assistance to urban refugees. CAP works on both legal and policy issues to advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  1. Provide legal advice to refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand.
  2. Conduct legal research for the organization including relating to new law and policy developments.
  3. Analyze and implement opportunities for legal interventions for refugees and asylum seekers.
  4. Represent refugees and asylum seekers to other organizations including in courts.
  5. Produce legal documents and provide legal opinions.
  6. Conduct advocacy in relation to the status of refugees and asylum seekers with the Thai government.
  7. Coordinate with CAP protection staff and NGO partners including UNHCR.
  8. Provide advice to staff and help to revise office’s regulations.

General Qualifications (This position is open to Thai nationals only)

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Law.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a lawyer.
  • Possession of lawyer license and litigation experience.
  • Knowledge or interest in working with vulnerable people.
  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills. Ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to coordinate with government agencies and NGOs.
  • Ability to communicate in English.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in human rights work and/or working with undocumented persons.
  • Knowledge of the refugee law framework and/or experience in refugee work.

Qualified candidate should submit a resume and cover letter to info@capthailand.org indicating “Application – Lawyer” in the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be notified.