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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Job opportunity: CLD Consultants seeks program officer for Beijing office

CLD Consultants (Beijing) is a company I've worked with that supports social development projects and international cooperation programs in China, largely in the field of law and legal institutions. They are a serious and dedicated group. They now have an opening for a program officer - please see the attached announcement here. Please note that this opening is for Chinese nationals only.

February 3, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

International Bridges to Justice seeks training director for China

I have received the following job announcement:

Job Announcement:  Training Director, China

International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) (国际司法桥梁) is a Geneva, Switzerland-based not-for-profit and non-governmental organization with representative offices in Beijing, Xi’an and Wuhan, China.  IBJ supports the continued development of China’s criminal justice system by collaborating with government, university, and civil society partners to provide practical training, resources, and other technical assistance to criminal defense lawyers and other criminal justice actors.    

IBJ seeks an experienced, full-time Training Director to lead the development of its China training programs for criminal defense attorneys and others engaged in the criminal justice system.  The Training Director will be based in Beijing, China, and will report to the China Director and, as required, to IBJ’s Geneva headquarters.  The Training Director also will collaborate with IBJ’s Regional Defender Resource Centers, program partners, prospective partners, and other project leaders.

Primary Responsibilities: 

·         Develop the training component of all IBJ China programming, written materials, and agendas, consistent with IBJ goals and policies.   Establish appropriate training mechanisms, and modules that include, among other content:  (1) vehicles for training large numbers of defenders; (2) methods for passing the skills developed in trainings to other non-participants; and (3) legal ethics education.

·         Collaborate with IBJ’s Geneva headquarters in international training initiatives and in developing IBJ’s annual training program plan.

·         Deliver and oversee the coordination of all IBJ China training programs at the national, regional and local levels, including work with IBJ’s Regional Defender Resource Centers.  

·         Research community training needs in conjunction with IBJ strategy.  Conduct training needs assessments for current and potential IBJ China partners.    

·         Oversee and build the capacity of IBJ’s distance learning activities for criminal defense attorneys and criminal clinical professors in China.  Develop and incorporate both stand-alone eLearning modules, as well as eLearning programs that are complementary to existing training programs.

·         Manage and implement all IBJ China training activities to improve outcomes, communicate achievements, and identify and address obstacles.  Oversight includes: (1) timely and accurate internal and external reporting; (2) implementing effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; (3) developing training standards and methods for continuous program improvement; and (4) establishing appropriate policies and procedures.

·         Foster the growth of strong, cooperative relationships between IBJ and China’s criminal justice community, including relationships with current and potential partners, universities, civil society institutions and others relevant to IBJ’s mission and activities.   Support professional collegiality within the legal aid community and more broadly within the criminal justice system.  

·         Develop an effective communications strategy for IBJ’s training function under the guidance of IBJ’s Geneva headquarters.

·         Keep abreast of and analyze current and proposed laws, regulations, and rule changes that may impact China’s criminal justice community and/or IBJ’s activities.

·         Recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate IBJ staff, interns and volunteers while both focusing on IBJ’s mission and goals and on supporting the next generation of China’s criminal justice community.  

·         Engage in administrative tasks, including: (1) planning and managing budgets, equipment, and support services, and (2) maintaining records of vendors and expenses.

Qualifications:

IBJ’s ideal Training Director will have the following qualifications:

·         Juris Doctorate or equivalent Chinese law degree; Admission to the bar of the People’s Republic of China.

·         Substantive experience in criminal law.

·         Demonstrated commitment to criminal defense worldwide.

·         At least five (5) years’ practical legal experience or equivalent experience.

·         Familiarity with the Chinese legal system, as well as the current political and cultural context;

·         Substantial proven planning, management, analytical and writing skills;

·         Appropriate demonstrated training skills (whether from an academic or attorney training program); 

·         Knowledge of eLearning platforms and related computer programs;

·         Experience in developing and leading high performing teams in a multicultural environment;

·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills; and

·         Fluent written and spoken English and Mandarin.

This position is available April 1st.  Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Some travel within China is required.  Some travel outside China also may be required.  Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae (including references) and a writing sample via email to:  jtaylor@ibj.org, or by post to: International Bridges to Justice, 18 Suzhou Street, Beijing 100080 China.


January 28, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

UK law firm seeks dual-qualified (PRC-England) lawyer

I've been asked to post the following announcement:

We are a large UK law firm with offices across Europe and in Shanghai. We wish to hire a dual-qualified (PRC - England) lawyer to work in our London office, with occasional travel to the PRC.

The successful candidate will:

- be dual qualified  in the PRC and England, with particular experience in corporate and commercial work

- have several years' experience working in a PRC law firm, and at least one year's post-qualification experience in a London law firm

- have Chinese as a mother tongue but be able to speak and write English fluently

- be commercially and practically minded, and be able to confidently advise clients as opposed to merely executing clients' instructions

- be able to credibly market the firm's services to potential Chinese and Western clients, together with London and Shanghai-based colleagues

If you are interested in this position, please provide us with a CV in English and Chinese, with recent photo and confirmation of what your residence and employment status is in the UK, and with telephone and email contact details. We would also appreciate a short note in English explaining why you think you are qualified for this position.

Please email your application to us at

ukprclawfirm@gmail.com

If we are interested in considering you for this position we will contact you. Unfortunately we will not be able to contact you if we don't wish to act upon your application, and we therefore thank all candidates in advance for their interest.

January 27, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Natural Resources Defense Council (Beijing office) seeks summer legal intern

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rural Development Institute seeks China Country Director for Beijing office

Here's another job opening at RDI:

Rural Development Institute (www.rdiland.org) is hiring a China Country Director in Beijing, China.

RDI is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people, those 3.4 billion chiefly rural people who live on less than $2 a day.  For 40 years, RDI professionals have worked with the governments of 40 developing countries, foreign aid agencies, and other partners to design and implement laws, policies, and programs that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice. To date, RDI has helped provide land rights to more than 400,000,000 people.

The China Country Director (CCD) will be responsible for helping to define and ultimately for ensuring that the China team meets all RDI’s China program objectives.  The CCD provides leadership, direction, and coordination to China’s program staff in China and ensures coordination with RDI’s staff in the international headquarters to ensure the effective achievement of RDI’s China program objectives.  The CCD will not only lead the overall China program team, but be an active member of that team on various program tasks (research, writing, etc.), including on task teams where s/he plays a supporting rather than a lead role.  The CCD will be responsible – both directly and indirectly through other China team members – for initiating, fostering, and enhancing key partnership relationships with government partners, program partners, and donor partners.  The CCD will be responsible for recommending annual China work plans and budgets to the RDI Management Team and to effectively execute the approved work plans consistent with the budget.  The CCD will provide regular program and financial reports to RDI’s Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and donors.  The CCD will build and maintain a cohesive, effective, collaborative, and collegial China program team.  The CCD will also provide vision, management expertise, information, advice and counsel concerning the affairs of the organization to the President ad CEO.

Qualified candidates will possess;

- Graduate degree in Law, Economics (including Agricultural, Natural Resource or Institutional Economics), Sociology, or a closely related field. Preferred undergraduate degree in area studies, business, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology, or other field related to international development.

- Minimum 10 years overall relevant work experience, a minimum 5 of which should have been in a management position responsible for overall operations of an organization or major program/division as well as revenue generation and/or fundraising.

- Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin.

- Fluency in written and spoken English.

- Strong leadership to set and communicate vision and strategy, team building skills and ability to manage budget processes and P&L.

- Knowledge of public policy, legal, economic, sociological, political, institutional, geographic, and/or anthropological concepts and information.

- Experience in managing senior level relationships – both internal and external – in an international context.

- Communications skills include an ability to make and use distinctions as to types, frequency, tenor, and levels of communications, depending upon the circumstances, audience, recipient, and content.

If you feel you are interested in learning more details about the position, please submit your resume and/or cover letter to resume@smithbryan.com

December 3, 2009 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Rural Development Institute seeks rural land rights lawyer for Beijing office

I have received the following announcement:

Rural Development Institute (www.rdiland.org) is hiring a Rural Land Rights Lawyer in Beijing, China.  

RDI is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people, those 3.4 billion chiefly rural people who live on less than $2 a day.  For 40 years, RDI professionals have worked with the governments of 40 developing countries, foreign aid agencies, and other partners to design and implement laws, policies, and programs that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice. To date, RDI has helped provide land rights to more than 400,000,000 people.

The Rural Land Rights Lawyer will provide legal, policy, and implementation input and expertise on issues involving the land rights of China’s farmers, and especially those of women farmers.  The Lawyer will conduct legal and social science research (both from the desk and in the field), and work with teams to both prepare and present legal education programs, analytical reviews, research papers, draft legislation, regulations, surveys, training programs, presentations, and other products.  As a part of these activities, the Lawyer will manage the related assignments, programs, projects, and tasks, and also pursue private donor funding, fee-for-service opportunities, and public sector grants.  (S)he may also be asked to perform other management and administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will possess:

- A law degree from an accredited law school.

- Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin.

- Fluency in written and spoken English.

- Minimum of 3 years of public or private sector professional legal work, preferably with experience in legal aid and education or other public interest issues in China.

- Knowledge of legal, economic, sociological, political, institutional, geographic, and anthropological concepts and information.

- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of people at all levels, including those from host country governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other counterparts, clients, donors, and grantors.

- Communications skills include an ability to make and use distinctions as to types, frequency, tenor, and levels of communications, depending upon the circumstances, audience, recipient, and content.

If you are interested in learning more details about the position, please submit your resume and/or cover letter to resume@smithbryan.com

December 3, 2009 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Job openings at the CECC

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China has three openings, two of which are for analysts: candidates who have a background or strong interest in (a) criminal procedure, courts, police, and prisons, or (b) labor issues and civil society. It's also seeking a press secretary/external relations coordinator. The full announcements are below. Please note two things:

  • The deadline is December 15, 2009.
  • I am told unofficially that the analysts (i.e., the professional staff members advertised for below) who are happiest and most successful at the CECC tend to be studious researchers interested in academic work, as opposed to those who may want to use the CECC as a launching pad to other work on the Hill or in the Administration. I know of two professional staff members who subsequently moved into regular tenure-track positions in the Chinese law field.

Job Announcements

Professional Staff Members

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is seeking a professional staff member to conduct research and complete writing assignments, including short analyses, topic papers, and annual report sections on topics within the Commission's mandate.  In addition, the staff member will assist with researching individual political prisoner cases and updating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database. The staff member will be called upon to coordinate CECC hearings and issue roundtables, and attend events relevant to CECC issues that other U.S. Government and private sector organizations hold in Washington, DC and elsewhere. The staff member may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations, on official business. The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences, however, B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also receive serious consideration. In particular, the Commission seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: China's legislative, judicial, or law enforcement institutions; criminal procedure, courts, police, and prisons; or labor issues and civil society. Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required. The successful candidate will likely have lived or studied in China. Other special skills such as Internet design, database design, quantitative analysis, etc., though not required, may be highly desirable, and the applicant should note them in their cover letter. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and analytical skills, exceptional written and oral communications skills in English, and the ability, energy, and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team. Salaries are commensurate with experience to start. CECC staff members qualify for health and life insurance; a retirement program; a transit subsidy benefit or Capitol Hill parking; and generous annual and sick leave. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until position(s) is/are filled. Candidates should submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and a short (10 pages or fewer) writing sample to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or FAX on 202-226-3804. No telephone calls please. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Press Secretary and External Relations Coordinator

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is seeking a Press Secretary and External Relations Coordinator who will be charged with developing and executing a multifaceted media and external relations strategy. This will include drafting press releases and speeches, developing and maintaining the Commission’s database of media and professional contacts, and managing contacts using leading edge software tools. The staff member will be called upon to help organize CECC meetings, hearings, and issue roundtables, and attend events relevant to CECC issues that other U.S. government and private sector organizations hold in Washington, DC and elsewhere. The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates will preferably have an M.A. in journalism, political science, or other social sciences, however B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also receive serious consideration. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer and editor, with experience in multiple formats, including press releases and speeches. Candidate must have familiarity with new media strategies, and have Capitol Hill experience or experience with an agency, trade association, media outlet or public relations firm. In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability, energy, and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team. China-related experience is not required, but a plus and should be highlighted in your application. Other special skills such as Internet design, database design, quantitative analysis, etc., though not required, may be highly desirable, and the applicant should note them in their cover letter. Salaries are commensurate with experience to start. Full or part-time applications for this position will be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until position(s) is/are filled. Candidates should submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and a short (10 pages or fewer) writing sample to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or FAX on 202-226-3804. No telephone calls please. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

November 17, 2009 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Job opening: Trade Compliance Officer, US Dep't of Commerce (Beijing)

Details are here. Don't delay if interested - the application deadline is July 31st.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Yale Law School's China Law Center seeks research associate for Beijing

I have received the following announcement:

The China Law Center, Yale Law School

Announcement

Research Associate, Beijing

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is seeking a graduating senior or recent university graduate for a Research Associate position based in Beijing.  The Research Associate will support Center projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform; interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China; and performing administrative and logistical tasks.

Qualifications:

1) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent;
2) Proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese;
3) Fluent English;
4) Strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills;
5) Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work independently;
6) Interest in law and legal reform and a commitment to public interest service; and
7) Experience in China (preferred)

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (including contact information for references) to The China Law Center at yalechinalaw@gmail.com.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Applicants will only be contacted if invited for an interview.  The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year fellowship stipend for the 2009-2010 year.

The China Law Center

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution devoted to supporting law and policy reform within China and increasing understanding of China in the United States.  The core of the Center's work is designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese experts on key issues in Chinese law and policy reform.  Our projects focus on areas that are critical to China's ongoing reform process, particularly judicial reform, criminal justice reform, administrative and regulatory reform, and constitutional law.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has opened offices at Yale University and in Beijing, with a small staff of lawyers and scholars with decades of collective experience working on law and policy reform issues in China.  The Center's Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz.  A full list of Center staff, and further information, may be found on our Website: http://www.yale.edu/chinalaw.

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.

January 23, 2009 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

USTR internship in Beijing

Please see my China-side blog post here for details.

January 13, 2009 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (3)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Law-related job in Beijing for Chinese national

Please see my China-side blog post here for details.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

The legal job market in Asia

Lecturer on human rights sought for course at Northeastern Normal University, Changchun

I have been asked to post the following announcement:

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December 12, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Internships at the CECC

I have been asked to post the following:

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) is currently soliciting resumes for spring internships (paid) in Washington D.C., working on Chinese human rights and rule of law issues. Interns must be U.S. citizens.

Applications for spring internships must be received by December 1.  Further details are available both in the enclosed attachment and on the Commission's Web site at www.cecc.gov.   

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright or via fax at (202) 226-3804, attention: Judy Wright, Director of Administration.

Please forward the enclosed attachment to interested students (both undergraduate and graduate), particularly those with strong research and language skills.

Judy Wright

Director of Administration

Download cecc_internship_announcement_112008.pdf

November 23, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Raoul Wallenberg Institute seeks program officer for Beijing office

I have received the following announcement:

RWI is currently seeking a Programme Officer at RWI’s Field Office in Beijing for an initial time period of twelve months starting in January 2009, at the earliest. The Programme Officer’s primary responsibilities are to ensure that RWI’s international programmes in China are planned, implemented and followed up so as to achieve expected results enhancing the overall impact, quality and coordination of RWI’s activities in the country.

Full details here.

November 3, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Internews seeks resident journalism advisor on legal reporting

I have received the following announcement:

http://www.internews.org/about/employment/overseas/job_0200o.shtm
Employment
Resident Journalism Advisor on Legal Reporting, China
Location:  Beijing, China
Background:
Internews® Network is an international media development organization based in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC whose mission is to empower people worldwide with the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

General Function:
The Resident Advisor (RA) provides training, professional advice, and guidance for Journalism Reporting trainings in China with a special focus on Rule of Law, Civil Society, Environment and Cultural heritage protection, Public Health and Digital media issues. The RA also contributes to creating original content on above mentioned media issues to be used in resource centers, online material, curricula.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Closely monitors the Chinese Media on a regular basis to provide accurate, relevant reports and guidance to Country Director and Beijing staff
Identifies relevant specific topics to prioritize and contributes to the writing of and commission of writing of training material for trainings, online resources
Coordinates content of training activities and the content work of other staff and external trainers in Beijing and other cities
Coordinates and edits resource material including online curriculum, online reference material, journalism textbooks in above mentioned areas
Regularly networks with relevant media and other professionals and leaders to identify and suggests best partners, speakers, participants, contributors across China
Is actively present during training sessions across the country, including on week-end time, and delivers specific training in Chinese or in English
Facilitates demands by Chinese partners to establish partnerships with foreign media, academic, non-profit institutions in the above mentioned areas including reaching out to institutions, providing guidance for libraries, exchange programs, visiting scholar programs, grant opportunities
Prepares and assembles materials for monthly and quarterly reports, in compliance with donor guidelines.
Assists Country Director with management responsibilities on as as-needed basis
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential task.

Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is required, both spoken and written
Extensive journalism experience with a proven track record and interest in on-line media
Experience living and working in China
Ability to handle multi-faceted programs with staff and partner organizations
Experience with international donor organizations and a high level of comfort working and interacting with universities and media outlets
Ability to adjust to shifting political circumstances and create programming and plans accordingly.
Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place.
Relevant university degree
Program Management experience strongly preferred
TO APPLY
Interested candidates meeting the qualifications should forward a cover letter and resume to 876-in(at) internews (dot) org (re-write in standard format), placing "RJA - China – in" in the subject line. EOE M/F/D/V

October 30, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

International Center for Communication Development seeks legal expert

I have received the following job announcement. Much of it is in Chinese and not translated, so be aware. I have not included the material regarding the media expert.

The International Center for Communication Development (ICCD) is now
hiring for

-one Media Expert
-one Legal Expert

Please find the detailed job descriptions below, and we'll appreciate
if you would like to forward them to other friends who may have
interest.

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October 30, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Job openings in ABA Rule of Law China Initiative Program

I have received the following announcement:

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program is currently hiring for the following positions:

- Deputy Country Director
- Program Officer
- Staff Translator/Interpreter

Click on the job title for a description.  These positions are available immediately. 

October 7, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Job opening in Chinese environmental law, Vermont Law School

Tseming Yang of Vermont Law School sends the following announcement:

We have a job opening for a deputy director of Vermont Law School's Partnership for Environmental Law in China.  The position description is below.

We are considering applications as we receive them, and the position will remain open until filled.

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September 22, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Research associateship available in competition/antitrust law and policy, HK Polytechnic

I've been asked to circulate this advertisement concerning a new research post in competition/antitrust law and policy to be based at the School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The relevant web link is http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm#rese.

September 21, 2008 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2)