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Program/Administrative Assistant for the Moscow Office

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) advances human rights through assisting the development of a public interest law infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia. PILI was launched by Columbia Law School in 1997 with the support of the Ford Foundation. A headquarters was established in Budapest in 2002. PILI also maintains small offices at Columbia University in New York and in Moscow, and works with designated consultants and partner organizations based in a large number of countries.

PILI is now seeking a highly educated and motivated professional, with an interest in human rights and social reform, to join the PILI team as a Program/Administrative Assistant based in Moscow, reporting to the Program Manager for Russia.

The Program/Administrative Assistant will work under the supervision of the Program Manager, Moscow. S/he will be responsible for assisting the Program Manager in his/her day to day tasks.

Responsibilities will include:

Program Assistant Duties:

Performing legal and other research, including using legal databases and Internet, as requested by the Program Manager;
Preparing PILI publications in collaboration with Moscow and Budapest staff;
Updating of the PILI Russia web-site;
Drafting letters, meeting agendas, etc.;
Performing occasional English-Russian and Russian-English translation tasks;
Other tasks involving analytical and writing skills.
Administrative Assistant Duties:

General administration (ordering office supplies, photocopying, filing, etc.) for the Program Manager;
Reception tasks such as making and receiving phone calls, email messages, faxes, handling incoming and outgoing mail, etc.;
Office management;
Organization of appointments and meetings;
Organization of seminars and other meetings;
Travel arrangements;
Other tasks as requested by the Program Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

University degree in law, social science or other related field; senior law students able to work in daytime are also encouraged to apply;

Native Russian;
Good oral and written English language skills;
English-Russian and Russian-English translation skills;
Good Russian writing skills;
Strong PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet);
Good communication skills, organization and time management;
Professional attitude;
Outgoing personality;
Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.

The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date

PILI intends to fill the position as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the final closing date is 28 November 2005.

Please send a resume and covering letter to the following email address: , with the position title in the subject line. After the interviewing process is over, the successful candidate will be employed as a consultant on the basis of a 6-months renewable contract and expected to commence in late November or early December at latest.


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