We’re recruiting: Project Research Officer & Project Data Officer

Interested in legal aid issues?

Keen to see justice secured for all?

Want to work with two exciting NGOs?


aditus foundation and The Critical Institute are inviting applications for the positions of Project Research Officer and Project Data Officer to provide services in the project Access To Legal Assistance – Mapping the availability of legal assistance for the protection of fundamental rights in Malta (ATLAS).

The ATLAS project aims to take stock of the availability of legal assistance for the protection of fundamental rights in Malta. The project is composed of a number of components with mixed methodologies that draw on various areas of expertise, including:

  1. Research
    1. Mapping the availability of human rights legal assistance in the form of legal aid, in various sectors (e.g. labour, immigration, asylum, social assistance, housing, discrimination);
    2. Mapping Malta’s obligations to provide legal assistance under various legal instruments at the UN, EU and CoE levels.
  2. Capacity-Building
    1. Training stakeholders on legal frameworks regarding the obligation to legal assistance, on pro bono services for clients and on relevant fundamental human rights considerations.
  3. Development of Materials
    1. The development of user-friendly fact sheets on legal procedures available to access fundamental rights protection in Malta.


Download the Guide to Applicants, containing profiles, task descriptions and application procedures.

We encourage candidates who feel they fit both profiles to submit a combined application for both, clearly indicating this in their application.

Application deadline: 31 May 2016.


Funded through the

Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme

managed by the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civili Liberties.

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We’re hiring!

We’re adding a Programmes Officer to our team of human rights defenders. If you’d like to work in an active and rewarding environment, and contribute towards the improvement of human rights enjoyment in Malta, check out this vacancy.

The full call can be downloaded here (.pdf)

Also remember that we’ve also published a call for one or two Human Rights Interns.

What are you waiting for to apply?


Want to be a Human Rights Intern?

We’re seeking to recruit one or two Human Rights Interns to assist us in our advocacy activities. Here’s a summary of the requirements and task description, but you can download the full call here:

“The Human Rights Interns will be full and active members of our dynamic team, with tasks generally including:

  • Daily media review and compilation;
  • PHROM’s Il-Librerija data management;
  • Thematic research supporting our FRANET Research Team;
  • Logistical and other support for projects being implemented;
  • Active input in our regular Team Meetings;
  • Visits to places of concern to us;
  • Participation at conferences, trainings and seminars;
  • Support our Shadow Reporting activities;
  • General research and compilation;
  • Administrative tasks.

Prospective candidates should:

  • Be in possession of a University degree in a field related to or including human rights;
  • Be knowledgeable of or familiar with key human rights instruments (e.g. United Nations core treaties, EU Charter for Fundamental Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, etc.);
  • Have excellent computing skills. Applicants with knowledge of IT tools required to make creative use of data and information (info-graphics, design, etc.) will be preferred;
  • Have an understanding of and agreement with the organisations’ guiding principles.”

Read through the call and get in touch with us in case you have any queries. We’re looking forward to receiving your applications!


We’ve grown!

As part of our efforts to consolidate our activities and projects, and to work towards a more sustainable and effective organisation, we’ve taken a number of significant internal decisions relating to how our Operational Team is structured.

We’re extremely happy to redefine Carla’s role to that of Assistant Director! We’ve also strengthened our Pro Bono Unit by bringing Claire on board as a Legal Officer, whilst Erika is now a Human Rights Officer as also Secretariat Officer for the Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta.

A big thanks to Carla, Claire and Erika for the incredible work you’re doing!

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