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May 14, 2018

Legal Researcher

  • Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

ISLA seeks to appoint a Legal Researcher to provide research support to our Sexual Rights Programme, to be based in Johannesburg.

Salary: A competitive salary, between R360 000 to R540 000 (total cost to the company and commensurate with experience)

Duration: Renewable one year fixed term contract

Responsibilities:
Be a part of the founding team on establishing or strengthening the strategic litigation unit team and help to develop the litigation unit in the network partner’s organisation
Research substantive issues of comparative and international human rights law and practice
Draft clear and concise legal memoranda, briefs and opinions
Analyse complex legal issues involving difficult issues of law
Proofread as well as check and edit citations
Sophisticated understanding of human rights, constitutional, international and comparative law
Provide trusted legal research to lawyers and partners
Develop publications, including capacity strengthening curriculum, manuals and reports
Supervise legal research interns;
Be a focal person for collaborative research projects with other institutions
Build and strengthen cooperative working relationships with partners

Requirements:
LLB Degree
Understanding of women’s human rights and sexual rights
Academic credentials
Strong research and exceptional writing skills
Ability to use traditional and computerised legal research methods
Keen analytical ability
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to organise and manage projects with minimal supervision
Advanced degree on human rights, gender or a relevant subject
Supervisory experience. An added advantage is experience in coordinating and managing projects and evidence of being a self-driven, resourceful person who is able to manage and coordinate teamwork well
Experience in contributing to the overall strategic planning of an organisation
Exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude
Contribute to strategic and operational planning of the organisation and to organisational development
Facilitate capacity strengthening workshops on international human rights law and practice

To apply click here: application form and email your application to email address below

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Employment
The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) is based on the belief that strategic litigation is an immensely strong tool for social change because it helps to reframe the understanding of entitlements before the law and it challenges the legal discourse on women’s rights and sexual rights. ISLA stands for the proposition that investment in local institutions and individuals is key to maximising the impact of strategic litigation.

Salary

R360 000 to R540 000

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