Mar 15, 2019

Communications and Regional Advocacy Officer

  • Southern Africa Litigation Centre
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

SALC seeks to appoint a Communications and Regional Advocacy, to be based in Johannesburg.


Provide strategic direction for SALC’s regional and international advocacy work
Monitor emerging issues in the region related to SALC’s programmatic concerns
Cultivate relationships with inter alia UN Special Procedures, Special Rapporteurs, African Commissioners
Coordinate and lead SALC’s work related to the African Union, SADC, ACHPR and UN
Support SALC’s regional work on legal analysis, policy advocacy and accountability
Undertake policy analysis and legal research to support advocacy campaigns
Draft media releases and respond to media enquiries
Edit research and other reports as well as produce SALC’s bi-monthly newsletter
Support the organising of events and representing SALC at relevant fora


A degree in law, journalism or political science is required
Five or more years’ experience
Proven interest and experience in human rights issues and regional and international law preferably in Africa
Oral and written communication skills in English
African languages, French and/or Portuguese are highly desirable
Networking, organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise time and work effectively under pressure
Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work across diverse cultural backgrounds
Research and analysis skills coupled with thought leadership
Knowledge of international and regional human rights laws and instruments
Willingness to travel extensively
well versed with regional and international mechanisms- SADC, AU, ACHPR as well as UN HRC and Special Procedures and is able to draft communications and ensure country compliance with human rights and rule of law

To apply, submit a letter of interest and a two page CV (do not include of degrees or testimonials)  Subject line of your e-mail must state “Application: Communications and Regional Advocacy Officer”.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) promotes and advances human rights and the rule of law in southern Africa, primarily through strategic litigation support and capacity building. SALC provides technical and monetary support to local and regional lawyers and organisations in litigating human rights and rule of law cases in the region. SALC also provides training in human rights and rule of law issues and facilitates networks of human rights lawyers and organisations throughout southern Africa.

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