Offer: Job: Project Lawyer, LGBTI And Sex Worker Rights, South Africa
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is seeking a highly qualified, motivated lawyer to lead its work on strengthening the rights of sex workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) populations in southern Africa.
SALC promotes and advances human rights and the rule of law in southern Africa, primarily through strategic litigation support and capacity building. SALC works in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Working under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Project Lawyer will be responsible for carrying out SALC’s legal work related to the rights of sex workers and LGBTI populations.
In particular, the Project Lawyer is responsible for:
Providing monetary and technical support to local lawyers and organisations for ongoing legal cases;
Developing relationships with local lawyers and non-governmental organisations;
Developing legal cases on the rights of sex workers and LGBTI persons;
Conducting advocacy with respect to specific legal cases, including engaging in media advocacy;
Organizing and convening meetings and conferences on key issues and representing SALC at LGBTI and sex worker related meetings and conferences.
A degree in law is required; L.L.M and other advanced degrees are desirable;
Proven interest and experience in human rights issues generally and rights of sex workers and LGBTI populations specifically, preferably in Africa;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Portuguese or French is highly desirable;
Ability to work comfortably in a variety of settings;
Engage easily with fellow colleagues from the Southern Africa region;
Experience in or familiarity with non-profit, governmental or intergovernmental organizations;
Excellent knowledge of international and regional human rights laws and instruments;
Excellent legal and factual research skills including online sources;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
Willingness to travel extensively.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a detailed CV to Ethel Maphiwa-Ndlovu, firstname.lastname@example.org.