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  • Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute: Advocacy Officer

    Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is an independent, nonprofit think tank committed to advancing the Constitution and the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa and the sub-region.
     
    SPII seeks to appoint an Advocacy Officer, based in Newtown, Johannesburg.

    The position provides support for the advocacy and campaigns work of SPII in South and Southern Africa. S/he is responsible for the development alongside the project leaders and the implementation of advocacy and campaigns strategies that will influence government and other institutional policies and implementation, as well as mobilisation of civil society partners and networks to achieve structural changes that will promote the realisation of Constitutional, regional and international socio-economic rights aimed at the reduction of social and economic vulnerabilities and inequalities, with a specific emphasis on the SADC BIG campaign and SPII’s Basic Needs Basket projects, although the position will also provide support for all of SPII’s research and advocacy programmes.

    Responsibilities:  
    • Provide innovation, vision, strategic direction and implementation of SPII’s national, regional and international advocacy and campaigns work;
    • Ensure advocacy coherence and reinforce strong and effective synergies between research and advocacy to maximise SPII’s impact;
    • Contribute to the positioning SPII as a leading organisation for innovative and effective poverty and inequality reduction in South and Southern Africa;
    • Ensure that advocacy is an integral part of SPII’s work to achieve lasting changes and ensure that advocacy and campaigns approach and plans are part of the Strategic Plan, the Annual Plan and programme strategies;
    • Build advocacy capacity of SPII staff, including in the monitoring and evaluation of the advocacy initatives;
    • Ensure coherence of messaging across projects, programmmes and broader institutional objectives.
    Advocacy strategies 
    • The post holder will ensure that SPII’s active advocacy, campaigns and external communications are used to influence public opinion and political commitment nationally in support of the realisation of human rights, with an emphasis on socio-economic rights as being key drivers of transformation and the reduction of poverty and inequality in South and Southern Africa;
    • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of key advocacy issues and of the positions of key actors, including key ministers, political, civil society and economic leaders, donors, media editors etc regarding national, regional and international issues;
    • Establish and maintain an advocacy calendar with key moments and key opportunities for advocacy;
    • Work closely with SPII research staff on existing projects to inform present and future advocacy choices and to build SPII’s position and coordinate the development of high-quality briefings, letters and other written material for internal and external use;
    • Produce policy briefing papers, policy position statements and public communication related to key advocacy issues;
    • Develop media lines and a media strategy and making optimal use of national and international social and mainstream media to influence key advocacy targets and public opinion;
    • Provide high level representation for the advocacy work, with media, alliances and targets;
    • Identify and build coalitions with external organisations and, in consultation with SPII programme staff, work closely with other organisations to develop joint advocacy initiatives when relevant.
    Monitoring, evaluation and risk management 
    • Lead in identifying and managing potential risks associated with SPII’s public positions and design strategies to mitigate the risks that have been identified;
    • Assist in the implementation of SPII’s advocacy planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) process.
    Requirements: 
    • Postgraduate degree in development, social science, development, law, public policy or equivalent;
    • Minimum of two years advocacy experience, with experience in implementing advocacy and campaign strategies;
    • Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches and of linking national, regional and international advocacy;
    • Knowledge and experience of advocacy at regional and international level is desirable.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite.  Fluency in at least another South African language is desirable.
    Preference will be given to South African applicants. The total cost to company package for the position will be R200 000 per annum.
     
    Kindly submit a short CV that includes relevant information on qualifications and campaigning experience and three contactable references, with a one page letter of motivation to Fortunate@spii.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview at which candidates will be expected to make a short presentation.

    For more about Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, refer to www.spii.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Foundation for Human Rights: Internship

    Foundation for Human Rights
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 31, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a grant maker to the human rights sector. It is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, which is aimed at strengthening civil society organisations to promote and facilitate increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of the rights contained in the Constitution. The programme prioritises vulnerable and marginalised groups to help address issues of poverty and inequality. This programme is currently funded through the EU Sector Budget Support.
     
    The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

    Duration: 12 months, January 2015 - December 2015.

    Responsibilities:
    • Internship Objectives
      • Encourage those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;
      • Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;
      • Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Foundation;
      • Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
      • Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;
      • Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.
    • Generic management/staff objectives
      • Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR values;
      • Participate in internal communication and teamwork;
      • Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organisation’s objectives;
      • As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description.
    Requirements:
    • Working knowledge of and commitment to human rights, especially in a South African context;
    • A postgraduate degree in social sciences such as: Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
    • Fluency in English;
    • Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.
    To apply, submit a CV (without certificates), motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees to Yolanda Radu at intern@fhr.org.za or fax to 088 011 72 4813 by 12h00.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    For more about the Foundation for Human Rights, refer to www.fhr.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Legal Resources Centre: Candidate Attorneys - Durban

    Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 5, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is an independent, client-based, nonprofit public interest law clinic, which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing free legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic and historical circumstances.

    LRC seeks to recruit two Candidate Attorneys, based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

    The pur­pose of our Can­di­date Attor­ney Pro­gramme is to train grad­u­ates in the field of pub­lic inter­est lit­i­ga­tion and con­sti­tu­tional law.

    Starting date: 1 January 2015.

    Requirements:
    • Back­ground or inter­est in pub­lic inter­est law;
    • Valid driver’s licence;
    • Writ­ing and report­ing skills;
    • Sound aca­d­e­mic results are essen­tial.
    The Legal Resources Cen­tre is an employ­ment equity and affir­ma­tive action employer.

    To apply, submit the following to ektaa@lrc.org.za
    • Cur­ricu­lum Vitae no longer than three (3) pages
    • Minimum of two con­tactable ref­er­ences
    • A let­ter moti­vat­ing appoint­ment as well as an inter­est in con­sti­tu­tional and pub­lic inter­est law
    • Full copy of your uni­ver­sity tran­script
    • Any other rel­e­vant sup­port­ing doc­u­ments

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    Only short­listed can­di­dates will be con­tacted. If you have not been con­tacted by 19 Sep­tem­ber 2014, con­sider your appli­ca­tion unsuc­cess­ful.

    Can­di­dates who have sub­mit­ted appli­ca­tions ear­lier this year, need not re-apply.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Legal Resources Centre, refer to www.lrc.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Foundation for Human Rights: Coordinator

    Foundation for Human Rights
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Foundation for Human Rights (the FHR) is a partner of the Department of Justice on the National Task Team to address gender- and sexual-orientation-based violence against LGBTI persons (NTT). In addition to implementation work related to the NTT, the FHR also undertakes and funds other rights-promoting work in the LGBTI sector.
     
    The FHR seeks to appoint a Coordinator for the LGBTI Rights Project, based in Johannesburg.

    This is an 80 percent position (four days a week) and requires a thorough knowledge of LGBTI rights and experience in the LGBTI nonprofit sector in South Africa.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Manage and coordinate the LGBTI rights work within the FHR;
    • Work closely with the Department of Justice on the implementation of the National Intervention Strategy (NIS) developed by the NTT;
    • Oversee and shape all events, trainings and special programmes of the FHR concerning LGBTI rights;
    • Oversee and provide expert input into proposals related to LGBTI rights;
    • Write reports on specific projects or areas of work;
    • Conduct provincial site visits;
    • Prepare Terms of Reference for specific aspects of work outlined in the NIS and oversee timely delivery of appropriate deliverables;
    • In collaboration with the Grants Unit, prepare contracts for grantees and service providers;
    • Manage and supervise work commissioned through the NIS;
    • Advise the Executive Director of the FHR and the Management Committee (MANCOM) about developments that may impact the proper functioning of LGBTI-related work;
    • Make regular reports to MANCOM about LGBTI-related work;
    • Implement any other tasks assigned by the Programme Managers or Executive Director of the FHR.
    Requirements:
    • An undergraduate or higher degree in social sciences or law;
    • Minimum of five years of experience in the LGBTI or women’s rights sector in South Africa as researcher, project coordinator, advocate or similar position;
    • Deep and demonstrable understanding of the LGBTI rights landscape in South Africa and, to some extent, regionally and globally, including the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and other vectors of historical and ongoing oppression in the global South
    • Demonstrable ability to work with government departments as well as grassroots civil society organisations;
    • Must be a good team player and also have the ability to work independently;
    • Demonstrable ability to conceptualise and oversee long-term advocacy and/or education projects, preferably with project management experience;
    • Fluency in English and, preferably, at least one other South African language;
    • Strong writing skills in English;
    • Strong commitment to the principles and practice of human rights and feminism.
    To apply, submit a CV, a one-page motivational letter, writing sample of approximately 1 000 words on a subject related to LGBTI rights and the details of three referees (providing both telephone numbers and email addresses) to vacancies@fhr.org.za or received at the offices of the Foundation for Human Rights by 17h00, at

    Physical Address: 209, Smit Street, Braamfontein, Postal Address: Private Bag X124, Braamfontein. 2017
     
    Please note applicants using email must ensure that the emails have been received by the Foundation for Human Rights on or before the stipulated deadline.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Foundation for Human Rights, refer to www.fhr.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • POWA: Legal Services and Advocacy Programme Manager

    People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) is a women’s rights organisation that aims to create space for women to enjoy their fundamental human rights in a free and safe environment.

    POWA seeks to appoint a Legal Services and Advocacy Programme Manager, based in Berea, Johannesburg.

    This is a one-year renewable contract position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage and oversee the direct legal services and advocacy work;
    • Manage and oversee school sexual violence programme;
    • Conduct community human rights workshops;
    • Network and build strategic alliances with partners;
    • Fundraise and control expenditure within agreed budgets;
    • Develop National, Regional and International advocacy strategies;
    • As part of a management team contribute to the development and implementation of the organisation strategy.
    Requirements:
    • Degree in law and experience in gender-based violence;
    • Minimum of three years experience in the South African women’s rights sector;
    • Demonstrated management experience for a minimum of two years;
    • Experience in networking, fundraising and liaising with the donor community;
    • Knowledge of national, regional and international advocacy on women’s rights;
    • Ability to engage in media representation;
    • Ability to carry high workload and work under pressure;
    • Commitment to advancing women’s rights;
    • Excellent written and spoken English;
    • High level of computer literacy;
    • Driver’s licence.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter (outlining how you fit the job requirements) and the name and full contact details (telephone, fax and e-mail) of three recent referees to The Hiring Committee, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), Email: winnie@powa.co.za, fax to 011 4843195

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Tel; 011 642 4345/6
     
    If you have not heard from POWA by 20 June 2014 consider your application unsuccessful.

    Shortlisted candidates will be expected to submit written work.

    For more about People Opposing Women Abuse, refer to www.powa.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Legal Resources Centre: Law Library Director

    The Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, June 20, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Legal Resources Cen­tre (LRC) is South Africa’s largest pub­lic inter­est, human rights law clinic. Estab­lished in 1979, we use the law as an instru­ment of jus­tice for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing poor, home­less and land­less people.

    The LRC has libraries in four locations, including its National Office in Johannesburg and its three regional offices in Cape Town, Durban, and Grahamstown.

    The LRC seeks to appoint a Law Library Director, based at its National Office in Johannesburg.

    The LRC’s Law Library Director will be responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the LRC’s library system, including budgeting, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, and library services.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Develops, implements, administers, and monitors all operational procedures and programs associated with the law library;
    • Develops and implements policies and procedures for collection development, including acquisition, retention, and disposition;
    • Catalogues new and recurring resources;
    • Responds to library correspondence;
    • Prepares, administers, and monitors the law library budget and participates in negotiating contracts with publishers and vendors;
    • Formulates and implements library policies, programs, and scope of services;
    • Instructs, trains, and assists attorneys, researchers, interns, and other staff members in legal bibliography, print, and electronic legal research;
    • Provides research support within required time frames by conducting in-depth research and developing specialized research expertise as needed to support the work of the LRC;
    • Responds to short project deadlines and rapidly changing priorities;
    • Plans the layout of library space, and recommends the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies;
    • Hires, trains, develops, and manages the Law Library researchers, librarians, and other staff; and
    • Represents the library in professional committees and organizations.
     Requirements:
    • LLB or BSc General MSc advantageous;
    • minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative, supervisory, and managerial experience in a law library;
    • English fluency; and
    • Valid driver’s licence.
    • In-depth familiarity with legal information and technology;
    • Excellent computer and telecommunications skills, including proficiency with web-based information tools;
    • Skill in the use of legal databases provided by Juta, Sabinet, Lexis, and Westlaw, and familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats;
    • Evidence of strong teaching and presentation skills;
    • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills;
    • Ability to respond flexibly to changing institutional needs;
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and to work independently as well as collaboratively; and
    • Demonstrated strong service philosophy and commitment to supporting the research needs of the LRC.
    The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged. 

    To apply, submit a CV, copies of qualifications, contact details of two contactable references and motivation letter to madile@lrc.org.za. Specify the position for which you are applying.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by 04 July 2014, consider your application unsuccessful.

    Applicants for the above position must share in the mission and values of the LRC and its commitment to using the law as an instrument of Justice.

    For more about the Legal Resources Centre, refer to www.lrc.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • ProBono.Org: Attorney

    ProBono.Org
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    ProBono.Org is a young, dynamic non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. The organisation harnesses the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal fraternity to cases and clients that we identify.

    ProBono.Org seeks to appoint a Attorney, based in Johannesburg.

    The Attorney will extend access to justice and promoting our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    Responsibilities:
    • Direct and manage the family law and general law departments at ProBono.Org, Johannesburg;
    • Manage all cases in the family and general law departments in accordance with ProBono.Org’s management system. This includes ensuring that clients are interviewed, screened and where necessary referred to private legal professionals;
    • Have a thorough knowldege of all cases that have been referred to attorneys, advocates and mediators and monitor the progress of such cases;
    • Set up, manage and monitor all legal clinics that fall within your department;
    • Maintain and build strong relationships with legal professionals that render pro bono services and to actively recruit additional lawyers on an ongoing basis;
    • Create pro bono opportunites for pro bono legal professionals;
    • Conceptualise, prepare, plan and implement special projects;
    • Report pro bono hours on behalf of attorneys to law societies when required;
    • Maintain and build strong relationship with NGOs, CBOs, law clinics and other pro bono or public interest initiatives;
    • Undertake financial planning, budgeting and management of your own cost centre;
    • Prepare funding proposals, budgets, implementation plans for donors and to ensure compliance with donor agreements;
    • Ensure that all information pertaining to your department is recorded and stored correctly on the electronic data management system;
    • Manage, train and monitor the performance of interns in your department;
    • Write up reports on cases, events and the work of ProBono.Org for newsletters, the website, social media, newspapers and other media;
    • Organise workshops and seminars throughout the year for attorneys and other legal professionals, and for CBOs and NGOs.
    Requirements:
    • Organisational and adminstrative excellence, and project management skills;
    • Ability to write reports, publicity materials and other required documents;
    • Ability to asses cases, determine the merits and prepare memoranda on cases for attorneys and mediators, and briefs for advocates;
    • Ability to evaluate and monitor success / failure of your work;
    • Management, financial and fund-raising skills;
    • Financial skills that include the ability to budget and prepare financial reports;
    • Excellent communication and networking skills;
    • Drivers licence and own car;
    • Attorney’s admission.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to phumi@probono.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about ProBono.Org, refer to www.probono.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • South Africans Should Continue Mandela's Work

    Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) states that South Africans could best remember former president Nelson Mandela by working to continue his life's work.  

    LHR believes Nelson Mandela's renowned legacy is what has kept civil society's eye focused on human rights in South Africa and across the continent.

    LHR considers the international peace icon as a role model who shared many of his aspirations of upholding the rule of law and championing the rights of those who did not have the voice to fight for themselves.

    To read the article titled, “Complete Mandela's goals: Lawyers for Human Rights,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • Studies in Poverty & Inequality Institute: Intern

    Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is an independent, non-profit think tank, committed to the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa and the sub region. Through research they seek to develop innovative, evidence-based solutions that address the causes and consequences of poverty. SPII is rooted in the values of the South African constitution. The organisation believes that poverty undermines democracy and inhibits the development of society as a whole.

    SPII is currently undertaking a 24 month project entitled 'Social Protection and local economic development (LED): Graduation Pilot Programme.' The project seeks to link the child support grant (CSG) and local economic development by targeting small, micro and survivalist enterprises that have a recipient of a CSG within the household in Evaton. The aim is that through targeted sequenced interventions at an enterprise level, small, micro and survivalist enterprises will graduate after 24 months from their survivalist nature into resilient enterprises.

    SPII is seeks to appoint an Intern to be based in Evaton, Gauteng.

    The incumbent will assist the project manager on this project. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for this position. The internship is for a period of six months starting as soon as 25 November 2013. SPII will provide the successful candidate with a stipend.

    Responsibilities:
    • Assisting the project coordinator;
    • Capturing and data analysis.
    Requirements:
    • Computer skills are necessary;
    • Language proficiency: English, and preferably an African language;
    • Stakeholder management and field worker support;
    • A driver’s licence will be an advantage.
    For more information, call: 011 833 0161

    To apply, submit a CV with contactable references and a motivational letter to fortunate@spii.org.za and brian@spii.org.za 

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Shortlisted candidates will be requested to make a presentation as part of their interview process.

    For more about the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, refer to www.spii.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • ProBono.Org: Staff Attorney

    ProBono.Org
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, October 25, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    ProBono.Org is a young, dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor. The organisation harnesses the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal fraternity to cases and clients that we identify.

    ProBono.Org seeks to appoint a Staff Attorney, based in Durban.

    Responsibilities:
    • Interview persons seeking legal assistance or any person acting on their behalf;
    • Assess matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria;
    • Undertake relevant legal research;
    • Prepare detailed briefs for legal practitioners;
    • Manage and participating in pro bono projects;
    • Write reports as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions;
    • Contribe to the advancement functions of ProBono.Org;
    • Maintain strong relationship with NGOs, CBOS, law clinics and other institutions;
    • Maintain and building strong relationships with legal and other professionals.
    Requirements:
    • LLB degree;
    • Admitted attorney;
    • Minimum three years post-admission experience rendering general legal advice and assistance to individuals, communities and nonprofit organisations;
    • Knowledge / experience of constitutional and/or human rights matters and issues;
    • Established network and contacts with various NGOs;
    • Commitment to and interest in public interest law;
    • Computer literate (MS Office);
    • Valid driver’s licence, own transport.
    To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and three contactable references to michelle@probono.org.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more about ProBono.Org, refer to www.probono.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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