Southern Africa Litigation Centre: Project Lawyer - Women's Land & Property Rights

Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 25 July, 2014
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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 works in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

SALC seeks to appoint a highly qualified, motivated Project Lawyer for the Women's Land & Property Rights Programme, based in Johannesburg.
SALC’s Women’s Land and Property Rights Programme seeks to increase women’s access to land and property throughout southern Africa. It does this through working with lawyers and civil society organisations to support legal cases before domestic courts, training and facilitating legal networks throughout the region.
Working under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Project Lawyer will be responsible for carrying out SALC’s legal work and advocacy related to increasing women’s access to land and property.

  • With the Deputy Director, developing and implementing SALC’s strategy in this area;
  • Providing and monitoring monetary support to local lawyers and organisations for on-going legal cases;
  • Developing relationships with local lawyers and non-governmental organisations;
  • Developing and coordinating legal cases designed to increase women's access to land and property;
  • Conducting legal and factual research and drafting reports for advocacy purposes;
  • Conducting advocacy with respect to specific legal cases, including engaging in media advocacy;
  • Organising and convening meetings, trainings and conferences on key issues and representing SALC at relevant meetings and conferences.


  • Degree in law is required; LL.M and other advanced degrees are desirable;
  • Minimum of five years of legal experience;
  • Proven interest and experience in human rights issues and regional and international law 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 organisations;
  • Excellent knowledge of international and regional human rights laws and instruments;
  • Excellent legal and factual research skills including online sources;
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Pamela Timburwa at

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