Lawyer, ISLA, Johannesburg

Responsibilities:
Be a part of our founding team and help to develop our litigation unit
Research substantive issues of comparative and international human rights law and practice
Draft clear and concise legal memoranda, briefs and opinions
Careful and thorough reviewing ISLA’s partners briefs and making thoughtful comments and suggestions
Co-represent cases before regional and international human rights fora
Develop ISLA publications including capacity strengthening curriculum, manuals and reports
Develop and facilitating capacity strengthening courses on strategic litigation for

Requirements:
A legal degree and admission to legal practice in any African country
Strong research and exceptional writing skills
Keen analytical ability
Meticulous attention to detail
Substantial litigation experience using regional and international human rights law
In-depth or sophisticated understanding of international and comparative human rights law, mechanisms and institutions
A sophisticated understanding of women’s human rights or sexual rights
Exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and display, at all times and to all persons, a courteous, professional and cooperative attitude
Fluency in one or more of the African Union official languages, Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Kiswahili is highly desirable
Supervisory experience
Previous media, public speaking or promotional work experience
Fundraising experience, including a demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with individual donors is beneficial

To apply, submit a CV, cover letter, three professional references, stating full names of referees, email addresses and contact telephone numbers by to sibongile@the-isla.org.