The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) seeks to engage the services of two consultants to develop two training manuals.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
ISLA is a feminist and Pan-African organisation that is founded on the belief that strategic litigation is a tool for social change because it helps to reframe the understanding of entitlements before the law.
One of ISLA’s research outputs is our Manuals series. The Manuals are publications focusing on provisions of the main human rights instruments of the African Human Rights system. The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (The African Charter) and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Protocol).
The first position requires a consultant to develop a training manual on Article 10 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. The manual is intended to contribute to the use of provisions that every individual shall have the right to free association provided that they are able to abide by the law.
Qualifications and experience:
The consultant must have an LLM degree with at least five years’ experience in feminist legal studies, international law or legal research; substantial experience in women’s land and property rights; knowledge of comparative jurisprudence on freedom of association from domestic courts on the continent; excellent academic credentials; strong research capability; exceptional writing skills; possess an ability to use traditional and computerised legal research methods; keen analytical ability; meticulous attention to detail and an ability to organise and manage projects with minimum supervision.
The second positions requires a consultant to develop a training manual on Article 6 of the Protocol. The manual is intended to contribute to the use of provisions of the Protocol towards strategic litigation of women’s rights. The manual should present a critical analysis of the provisions of Article 6 highlighting the potential for progressive protection of women’s human rights and challenges.
Qualifications and experience:
The consultant must have a minimum of a Bachelors Law degree with at least five years’ experience in feminist legal studies, international law or legal research; substantial experience in women’s land and property rights; knowledge and experience of working with the African Human Rights System, in particular use of the Protocol in the protection of Women’s Rights. Vast experience in writing reports and publications which analyse the law and case law in particular; excellent analytical, writing and drafting skills; and experience in drafting manuals and human rights litigation are desirable qualities. knowledge of comparative jurisprudence on women’s land and property rights from domestic courts on the continent.
Further information including terms of reference for both positions are available on the ISLA website at www.the-isla.org under vacancies. Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is the 17th September 2018 and the successful applicants are required to start immediately.
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