Posted on :
26 Jun, 2018
26 Jun, 2018
The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic based in Cape Town, South Africa. We are activist lawyers who help communities and civil society organisations in South Africa realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice.
Job Title: Attorney [2 Positions]
Job Location: Johannesburg or Cape Town
These positions are for admitted attorneys with at least 3 years’ litigation experience, and who have a passion for environmental rights and justice. The successful candidates will have a particular interest in using the law on behalf of affected communities and civil society organisations to ensure their protection from polluting industrial activities, and to ensure their equal and long-term access to natural resources like land, soil and water.
Qualifications, skills and experience
Key responsibilities of these positions currently include the following (although we require flexibility from all our staff as our strategic imperatives change and develop over time):
The salary range for these positions is between R332 457 and R501 307 (total cost to company), and the salary offered will be dependent on factors that include the qualifications, level of expertise, and experience of the successful candidate.
The Centre for Environmental Rights strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural, sex and gender diversity within its staff complement. All suitably-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Working for the CER
The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of environmental rights lawyers that helps communities defend their right to a healthy environment. We do this by advocating and litigating for transparency, accountability, and compliance with environmental laws.
As South Africa’s largest public interest environmental law organisation, we use our expertise and commitment to fight for environmental justice and advance the right to a healthy environment for all. We take on the big environmental battles: cases in which we can empower local communities, have an enduring impact, set powerful precedents for other cases, and help improve policy and practice across the country.
Winning the legal case is only part of the battle. CER’s litigation work is strengthened by local empowerment, dedicated policy and advocacy work, and strategic communications. In all of our work, we work closely with partners in affected communities, with other civil society organisations in the environmental and social justice sector, and with other public interest law organisations.
We work across the following core themes: Biodiversity, Mining, Water, Pollution and Climate Change, and Corporate Accountability. We have our main office in Observatory, Cape Town, with a smaller office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
At CER, we value our staff and regard their wellbeing as a priority. We are committed to a work environment that is inclusive and empathetic, and in which diversity is celebrated and supported.
How to Apply
Please send the following documents to: [email protected] by 25 July 2018, with the email subject line: “CER Application”:
Application Deadline: 25th July, 2018