Posted on :
15 Nov, 2018
15 Nov, 2018
The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (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.
Job Title: Lawyer
Job Location: Johannesburg
That will be an admitted attorney who has during their time in private practice, had extensive litigation experience and is now seeking a change that will bring meaning and add value to their work. The incumbent must be confident self- starter looking to make a contribution to the advancement of human rights, especially in the field of women’s human rights.
The successful candidate will form part of the ISLA team and who will not only support the Women’s Sexual Rights Program but will also in time provide leadership for the program. The candidate will also actively participate in other programs within the organisation that seeks to advance its aims. The candidate will work closely with other program lawyers, legal researchers, interns, and ISLA’s partners as well as provide thought leadership on other initiatives that will drive strategy.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
The Lawyer will have a legal degree and be admitted to legal practice in any African country and have substantial experience using constitutional, regional and international human rights law, with preference to candidates who have had such experience in litigation.
Other skills and qualities include: