Posted on :
28 May, 2019
28 May, 2019
Job Title: Director of Litigation
Job Location: South Africa
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Litigation will be responsible for shaping and implementing SERI’s litigation strategy across its three themes of work: “Securing a Home”, “Making a Living” and “Expanding Political Space”. The successful candidate will lead a team of attorneys who provide advice and representation to social movements, communities and individuals seeking to enforce their socio-economic rights in a variety of contexts. He or she will also be expected to develop SERI’s profile and outreach with communities, media, the government and donors.
We’re looking for someone with the following qualifications, skills and experience –
SERI offers a competitive salary, which is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The appointment will take effect on 1 October 2019.
SERI is committed to transformation. Black South Africans and women are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.
SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights activists at the national and international level. This position carries with it significant opportunities for international travel and continuing professional training and development.
If you are interested in this post, please send your CV, two unedited samples of recent written work, together with a covering letter, to Princess Nkuna at [email protected].
In your covering letter, please provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI in particular, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post. Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in late July or August 2019.
Application Deadline: Friday, 28 June, 2019