JOB OPENING: Legal Officer – Botswana
JOB OPENING: Legal Officer – Botswana
Salary: Grade C BWP 127, 900 per annum approx. (This is the pro rated salary for 3 days a week.)
Duration: This is a part time post, 3 days per week, starting in July 2016 until October 2018 in the first instance with possibility of extension, funding permitting.
Closing date: 8 July 2016, 00:00 BST.
Do you have at least two years’ experience of human rights advocacy, lobby, media, or campaigning work? Have you designed and run human rights and paralegal trainings? Do you have strong communication skills and good working knowledge of Setswana?
MRG is looking to recruit a Legal Officer based in Botswana to help us achieve our mission to realise the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples round the world, through the use of litigation, legal empowerment, legal tools and other advocacy. Specifically, working with our Senior Legal Officer, the post-holder will work with civil society partners to increase and deepen their engagement in human rights in Botswana, particularly minority rights, with the overall objective of reducing discrimination against and lack of recognition of members of minority tribes in Botswana.
The Legal Officer based in Botswana will work with partners and lawyers in order to (i) build communities’ human rights knowledge through the provision of human rights training and support to community trainers; (ii) build communities’ legal skills through the provision of paralegal training and ongoing support to paralegals; and (iii) enable community representatives and partners to improve their advocacy at the local, regional and international levels. Candidates should have a degree in law and/or human rights, and at least 2 years’ experience of project management. Additionally, they will need to have a good working knowledge of Setswana as well as at least 2 years’ experience of working with partners in the global south.
For more details please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.
Qualified candidates should send a completed application form and equal opportunities form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 July 2016 at 17.00 BST.
Should you have any queries about the post, please contact Human Resources: email@example.com.
MRG values diversity. Applicants from ethnic, religious or linguistic minority communities are particularly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented in this Department of our organisation.
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