LRC: Researcher – Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is an independent, client-based, nonprofit public interest law clinic, which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing free legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic and historical circumstances.

LRC seeks to appoint a Researcher in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Con­sti­tu­tional Lit­i­ga­tion Unit, based in Cape Town.

This is a six-month contract position.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties:

  • Sup­port­ing the Gen­der Equal­ity and Non-Discrimination focus area lit­i­ga­tion;
  • research and advo­cacy pro­grammes;
  • Research­ing and draft­ing mem­o­ran­dums and opin­ions on the law Advo­cacy and net­work­ing.

Requirements:

  • Relevant legal ter­tiary qual­i­fi­ca­tion (LLB);
  • Flu­ency in Eng­lish;
  • Excel­lent writ­ing, research and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills;
  • Abil­ity to work well under pres­sure, inde­pen­dently and with oth­ers;
  • Abil­ity to net­work with part­ner organ­i­sa­tions and donors;
  • Com­mit­ment to strength­en­ing pub­lic inter­est legal prac­tice A com­mit­ment to devel­op­ment and team work.

Pre­ferred

  • Minimum of two years expe­ri­ence in a legal envi­ron­ment;
  • Human rights/social jus­tice back­ground;
  • Admis­sion as a prac­tis­ing attor­ney to the Law Soci­ety would be advan­ta­geous;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

The LRC is com­mit­ted to trans­for­ma­tion; appli­ca­tions from pre­vi­ously dis­ad­van­taged can­di­dates are there­fore strongly encour­aged.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees, copies of qual­i­fi­ca­tions and motivation letter to madile@lrc.org.za.

Only short­listed can­di­dates will be con­tacted. If you have not been con­tacted by 12 Sep­tem­ber 2014, con­sider your appli­ca­tion unsuc­cess­ful.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about the Legal Resources Centre, refer to www.lrc.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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