Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Call for Applications: Africa Community Rights Fellowship, Kenya Office

Natural Justice: lawyers for communities and the environment; Kenya office are inviting applications for The Africa Community Rights Fellowship. The fellowship offers young lawyers and other engaged professionals the opportunity to work towards community rights in the region. Supported by the Natural Justice team, the Fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law through fieldwork and research supporting multiple Natural Justice programmes and initiatives. Natural Justice has been working with local communities, NGOs and government agencies in Kenya since 2009 and opened its Nairobi office in 2014. It currently works closely with the LAPSSET Community Forum, community-based organizations, NGOs and County Governments to provide research findings, information and legal training in relation to LAPSSET.

The Fellowship is offered through the Kenya and South Africa offices and the Fellows will be based in the Natural Justice Kenya office in Nairobi. It will provide an exciting opportunity to energetic and committed legal and other professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands and resources and addressing the impacts of infrastructure or extractive industry projects, with a focus on the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET). The Fellowship is for a period of 6 months to begin in late April. An honorarium will be offered along with a travel budget. Applicants from areas along the LAPSSET Corridor in Kenya are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 8 April 2015 – 17:00 GMT. Please email your application to Gino Cocchiaro (gino(at)naturaljustice.org) with Africa Community Rights Fellowship in the subject line. Include a motivation letter that indicates why you feel you are the best candidate for this fellowship, a detailed CV with at least two references, and one relevant sample of your past work (for example, an article on research report). Please ensure that your application as a whole speaks to the required skills and experience listed above.
Call for application

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