OSISA looking for Law Programme Officer

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Strategic communications for WWF

January 11th, 2013

OSISA is currently seeking to appoint a Programme Officer to manage a portfolio of grants and operational projects relating to rule of law and access to justice in Southern Africa. The contract is for a 12-month period and will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reporting to the Law Programme Manager, responsibilities will include: working with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for ensuring advancement of the rule of law; developing linkages among groups working on law related issues; assisting in the development of grant-making and advocacy strategies to advance the Law Programme goals; evaluating funding proposals, follow-up with grantees and potential grantees, supervising related consultancies; and tracking impact of funded projects.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in law or a related field, three to five years’ experience working on law and human rights related issues with knowledge of disability rights highly desirable; experience in grant-making, substantive knowledge of the southern African context, experience working with international, regional and domestic legal entities e.g. bar associations, law societies etc; and willingness to travel extensively. Fluency in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite and knowledge of French or Portuguese is desirable.

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience is applicable. The job is offered as a 12-month contract (which may not be extended).

Interested candidates who match the above profile are invited to submit a detailed CV accompanied by a letter of motivation, two unedited writing samples and three contactable references to: Deborah Petersen, Law Programme Administrator on:

Applications close on 25 January 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. OSISA reserves the right not to fill this position.

OSISA is an equal opportunities employer.


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