No Experience Legal Programme Intern Jobs – African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS)




Organization: African Centre for Justice and Peace
Studies (ACJPS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Programme Coordinator
About US:
The African Centre for
Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental
organization working to monitor and promote respect for human rights and legal
reform in Sudan. ACJPS has a vision of a Sudan where all people can live and
prosper free from fear and want in a state committed to justice, equality and
peace. Our core activities include:
  • Monitoring,
    documenting and reporting on human rights violations in Sudan
  • Strategic
    litigation to highlight violations of human rights as well as the
    provision of legal assistance to individuals and groups
  • Advocacy
    and support for efforts to use international and regional mechanisms to
    hold perpetrators of serious violations of human rights and international
    crimes to account
  • Legal
    and human rights education and training and media campaigns to raise
    awareness of the rights and freedoms of individuals and groups, and to
    foster a culture of human rights
  • Advocacy
    and technical support to advance and implement international human rights
    standards within Sudan.
Job Summary: The Legal Programme Intern will be mainly
responsible for supporting the Legal Programme in monitoring legal developments
concerning the human rights situation in Sudan and preparing materials for
publication. The incumbent will assist in gathering information for legal cases
in Sudan and cases that ACJPS is litigating before the African Commission on Human
and Peoples’ Rights. S/he will support the development of the ACJPS website and
other social media tools. The job holder will be working closely with the Legal
Programme Coordinator, s/he will support research, drafting and editing for the
publication of thematic reports and updates on legal developments for the Sudan
Human Rights Monitor, the ACJPS bi-monthly newsletter.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Programmatic Research and Editing:
  • Edit
    existing legal reports and preparing them for publication based on ACJPS’
    formatting and style guidelines.
  • Draft
    short analysis of legal developments inside Sudan for the Sudan Human
    Rights
  • In
    charge of monitoring and other ACJPS publications.
  • Monitor
    media for reports on legal developments and political developments
    relevant to ACJPS’ work in Sudan.
  • Render
    support in drafting and editing reports and proposals for donors
    concerning the work of the Legal Programme.
2. Website and Database Maintenance:
  • Update
    relevant legal developments to ACJPS’ website and other social media,
    including Facebook and twitter accounts.
  • Manage
    and input contacts into ACJPS’ distribution list.
3. Programmatic Support: Offer administrative support to Legal Programme activities as required
by the Legal Programme Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Legal Programme Intern should have good knowledge and understanding of the
    international human rights law frameworks.
  • Prior
    experience working on human rights issues.
  • Excellent
    communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills in English, as
    well as ability to manage contacts and website material.
  • The
    incumbent should have some experience doing desk research.
  • Excellent
    time keeping skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan work
    assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent
    and tight deadlines.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural
    environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Fluency
    in both written and spoken English.
  • Working
    knowledge of written and spoken Arabic is desired
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a cover letter, two-page C.V., two-page
writing sample on a relevant topic as well as supporting documents to: info@acjps.org. Please clearly indicate in the
subject line please indicate “Legal Intern Application.”
Deadline: 10th July
2015

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