Fresher Legal Program Intern Non-profit Jobs – African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies

Job Title:       Legal
Program Intern
Organisation: African
Centre for Justice and Peace Studies
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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.
Job Summary: The
Legal Program Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist the Legal Programme
in monitoring legal developments concerning the human rights situation in
Sudan. S/he will assist in compiling updates to all pending ACJPS strategic
litigation cases in Sudan, and developments in cases before regional forums
such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Working closely
with the Legal Programme Director, s/he supports the publication of the Legal
Programme’s thematic reports and updates on legal developments for the Sudan
Human Rights Monitor. In addition to these responsibilities s/he will input
information to and manage ACJPS’s contact databases, the ACJPS website and
other social media tools.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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 Monitor and other ACJPS publications
  • Monitor media for reports on legal developments and political
    developments relevant to ACJPS’ work in Sudan
  • Assist in drafting and editing reports and proposals for donors
    concerning the work of the Legal Programme
Website and
Database Maintenance:
  • Update ACJPS’ website and other social media, including Facebook and
    twitter accounts
  • Manage and input contacts into ACJPS’ distribution list
Programmatic
Support:
Provide administrative
support to Legal Programme activities as required by the Legal Programme
Director.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies Legal Program
    Intern should have prior exposure and experience working on human rights
    issues
  • Excellent communication (spoken, written and presentational) as well
    as ability to manage contacts and website material
  • Previous experience conducting 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
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural
    environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Good knowledge and understanding with international human rights law
    frameworks
  • Past exposure and experience working directly on human rights in
    Sudan
  • Familiarity with Sudanese laws and justice systems
  • Past experience managing advocacy communications, particularly
    social media
  • Prior experience managing information data bases
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for this
    position. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of current political
    and human rights context in Sudan
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs of no more
than 2 pages and a cover letter to info@acjps.org or suleiman@acjps.org.
Deadline: 25th June 2018
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