Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global litigation and legal policy organization using the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. Headquartered in New York City, the non-profit, non-partisan organization has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Nairobi, and Washington, DC; a staff of approximately 200 diverse professionals; an annual budget of approximately $40 million with an additional $22 million in donated services from leading law firms around the globe.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the United States on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 60 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
The Role: The Center has received a generous gift from Marshall Weinberg to support our work to ensure that more women and girls in the global south have access to safe and legal abortion, quality maternal health care, a full range of reproductive health services and information, and reproductive autonomy.
The Marshall Weinberg Global Legal Fellowship Program will help prepare the next generation of social justice lawyers in reproductive health and rights with two-year fellowships within the Center's Global Legal Program. These emerging advocates will work directly with our legal experts and will take on work in areas of the greatest need, opportunity, and impact within our Africa and Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) programs.
We are currently recruiting two Marshall Weinberg Global Legal Fellows for Africa. Candidates will be assigned to either Capacity Building and Advocacy or Litigation and Advocacy and will work under the supervision of either the Capacity Building Manager, Africa or Advocacy Adviser for Africa, respectively. Fellows will also work closely with other Africa program staff to support and build the work of the regional program in all areas of work.
This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in Kenya.
The Fellow for this role will be assigned to Capacity Building and Advocacy work, by:
Candidates with 2-3 years' work experience, with a degree in law and knowledge of international and regional human rights and women's rights and of reproductive rights or women's health are eligible to apply. The candidate should be capable of complex legal analytical work and possess excellent writing, editing, research and oral advocacy skills.
Fluency in French is preferred.
Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
Duration of Position: This is a two-year, full-time fellowship starting in early Spring 2021.
How to Apply: Please complete the application below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and writing sample of 2 to 3 pages must be included in your application. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.
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