26 June 2012

Unpaid Volunteer Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
London, 2012 (3 months).

Interights is currently inviting applications for a three-month Volunteer to work on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Established in 1982, Interights works to promote respect for human rights through the use of law. We achieve this through a range of activities: strategic litigation through co-representation, legal support to applicants and third party interventions before international, regional, and national human rights courts and bodies; advising lawyers on the use of international and comparative human rights law before their domestic courts; building capacity through litigation partnerships, targeted training activities and internships, and through the dissemination of legal information. Thematically, our priorities are equality, security and the rule of law (including counter-terrorism), and economic and social rights (ESR). Interights currently focuses its activities in Africa, the Commonwealth, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Nature of activities
Volunteers provide valuable legal research and drafting assistance to the lawyers, are helping with the preparation of legal briefs, training materials and publications on human rights.

Given the nature of the work, only candidates who have studied or are about to complete legal studies are recruited.

The three month Volunteer will be based in London.

Unpaid position, but...
This is an unpaid position but Interights will reimburse out of pocket expenses of a travel card zone 1-6 and up to £5 a day for lunch. Volunteers are required to provide reciepts to claim these expenses.

Essential requirements
● Law qualification;
● Experience of working on the litgation of econmic, social and cultural rights (ESR), including knowledge of the Collective Complaints system under the European Social Charter;
● Sophisticated understanding of issues and legal standards related to the protection from right to education violations;
● Strong research, analytical and writing skills;
● Fluency in English;
● Demonstrable interest in international human rights law;
● Have the right to work in the UK or succesfully obtain a sponsorships certificate;
● Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office;
● Demonstrable ability to produce high-quality work products;
● Flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks with tight deadlines;
● Sensitivity to working in a multi-cultural environment and committed to equal opportunities
● Committed to the values and mission of Interights.

Desirable requirements
Connections with organisations focusing on ESR in the international sphere;
● Familiarity with international human rights standards and mechanisms;
● Familiarity with regional human rights standards and mechanisms;
● Working knowledge of French.

How to apply
To apply please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, equal opportunities and diversity monitoring form and an unedited writing sample of no more than 2.000 words to jobs@interights.org. Please ensure that you put "Volunteer, ESR" in the subject line of the email. Due to the high number of applications for these positions Interights is unable to engage in correspondence about the appopriateness of an application. Interights will only contact shortlisted applicants.

Application deadline
The closing date for applications is 29 June 2012.

No comments:

Post a Comment