Overview

Marshall Weinberg Global Legal Fellow

Primary Responsibilities:

The Fellow for this role will be assigned litigation and Advocacy work, by:

Conducting legal and policy research and analysis on international and regional human rights law, as well as comparative national-level law;
Assisting in the development and drafting of pleadings, fact sheets, articles, and other advocacy documents positioning reproductive rights as fundamental human rights;
Supporting the Center’s capacity building initiatives, designed to increase the use of the law to promote reproductive rights by local partners across the globe;
Researching and drafting presentations and other materials to strengthen the capacity of partners and other stakeholders to advance reproductive rights;
Supporting the identification, documentation and application of best practices in litigation initiatives;
Researching and monitoring developments and trends in Litigation and Advocacy  initiatives and methodologies and supporting development of resources;
Supporting the Africa program in maintaining partnerships with NGOs, and other stakeholders;
Working closely with the Legal Adviser  to digest and disseminate reproductive rights updates for advocates and partners in the region;
Assisting with the planning, logistics and implementation of online and offline litigation and advocacy capacity building events;
Supporting the operational activities of the litigation team , as needed, including maintaining filing systems;
Institutional responsibilities such as monthly programmatic update, monitoring and evaluation, tracking lobbying and press mentions;
Using editing skills to assist with blue booking and fact-checking of reports, petitions, shadow letters, and other documents, as needed; and
Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

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.

 

Critical Competencies:

Strategic thinking: Applies big-picture thinking while also focusing on the details of implementation.
Decisiveness: Consistently makes sound decisions in a timely manner supportive of the Center’s mission, core values, and strategic objectives. Blends vision and judgment.
Collaboration: Brings a track record of working effectively with various and diverse individuals and groups, and a willingness to actively listen and invite different views and opinions across all levels of the institution to build alignment in support of a common goal.
Receives and Provides Direct Feedback: Actively gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors and direct reports (if applicable) about work products, behaviors, values, style and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals and teams.
Transparency: Consistently applies openness and honesty in communicating decisions and plans to team members.
Commitment to learn: Applies a growth mentality to their own and their team’s (if applicable) development. Promotes a culture of learning by modeling inquisitiveness and an openness to viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve.
Passion for Coaching, and Mentoring Staff: Empowers and motivates employees and creates opportunities for learning, development, and leadership, with a focus on harnessing skills for the future development of team members. (if applicable)
Accountability: Follows through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way. Holds team members accountable.
Integrity: Possesses impeccable integrity and personal and professional values that are consistent with the Center’s high standards and mission.
Empathy: Serves as an empathetic, approachable leader who engenders trust and confidence. (if applicable)
Adaptability/Flexibility: Demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and calculated risk.

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About Center For Reproductive Rights

ICRH Kenya is an independent organization established in the year 2000. We deal with many aspects under the wide umbrella of 'Reproductive Health': Mother and Child Health, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care, Adolescent Health, improving Services in resource-poor settings that serve also the vulnerable populations.