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Environmental Justice Legal (EJ) Legal Fellowship Job, Legal Jobs April 2021,
Position: Environmental Justice Legal (EJ) Legal Fellowship
Natural Justice has been working with communities, NGOs and government agencies in Kenya since 2009. Together with our partners, we conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, use community legal empowerment approaches, including community paralegals, to support communities protect their access to lands, resources and traditional knowledge, provide legal advice and training to project partners, comment on environmental impact assessments, and make submissions on law and policy. Our projects are carried out in Kenya under three programmatic streams: affirming community rights, defending community rights; and, standing with communities. To learn more about the work of Natural Justice please refer to www.naturaljustice.org
What does the Environmental Justice Legal (EJ) Legal Fellowship offer?
The EJ Legal Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to four young, up and coming Kenyan professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge. The legal fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis on laws and regulations, and advocacy. Over the duration of the Fellowship, the fellows will have the opportunity to spend time and work directly with communities, community-based organizations and community paralegals. At the completion of the Fellowship, each fellow will submit a research report on a topic of interest within the environmental justice area.
The Fellowship will provide the successful applicants a stronger understanding of/in:
The Fellowship will be for a period of around 11 months full time. A modest salary and travel budget will be offered. The successful applicants will be required to begin immediately.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] with‘EJ Legal Fellowship’ as the subject line.
Applications must include:
All applications to be sent on or before Friday 30th April 2021 at 5:30 pm East African Time
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.