Deadline: October 22, 2021

Applications are open for the ALT Advisory/Power Singh Inc Tech Rights Fellowship Program 2022. The Fellowship program is for entry-level practitioners interested in the intersection of human rights, justice, and technology.

Two Fellows will be hosted in Rosebank, Johannesburg for a fixed-term period of 12 months starting in January 2021. The Fellows will work within both ALT Advisory, a public interest advisory and research firm, and Power Singh Inc., a public interest law firm.

Responsibilities

  • Draft policy and/or legal submissions, research reports, toolkits, and other organisational documents.
  • Conduct legal and/or policy research on international human rights law, digital rights, and questions of social justice in the digital age.
  • Monitor and analyse legal, political, social, and technological policy developments in South Africa and the region.
  • Provide support for legal proceedings, including research for strategic litigation, and assisting in case management.
  • Participate in developing and implementing advocacy strategies at the domestic, regional, and international levels.
  • Assist with internal organisational development.

Salary

  • ALT Advisory seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have 0-2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • LLB or Bachelor’s degree in human rights, policy, political science, economics, or a relevant social science. Applicants who are in their final year of an undergraduate degree are eligible to apply.
  • Interest in the field of public law and information rights, particularly in the areas of freedom of expression, access to information and privacy.
  • Ability to travel, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions.

Preferred Experience

  • LLM or an equivalent post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, policy, political science, economics, or a relevant social science.
  • Fluency in South African languages, French, and/or Portuguese.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated interest in ICTs, public policy, and human rights developments.
  • Commitment to advancing social justice and fundamental rights.
  • Excellent research, policy analysis, and writing skills.
  • Well organised with strong project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and public engagement skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others.
  • Capacity to meet strict deadlines.
  • Commitment to continuing education.
  • Commitment to organisational development and teamwork.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English.

Application

To apply for this position, e-mail a motivational letter detailing your suitability for this opportunity, your CV with two contactable references and copies of your qualifications to Jessie Rashid at [email protected] by Friday, 22 October 2021.

Please include TECH RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP: YOUR NAME in the subject line of the e-mail.

For more information, visit Tech Rights Fellowship.

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