The Amnesty International Justice in Africa Fellowship aims to enhance diversity of representation in the realm of international justice. It offers a valuable opportunity to young African professionals, including early to mid-career practitioners and scholars residing in Africa. The program centers around working on international justice issues and mechanisms.
Fellows will gain from the transfer of knowledge, skills, and experiences, along with practical exposure to international justice spaces and forums. This fellowship also provides a platform to engage and network with various relevant actors and stakeholders in the international justice movement. Additionally, fellows will be involved in focused research, legal analysis, policy discourse, and advocacy projects related to international justice.
More scholarship opportunities are available across Europe, the United States, and Canada. Below are selected opportunities:
- Host: Amnesty International
- Category: Training | Fellowships
- Eligible Countries: All African Countries
- Reward: USD 36,774 – EUR 39,600 Per Annum
- Deadline: August 17, 2023
Amnesty International’s Mission
Amnesty International is a global movement with over 10 million members who are deeply committed to addressing injustices. The organization campaigns for a world where human rights are universally respected. It operates independently of political ideologies, economic interests, and religions. No government is exempt from scrutiny.
The ideal candidate should possess strong judgment and initiative, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication skills in English. Demonstrated dedication to challenging patriarchy, power imbalances, and marginalization, coupled with an understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity, and gender issues, is essential.
If you have a passion for human rights and want to make a difference in the world, we encourage you to apply for this role. Click the ‘Apply for this Role’ link below to submit your application.
Duration and Compensation
The annual compensation is USD 36,774 for Nairobi and EUR 39,600 for Dakar. Benefits include 37 days of annual leave (including public holidays and grace days), a pension scheme, employee assistance program, life assurance, and more. All of this is provided in a professional and engaging environment.
- Assisting in research activities on accountability for crimes under international law in Africa and beyond through desk research and drafting.
- Monitoring and analyzing international and regional developments on international justice issues.
- Developing advocacy positions and strategies on identified priorities related to international justice.
- Participating in internal and external policy discussions concerning international justice issues and mechanisms.
Skills and Experience:
The candidate should have a strong grasp of international law, including international human rights law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Ability to analyze legal issues accurately and apply legal reasoning to develop strategic responses is crucial. Proficiency in writing clear and concise materials and proofreading research, campaign, and advocacy content is expected.
If you are interested and qualified, please apply using the link below:
Deadline: August 17, 2023