Competitive rates of pay apply
The Aryeh Neier Justice Initiative Fellowship is a full-time, two-year program that offers lawyers and other advocates the opportunity to gain practical experience in international human rights advocacy across a broad range of thematic areas and geographies, embedding them as an integral part of the global Justice Initiative team.
Fellows work across the Justice Initiative’s core thematic areas including Accountability, Liberty and Transparency, Criminal Justice, Equality & Inclusion, and Rule of Law as well as cross-cutting initiatives as carried out by our Advocacy and Legal Empowerment teams.
In order to ensure a rich and varied experience, the selected fellows will rotate, on an annual basis, through two different teams during their fellowship terms. Placement into specific teams will be decided according to anticipated program needs and priorities of the Justice Initiative, taking account as practicable of the interests and preferences of the selected fellow.
Fellows can expect to conduct research on a broad range of justice-related issues; draft reports, legal briefs, advocacy memos, blogs and other written products; monitor developments at trials and other legal proceedings, and engage legal, jurisprudential, legislative and governance developments worldwide; liaise with civil society and other justice advocates to promote Justice Initiative objectives; and help to develop and executive evidence-based advocacy strategies.
Selected Fellows will demonstrate a strong commitment to human rights and the rule of law in general and hold a university degree in Law or an LL.M or M.A. in Human Rights; graduate degrees in related fields (e.g. economics, politics and statistics) may be considered sufficient in exceptional circumstances, provided the applicant can demonstrate substantial human rights advocacy experience and a demonstrated capacity to work on legal issues.
The Justice Initiative provides a competitive financial award and benefits package for the duration of the fellowship.
For full details and to apply, please visit the employment page on Open Society Foundations’ website.
Closing date: 5.00pm Eastern Standard Time on 24 March 2019.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.