The Socio-Economic Rights Institue of South Africa (SERI) is looking to appoint a senior researcher and two candidate attorneys to join its offices in Johannesburg. 

Senior Researcher

Reporting to the Director of Research and Advocacy, the Senior Researcher will be expected to help develop and implement a wide-ranging research programme.

Requirements:

  • At least an MA in a humanities or social science-related discipline; 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in social research design, implementation and publication;
  • Excellent writing skills and a publication record; 
  • Fundraising experience;
  • Proven ability to apply local legal and policy frameworks and international human rights-based frameworks to social research and various forms of advocacy;
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage research and advocacy projects and team members;
  • A record of interest in and engagement with any area of work in which SERI is active; and
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

To apply, submit your CV, two unedited samples of recent written work, together with a covering letter, to Princess Nkuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  quoting the position in your covering letter. Applications to be submitted by 15 April 2020.  

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Candidate Attorneys

SERI is authorised by the Legal Practice Council to accept and train CAs. CAs are recruited for a fixed-term of two years, leading to qualification and admission as an Attorney. The requirements for the positions are as follows -

Essential

  • LLB Degree.
  • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation.

Desirable

  • Interest in, and experience of, research and publication.
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers at the national and international level. Accordingly, the positions carry with them significant opportunities for international travel and continuing professional training and development.

If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 April 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in May or June 2020.

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