Application Deadline: Friday 22nd February 2019 at 5pm East African Time
The Environmental Justice (EJ) Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to young, up and coming Kenyan professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge.
The 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 principles of environmental and human rights law and citizenry participation in environmental decision-making
- The realities of communities facing environmental injustices
- Community centred legal empowerment methodologies
- The environmental decision-making processes of key institutions and bodies, such as the National Environmental Management Authority, Water Resources Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and county governments
- Analysing and evaluating environmental and human rights laws, regulations and policies
- Analysing and commenting on environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental audits and strategic impact assessments (SEA)
Qualifications and Personal Profile:
- A bachelor of laws, environmental or social sciences degree
- Fluency in English and Kiswahili
- Ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents
- Excellent research and writing skills with the ability to critically analyse relevant environmental laws and policy issues
- A passion for learning and a commitment to environmental justice
- Ability to work productively and to deadlines
- Reliability and attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member
- A willingness to travel on a regular basis on short notice and sometimes for extended periods
- An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] with ‘EJ Fellowship’ as the subject line
Applications must include:
- A cover letter that indicates: a) why you believe environmental justice is important in Kenya and b) why you’re interested in the EJ Fellowship;
- A detailed CV with three references; and
- One sample of your written work (for example, articles or research reports written by you (not jointly written or edited by other people)
All applications to be sent on or before Friday 22nd February 2019 at 5pm East African Time
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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