ISHR Fellowship for Africans 2024

The ISHR Fellowship for Africans seeks applications from postgraduates in Africa to support its programme.

Host: Africans International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Open to: Africans
Target: Graduates
Deadline: May 22, 2024
About the ISHR Fellowship for Africans

ISHR is steadfastly dedicated to fostering a diverse workforce and upholding the principle of equal employment opportunity. Our policy dictates the implementation of fair and unbiased recruitment and selection processes, to create a diverse, international, and multicultural team.

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We embrace diversity in all its forms. We actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran status, socio-economic status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants of the ISHR Fellowship for Africans must be:

  • Be a recent Master or LL.M graduate in human rights law, international public law or equivalent. Recent graduates from other relevant graduate-level programs will be considered as well;
  • Have a working knowledge of international and regional human rights law;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the African Union, the ACHPR mechanisms, and issues faced by human rights defenders in Africa; familiarity with the UN system is also an advantage.
  • Have strong drafting and research skills;
  • Be able to report thoroughly and accurately on meetings;
  • Be flexible and self-motivated; 
  • Be able to work as a member of an international and multicultural team and be willing to participate in a variety of tasks, as required;
  • Ability to effectively work remotely and independently;
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English, both languages being mandatory for this position;
  • Knowledge of official ACHPR languages, especially Arabic and Portuguese is an advantage.
  • The Fellowship entails a full-time commitment of 37.5 hours per week and will be conducted remotely or in Abidjan (if eligible) for one year.
  • Remuneration will range between 1000€ and 2000€ per month, contingent upon location, qualifications, and experience.

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Application Procedure

Applicants interested in the ISHR Fellowship for Africans can apply here

Applicants will need to provide:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV (maximum 2 pages with no profile photo)
  • 1 relevant writing sample (no more than 5 pages including bibliographies).

In your cover letter, you are encouraged to illustrate your dedication to human rights and effecting social change.

For more information, visit ISHR Fellowship for Africans

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