American Bar Association (ABA)

Part-time Consultant (Sub-saharan Africa)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights is the ABA’s focal entity for critical human rights concerns in the United States and around the world. The Center is seeking a paid, remote, part-time consultant to assist with cases of human rights defenders at risk and threats to closing civic space in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a 6-8-month consultancy position. Responsibilities include:
  • Monitor and update the ABA Center for Human Rights on developments in Sub-Saharan Africa (the region) that impact the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs) and the environment in which they operate

  • Document cases against HRDs in the region: outreach to and communication with local partners, Analysis of relevant information, development of strategies for intervention, execution of these strategies

  • Identify systematic issues hindering the operation of HRDs in the region

  • Research and legal analysis of identified systematic issues, legislation, and policy

  • Draft and review reports, blogs, and issue briefs

  • Report weekly to ABA Justice Defenders Staff Attorney to discuss interventions, expected deliverables, and timelines

  • Other tasks as necessary and as agreed upon between the contractor and the ABA

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