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Vacancy: Human Rights & Advocacy Officer

Vacancy: Human Rights & Advocacy Officer
January 11, 2023 STER

Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) is a youth-led social enterprise advocating against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psychosocial services. STER adopts a comprehensive approach to advocating for gender equality and eliminating gender-based violence in Nigeria.

STER invests efficient time into work and aspires towards legal excellence and effective survivor-centred management processes.

LOCATION: Lagos State

JOB TYPE: Fulltime
EXPERIENCE: 4-5 Years

QUALIFICATION: LLB/Member of NBA
DURATION: One (1) year contract with the possibility of extension

Unit Summary

The Unit strategises and develops interventions to foster policy reforms and increase access to justice on SGBV issues. This entails legal analysis of policies and their impacts on SGBV nationally and regionally, developing survivor-centred strategies for case-by-case intervention and
provision of legal services to survivors (advice and representation, and liaison with relevant agencies).

Job Description
❖ Identify gaps, develop multi-dimensional strategies for litigation and lead policy issues on sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria and Africa.
❖ Provide informed legal advice and representation to the organisation in all areas.
❖ Liaise with clients and/or their families when necessary to provide legal advice and prepare them for cross-examination in court.
❖ Manage and monitor STER’s legal cases of SGBV across Nigeria.
❖ Liaise with relevant authorities such as the police, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General when necessary to ensure appropriate and prompt prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence cases.

Requirements, Knowledge and Expertise
❖ LLB in Law.
❖ Membership of the Nigerian Bar Association.
❖ 4 years of post-call experience in policy advocacy and criminal litigation, particularly on
SGBV and human rights issues.
❖ Experience working with local organisations, firms, NGOs or INGOs in the same capacity.
❖ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Packages and experience with work software.
❖ Outstanding policy development, organisational and time-management abilities.
❖ Good analytical and strong verbal and written communication skills.
❖ Professional demeanour, ethical standards and competent problem solver.
❖ Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritise, and work within a team and in a fast-paced
environment.

Application Process
Interested applicants are to send a curriculum vitae and a brief cover letter electronically to admin@standtoendrape.org with contactus@standtoendrape.org in copy citing the subject
heading Human Rights and Advocacy Officer and reference code FTV202302 on or before 20th January 2023. Please include two references to support your application. Only qualified
applicants will be notified for an interview. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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