LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of human rights lawyers and jurists working in
12 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. We focus on gender equality and sexual and gender-based violence, rule of law and accountability, and transformative justice, working to bring justice to those who need it most.
In South Sudan, LAW is working with national NGOs on access to justice for victims of gender-based violence, on transitional justice and on accountability for international crimes.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Programme Manager and support our field partners and community with donor reporting, research as well as building capacity in Hub offices. The work will be diverse and challenging.


Where: Nairobi or Juba preferred .You must have the legal right to work in the respective country
Duration: This is a full-time position for 12 months. Extension possible subject to funding
Salary: Competitive rate of pay apply

Role Overview and Responsibility:
The Legal Advisor will support the Programme Manager, the South Sudan team and the national partners to
produce quality submissions, reports, and disseminate information to promote LAW’s and the partners’ work.
They will provide overall support with project implementation monitoring, advocacy and fundraising. The
post holder will perform duties in accordance with the responsibilities outlined below:

Programmatic and Legal:

  • Develop high quality legal documents including submissions, reports, position papers, legal briefs,
    complex concept notes.
  • Support the building of casefiles for strategic litigation, including legal research and drafting, opensource research, and participation to evidence gathering as appropriate.
  • Support capacity building of partner organisations through providing logistical and substantive support
    to the design and delivery of trainings on investigating and prosecuting international crimes, legal aid,
    transitional justice, and other topics as required.
  • Support the monitoring of the implementation of projects in the country and coordinate the work of
    the partners, with the support of the Programme Manager and Project Coordinator.
  • Regularly update on relevant contextual development (political, economic, judicial, security, etc) and
    project activities.
  • Support the monitoring of project implementation and reporting on indicators.
  • Undertake other assignments as may be requested by the Programme Manager and LAW management.
    Advocacy and Communications:
  • Support the implementation of the advocacy strategy and design products that can be shared with
    both internal and external stakeholders, based on evidence gathered from the programme.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of high-level advocacy events, liaising with panellists, preparing concept notes, agendas, flyers, and circulating all to participants.
  • Coordinate and ensure that website and social media content related to the programmes is up to date
    and engaging audiences.
  • Contribute to LAW’s advocacy tools, including factsheets and LAW Annual Reports.


  • Contribute to drafting of concept notes, proposals and donor reports.
  • Draft donor briefings to highlight LAW’s projects’ impact.
  • Prepare presentations and talking points as required.

About You:

  • Legal Right to work in Nairobi or Juba
  • Graduate degree in law, human rights, international criminal law or related field.
  • Admitted to practice law;
  • 4 years’ experience working in the field of law in domestic or international settings, drafting legal submissions and other legal documents and reports.
  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in implementing legal aid services, working with vulnerable communities and gender programming.
  • Experience working across insecure or conflict-affected and fragile environments, demonstrated understanding of protection challenges within the region and of the East African domestic, regional, and international criminal justice and human rights mechanisms;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to clearly articulate complex information to donors;
  • Track record of research and drafting skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills and analytical skills with attention to detail;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong IT literacy.
  • Skills and experience establishing positive relationships and engaging with various stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Regional travel across East Africa of up to 30% will be required.


LAW seeks an experienced legal advisor who shares our passion for human rights and championing the
project activities to the front line. If you have the right skills and experience join the LAW Family,
Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining how your previous experience and skills match this
role (neither exceeding 2 pages of A4) to:

The heading of the application should read ‘Legal Advisor South Sudan.’
Deadline for applications: This position is on rolling basis – LAW will be scheduling interviews as applications come in.
Start date: Immediate

At LAW we are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues reflecting the people and communities that
we represent and support. Our team includes many nationalities with diverse professional backgrounds,
skills, and knowledge. This enables us to deliver and understand the cultural and political contexts on the
ground and to tailor our support effectively and appropriately.

To learn more about LAW please visit our website:

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