Advocacy Fellowship NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Advocacy Fellowship

Country: United States of America
Organization: Panzi Foundation
Closing date: 15 Jan 2022

Panzi’s US office is based in Washington, DC, and focuses on fundraising and advocacy to support the work being implemented in DRC. We are currently seeking a fellow who is passionate about human rights and women’s rights and ending sexual violence in conflict, with academic or work experience in international and/or humanitarian law legal. You will play an integral role in our research and advocacy efforts to advance our policy agendas spanning a wide variety of topics, from transitional justice in the DRC to conflict minerals-related legislation. During the current public health crisis, this role will commence as a work from home position. You must have a computer and reliable internet connection in order to be considered for the position. Ideally, we are looking for candidates based in the Washington, DC area who will be able to work with our team in-person when the public health situation improves, but remote candidates are also encouraged to apply.

This is a competitive position: we are looking for a motivated and ambitious advocacy fellow for a part-time fellowship (3 days per week) for a period of 6 months. The position comes with a stipend of $500 per month.

Your tasks:

  • Research successful implementations of transitional justice mechanisms
  • Liaise and network with organizations, professionals and/or government agencies who might be interested in engaging in transitional justice in the DRC
  • Lead and contribute to the development of a white paper and corresponding presentation materials (topic to be discussed during the interview process)
  • Draft proposals or letters of engagement on advocacy-related topics
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and skills:

  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Work experience or academic knowledge of international and/or humanitarian law, in particular international legal mechanisms for transitional justice
  • Strong writing skills in English, French proficiency preferred
  • Sincere interest in the topic of women’s rights, international law, and DRC
  • Flexibility, independence, reliability and commitment to the goals of the foundation
  • Experience using applications such as Box, Notion, Slack and Canva is a plus

Your benefits:

  • Expand your knowledge and expertise on conflict related sexual violence, specifically in the DRC
  • Work as a part of a passionate woman-led team
  • Experience working alongside an iconic Congolese-led institution
  • Support the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and his life-saving team of Congolese experts in holistic care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Affect real change for victims of the decades of violence in DRC

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How to apply:

How to apply:

Job posting expires on January 15th. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to fill the position before the expiration of the deadline.

Please send your cover letter and your CV to Marissa Pledger:

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