EHRAC FSU Fellow

8 November 2021

EHRAC is looking for a passionate human rights advocate to join our team as a human rights fellow from January 2022 for a period of between three to six months.

As a Fellow, you will have the opportunity to shape your fellowship based on your previous experience, interests and skills.  This will be developed at the beginning of your fellowship with EHRAC’s team.

Typical tasks could include: assisting in legal case research; helping draft submissions to human rights mechanisms; attending case meetings and trainings on human rights litigation; translation of key legal documents; providing interpretation on strategic calls with partner NGOs in the region; assisting in fundraising research and grant applications; contributing to the website through blogs on human rights issues and social media content; providing support for major external events; and supporting research for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

The successful candidate will be based with EHRAC for 2-3 days per week (to a maximum of 16 hours/week), negotiated according to the candidate’s availability and other commitments. A stipend of £100 per day (or equivalent) worked is available.

The closing date for applications is 2 December 2021. Interviews will be held between 6-8 December 2021.

Who are we looking for?

  • National/resident of a country in EHRAC’s target region (Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan) or the wider Former Soviet Union (FSU);
  • Current or recent student studying an LLM/MA (or similar) in human rights or related field in the UK;
  • The right to undertake at least 16 hours/week paid work in the UK.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in human rights and an interest in human rights litigation;
  • Language skills in one of the following: Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Azeri, Ukrainian;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Intellectual curiosity, a fast learner who takes initiative;
  • Level B2 or equivalent of English language using the CEFR scale
  • Strong administrative, organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to prioritise competing workloads and work independently;
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Previous legal/litigation experience is desirable but not essential

Location and visa requirements

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, we anticipate that the Fellowship will include some remote working and some office working, based at EHRAC’s offices at Middlesex University in London. This can be flexible based on the location of the Fellow.

However, please note that for taxation purposes, you MUST be located in the UK and we cannot provide visa support for applicants or accept Fellows who are residing outside the UK. You must therefore already have the right to live and undertake a paid placement in the UK for the duration of the fellowship. This includes a UK bank account and the right to apply for a UK National Insurance Number. Students on Tier 2 Visas can work up to 20 hours/week, however your university may have other restrictions – please check this before applying.