EHRAC FSU Fellow

Closing date: 25 Nov 2020

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our team as a human rights fellow from January 2021, for a period of at least six months.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international human rights litigation.

You will have the opportunity to shape your fellowship based on your previous experience and personal objectives, which will be developed from the outset alongside the EHRAC team.

Typical tasks and responsibilities will include: assisting in legal case research; translating key legal documents; providing interpretation on strategic calls with partner NGOs in the region; helping with fundraising research and grant applications; contributing to the website with blogs and video content; growing the increase of our Russian-language social media reach; providing support for major external events; and supporting research for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

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Who are we looking for?

  • National/resident of a country in EHRAC’s target region (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, 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;
  • Right to undertake at least 16 hours paid work in the UK;
  • 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;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • 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.

Our FSU Fellowship will be based at EHRAC’s offices at Middlesex University in London. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, we anticipate that the Fellowship will include some working remotely and some office working.

Our successful candidate will work for EHRAC for 2-3 days per week (a maximum of 16 hours/week), negotiated according to the candidate’s availability and other commitments.

A stipend of £90 per day (or equivalent) worked is available to cover travel expenses and living allowance.

Please be aware that we cannot provide visa support for applicants. 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.