Department: Global Legal Program
Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, D.C. and a diverse staff of more than 150 professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory. The Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its current and next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought ground-breaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, has led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org
The Center seeks an Advocacy Adviser for Africa to support and build the work of the Africa Program in all areas of program work. This position will play a key role in implementing the program's new work in advancing reproductive health and rights in conflict and other humanitarian settings.
The position reports to the Senior Regional Director for Africa, and partners closely with the Africa program staff, Global Advocacy program, as well as Communications staff.
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Advocacy Adviser for Africa will be responsible for:
Critical Position Behaviors:
Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
How to Apply:
Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references (emails preferred) must be included in your application in order to be considered for this role. It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.
Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website.
The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account information as part of this process. If someone contacts, you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application please notify firstname.lastname@example.org before taking any further action.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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