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Natural Justice: Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship 2020

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Natural Justice: Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship 2020

Natural Justice is an African non-profit organization specializing in environmental justice. Natural Justice uses the law to support communities participate in decisions that affect their land, culture and environment.

The Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to young, up and coming Kenyan professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge. The fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis on laws and regulations, and advocacy.

We are specifically looking for individuals who can, among other tasks, undertake the following:

  • Assist with research and the conceptualization of climate change, land and environmental justice litigation.
  • Assist with the preparation of briefs, pleadings, and submissions on climate change, land and environmental justice litigation.
  • Assist with the provision of technical support to communities and community partners on a broad range of environmental justice matters.
  • Provide support for the team in curating subject-matter knowledge on the jurisprudence of the National Environment Tribunal and Environment and Land Court in environmental cases

The Fellowship will be for a short period of up to 3 months, up to the end of the year, full time, with a possibility of extension in 2021. A modest salary will be offered. The successful applicants will be required to begin immediately.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Personal Profile:

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to critically analyze relevant environmental laws and policy issues
  • A passion for learning and a commitment to environmental justice
  • Ability to work productively and to deadlines
  • Reliability and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • A willingness to travel on a regular basis on short notice and sometimes for extended periods
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
  • Committed to continuous learning and to self-development with a focus on professionally promoting organizational interests, objectives and values

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via email to admin.nbo@naturaljustice.org with ‘Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship’ as the subject line

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter that indicates: a) why you believe environmental justice is important in Kenya and b) why you’re interested in the Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship;
  2. A detailed CV with three references; and
  • One sample of your written work (for example, articles or research reports written by you (not jointly written or edited by other people)

Applications Deadline

All applications to be sent on or before Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 5:30pm East African Time

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

Benefits

Benefits include:

Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.

Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.

Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (covid permitting).

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential.

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.

World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2021

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