We’re hiring for a Project Assistant to join our Empowering Women in Digital Rights Advocacy project.
The project develops legal communities, in particular women lawyers, to defend, promote and strengthen freedom of expression online. For example, under this project, Media Defence:
(i) conducts litigation surgeries for lawyers in sub-Saharan Africa on litigating digital rights cases and accessing regional and international human rights mechanisms;
(ii) fosters active and collaborative networks of lawyers, including through facilitating their engagement with sub-regional and international digital rights events and peer learning networks; and
(iii) finally, provides grants to national media defence centres and lawyers to ensure that online media, bloggers and journalists have access to skilled lawyers and receive legal representation free of charge.
Overview of Main Responsibilities
Your main responsibilities will be to ensure the smooth organisation and logistics of the project, for instance with the litigation surgeries and networking events. These will take place both online and in person (depending on international travel restrictions). Moreover, you’ll be an enthusiastic team player with great organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.
- Assist the Training Manager in the organisation of regional litigation surgeries and networking events.
- Work closely with the Training Manager to onboard consultants for developing training materials.
- Co-ordinate with colleagues in the production of newsletters, communications materials, and updates for lawyers in the network.
- Undertake administrative tasks to ensure accurate record-keeping as required by the donor and Media Defence’s policies.
- Ensure compliance to donor terms and refer any questions to Finance and Operations Director.
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To apply for this role, email your CV and covering letter referencing ‘Project Assistant’ to email@example.com.
Closing date: 20 February 2022
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