Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment is an international collective of legal practitioners established in 2007, with the vision of using the law to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through the self-determination of indigenous peoples and local communities (communities). The organization is headquartered in South Africa.
Natural Justice is piloting an inter-regional project on exploring biocultural community protocols as a means to support communities in engaging with external stakeholders in the context of extractive industries. The project is an action-research project guided by a common framework methodology, with case studies in Argentina, Kenya, Zimbabwe and India.
We are looking for an Associate Researcher to work in the state of Odisha, India to support research needs of our partner organization, especially on questions related to legal and industry review, assessing community dynamics etc. based on guidance from the framework methodology.
The key roles and responsibilities will include:
1. Research on questions guided by the framework methodology
2. Assisting in developing strategies, reports and field based activities in the context
3. Assisting in the development of outreach material for communities
4. Approaching different stakeholders where relevant for the research
What’s on offer?
Natural Justice is a close-knit and nurturing collective that places emphasis on facilitating opportunities for the professional and personal growth of its members. Natural Justice will offer a competitive salary of INR 30,000 a month for a period of 6 months.
Joining Natural Justice will also give the successful candidate a chance to work with a passionate and highly professional global team and gain valuable experience.
Include a motivation letter that indicates why you feel you are the best candidate for this position, a detailed CV with contact and designation of two referees, and at least two samples of your past work (for example, articles or research reports).
Please ensure that your application as a whole speaks to the required skills and experience and desirable traits and attributes listed above.
Deadline: 30th May 2015
Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please check http://naturaljustice.org/get-involved/vacancies for further news.