Opportunities

The African Legal Centre (ALC) is a non-profit voluntary organisation developed by African lawyers, academics and students which seeks to strengthen and develop the rule of law in Africa by commenting, documenting and reporting on human rights issues on the continent. We're always looking for new members to join us as volunteers.

Court Reporter: Supreme Court of Kenya

Overview: The Supreme Court of Kenya (SCK) is one of the three African appellate courts that the ALC monitors and reports on.

Duties: To comment on recent decisions of the SCK; to update the SCK page with statistics and relevant information; and to update the ALC Resources Directory with Court Rules, Practice Directions and any other relevant documentation.   

Closing date: until filled.

Position type: volunteer / part-time.

The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the Kenyan legal system and the workings of the SCK.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter motivating appointment and a curriculum vitae to info@africanlegalcentre.org. Persons from disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Court Reporter: Supreme Court of Swaziland

Overview: The Supreme Court of Swaziland (SCS) is one of the three African appellate courts that the ALC monitors and reports on.

Duties: To comment on recent decisions of the SCS; to update the SCS page with statistics and relevant information; and to update the ALC Resources Directory with Court Rules, Practice Directions and any other relevant documentation.   

Closing date: until filled.

Position type: volunteer / part-time.

The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the Swazi legal system and the workings of the SCS.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter motivating appointment and a curriculum vitae to info@africanlegalcentre.org. Persons from disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Project Manager: Liberty Map

Liberty MapOverview: The ALC Liberty Map seeks to document human rights violations around the African continent to inform the African public about ongoing human rights violations.

Duties: To monitor and verify human rights violations on the African continent; to update the ALC Liberty Map; and to compile statistics, briefing notes and media summaries of ongoing human rights violations.

Closing date: until filled.

Position type: volunteer / part-time.

The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of African human rights law and will be able to work remotely with limited supervision.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter motivating appointment and a curriculum vitae to info@africanlegalcentre.org. Persons from disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Write for the ALC

The ALC is constantly looking for new and interesting perspectives on African human rights and the laws that govern us. We accept writings on relevant topics that are between 500 and 2000 words in length. Where possible, all writings should be accompanied with a brief biography and a head and shoulders photograph of the author. We reserve the write not to publish writings received. Writings can be submitted electronically to info@africanlegalcentre.orgJoin our growing team of writers and start your author page!