CAREERS, SERAC, 21 MONDAY, MARCH 2011

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
SERAC invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

LITIGATION SPECIALIST
RESPONSIBILITIES

Research, draft, file and litigate cases of high public interest value
Conduct interrogatories, schedule depositions, prepare and vet legal briefs, evidence and all paperwork relating to cases
Undertaking fact-finding missions analyze and write detailed rights-based reports
Supervise a group of individuals consisting of lawyers, legal secretaries, paralegals, medical, financial and other expert witness and various third parties
Write and make public presentations on legal aspects of economic, social and cultural rights before local and international audience’ and
Facilitate meetings and conduct training for different stakeholders

SKILLS
Must be confident and have excellent oral and written communication skills
Must have a good command of legal procedures and advanced knowledge of the appellate court systems
Over six years experience with a track record in litigating public interest cases
Must be highly analytical and have organizational. Management and problem-solving skills
Must be organized and have stellar negotiation and presentation skills
Must have a strong flair for human right and or experience in development work
Possession of an LLM is an added advantage

PROGRAM OFFICER, RIGHT TO HOUSING
The successful candidates will have the capacity to:

Research, monitor and document settlement conditions and human rights practices in urban centers and including patterns of forced evictions in Nigeria
Initiate and facilitate housing right-focused debates and engagements with diverse stakeholders responsible for the formulation and implementation of land and housing policies and legislation
Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of relevant national, regional and international legislation and policy frameworks in relations to the right to adequate housing
Design, develop and implement housing and kind right-centered advocacy and capacity building initiatives for a wide range of target groups 
Draft, review and edit detailed reports, public statements and other documentation on the right to housing in Nigeria.

Coordinate engagement with community networks, partnerships and grass root movements across slum and marginalized communities in Nigeria
Write and make public presentations focusing on the right to adequate housing and related economic, social and cultural rights before local and international audience; and
Plan and manage programs of work budgets, fund raise and manage staff

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A university degree in law, human rights, development studies, social science, estate management, urban and regional planning or any related discipline
Must have a good understanding of the country laws, policies, related to housing rights, land and evictions and/or economic, social and cultural rights
At least 5 years of professional experience in the human rights or housing field in Nigeria
Proof a track record in human rights advocacy and taking a essential
Excellent research, writing, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

PROGRAM OFFICER: BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The ideal candidates should:

Have an advanced understanding of Nigeria’s business institution and their activities, particularly the oil and extractive sector
Research monitor and document human rights practice in Nigeria, with a special focus on communities that host big corporate entities, especially in the Niger Delta region
To execute high-profile human right campaigns around research findings and identify opportunities for advocacy and policy engagement
Be able to develop and implement human awareness creation and capacity building programs targeting policy and governments officials, corporate bodies, local communities and other target groups; and
To cultivate, engage and manage multi-stakeholder relationships such as the media, local group, communities and civil society, corporate bodies and regulatory agencies

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A first degree in law, development, social sciences or related field, with broad knowledge of international human rights law
A master’s degree will be an advantage
At least four years experience in a similar positions
Stellar oral and written communications skills
Very strong research and analytical abilities

FRONT DESK OFFICER/SECRETARY
RESPONSIBILIES

Provide high-speed secretarial and administrative support to the office and manage official information with utmost confidentially
Schedule appointments, arrange meetings and engagements for staff, prepare itinerary for local and international meetings, and including making necessary visa and travel arrangements.
Keep detailed minutes of staff, program and Board meetings, and including setting the meeting, and including setting meeting’s agenda
Be proficient in Microsoft Application, Corel draw, excel and power point applications.


Assist with program logistics and the day-to-day operations of the various departments within the organizations
Time flexibility for work is essential. May be required to work late hours and on weekends
Be available to travel at short notice for local and international assignments
Filling and maintaining organizational database and managing external correspondence

The ideal candidate must have:
A first degree in English, mass communication, secretarial administrations arts, social science or any related field
Excellent typing and computer skills
Exceptional telephone mannerism.
Strong oral and written communication skills
At least two years work experience as secretary

TO APPLY
Interested applicants should forward handwritten applications and detailed CV not later than 30th March, 2011 to:
The Administrator
Social and economic rights action center
EMAIL:  info@serac.org

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