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The following vacancies, fellowships, consultancies, internships, and other opportunities are available: 

Invitation to tender: Evaluation of Grant Agreement between the Norwegian Government and The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites tenders for an Evaluation of a Grant titled RAF-16/0027, CAPACITY-BUIDING TO ADVANCE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA (CAHRDA), and funded by the Norwegian Government to the Centre for Human Rights. In this process, it will target at least three specific potential tenderers, and will further widely disseminate this `Invitation to Tender’.

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Deadline for receipt of tenders: 30.06.2020 at 16h00 (CAT)


Call for Applications: Researcher to conduct study on Pan-African Parliament

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is an internationally recognised institution combining academic excellence and impactful activism to advance human rights, particularly in Africa. Through education, research, and advocacy, to support the African Union’s infrastructure and improve the enjoyment of human rights on the continent.

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) held its inaugural session in March 2004. With the PAP now marking 16 years of operation, the Centre is commissioning an evidence-based analytical study to assess
(a) the way in which the PAP has executed its functions and exercised its powers;
(b) the extent to which it has achieved its objectives; and
(c) the factors that have supported and constrained it in its operations.

In particular, the study examines how the PAP has helped close the ‘democratic deficit’ in AU governance while exploring the AU’s attempts to convert PAP into a fully-fledged legislative institution for the African continent.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Bonolo.Makgale@up.ac.za

Applications Deadline: 29 June 2020


Senior Program Officer, Human Rights, and Public Services, and West Africa Lead Vacancy

GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit a committed Senior Program Officer, Human Rights and Public Services, and West Africa Lead who, under the management of the head of the program on human rights and public services, will assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing GI-ESCR’s vision and strategic plan in West Africa, and act as a focal point for the organisation for the work in Africa, including in particular the engagement with regional and subregional institutions (ECOWAS, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Union, etc.). The work will focus on the human rights and public services program, in particular on the rights to education and health. The officer will also be in charge of developing the office of GI-ESCR in Dakar, and to increase the organisation’s presence, networks, and support to partners. S/he will be in charge of the management of staff in the local office.

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Item added: 09/06/2020
Deadline: 12 July 2020, 23.59 hrs (Dakar time, GMT)