Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity and Oversight of Human Rights Principles in counter terrorism across Lake Chad region (SCO- HRP Lake Chad) Project
Activity Title: Provision of pro-bono legal services for victims of human rights violations in Yobe and Borno State
Type of Service: Short term
Number Required: 4 Pro-bono Lawyers
Duration: 3 months
Location: Yobe and Borno State
Deadline: 16th October, 2019
Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) is a nonprofit organization registered in Nigeria in 2016 to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by providing evidence-based interventions and promoting human right, peace and development initiatives in grassroots communities in Nigeria. Due to the conflicts in Northeast Nigeria which has resulted in the displacement of persons and led to increase in reported cases of human rights violations, GRA with support from Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) sets partnership on ‘Strengthening Capacity and Oversight on the use of Human Rights Principles in counter terrorism across the Lake Chad region (SCO-HRP Lake Chad) Project.’ The primary goal of the project is to identify, document and empower local actors in the dissemination and uptake of cases of Human Rights Abuses within the context of terrorism and counter terrorism operations in the Lake Chad Basin. The Project is an initiative of the CDD, and it is currently being implemented in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. GRA is the local partner in Nigeria and thus is responsible for implementing a component of the project on behalf of CDD.
GRA is seeking to engage Pro-bono Lawyers that would review the state of all identified and ongoing cases of human rights violations, leading to next steps of actions and approaches towards ensuring perpetrators are held accountable, validating and fact checking the cases ahead of its use for public purposes in Borno and Yobe State.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications; Cover Letter and CV, as single PDF document addressed to the Executive Director, Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) via: firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com
All applications should include the position
title in the subject line.