Call for Expression of Interest: ICT Law Associate

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The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA, www.cipesa.org) seeks to recruit an ICT Law Associate to support our work in the Internet Freedom thematic area. The Associate will contribute to CIPESA’s work related to digital rights capacity building, analysis and documentation of the impact of existing and proposed legislation on human rights and access to technology in Africa, among others. To this end, the Associate will perform the following roles:

  1. Lead the analysis of existing and proposed laws that would impact freedom of expression, privacy, and access to information;
  2. Identify and coordinate strategic litigation opportunities in the areas of freedom of expression, privacy, and access to information;
  3. Build the knowledge and skills of CIPESA partners and civil society groups on digital rights and ICT policy through training and ongoing support;
  4. Develop advocacy positions on internet freedom related issues
  5. Take part in public awareness and advocacy around internet freedom and good governance issues.
  6. Draft reviews and stakeholder submissions on bills under consideration by legislatures and amendments that impact on internet freedom and democratic governance.
  7. Contribute to ongoing learning and knowledge exchange within CIPESA’s programmes and partners.

The role is full time preferably based in Kampala, Uganda although other locations in East or Southern Africa may be considered. Initial contract span is one year with an expected start date of late February or early March 2017.

Required experience and qualifications

  1. Advanced training in Law and technology (preferably Master’s degree)
  2. Familiarity with ICT legal frameworks and best practices, both international and in Africa – notably in the countries where CIPESA works.
  3. Familiarity with African and international human rights instruments.
  4. Proven policy analysis, research and legal drafting experience.
  5. Strong advocacy skills including working with state and non-state actors.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), speak persuasively, express complex issues in simple terms and present ideas clearly and concisely
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and actors in internet governance and internet freedom eco- system in Africa and internationally.
  8. Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  9. Proposal writing skills a plus.

To apply

Submit an expression of interest with CV detailing previous experience and work done, proof of qualifications, two samples of your written work (for example articles, briefs, research reports) and salary expectations. All applications should be sent to programmes@cipesa.org with subject line stating Application for ICT Law Associate. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 (East African Time) on January 31, 2017.

Applications received after the deadline will automatically be rejected.

2 comments… add one
  • Machief Ayuba Mallo Jan 20, 2017, 10:52 am

    Am interested to study how to become a Tech lawyer.
    Apart from the fact that I have idea am yet to develop on Fin-Tech, I am a graduate of a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management.
    I will be glad to hear if my qualification qualifies me for such opportunity.
    Regards

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