Natural Justice (Lawyers for Communities and the Environment) is a pioneering international team of legal practitioners. We conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, support communities and local organisations, provide technical advice to governments and intergovernmental organisations, and engage in key international processes in pursuit of environmental and social justice. Natural Justice currently works in Africa, Asia and Latin America and has offices in South Africa, Malaysia, India, and New York City.
What are we looking for?
Natural Justice has been working with communities, NGOs and government agencies in India since 2009. Due to increasing demand from our partners, we are seeking a full-time lawyer or legal expert to co-coordinate our work in India, with particular emphasis on Orissa. The successful candidate will be expected to begin work immediately and be based in Bangalore for at least six months.
The key roles and responsibilities will include (among other things): working closely with co-coordinators in India and Malaysia; developing strategies, workplans and reports for activities in Orissa and across India; supervising and supporting fellows and interns; conducting research and developing community-friendly legal empowerment materials; providing legal support to communities and local organisations (including in the context of developing and using community protocols); providing technical advice to government agencies; developing a network of law students and recent graduates; further developing partnerships civil society organisations and networks; and organising and attending relevant meetings and workshops within India, South Asia, and internationally.