LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a four-decade track record in human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights activists and lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues.  We are committed to transformation of the sector. 

LHR is inviting applications for the position of Paralegal Case Worker to work in the LHR Law Clinic in Musina, which provides free legal services to indigent asylum-seekers and refugees.

Requirements: Tertiary qualification in law, paralegal studies, or relevant field experience. Strong writing skills, experience meeting deadlines in a timely fashion, and a valid driver’s license. Experience working in communities with networks within the diaspora. 

Skills and attributes: Ambition to excel, drive and initiative, good people skills, and leadership qualities are desired. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, be well-organized, dedicated, hardworking, and display a positive attitude. Candidates should be professional, demonstrate care for clients, and have a friendly disposition. LHR is looking for individuals who are team players and open to assisting with whatever assignments are given.

To apply, please forward ONLY a CV, cover/motivational letter, and a full academic record to thabe [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za on or before 15 February 2019. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Reference used in the subject line: Paralegal Caseworker- LHR Musina Office February 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

LHR is committed to diversity and transformation. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred.