JOB OPPORTUNITY: Grants Liaison Attorney

Date: 07/03/2022

Lawyers for Human Rights invites applicants to apply for an Attorney post as Grants Liaison for the LHR’s Strategic Litigation Programme.

LHR is part of the movement for social justice and has walk in law clinics in three provinces. The position is located within the Strategic Litigation Programme. LHR aims to advance human rights and provide high-quality legal services to those who cannot afford private representation.  LHR has also established strong networks with key stakeholders including chapter nine institutions, local and provincial government and community-based organisations.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Attorney (with admission in the High Court) with at least 5 years’ post-admission experience.
  • Experience in managing and motivating people and teams (project management a distinct advantage).
  • Experience in the public interest law sector in South Africa and/or the region.
  • Experience in donor fund-raising and knowledge of the human rights donor environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for supporting strategic development and implementation of LHR programmes in line with National Director’s (ND) vision, organizational objective, and grant deliverables;

  1. Support ND in resource mobilization necessary to deliver on LHR programme and organizational objectives;
  2. Responsible for coordinating LHR communications strategy regarding programmatic deliverables and liaising with communications department;
  3. Support programmes in identifying annual strategic objectives, and monitor progress;
  4. Oversee the planning and delivery of grants, in consultation with ND and programme managers, in accordance with organizational strategy and grant requirements;
  5. Support M&E efforts to ensure all projects and programmes have effective M&E frameworks and opportunities for reflection;
  6. Support programme managers in effectively budgeting and spending throughout the year;
  7. With ND and Programme Managers, identify funding opportunities and support ND in proposal development, project design, proposal writing to ensure timely submission of quality grant proposals;
  8. Support ND in building and fostering relationship with donors to ensure future funding;
  9. Support ND and Programme Managers in writing of timely and quality management and donor reports;
  10. Assist with strategic litigation and advocacy initiatives.

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

If you are interested, please submit:

  1. a letter of motivation, of no more than 1 000 words, telling us what you think the key human rights challenges are for communities in South Africa right now; and
  2. a comprehensive CV.

Your application should be emailed to Ramokwapeng Molebatsi at, by no later than 17:00 on 18 March 2022.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews shortly thereafter.

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