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IHRDA recruiting Portuguese -Speaking Legal Officer

By September 2, 2019No Comments

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) invites qualified persons to apply for the post of a Portuguese-speaking Legal Officer to strengthen its legal work in Africa. IHRDA is looking for a highly motivated individual who demonstrates professional competence and mastery of the subject matter, while taking pride in work and in achievements, both at personal and organizational levels.


  • A law degree; LLM (preferred); and admission to legal practice with 4+ years of experience as a legal practitioner;
  • An in-depth understanding the African human rights system and of comparative or international human rights law;
  • Significant experience with human rights litigation at the national, regional or international levels;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team;
  • Previous experience with human rights training and/or public speaking;
  • Excellent proficiency in Portuguese, and fluency in English and/or French;
  • Experience with project design, implementation and donor reporting is desirable.


Location: The Gambia, with regular travels, especially in Africa

Salary: The position will offer a competitive salary (commensurate with experience)

Other benefits: Medical insurance; travel insurance; pension.


Please submit (in Portuguese) your CV, a motivation letter, an unedited writing sample of 5 to 20 pages and a list of three references who are not related to you, with their full contact details.

Please send applications to and copy Mention on the subject lien of the mail: “Recruitment of Lusophone Legal Officer”. Closing date for applications is 20 February 2019.

In English: IHRDA – Job advert – Lusophone Legal Officer – February 2019

En Français: IHRDA – Avis de recrutement – Juriste lusophone – Février 2019

Em português: Convite a apresentação de candidaturas – jurista lusófono – fevereiro de 2019