Location: Cape Town
Closing Date: 4 March 2013
Start Date:
1 April 2013

Ref No: CERR2/2013

To be considered for articles at the CER, applicants must:

  • have an LLB and a tertiary degree in environmental law
  • have a passion for environmental rights and environmental justice
  • have a sound understanding of legal and procedural requirements for environmental decision-making and legal challenges
  • be able to work independently, without constant supervision, and to take initiative
  • be sensitive to social issues and needs
  • be committed to high quality client service
  • be prepared to work hard and integrate themselves in the CER attorneys’ practices
  • be willing to travel throughout South Africa
  • understands the constraints of working for a non-profit organisation, and can be resourceful within these constraints

Candidates who have already attended the School for Legal Practice will receive preference, but this is not a requirement.

How to Apply

All applications must be sent to [email protected], with your name and the vacancy reference number included in the email subject line.

All applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) explaining why you think you have the right qualifications, skills and experience for the position, as advertised
  • A curriculum vitae (3-5 pages), that also lists at least three references with updated contact details
  • At least one written letter of reference, not more than 6 months old
  • Academic transcripts for all tertiary qualifications

The Centre for Environmental Rights strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural and gender diversity within its staff complement. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.