Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice Research Fellowship (Kenya)

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Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice Research Fellowship (Kenya)

September 17

Deadline 17 September 2020

Natural Justice has announced a call for proposals for the Environmental Justice (EJ) Research Fellowship to offer an exciting opportunity to young, up and coming Kenyan professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge, by carrying out quality evidence-based research.


The fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental justice and provided hands on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis and advocacy.
Natural Justice is an African non-profit organization specializing in environmental justice. Natural Justice uses the law to support communities participate in decisions that affect their land, culture and environment. They are a close-knit and nurturing collective that places emphasis on facilitating opportunities for the professional and personal growth of its members.
Natural Justice is specifically looking for individuals who can, among other tasks, undertake the following:
  • Assist in qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation from the legal and paralegal teams and, with programme teams
  • Assist in managing the excel databases for legal compliance
  • Assist in conducting research and writing opinions on core programme issues
  • Assist in developing and applying research methodologies and supporting programme teams on research good practice
  • Assist in writing publications, research reports, concept documents, academic papers and organizational reports
The Fellowship will be for a short period of up to 3 months, up to the end of the year, full time, with a possibility of extension in 2021. A modest salary will be offered. The successful applicants will be required to begin immediately.
Selection Criteria
Qualifications and Personal Profile:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or in a related discipline
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to engage in both primary and secondary research
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to critically analyze and present research findings in a concise manner
  • A passion for learning and a commitment to environmental justice
  • Ability to work productively and to deadlines
  • Reliability and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • A willingness to travel on a regular basis on short notice and sometimes for extended periods
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
  • Committed to continuous learning and to self-development with a focus on professionally promoting organizational interests, objectives and values
Applications must include:
  • A cover letter that indicates: a) why you believe environmental justice research is important in Kenya, and b) why you’re interested in the EJ Research Fellowship;
  • A detailed CV with three references; and
  • One sample of your written work (for example, articles or research reports written by you (not jointly written or edited by other people)
For more information, visit Natural Justice.
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