SECTION27 is at the forefont of human rights activism in South Africa. We operate as a public interest law

centre and seek to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. If you

are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to

challenge legal, political and social systems and positively influence society, working at SECTION27 could be

the challenge you have been looking for.



SECTION27 seeks a Legal Researcher to: undertake research on domestic and international law on the right to

health; write legal opinions on domestic and international obligations in respect to the right to health; publish

journal articles and popular research reports on the law and the right to health; work with local, regional and

international partners involved in advancing the right to health; and take responsibility for SECTION27’s role in

the Joint Action and Learning Initiative (JALI) on National and Global Responsibilities for Health.


 Education, experience, knowledge and skills

Essential: A degree within the field of Law and a postgraduate degree in constitutional law, international law

or a field directly relevant to the right to health and the law. 1-2 years experience as a project/research

manager at a tertiary institution, NGO or in the private sector. Prior experience in human rights work,

HIV/AIDS and/or public health and legal research. Good knowledge of international covenants and conventions

on social and economic rights, with particular attention on how they deal with the right to health. A proven

publication record. Strong research skills; excellent written and analytical skills; good communication

(including public speaking), interpersonal and listening skills; ability to multi-task; good time management;

driver’s license is essential.


This position is based in Johannesburg. Please forward your Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a covering

letter to seboko@section27.org.za  by no later than 27 August 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be


SECTION27 Legal Researcher