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Environmental Justice Fellowship 2019 for Young Kenyan Professionals – Kenya

The EJ Fellowship offers 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.

Application Deadline: 22nd February 2019 at 5pm East African Time

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be taken at (country): Kenya

About the Award: The fellows will be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis on laws and regulations, and advocacy. Over the duration of the Fellowship, the fellows will have the opportunity to spend time and work directly with communities, community-based organizations and community paralegals.

Type: Fellowship

Selection Criteria: 

  • A bachelor of laws, environmental or social sciences degree
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents
  • Excellent research and writing skills with the ability to critically analyse relevant environmental laws and policy issues
  • 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

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: A modest salary will be offered.

Duration of Programme: The Fellowship will be for a period of 10 months full time. The successful applicants will be required to begin immediately.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via email to with ‘EJ Fellowship’ as the subject line

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter that indicates: a) why you believe environmental justice is important in Kenya and b) why you’re interested in the EJ Fellowship;
  2. A detailed CV with three references; and
  3. One sample of your written work (for example, articles or research reports written by you (not jointly written or edited by other people)
  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

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