Africa consultant (legal), Accountability Counsel

From Accountability Counsel: Join our team as we expand in the African continent to support communities demanding accountability. Our growing organization seeks an experienced legal professional to serve as our first Africa-based Consultant.


Accountability Counsel is seeking an experienced, Africa-based legal professional to join our growing global team of advocates for justice as we open a new regional presence in Africa. The Africa Consultant will be part of Accountability Counsel’s Communities Program, reporting to the Global Communities Director, and working in close coordination with our advocates in other world regions. The Africa Consultant will offer legal support for communities in Africa harmed by dams, mines, agribusiness, and other projects where abuses include forced displacement, contamination of vital natural resources, sexual abuse, and silencing of affected people.

The position offers the opportunity to grow Accountability Counsel’s caseload, network, team, and impact in the Africa region, and for rapid career growth toward a director-level position within Accountability Counsel. We are seeking someone equally talented at sensitively working with communities at the local level, as they are at effective international-level advocacy.

About Accountability Counsel

Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice. We envision a world where communities take part in decisions that affect them, and their human and environmental rights are respected.

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