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Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to contribute to ClientEarth's Forests and Climate Programme. In this role, you will address issues relating to forest governance, climate change and community land rights in West Africa, particularly Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. The Lawyer/Law and Policy Advisor (French-speaking) will use their experience of environmental law and legal reform processes to engage in legal capacity building of civil society and local forest communities, with the aim of strengthening their skills and knowledge to better manage and protect forests. The role also requires advocacy to government stakeholders, in the context of forest governance processes.

The role is based in ClientEarth's London or Brussels office, and will report to a Senior Law and Policy Advisor in the Forests and Climate Programme (based in Brussels). Travel will be required to West Africa. The successful candidate will ideally start by March 2020.

Role requirements

The successful candidate will have a law degree and experience working with partners in an international setting, including in Africa, Asia and/or South America. They will be flexible, proactive and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with partners from a distance. They will be committed to environmental protection and have a working knowledge of issues relating to forest governance, international climate and forest policy processes, human/community rights and/or land tenure.

Further Information

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

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