Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Location: Cape Town
Start date: 1 October 2019
The purpose of the position will be to assist with the Advocacy Programme works on two mutually informing levels. Firstly, paralegal advice and practical assistance provided to individual clients on a walk-in basis. Pertinent issues here include: access to documentation and the Department of Home Affairs immigration and asylum systems; access to public services such as education and healthcare; access to justice for victims of xenophobic violence, hate crimes, and other protection-related issues; assistance to unaccompanied and separated foreign minors; and advice and assistance with cases of detention and deportation.
Secondly, the programme works to drive deeper systemic change in the South African society and immigration and asylum systems. The work is informed by and responsive to direct engagement with individuals and the particular problems that they experience.
This work includes: commenting on draft legislation, policies and implementation, to government and international bodies; raising awareness through online communications, newsprint, and documentary making, among other things; providing training to government officials, civil society, citizens, and members of refugee and migrant communities; conducting and publishing research; engaging in strategic litigation; and finding durable solutions to specific issues, like the cessation of refugee status.
Should you wish to be considered for this role, please submit your CV to [email protected].
Application Deadline: 13th September 2019