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Campaigner and Legal researcher for the African continent

Remote | Congo DRC | Republic of Congo

  • Organization: Regulatory Institute
  • Location: Remote | Congo DRC | Republic of Congo
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-20

The Regulatory Institute seeks candidates to fulfil the freelance role of Regulations Campaigner and Legal Researcher for Africa. We are a start-up non-profit think tank focussed on researching and promoting good lawmaking and regulatory techniques. The freelance role should be fulfilled by someone resident in Cameroon who has excellent communication skills in English and French. The focus of the role is to work with allies in the African continent effecting regulatory change.

Regulation we see today is of poor quality when compared to how good it could be if the best regulatory techniques of all jurisdictions and for all topics had been in the law-makersʼ toolbox. For reasons such as poor training, insufficient funding, limited human resources and simply having a big agenda, law-makers today do not have a well-equipped toolbox. This is why the Regulatory Institute exists because we believe that regulation worldwide can be easily improved.

We are looking for a Regulations Campaigner with bold ideas looking to make an impact in the regulatory world! The Regulations Campaigner will work with the General Manager of the Regulatory Institute, who is based in Tunisia and will work remotely. The role is part-time, ongoing until the delivery of the products outlined below.

 

Functions of the Campaigner

  • Identify allies working in sectors covered by the Model Laws the Regulatory Institute has published and develop links between them and the Regulatory Institute so that we may work together to effect legislative change in the states of Africa.

  • Monitor the regulatory processes related to themes of the Regulatory Institute's Model Laws, with the view to participating in any consultation processes or finding contacts in order to share our Model Laws or research articles.

  • Propose new campaign strategies, including any creative actions (fact sheets, presentations, advocacy materials) or communication campaigns (letters, emails) that will assist with the objective of effecting regulatory change covered by our research.

  • Research good examples of regulation in African states to extend the Regulatory Institute's inventory of regulation.

  • Ensure regular communications and updates on Regulatory Institute initiatives with the allies.

 

Activities to be developed

  • Map and establish links with non-governmental organisations, and other possible allies (eg. regulatory actors in parliament, the executive or the public administration).

  • To follow the regulatory evolution of laws in the region of responsibility.

  • Construction of a map of regulatory actors in the countries to be selected, which will allow the Regulatory Institute to have a more efficient impact in effecting regulatory change.

  • Develop a document for monitoring proposed legislative projects in African states and draft comments to submit to public consultations based on regulatory articles within the Institute's archive.

 

Desired Skills and Experiences

The successful candidate will have the following professional profile:

  • Education: political science, law, sociology.

  • Young professional, with initiative, desire to learn, and an understanding of the power of regulation to improve our lives.

  • Experience of involvement in local initiatives and/or experience with not-for-profit organisations.

  • Good knowledge of how laws are made in the country to be selected and the regulation-making process.

  • Experience in activities linked to the implementation of legal and advocacy strategies.

  • Experience in the use of social networks and online work tools.

  • Excellent communication in English and French.

 

Location, Duration and Remuneration

The role is expected to be completed remotely, with the candidate located in Congo. The duration is ongoing until the products outlined above have been delivered. The role is part-time with a set number of hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Remuneration is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, based on an hourly rate.

 

How to apply

Please email manager[@]regulatoryinstitute.org your two-page covering letter addressing the above criteria and include a maximum two-page CV of your work experience and education. 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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