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Key expert 2: Senior Governance expert
Expected start
15 January 2023
640 working days
21 September 2022
Greg Barker (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective / impact of the programme, of which this contract will be a part, is to foster Rule of Law, Good Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality in Lesotho.

The specific objectives/outcomes of the programme are:

  • SO1: Increased independence and performance of the justice and governance sector institutions;
  • SO2: Improved efficiency and quality of justice service delivery;
  • SO3: Improved access to justice for all, in particular for women, children and other vulnerable and marginalised groups;
  • SO4: Increased accountability, integrity and credibility of justice and governance institutions.

The first specific objective of the programme will be implemented by UNDP through a contribution agreement, running from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022, which aims to sustain the momentum created by the national dialogue process and strengthen the capacities of the National Reforms Authority and relevant sector ministries to implement the strategic reforms decided by national consensus. This component also seeks to enhance citizen’s participation in the implementation of the national reforms through efficient and effective information, education and communication processes, facilitated by civil society organisations and special interest groups.

The purpose of this service contract is to support the coordination and implementation of Specific Objectives 2, 3 and 4 of the Programme.


Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, social science, law or development or equivalent domains. In its absence, equivalent professional experience of more than 10 years in law or the justice sector, preferably in a country included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients;
  • Knowledge of both written and spoken English ;
  • Excellent computer skills.

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in development and / or management of programmes in the fields of public sector reform and governance;
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in strengthening governance institutions, accountability and transparency mechanisms, including anti-corruption processes and civilian oversight systems;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of external cooperation programmes;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with different government / judicial and civil society institutions.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in setting public sector monitoring and performance assessment systems;
  • At least 3 years’ experience working experience with strengthening human rights compliance and anti-corruption measures and practices;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in organizing sensitization campaigns or dialogue platforms on governance related issues;
  • Experience in working with the principles related to gender equality and of the rights-based approach;
  • Previous working experience in ACP countries and / or Sub-Saharan Africa is required.