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Country
Lesotho
Position
Key expert 1: Team leader/ justice reform expert
Expected start
15 January 2023
Duration
800 working days
Deadline
21 September 2022
Contact
Greg Barker (gbarker@proman.lu)

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

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Law, International Development, Social Sciences/ Humanities or equivalent domains. In its absence, equivalent professional experience of at least 12 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 communication skills and organisational capacity;
  • Excellent computer skills.

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience in development and management of justice sector reform programmes, including but not limited to legal and institutional reform and judicial administration/ court management, preferably in a country included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working on capacity building programmes in the field of justice and/or the rule of law sector with government officials and magistrates;
  • Experience in programme management and management of international teams;
  • Knowledge of EDF/ EU procedures (procurement, programme estimates, grants, project cycle management) is considered as an advantage.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience experience in advising and assisting programmes in one or more of the following areas: justice delivery services, human rights/gender, access to justice/legal aid, probation and / or mediation services;
  • Experience in working with principles related to gender equality and of the rights-based approach;
  • At least 5 years’ experience with strategic planning, costing, budgeting and monitoring of justice sector policies;
  • Previous working experience in ACP countries and/or Sub-Saharan Africa is required;
  • Knowledge of British Common Law countries’ justice system is an advantage.