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Key expert 2: Senior legal expert – Criminal justice, Zimbabwe

Support to the rule of law and access to justice for all

The Assignment involves the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) in support of the implementation of the 11th EDF 'Support to the rule of law and access to justice for all' programme. Key Experts will work on a daily basis with Government counterparts to achieve the project objectives and results. The Key Experts will be assisted by non -key experts and support staff that will be provided by the consultant.

This assignment will support the implementation of Specific Objectives 2 and 3 of the 'Support to the rule of law and access to justice for all' programme: 

  • Specific Objective 2: To enhance the efficiency, transparency, integrity and accountability of the justice delivery systems.
  • Specific Objective 3: To enhance the capacity of all citizens, especially woman and vulnerable groups, to exercise their rights and access to justice. 

The Senior Legal expert will support and report to the Team Leader and will in particular be responsible for providing technical assistance to the ZRP, ZPCS and NPA:

  • Supporting the implementation of selected activities, including reviewing proposals and making recommendations, working with the NPA, ZPCS, ZRP.
  • Support the Team Leader in drafting ToRs and identifying short term experts for the NPA, ZPCS, ZRP.
  • Assist in the provision of expert advice on administrative, technical and policy reforms needed to enhance performance.
  • Assist in capacity building for Prosecutors, police and prison officials.
  • Assist in the reporting of progress and the project's implementation including financial aspects.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum Requirement: at least Master's Degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (C2 level).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent Computer literacy

General professional experience

  • Minimum Requirement: At least 10 year's post-qualification experience at a senior level in managing or advising on donor-funded development programmes.
  • Minimum Requirement: At least 10 year's post-qualification experience working on capacity-building programmes in the justice and rule of law sector.
  • Minimum Requirement: At least 5 year's post-qualification experience working in ACP countries.
  • Preferable: At least 3 year's post-qualification experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum Requirement: At least 10 years' post qualification experience in providing TA in reinforcement of justice delivery systems and criminal justice system in particular.
  • Preferable: experience in providing TA in reinforcement of justice delivery systems and criminal justice system in particular that adopt common law systems.
  • Minimum requirement: Proven experience in programming in the areas of justice delivery, human rights/rule of law, access to justice, GBV etc; working with institutions such as Justice Ministries, Prosecution, Prisons, Legal Aid services and police.
  • Minimum requirement: Professional experience in capacity building in the justice sector, the development and execution of capacity building for prosecutors, Government lawyers, prison officials and police officers.
  • Preferable: experience in implementing a sector wide approach to supporting justice delivery systems.
  • Preferable: knowledge and understanding of Rights Based Approach principles and EU backbone strategy in TA. 
  • Preferable: Experience working in a country undergoing a constitutional transition will be considered as an advantage.
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