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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Tunisia
    Closing date: 31 May 2016

    Positive Planet a été retenu pour soumettre une proposition en réponse à un appel d'offre de "Renforcement des capacités du secteur de la microfinance tunisienne". Dans ce cadre, Positive Planet recherche des "Formateurs en microfinance", pour une durée de 5 à 20 jours selon les formations, sur une période indicative allant de septembre 2016 à fin 2017.

    Objectif général du projet : Améliorer les compétences du secteur à travers le développement et la diffusion de programmes de formation adaptés aux besoins identifiés.

    Objectifs particuliers

    • Mettre en place un service de formation professionnelle autour des thématiques récurrentes en microfinance pour lesquelles une demande de formation a été identifiée ;
    • Mettre en place une certification de qualification professionnelle en microfinance ;
    • Opérer et assurer la gestion pédagogique du programme pour une durée de 16 mois ;
    • Transférer la gestion pédagogique et administrative des formations professionnelles à un organisme local ;
    • Développer et mettre en place un programme de formation certifiant en microfinance en collaboration avec un établissement d’enseignement supérieur basé en Tunisie.

    Profil recherché

    Qualifications et compétences

    • Connaissances approfondies de la microfinance
    • Maîtriser parfaitement certaines thématiques retenues par le projet devant être délivrées
    • Créer des modules de formation sur les thèmes spécifiques au projet correspondant à son expertise
    • Concevoir et rédiger des supports pédagogiques sur les thèmes spécifiques au projet correspondant à son expertise
    • Français courant

    Expérience professionnelle générale et spécifique

    • Expérience de formateur d’au moins 8 ans
    • Expérience en formation de formateur d’au moins 2 ans
    • Avoir une expertise confirmée en microfinance sur certaines thématiques propres au projet d’au moins 5 ans

    Localisation : Tunis, Tunisie

    Durée du contrat : De 5 à 20 jours selon les formations

    Salaire : A définir selon le profil


    How to apply:

    Date limite pour candidater : 31/05/2016

    Contact : recrut@positiveplanet.ngo


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 04 Sep 2016

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ is seeking to recruit a Secretary-General as Chief Executive Officer of the organization and be in charge of and responsible for the work of the International Secretariat. S/he will provide leadership for the ICJ’s engagement with its global network and represent the organization to important stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a lawyer of high standing with demonstrated experience in international human rights law as well as in programme and staff management. S/he should be available to take up the post around March 2017.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Secretary-General will have the following responsibilities:

    • Supervise the operations of the ICJ’s Geneva office and its regional and country offices; • Appoint and overall supervise all staff, interns and consultants; • Co-ordinate and develop strategies and programmes to promote and protect human rights under the rule of law; • Supervise the design and implementation of programme strategies of the ICJ’s Regional Programmes and the Legal and Policy Office; • Provide leadership for the organization’s engagement with its global network and give advice on legal and political developments, immediate and long term objectives and advocacy strategies; • Represent the organization to governments, intergovernmental organizations, and the broader human rights community, the media and the general public; • Drive the development of fundraising strategies and actively participate in fundraising activities; • Manage the organization’s resources and budget; • Direct the development of the organization’s communication plans and media approach; • Promote collaboration and exchanges between ICJ programmes and offices; • Account to the Commission and the Executive for the execution of his or her responsibilities.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in law and further academic qualification in public international law, international human rights law or international humanitarian law; • Twenty years experience as a lawyer, including demonstrated experience in international human rights law. Engagement with international or regional human rights systems and practical legal and advocacy experience at the national level; • Ten years progressive experience working with inter-governmental human rights systems (United Nations and/or regional human rights systems); • Excellent applied knowledge of international human rights law, humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence; • Ten years programme and staff management experience in an international or non-governmental organization.

    Other requirements

    • Excellent leadership and management skills; • Established and respected reputation in international law, particularly international human rights law; • Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out innovative advocacy strategies; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French or Spanish would be an advantage; • At ease with finance, fundraising and outreach; • Ability to undertake frequent international travel; • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 4 September 2016 and should be addressed with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: Secretary General

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

    The Intern will be based in the Asia Pacific office of the ICJ in Bangkok, Thailand, and will be integrated into the ASEAN Programme.

    The Intern shall have the following qualifications:

    · A degree in law, or previous experience in the practice of law, or in the field of human rights working with a national or regional human rights organization;

    · Excellent knowledge of public international law, including international human rights law and human rights protection mechanisms at the United Nations and regional level;

    · Fluency in English; and

    · Excellent research and writing skills.

    The Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to ICJ’s work on strengthening access to justice mechanisms in the region and participate in the development of ICJ advocacy strategies and meetings.

    The Intern will be supervised by ICJ’s Senior International Legal Adviser for Southeast Asia, and will work with other ICJ staff in Bangkok and Geneva.

    In addition to key tasks highlighted above, the Intern will contribute to the following activities:

    · Strengthening access to justice mechanisms in Southeast Asia, focusing on security laws in the region, their implementation in the context of counter-terrorism and the impact of those laws on human rights;

    · Litigation research and support (in the form of amicus curiae or expert legal opinions) for ongoing human rights litigation in courts across the region;

    · Written and oral interventions at the UN Human Rights Council and press statements to the media;

    · Advocating for the development of an ASEAN human rights mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in the region.

    The Intern is also expected to provide logistical support in the preparation of meetings, missions, and regional conferences.

    The Internship period shall be for a minimum period of 4 months to a maximum period of 6 months.

    The Intern shall be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred during the fellowship period. This includes travel, accommodation, and any relocation costs. ICJ is unable to provide/organize travel or housing arrangements for interns.


    How to apply:

    Please submit applications with cover letter, resume, and names and contact details of at least 2 references to nawawan.petchwattana@icj.org


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

    BACKGROUND

    Positive Planet is an international non-profit organization with a mission to promote social and economic inclusion. Positive Planet aims to support populations that live in poverty to achieve autonomy, allowing future generations to live better lives.

    Positive Planet is a broad organisation that developed out of PlaNet Finance, which was initially solely dedicated to the worldwide development of financial inclusion for populations living in poverty. Financial inclusion has evolved over the last 20 years becoming a major movement offering financial services to hundreds of millions of people.

    Amplifying this movement, Positive Planet now implements programs focusing on additional dimensions of economic inclusion, to enable access to entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, clean energy, housing, food security and water. For more info please visit www.positiveplanet.ngo

    PURPOSE

    Positive Planet is seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of MSME Banking Expert, in support of its operations in West Africa, to:

    1. Provide Technical Assistance to local MFIs and Banks in various domains (including product development, business planning, risk management, staff training, social performance);

    2. Coordinate and support the development of the microfinance sector in the region through capacity building and contributing to the promotion of sound microfinance policy and regulatory framework through advocacy and stakeholder engagement;

    3. Support the development of more responsible inclusive finance market in the region through development and promotion of appropriate initiatives such as financial education programmes and SMART’s client protection principles.

    ASSIGNMENTS

    • Conduct needs assessments of financial institutions, prepare TORs to mobilise STE (short-term experts) and provide quality control of their deliverables
    • Support the Team Leader with the implementation of technical assistance activities with partner lending Institutions
    • Prepare training sessions and/or mobilise STEs (including drafting TOR, quality control, training evaluation, guidance to trainees, reporting the obtained attendance, performance, satisfaction, and other indices relating to the functioning of the training programme or consulting activities delivered
    • Design, coordinate and implement training sessions on risk management, product development, and other topics identified as needs during the needs assessment
    • Write reports to enable project progress monitoring of results and impacts achieved

    REPORTING

    The MSME Banking Expert will work closely with other experts and will report to the Regional Director on a weekly basis.

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Master’s degree in any of the following: Banking, Development Finance, Business Management, Economics or related field
    • Five years of experience in management or operational credit management experience from a banking/microfinance institutions
    • Minimum of six years professional experience within an SME Finance provider, with specific focus on credit and financial analysis, risk management, and SME lending, non-performing loan management, identification of key lending risks, and participation in the drafting of loan contracts to mitigate and control identified risks
    • Commercial lending experience with a credit analysis focus. Experience of EIB financial facilities would be an added advantage
    • Good management skills, preferably in the financial and credit analysis function in a credit department / corporate lending department of a microfinance institution with a minimum of five years in management
    • Good analytical skills in economic and MSME project finance planning and implementation (market and financial analysis risk analysis techniques, and ability to implement computer based models to analyze balance sheets, calculate key financial ratios, and make proactive recommendations in drafting loan documentation and security arrangements), fully conversant with market and financial analysis risk analysis techniques, and ability to implement computer based models to analyze balance sheets and calculate key financial ratios for lending analysis.
    • Practical experience and proven track record in organising and delivering TA to MFIs and Banks and training programmes and development of curricula and training materials in West Africa.
    • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and in French. Portuguese an advantage.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines.
    • Good interpersonal, quantitative and analytical skills
    • Proven in-country experience in West Africa
    • Excellent proficiency with MS Office to create reports and customised spreadsheets for financial analysis purposes and database management reporting purposes
    • Good writing and communication skills
    • Ability to travel across West African countries

    How to apply:

    Documents to be sent: CV + Motivation letter

    Contact:recrut@positiveplanet.ngo


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a Director of Finance & Administration to be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of financial and administrative systems, policies and procedures, from the International Secretariat in Geneva. The ideal candidate worked for at least ten years at the senior management level in the finance or administration department of an international entity. S/he has comprehensive knowledge and experience with finance, human resources and office management systems and processes and has excellent management and communication skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to and advising the Secretary-General, the Director of Finance & Administration holds the following responsibilities:

    · Participate in the strategic management of the ICJ. Provide financial, human resources and organizational advice to the Secretary-General and the rest of the management team;

    · Take responsibility for planning, managing and controlling the financial functions of the Secretariat, including its regional offices. Ensure financial and budget planning, effective accounting and financial strategies;

    · Foster an open and supportive working environment at the ICJ. Ensure the smooth running of the Secretariat and the operation of efficient and cost effective office systems;

    · Manage human resources functions and engage in regular communication and dialogue with staff, including regarding recruitment and induction of staff, regulations and conditions of employment, team building and professional development and staff performance reviews;

    · Participate in developing and implementing the organization's internal control system, policies and best practices in all ICJ offices. Ensure its compliance with contractual and legal obligations;

    · Supervise the management of information technology systems and help identify effective enhancements;

    · Maintain supportive working relations with programme directors Provide regional offices with advice and guidance on finance and administrative issues.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · University degree in business administration, human resources management or equivalent. Additional relevant advanced level qualifications, such as an MBA/CPA or in non-profit management;

    · Ten years of experience in business administration at senior management level, including a solid background in financial information systems, reporting, and budgeting as well as in human resources and office management;

    · Working experience from an international NGO or an international organization, including experience in managing administrative systems that involve headquarters and regional offices;

    · Proficient knowledge and experience with relevant Swiss legislation and compliance regulations for international NGOs in Switzerland.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent communication and management skills, with demonstrated ability to provide supportive advice to staff on finance and human resources issues;

    · A problem-solving, proactive approach to challenges and demonstrated experience operating and improving financial, human resources and administrative processes and information systems;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work comfortably as a team player and thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;

    · Fluent (orally and in writing) in English and French;

    · Strong computer skills, comfort and familiarity with technology systems;

    · Commitment to and understanding of human rights issues.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 1 January 2017 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: Director, Finance & Administration:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Or by post: International Commission of Jurists, P.O. Box 91, 1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 18 Dec 2016

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ seeks a Director to manage its work in Asia and the Pacific (including South Asia, Southeast Asia, and increasingly, East Asia and the Pacific) from the ICJ’s regional office in Bangkok, Thailand. The ideal candidate will be a visionary international human rights lawyer who has held senior positions, including management positions. S/he has a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law, deep practical experience in legal advocacy, an understanding of the history, politics and legal systems of the region and a well-developed network in the region.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Director of the Asia and the Pacific Programme will have the following responsibilities:

    · Propose strategic direction and plans for the ICJ’s work in Asia and the Pacific to strengthen the rule of law to protect and promote human rights. Participate actively in the strategic planning for the ICJ as a whole;

    · Manage the Programme through its phases of development, including the implementation of the full range of ICJ advocacy strategies and legal interventions on countries and themes in the region;

    · Manage and supervise all aspects of the setting up and day-to-day running of the ICJ presences in the region;

    · Supervise the work of ICJ staff, interns and consultants assigned to the Regional Programme;

    · Actively develop mutually supportive working relations with other directors and senior staff. Promote cross-fertilization of ideas and opportunities for joint work with other regional and international programmes;

    · Play a leadership role as the ICJ’s official spokesperson on issues relating to human rights and the rule of law in the region;

    · Implement strategies to mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;

    · Manage the Programme’s resources and budget;

    · Contribute significantly to the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for the Programme.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Over 10 years progressive experience as an international human rights lawyer, with significant experience of working in the region. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible staff, programme and financial management experience in an international or non-governmental organization;

    · A degree in law and further academic studies in international and human rights law and international humanitarian law;

    · Experience of national litigation and litigation before international or regional human rights systems.

    Other requirements

    · Excellent applied knowledge of international and regional human rights and humanitarian law and jurisprudence;

    · Political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out innovative advocacy and legal work;

    · Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to excel at the challenge of maintaining and expanding a programme;

    · Proven communication skills and knowledge of the media and organizations in Asia and the Pacific;

    · Fluency in English with proven legal writing and editing skills. Working knowledge of additional languages from the region an asset;

    · Management capacity and the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, in a complex, dynamic and changing work environment, as part of an international multi-cultural team;

    · At ease with fundraising and outreach;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 18 December 2016 and should be addressed with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: Director of the Asia and the Pacific Programme

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Belgium
    Closing date: 30 Jan 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ office in Brussels (ICJ-European Institutions) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and flexible professional to provide financial management in support to all projects implemented through its office. The finance officer will play a key role in ensuring compliance with ICJ’s financial procedures and reporting standards. The ideal candidate holds a degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a similar field and has worked for at least five years in accounting, financial management or business administration in Belgium, preferably in an international context.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and review annual operational budgets for the Brussels office;
    • Prepare and review staff coverage calculations of the Brussels office employees and Europe regional programme staff;
    • Draft budgets for project proposals and project realignments;
    • Ensure compliance with internal, Belgian and donors’ financial, accounting and financial reporting requirements;
    • Validate purchase requests for the referenced projects and ensure the budget follow up by monitoring project expenses;
    • Validate submitted invoices, money transfer, cash advances;
    • Make necessary payments, including to consultants, service providers and Belgian authorities;
    • Ensure accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and accounting entries;
    • Consolidate and analyse project expenses to ensure accuracy and consistency;
    • Develop and prepare financial reports for internal and external use;
    • Organise the external review of Brussels office yearly accounts with the designated accounting firm;
    • Coordinate office and project financial audits;
    • Carry out, in collaboration with ICJ finance staff in the Head Office and regional offices, other relevant tasks as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Management or similar field;
    • At least five years of relevant financial management experience in Belgium. Experience in an ASBL or AISBL, and/or in an international context an asset;
    • Good knowledge of the financial rules, regulations and legislation in Belgium.

    Other requirements

    • Strong organizational, planning, time-management, and analytical skills;
    • Attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Spoken and written Fluency in French and English;
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, particularly Excel. Knowledge of accounting software (such as SAGE) a strong asset;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    • Commitment to human rights and the rule of law;
    • Holding a EU Member State citizenship or a valid work permit in Belgium.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.
    The position is based in Brussels (central location). No relocation package is foreseen.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS should be addressed by 30 January 2017 with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: Brussels Finance Officer

    By email: europe-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit an International Finance Manager who will be responsible for providing financial services for DANIDA supported projects and ensuring accurate financial information and compliance with internal financial procedures and reporting standards. This position is based in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the overall supervision of the Asia-Pacific Regional Director and in close collaboration with ICJ staff and the team from the Danish Institute of Human Rights, The International Finance Officer will undertake the following tasks:

    • Plan and coordinate the financial activities of the projects in Myanmar implemented;
    • Verify the accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and entries including Petty Cash & Bank Reconciliations, Cash Registers and Bank Reconciliations;
    • Prepare programme/project budgets; analyse and monitor budget-to-actual variances, and participate in budget’s re-alignment processes;
    • Prepare internal financial reports and provide financial information to Project staff. Produce donor’s financial reports;
    • Coordinating data collection for external and project specific audits;
    • Participate in the implementation of Internal Control System and elaboration of financial control tools;
    • Participate in the definition of Financial Procedures and Accounting Guidelines;
    • Provide technical support to financial and administrative staff in Myanmar by direct training on financial procedures and accounting software.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
    • Knowledge of analytical accounting;
    • 5 years experience as an accountant or financial officer, one of which with supervision of junior staff;
    • Experience within an INGO an asset;
    • Experience working in Myanmar, South East or South Asia is highly desirable;
    • Experience in working on DANIDA or other European funded projects desirable.

    Essential Skills

    • Planning and Organizational Skills;
    • Attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Spread sheet and Word-processing programmes; Knowledge of Accounting software an asset (SageX3);
    • Fluent in written and spoken English and Burmese. Skills in Danish and/or French an asset;
    • Teamwork and interpersonal skills;
    • Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    • Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS comprising a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least 2 references should be submitted by 15 February 2017 as follows:

    Ref: International Finance Officer, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. Thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit an International Programme Manager who will contribute to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Danida supported projects in Myanmar. This position is based in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the overall supervision of the Senior International Programme Manager and in close collaboration with ICJ staff and a team from the Danish Institute of Human Rights, the International Programme Manager will hold the following responsibilities:

    • Liaise with with DIHR staff in Myanmar and with the Embassy of Denmark on all programme issues;
    • Develop and monitor the implementation of ICJ and DIHR projects work plan;
    • Track budget versus actuals expenditure;
    • Ensure compliance of donors’ regulations and organizational policies and guidelines, including the usage of programme management tools so that project outputs are achieved in a timely manner;
    • Prepare narrative reports for internal and external use, including incorporating DIHR’s inputs, and ensure the accuracy between narrative and financial reports;
    • Draft fundraising documents required for the project;
    • Manage administrative aspects of the project, including human resources and logistics;
    • Support the legal and financial teams to ensure that teams receive appropriate and timely technical substantive advice to enhance full compliance with the donor contractual requirements in programme implementation;
    • Develop and maintain appropriate communication and information flow regarding the project within the ICJ;
    • Represent the project with senior government officials, civil society leaders, and the diplomatic community in Myanmar;
    • Contribute to the implementation of activities, including reports, workshops, public presentations and press statements.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in development, management or human rights. Further academic studies in management, law or international relations highly desirable;
    • Minimum 7 years experience in project management and administration, including work plan development, implementation and monitoring, reporting and budgeting;
    • Knowledge of legal and human rights issues, including international law, independence of the judiciary and access to justice;
    • · Experience working in Myanmar, South East or South Asia is highly desirable;
    • Experience in working on DANIDA or other European funded projects is highly desirable.

    Essential Skills

    • Excellent management skills and ability to maintain and expand a programme;
    • Demonstrated analytic and writing ability including substantial proposal and report-writing experience as well as budget and log frame development;
    • Excellent political knowledge and judgment;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a multi- cultural team;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to adjust priorities flexibly in response to external events;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint;
    • Fluent in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of Burmese, Danish or French an asset;
    • Willingness to travel in Myanmar;
    • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS comprising a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least 2 references should be submitted by 15 February 2017 as follows:

    Ref: International Programme Manager, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. Thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit an International Legal Adviser who will be responsible for implementing the ICJ’s programme in Myanmar. The ideal candidate is an international human rights lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights, humanitarian law and international business law with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal systems in Myanmar. This position is based in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Regional Director, the International Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    • Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including field research into human rights issues related to law and justice; contributing to human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers, preparing training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; developing advocacy initiatives and trial observations and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with the legal, political and academic communities in Myanmar and the Asia Pacific region;
    • Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, including human rights and the rule of law developments internationally and law reform initiatives;
    • Develop strategic plans and fundraising proposals for the ICJ’s work in Myanmar. Develop and maintain relationships with relevant donors;
    • Represent the ICJ externally, including in advocacy activities. Build active relationships with local media, NGO partners, the judiciary, relevant Government agencies, academics and the wider human rights community. Prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ;
    • Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;
    • Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes;
    • Supervise the work of relevant consultants and interns.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in law. An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is highly desirable;
    • Three to five years progressive experience as a human rights lawyer, including at least three years in the region;
    • Experience of legal practice, legal advocacy or national implementation of international human rights standards.

    Essential Skills

    • Applied knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;
    • Political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out innovative advocacy and legal work;
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
    • Proven communication skills with media and advocacy;
    • Policy experience;
    • Fluency in English with proven legal writing and editing skills;
    • Willingness to travel in Myanmar and internationally;
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, in a complex, dynamic and changing work environment, as part of an international multi-cultural team;
    • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS comprising a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least 2 references should be submitted by 15 February 2017 as follows:

    Ref: International Finance Officer, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. Thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 25 Feb 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit an International Associate Legal Adviser who will be responsible for implementing the ICJ’s programme in Thailand. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated human rights lawyer with a strong knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law, and practical experience of human rights legal advocacy. The position is based at the ICJ’s regional office in Bangkok.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser for Thailand and working closely with the rest of the team in the Asia & Pacific Regional office and counterparts in other ICJ offices, the International Associate Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:
    • Implement all aspects of the ICJ's Thailand Programme, using the full range of innovative ICJ advocacy strategies and legal interventions, including conducting field research related to law and justice, preparing legal reports, memos and court submissions, conducting trial observations, conducting capacity building and training programmes for partners;
    • Monitor and analyse legal developments concerning human rights and the rule of law in Thailand, with particular focus on the justice system;
    • Represent the ICJ externally, which includes engaging in advocacy activities and building active relationships with NGO partners, the Thai judiciary, relevant Government agencies including the Ministry of Justice, academics and the wider human rights community in Thailand.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • University degree in law. Advanced degree in international human rights law or international humanitarian law highly desirable;
    • Progressive international experience as a human rights lawyer and practical legal and advocacy experience at the national and international level working for the implementation of international human rights standards;
    • Experience working in Thailand is desirable.

    Essential Skills

    • Good knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Strong planning and organizational skills;
    • Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills;
    • Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    • Fluency in English with proven legal writing and editing skills. Working knowledge of Thai or Malay is desirable;
    • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 25 February 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: International Associate Legal Adviser – Thailand

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Belgium
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ office in Brussels (ICJ-European Institutions) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and flexible project management professional to contribute to the development, monitoring and evaluation of the Europe regional programme’s projects on migration, human rights and the rule of law. The ideal candidate holds a degree in development, management or a similar field and has worked for at least three years in project management in the area of human rights and rule of law in a European or international context.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Working under the supervision of the Director of the Europe Programme, and in close co-operation with ICJ legal and support staff, the Europe Programme Officer’s tasks and responsibilities will include:

    • Managing administrative aspects of projects, including human resources, logistics, financial matters and internal and external reporting;
    • Providing logistical support in the organization of seminars and other events related to on-going projects;
    • Liaising with relevant Project’s stakeholders (Legal Advisers, Finance Development and media teams, national partner organisations, and donor) to ensure proper planning, timely implementation, and accurate monitoring and reporting of project activities;
    • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of project activities, achievement of results and sustainability;
    • Contributing to the drafting of fundraising proposals, budgets and project amendments;
    • Ensuring respect of organizational and donor policies and guidelines, including the usage of programme management tools so that project outputs are achieved in a timely manner;
    • Developing strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    • Degree in development, management or human rights; further academic studies in management, international law or international relations and qualifications in project management desirable;
    • Minimum 3 years experience in project management and administration involving human rights, rule of law or justice sector-related projects, including project design, budgeting, work plan development, implementation and monitoring, budget-tracking and reporting;
    • Successful track record in project proposals development an asset;
    • Knowledge of legal and human rights issues, including international law, independence of the judiciary and access to justice particularly in Europe and Central Asia an asset;
    • Experience in working on European and European governments funded projects desirable.

    Other requirements

    • Excellent administrative and project management skills;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to adjust priorities flexibly in response to external events;
    • Excellent analytic and written and oral communication skills. Sensitivity and responsiveness to all partners and project staff;
    • Spoken fluency and writing ability in English and French;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a multi-cultural team;
    • Computer literate (Microsoft Office including excel);
    • Willingness to travel in Europe;
    • Demonstrated commitment to human rights;
    • Holding a EU Member State citizenship or a valid work permit in Belgium.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    This position is for a maternity cover of around five months. The arrangements regarding the work rate (part-time or full-time) can be discussed.
    The position is based in Brussels (central location). No relocation package is foreseen.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS should be addressed by 10 March 2017 with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: Europe Programme Officer
    By email: europe-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Tunisia
    Closing date: 21 Apr 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a Legal Adviser, to be based in the ICJ Tunis office, to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s programme of work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge and practical experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, with high interest in human rights legal research and advocacy, as well as a sound understanding of the history, politics and legal framework of the MENA region.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the MENA Programme Director, the Legal Adviser holds the following responsibilities:

    · Contribute to the development and shaping of ICJ MENA strategies at the regional and national level;

    · Provide sound and timely legal advice on specific regional and national human rights and rule of law issues;

    · Monitor relevant legal and policy developments and carry out legal advocacy to strengthen the rule of law and human rights in the region;

    · Develop and maintain a substantive dialogue and effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders;

    · Represent the ICJ at the external level;

    · Organize and participate in ICJ missions, trial observations and seminars;

    · Research, draft and edit reports, briefings, submissions to UN bodies, press releases and advocacy papers;

    · Ensure close internal coordination between the MENA Programme and other ICJ programmes;

    · Inform and mobilize the ICJ Network in support of the work of the MENA programme;

    · Contribute to fundraising and assist in managing the Programme resources and budget.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · University degree in law with further academic studies in international human rights law;

    · Seven years of legal experience at the national and international levels, including with non-or inter-governmental organizations in the MENA region.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent legal and political judgment and proven ability to develop and carry out innovative legal advocacy strategies;

    · Excellent knowledge of human rights and related advocacy work;

    · Strong research, writing and analytical skills;

    · Excellent oral and written English and Arabic skills. Knowledge of French is an asset

    · Very good organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines and adjust priorities;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

    · At ease with fundraising and outreach;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 21 April 2017 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Legal Adviser:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Or by post: International Commission of Jurists, P.O. Box 91, 1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Tunisia
    Closing date: 21 Apr 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a Finance Officer to provide finance and accounting support to the implementation of ICJ’s programme of work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and ensure compliance with ICJ’s financial procedures and reporting standards. The position will be based in our Tunis office.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the MENA Programme Director, the Finance Officer holds the following responsibilities:

    · Ensure accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and process accounting entries;

    · Assist in project and organizational financial audits;

    · Administer all payments/bills of the Tunis office and see to the payment of invoices;

    · Perform internal cost analyses, monthly and annual closing;

    · Draft budgets for project proposals, and track monthly expenditure against the different project budgets;

    · Prepare internal and external financial reports;

    · Administer the office petty cash and prepare regular payments, advances and reimbursements;

    · Participate in the implementation of Internal Control System and elaboration of financial control tools;

    · Ensure compliance with internal, Tunisian and donors’ financial, accounting and financial reporting requirements;

    · Undertake other relevant responsibilities as requested by the MENA Programme Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or similar field;

    · Five years of professional experience in accounting and finance in Tunisia. Experience in an civil society association, and/or in an international context an asset.

    Essential Skills

    · Strong organizational and analytical skills;

    · Attention to detail and accuracy;

    · Good knowledge of the financial rules, regulations and legislation in Tunisia;

    · Spoken & written fluency in English and Arabic;

    · Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, particularly Excel. Knowledge of accounting software (such as SAGE X3) an asset;

    · Ability to work independently as well as a Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

    · Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 21 April 2017 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Finance Officer:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Or by post: International Commission of Jurists, P.O. Box 91, 1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 21 May 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting an experienced, committed human rights lawyer as Legal Advisor (LA) to assist the ICJ improve the ability of African lawyer and civil society to advocate for the rule of law and application of international human rights standards, with an emphasis on African human rights mechanisms and instruments. The legal advisor will work with our three other partner organisations based in the Gambia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and will be based in the regional office in Johannesburg or, if agreed upon, another country and will be working with a team of international staff. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of African human rights mechanisms and instruments and practical experience of legal advocacy using those mechanisms through litigation, training or oversight and will have a well-developed network of contacts in African countries, including those hosting human rights mechanisms such as Ethiopia, the Gambia, and Tanzania. The ideal candidate will have expertise of working with civil society groups, lawyers, judges, human rights defenders, media and academia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Director of Africa Regional Programme, the Legal Adviser holds the following responsibilities:

    · Monitor and analyze legal developments concerning human rights instruments, standards and the rule of law, with the focus on African human rights mechanisms and standards application;

    · Research, edit and write human rights reports and produce training manuals and legal memos with a focus African human rights standards and mechanisms;

    · Establish working protocols and relationships with three partner organisations based in the Gambia, Kenya and Ethiopia, including developing of work plans, monitoring of project activity implementation and reporting;

    · Implement the project using the full range of innovative ICJ and partner’s advocacy strategies and legal interventions, including through training manuals on use of the African regional mechanisms, public reports, legal research, trial observations and advocacy in regional fora;

    · Develop and execute capacity building interventions for HRDs, civil society, media, lawyers and judges on use of African regional mechanisms and standards;

    · Carry out fact finding missions, and field research missions, especially in targeted countries, on key issues such as the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, situation of human rights defenders and use of regional mechanisms;

    · Ensure that data for results monitoring and evaluation is collected and processed;

    · Assist in strategic planning and preparing work plans and activity reports for the Africa Programme;

    · Represent the ICJ externally and develop and maintain relations with relevant agencies, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal, academic and human rights communities;

    · Supervise the work of relevant interns of the Africa Programme as designated; and

    · Carry out other appropriate responsibilities as requested.

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience

    · University education at Masters Degree level in Law, Human Rights Law or other related disciplines, or equivalent;

    · 8-10 years of experience in the field of Human Rights at regional level, preferably in an African context;

    · Experience in the field of referrals, case preparation, litigation, shadow reporting, use of special mechanisms;

    · Experience in planning and implementing effective collaborative interaction between various civil society organizations and inter-governmental institutions;

    · Past experience as a key expert or technical advisor in related or similar projects relating to the operations of African regional mechanisms or to regional economic communities (RECs) focusing on human rights or courts;

    · Experience with the linkages and joint human rights African Peace and Security Architecture, and African Governance Architecture and frameworks would be an asset.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to network with a wide array of organizations and role players;

    · Excellent knowledge of African human rights and advocacy work

    · Proficiency in English. Knowledge of another African Union operating language

    · such as French, Arabic or Portuguese will be an asset;

    · Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills;

    · Good management and negotiation skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in multi-cultural environments including remotely with limited daily oversight or supervision.

    · Strong analytical and organizational skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint;

    · Willingness to travel often;

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

    The position will be based in Johannesburg (if already in possession of a valid work permit) or elsewhere in Africa if certain requirements can be met.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 21 May 2017 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: African civil society human rights Legal Adviser

    By email: africa-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 21 May 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are recruiting a dedicated human rights lawyer familiar with social, economic, and cultural rights in South Africa, to help the ICJ strengthen the ability of South African civil society to advocate for ESC rights, including through adjudication. The project’s initial phase will be for 18-24 months, with a possibility of extension and will be based anywhere in South Africa but preferably in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Director of Africa Regional Programme, the Legal Adviser holds the following responsibilities:

    · Research and draft a Practitioner’s Guide on Adjudicating Socio-economic Rights to be used by Magistrates and Lawyers, based in part on existing ICJ global analyses;

    · Research and draft a Parallel Report to the Committee for Economic Social and Cultural rights in consultation with various civil society stakeholders and under tight deadlines;

    · Design capacity building symposiums for Magistrates on the adjudication of socio-economic rights, based on the practitioner’s guide;

    · Advocate with relevant role players, including Chief Magistrates, for the participation of magistrates in the symposiums;

    · Manage the roll out of the symposiums for magistrates, including logistics, management of external consultants and quality control;

    · Ensure that data for results monitoring and evaluation is collected and processed;

    · Assist with implementation of all aspects of the Africa Regional programme, using the full range of innovative ICJ advocacy strategies and legal interventions, conduct field research, prepare legal reports, memos and submissions, support and/or conduct capacity building and training for legal practitioners;

    · Represent the ICJ externally.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Masters degree in law, preferably with a focus on international human rights law;

    · Minimum five years experience working for the promotion of human rights in South Africa, in particular for socio-economic rights;

    · Knowledge of the functioning of the international and African human rights architecture, especially as it relates to socio-economic rights, is an asset;

    · A proven track record in high level human rights advocacy will be an advantage.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to network with a wide array of organizations and role players;

    · Strong analytical and organizational skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    · Proven communication skills. Excellent written and spoken English;

    · Experience of academic writing, high level report writing or publications;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

    · Willingness to travel often;

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 21 May 2017 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: ARP Legal Adviser

    By email: africa-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

    Post Name: Team Leader, Public Justice Sector Actors

    Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Post base: Yangon

    Supervisor: ICJ Regional Director – Asia & Pacific

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.

    The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through

    co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    The Joint Venture is seeking a Team Leader to lead the team supporting implementation of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. The Team Leader has overall responsibility for the JV team implementing the Programme, and will be responsible for technical support to the Union Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Union Supreme Court and supporting them in the implementation of agreed work plans under the Denmark-Myanmar Programme.

    The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists.

    The ideal candidate has experience in Justice Sector capacity development from justice sector/rule of law or human rights support programmes in developing country contexts in Asia and preferably Myanmar. Significant experience managing and leading programme implementation in this sector would be an advantage.

    The position is based in Yangon, but the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a regular presence in Nay Pyi Taw, as and when necessary and up to a weekly basis when activities with partners take off to ensure the provision of ongoing support to institutions based there.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Team Leader has the following responsibilities:

    · Overall responsibility for the management and implementation of the Programme by the JV.

    · Direct responsibility for providing technical advice and support to the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union and the Union Attorney General’s Office on the implementation of agreed work plans. Provide technical advice and support to the implementation of work plans with other key partners as relevant and ensure their timely implementation.

    · Supervise the legal experts in the JV team

    · Assist the Office of the Union Supreme Court and the Union Attorney General’s Office in developing annual work plans and budgets and support the JV’s secretarial functions in hosting bi-annual Steering Committee.

    · Liaise closely with the Embassy of Denmark on implementation of the programme on a regular basis as the JV’s official representative under the Implementing Partner contract with the Embassy.

    · Ensure quality programming with appropriate monitoring and evaluation in order to evidence results in accordance with the results framework.

    · Keep abreast of emerging trends and issues in the justice sector in Myanmar which may have implications for the programme and its implementation.

    · Coordinate with other justice sector actors and programmes as necessary.

    · Ensure a joined-up approach between the different programme outputs.

    · Look for synergies and opportunities to link different programme outputs through the life of the programme.

    · Ensure an innovative approach to capacity building which drives evidenced-based results.

    · Engage in appropriate advocacy and communications’ initiatives to support the visibility and implementation of the programme.

    · Ensure that the programme remains responsive to the evolving and dynamic political and legal context in Myanmar.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Post-Graduate degree in law (required)

    · At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the legal sector (required)

    · At least two years of relevant experience with justice sector / rule of law / human rights programmes in developing country contexts.

    · Experience of planning and implementation of training and capacity development of justice sector actors in a developing country context, including judges, public prosecutors and associated judicial officers and staff, in the rule of law and human rights field.

    · Familiarity with legal reform needs in transition countries and/or in developing countries, legal sector institutions, legislative processes etc.

    · Experience with planning and managing programme implementation, including results-based programming, preparation of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

    · Knowledge of the Myanmar legal system is a distinct advantage.

    · Experience from Asia is a requirement; experience from Myanmar is an advantage.

    Essential skills

    · Management skills

    · Political judgment and the proven ability to carry out innovative legal work;

    · Proven communication skills

    · Excellent English language skills

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs

    · Willingness to travel regularly

    The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on June 30, 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Team Leader, Yangon, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted and applications will be considered as they are received. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Aug 2017

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a global non-governmental organisation of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ’s International Secretariat based in Geneva is recruiting a Conference Logistics Assistant to help organize its annual Geneva Forum of some 25 senior judges and lawyers from around the world. This year’s Forum will take place 22-23 November 2017 and will address traditional and customary justice systems, in relation to access to justice, rule of law, and the rights of women and children. Candidates should be available on a part-time basis in September and October, and on a full-time basis during 6 to 24 November.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the supervision of the Senior Legal Adviser, Centre for the Independence of Judges & Lawyers (CIJL), the Conference Logistics Assistant has the following main responsibilities:

    · Assist ahead of the meeting with arranging invitations, flights, accommodation, and visas for participants, as well as preparing background documentation;

    · Keep close communication directly with invitees and participants, as well as service providers;

    · Assist during the Forum ICJ staff and participants in practical arrangements and recording notes of the discussions.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    · Demonstrated experience in organizing events, preferably including dealing with senior government officials such as judges. Experience or knowledge of legal systems or human rights would be an asset;

    · Ability to communicate effectively in English is essential. Abilities in French, Spanish, or Arabic would be an asset;

    · Strong time management and organizational skills;

    · Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multicultural working environment.


    How to apply:

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    CONDITIONS: The candidate must be Swiss or EU or must be living already in Switzerland and must have the authorisation to work in Geneva

    APPLICATIONS close on 7 August 2017 and should be addressed with your resume or CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Attention: Matt Pollard

    Ref: Conference Logistics Assistant

    Email: matt.pollard@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 18 Aug 2017

    Legal Researcher, Myanmar

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    We are seeking to recruit a Legal Researcher who will support Myanmar lawyers and civil society to use laws and legal mechanisms to promote and protect human rights.

    The ideal candidate is a human rights lawyer, researcher or activist with a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights, humanitarian law with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Myanmar.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the International Legal Adviser, the Legal Researcher has the following responsibilities:

    · Implement all aspects of the ICJ’s Myanmar programme using a range of innovative advocacy strategies to support ICJ legal interventions, including conducting field research into human rights issues related to law and justice;

    · Writing, contributing to and editing human rights reports, legal memos and briefing papers,

    · Helping to prepare training materials and participating in training and capacity building exercises; trial observations; and assisting partners in developing litigation strategies and drafting court submissions.

    · Support the networking and human rights advocacy capacities of Myanmar lawyers and civil society and human rights defenders through organising and facilitating learning events, including workshops and mentoring visits, in Yangon as well as in the states and regions.

    · Monitor and analyse legal and political developments, human rights and the rule of law developments in Myanmar, including monitoring law reform initiatives.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ.

    · Implement strategies to strengthen, inform and mobilize the ICJ Network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in the region and engage them in the work of the ICJ;

    · Actively maintain supportive working relations and seek opportunities for joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes.

    · Work with the team in Myanmar to develop proposals and preparing reports for donors.

    · Assist in any other task assigned by the Asia & Pacific Regional Director and the Senior International Programme Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Human Rights, Public Policy, Development or Law.

    · An advanced degree in international human rights law, international humanitarian law or international business law is desirable.

    · Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer in Myanmar;

    · Experience in managing human rights or development programmes in the field; Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

    Essential skills

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is strongly preferred; at the minimum, a practical working knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Burmese is required. Knowledge of any other language used in Myanmar is desirable.

    · Knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and international and regional human rights jurisprudence;

    · Strong analytical skills; communication, planning and organizational skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Teamwork and interpersonal skills;

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on August 18, 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Legal Researcher, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.

    The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through

    co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    The Joint Venture is seeking a Team Leader to lead the team supporting implementation of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme. The Team Leader has overall responsibility for the JV team implementing the Programme, and will be responsible for technical support to the Union Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Union Supreme Court and supporting them in the implementation of agreed work plans under the Denmark-Myanmar Programme.

    The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists.

    The ideal candidate has experience in Justice Sector capacity development from justice sector/rule of law or human rights support programmes in developing country contexts in Asia and preferably Myanmar. Significant experience managing and leading programme implementation in this sector would be an advantage.

    The position is based in Yangon, but the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a regular presence in Nay Pyi Taw, as and when necessary and up to a weekly basis when activities with partners take off to ensure the provision of ongoing support to institutions based there.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Team Leader has the following responsibilities:

    · Overall responsibility for the management and implementation of the Programme by the JV.

    · Direct responsibility for providing technical advice and support to the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union and the Union Attorney General’s Office on the implementation of agreed work plans. Provide technical advice and support to the implementation of work plans with other key partners as relevant and ensure their timely implementation.

    · Supervise the legal experts in the JV team

    · Assist the Office of the Union Supreme Court and the Union Attorney General’s Office in developing annual work plans and budgets and support the JV’s secretarial functions in hosting bi-annual Steering Committee.

    · Liaise closely with the Embassy of Denmark on implementation of the programme on a regular basis as the JV’s official representative under the Implementing Partner contract with the Embassy.

    · Ensure quality programming with appropriate monitoring and evaluation in order to evidence results in accordance with the results framework.

    · Keep abreast of emerging trends and issues in the justice sector in Myanmar, which may have implications for the programme and its implementation.

    · Coordinate with other justice sector actors and programmes as necessary.

    · Ensure a joined-up approach between the different programme outputs.

    · Look for synergies and opportunities to link different programme outputs through the life of the programme.

    · Ensure an innovative approach to capacity building, which drives evidenced-based results.

    · Engage in appropriate advocacy and communications’ initiatives to support the visibility and implementation of the programme.

    · Ensure that the programme remains responsive to the evolving and dynamic political and legal context in Myanmar.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Post-Graduate degree in law (required)

    · At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the legal sector (required)

    · At least two years of relevant experience with justice sector / rule of law / human rights programmes in developing country contexts.

    · Experience of planning and implementation of training and capacity development of justice sector actors in a developing country context, including judges, public prosecutors and associated judicial officers and staff, in the rule of law and human rights field.

    · Familiarity with legal reform needs in transition countries and/or in developing countries, legal sector institutions, legislative processes etc.

    · Experience with planning and managing programme implementation, including results-based programming, preparation of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

    · Knowledge of the Myanmar legal system is a distinct advantage.

    · Experience from Asia is a requirement; experience from Myanmar is an advantage.

    Essential skills

    · Management skills

    · Political judgment and the proven ability to carry out innovative legal work;

    · Proven communication skills

    · Excellent English language skills

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team

    · Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs

    · Willingness to travel regularly

    The contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on September 30, 2017 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Team Leader, Yangon, Myanmar

    By email: asia-recruitment@icj.org Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted and applications will be considered as they are received. We cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your understanding


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