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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Closing date: 25 Mar 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is an international non-governmental organization of judges and lawyers dedicated to advancing the rule of law and the legal protection of human rights around the world. Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers representing all legal traditions, the ICJ has been established in 1952 and has offices in Geneva, Brussels, Bangkok, Katmandu, Tunis, Johannesburg, Harare and Guatemala City.

    We are recruiting a Senior Legal Adviser to join the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Programme. The position would preferably be based at the ICJ’s office in Tunis; though other locations, in the MENA region or in Europe, may also be possible. This is a permanent full-time position, subject to funding, ideally starting on 1 May 2018.

    The ideal candidate will be an international human rights lawyer with established reputation and expertise in international human rights law, with a solid grounding in public international law and international humanitarian law. The candidate must have a commitment to the core ideals of the organization, as well as a sound understanding of the history, politics and legal framework of the countries of the MENA region, particularly Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting to the MENA Regional Director, the Senior Legal Adviser holds the following responsibilities:

    · Advise the MENA Regional Director on legal and political developments relevant to the Programme and, together with the Regional Director, help shape innovative and effective advocacy strategies at the international, regional and national level;

    · Assist and coordinate with the Legal and Policy Director in the process of reviewing and revising substantive MENA Programme external documents, including legal memoranda and reports, press releases, and submissions to domestic and international authorities, courts, and other bodies;

    · Provide expert legal advice on specific international, regional and national human rights law and rule of law issues to the MENA Programme legal staff;

    · Prepare training materials and participate in capacity building activities, country missions and trial observations; and assist the MENA Programme team and partners in developing legal reform advocacy and, as appropriate, litigation strategies;

    · Represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with key international, regional and national stakeholders and contribute to raise ICJ’s public profile;

    · Work with the MENA Programme Manager and the Regional Director to develop fundraising strategies, drafting proposals and maintaining donors’ relations;

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

    · Carry out other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the MENA Regional Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Post-graduate degree in law. Further academic studies in international human rights law are highly desirable;

    · At least 10 years experience working in the area of international human rights law, including in the MENA region.

    Essential Skills

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

    · Advanced expertise in international human rights, with strong knowledge of public international law and international humanitarian law;

    · Practical legal and advocacy experience on the implementation of international human rights standards; litigation experience highly desirable;

    · English native speaker level; knowledge of Arabic and/or French highly desirable;

    · Demonstrated analytic and writing ability, including substantial report-writing experience;

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills;

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

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


    How to apply:

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    APPLICATIONS close on 25 March 2018 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Senior Legal Adviser

    By email: mena-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: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united since 1952 in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

    The ICJ seeks a Director of Fundraising and Development to lead the organization’s efforts to secure (and increase) the resources needed to carry out its mission of defending human rights and the rule of law around the world. The Director will create and implement a strategic development plan that will expand upon and diversify the existing donor base of governments and foundations.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and experienced professional who has held senior positions, including management positions in the field of fundraising and development, and is excited to work with dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds increasingly working around the world to protect and promote human rights.

    The position is currently based at ICJ headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, but other European cities may be considered.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Secretary-General, the Director of Fundraising and Development has the the following responsibilities:

    1. Strategic Development Planning: Establish and implement short, medium and long-term development strategies to meet the funding needs of the organization.

    2. Fundraising/Development: Manage the ICJ’s fundraising and development activities to ensure a balanced and sustainable donor base, including governmental, foundation, individual and corporate support, including :

    · Researching and identifying new sources of funding, particularly from private donors;

    · Preparation of institutional, programme and project proposals and budgets for governmental and private donors based on their specifications and requirements;

    · Preparation of donor narrative reports and financial acquittals;

    · Management and tracking of existing grants and funding applications to ensure the timely submission of proposals, updates, narrative and financial reports;

    · Consolidation of global budget preparation and forecasting;

    · Planning and organizing of fundraising trips, events and other donor cultivation and stewardship activities;

    · Developing and writing of communication materials for fundraising;

    · Supervise ICJ narrative and financial reporting to ensure compliance with donor requirements and appropriate due diligence standards;

    · Strengthen the Results Based Management culture across the organization through institutional capacity building and change management;

    · Liaise and support Programme Managers in the regions ensuring coherence throughout the different stages of the Project Cycle Management.

    1. Staff Supervision: Supervise the work of the Fundraising and Development Department staff, interns and consultants, including recruitment, induction, professional development, managing and evaluating the performance of staff of the department, building effective teams, defining job descriptions, work-plans and terms of reference, and overseeing the work of the department’s staff.

    4.Work with ICJ programmes:** Maintain supportive working relations with all regional and thematic programme directors and the Director of Finance and Administration.

    1. Representation: As agreed with the Secretary-General, represent the ICJ externally, including representing the ICJ to governments, foundations, individual, and other potential supporters of the organizations’ work, delivering public speeches and otherwise raising the public profile of the ICJ.

    6.Communication: Work closely with the Director of Communications to ensure a consistent message in all public materials produced by the Development Department, including Fundraising Documents and reports to donors, to ensure the highest quality and consistency is maintained.

    7.ICJ Network: In collaboration with staff responsible for the network, develop and implement strategies to engage and mobilize the ICJ network of Commissioners, National Sections and Affiliated Organizations in fundraising activities for the work of the ICJ and its network.

    1. Resources & Finances: In conjunction with staff responsible for finance, manage the department’s resources and budget, including taking responsibility for budget preparation, monitoring and approval of the department’s expenditure based on agreed budgets.

    2. Senior Management: Participate actively in the collective, senior management of the ICJ, through meetings and decision-making of the Management Team and contributing to the financial oversight of the organization.

    3. Governance: Assist the Secretary-General in working with the Executive Committee, with special emphasis on providing regular updates and development forecasts to the Executive Committee.

    4. Other responsibilities: Carry out other responsibilities as requested by the Secretary-General.

    CONDITIONS: Please state if applicant has a valid work permit for Switzerland.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · We are looking for candidates with at least 10 years progressive experience and a track record of success in fundraising management in an international or non-governmental organization;

    · A degree in communications, international relations, political science, social sciences, non-profit management, marketing, or a related field. Further academic studies highly desirable and specific fundraising qualifications an asset;

    · Excellent applied knowledge and a proven track record of successful fundraising for an international non-governmental organization of comparable size and nature; and

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights.

    Essential Skills

    · A strategic thinker with creativity;

    · Excellent communication, organization and negotiation skills;

    · Fluency in English. Additional languages (especially French) an asset;

    · Management and leadership capacity, particularly with colleagues in different locations from diverse backgrounds;

    · Willingness and ability to travel;

    · A sense of humor. .


    How to apply:

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

    APPLICATIONS close on April 12, 2018for a starting date of 1 May or soon afterwards. But early applications are encouraged and will be considered on a rolling basis.

    The application must include a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references, sent to:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Reference: Director of Fundraising & Development


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Lesotho
    Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

    Positive Planet International seeks to engage a Junior Research Associate for a new ‘access to energy and economic development’ project in Lesotho.

    Positive Planet International

    Positive Planet International (PPI) was created out of the growth and transformation of Planet Finance, a non-profit organisation created in 1998 with a mandate to alleviate poverty through access to financial services and inclusive markets. PPI’s mission is to create conditions of a better world for future generations all over the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France, and its activities are carried out in more than 40 countries, managed by local branches in Africa, Europe and in the Middle East.

    PPI prioritises seven key areas: access to entrepreneurship, access to financial services, access to markets, access to energy, access to education, access to water, sanitation, housing and access to health and mobilises its experts in these sectors.

    http://www.positiveplanet.ngo/en/

    Positive Planet Internationalin Southern and East Africa

    PPI’s Southern and East Africa Regional office is based in Johannesburg, in South Africa, managing projects in many countries in the region such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Lesotho.

    PPI started its operations in South Africa in 2008 in Cape Town with a three-year EU funded project and throughout the past decade has worked on different projects primarily with a focus on development finance.

    Project Description

    Context: The Kingdom of Lesotho has a population of 2.2 million people (World Bank, 2016). This mountainous, land-locked country was recognised by the World Economic Forum, in 2013, for being in the top 10 countries in Africa in terms of gender equality, setting it apart in the region. Lesotho is an agrarian society: 50% of the rural population relies on farming as their main livelihood source, of which 90% are subsistence farmers, and up to 80% of the population engage in some form of agricultural activity (Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), 2016). The available statistics on energy access vary considerably, from at best 27% of the country’s population having access to electricity (World Bank 2014) to just over 20% (Trading Economics 2016). This is significantly lower in rural areas at an estimated 10% (compared to 47% in urban areas). There is a high reliance on biomass (35%) and fossil fuels (38%), with current renewable energy access levels being very low (4%).

    Overall objective: The project seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of rural households in Lesotho through access to energy efficient and renewable energy (EERE) services and technologies. The main mechanism for achieving this objective is to establish a sustainable social enterprise that will distribute the needed EERE technology to rural populations to meet differing needs.

    Specific objective: For at least one household energy need to be met within 5,000 rural households in five Districts of Lesotho through the distribution of EERE technology solutions on a sustainable basis, by Rural Self-help Development Agency (RSDA).

    Partner: RSDA, a well-established NGO in Lesotho is partnering with PPI on this project. It works to empower rural Basotho communities to develop their self-initiative, self-determination and self-responsibility. Since 1991, RSDA has supported rural Basotho with a focus on sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and other initiatives to help rural Basotho graduate out of extreme poverty.

    Funder: European Union

    Job description

    The Research Associate, will be based in Maseru and report to the Project Manager in Maseru. The Research Associate will be responsible for supporting all the day-to-day project activities and attainment of the Project objectives. He/she will provide support to the project team and will engage with the project partner (RSDA) and other stakeholders and service providers.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities of the Research Associate will include:

    Project Coordination – 80%

    § Supporting the implementation of the activities in collaboration with the team

    § Participating in drafting of deliverables in collaboration with the Project Manager

    § Participating in financial and technical reporting for the EU in collaboration with the Project Manager

    § Ensuring the relationships with the stakeholders involved in the project

    § Participating in the monthly internal reports

    § Reporting to the Local Project Manager

    § Conducting desk research

    § Gathering data from RSDA on the completion of different activities

    § Coordinating with the project team on different activities and supporting as needed with preparation, documentation and follow-up locally

    Business Development & PPI’s representation – 20%

    § Contributing to local communication actions linked to the project

    § Ensuring the visibility of the project

    § Screening of business opportunities in Lesotho and South Africa

    Qualifications

    § At least an Honour’s or Master’s Degree in Project Management/Economics or other related fields

    § At least 3 years of professional experience

    § Previous experience with the EU is an asset

    § Previous experience in the region preferred

    § Prior studies or work in renewable energy and/or business models at the base of the pyramid

    § Experience in carrying out desk research and knowledge of research methodology

    Strong research, proposal and report writing skills

     Strong written and spoken communication skills in English, including academic and report writing skills

     Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Publishers (advantageous)

     Passionate, proactive, creative professional with great attention to detail

     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Conditions

    Localisation: Maseru, Lesotho (in the premises of the partner RSDA) > Duration: 36 months (from 1 March 2018 until 29 February 2021) > Compensation: Based on Positive Planet International salary grid > Documents to be sent: CV and Cover Letter


    How to apply:

    Please send your Cover Letter and Resume in English to recrut@positiveplanet.ngo


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 11 Mar 2018

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centered on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Scope of Work

    PPI seeks to contract an individual consultant to conduct a training of trainers (TOT) and to supervise/coach trainers with the delivery of the training to final youth beneficiaries. The trainers are from a partner NGO The curriculum for the TOT is focused on youth life skills for employability. In order for him/her to do so, the consultant will need to review the PPI life skills curriculum and add a new employability module.

    The consultant will report to Youth Education to Promote Entrepreneurship and Employment (YEEPE) project manager and will work closely with the partner NGO staff and the rest of the project team.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Minya, Luxor and Cairo.

    Tasks

    The consultant will be responsible for the following activities:

    1.**Review PPI Egypt Life skills curriculum**

    PPI Egypt already has an existing life skills curriculum. It is expected that the consultant will review the existing curriculum, and recommend modifications to be more customized for employability training. The consultant will be required to implement these recommendations, once approved.

    2.**Add new employability module/content for the reviewed curriculum**

    The current life skills curriculum doesn’t contain an employability module. It is expected that the consultant will develop an additional module that fits within the newly amended curriculum.

    Module Topics:

    At minimal, the following topics are expected to be covered within the newly added employability module: job searching techniques, self-professional assessment, creating a resume, writing a cover letter and impressing during an interview.

    Module learning outcomes:

    The following outcomes are expected to be achieved from the the new employability module where the learner must be able to:

    • Search better for job through acquiring new job searching techniques,

    • Be aware of his own competencies and areas of improvement through conducting a professional self-assessment.

    • Be able to write a resume, a cover letter and make a good impression during an interview.

    Module layout/format

    Each session or module should be designed in a way that has the following structure

    1/Session title; 2/ Session purpose; 3/ Expected learning outcomes for the session; 4/ Methods/activities for conducting the session; 5/ Materials to be used; 6/ Duration of the session; and 7/ Content to be delivered in the session.

    3.**Provide TOT training for a number of 15 partner NGO staff members**

    The consultant will be responsible for building the capacity of 15 NGO staff members through a trainer of trainers training course over a five-day period to enable staff to adequately provide training on life skills for employability to youth beneficiaries in four Upper Egypt governorates.

    4.**Coach NGO staff delivering the training to youth beneficiaries**

    It is expected that a follow-up will be provided after the TOT. This follow up will take the form of observing two trainings done by the selected TOT graduates on delivering those training. The consultant will provide feedback and coach the trainers for two trainings (4 days each) delivered by the NGO partner staff to youth beneficiaries.

    Deliverables

    • Final Life Skills for Employability Curriculum in Arabic including leaner guide and facilitator guide.

    • Delivery of a 5-day TOT for 15 partner NGO staff

    • On site coaching for partner NGO staff delivering two training (four days each).

    • Satisfactory submission of training materials and handouts in Arabic that includes: training content, exercises, session plans (including PowerPoint slides and relevant handouts) as well as training attendance registers and evaluations.

    Note: All materials must be developed in Arabic.

    Timing:

    This consultancy is expected to take place during the period from March- July 2018.

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • 5+ years of experience designing experiential adult education materials, life skills expertise preferred

    • Well versed in participant-centered, experiential facilitation methodologies

    • Experience working in multicultural teams

    • Experience facilitating TOT workshops and direct youth training

    • Ability to travel to Upper Egypt for at least 3 weeks (non-consecutive)


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 11 March 2018 with “PPI Life Skills Consultancy” in the subject line. :

    • An updated CV highlighting previous TOT and/or life skills training experience

    • A track record of previous TOT delivered listed by date, donor agency, local NGO, and location.

    • A Daily rate with an estimate of the number of days that will be taken to accomplish the required tasks and deliverables.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 20 Mar 2018

    Terms of reference

    Title: Consultant (company, organization or individual(s)) to draft a handbook on involuntary resettlement and human rights for Myanmar.

    Location: Yangon

    Length: 15.5 days

    Supervisor: Senior Legal Expert of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law & Human Rights

    1)Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO), the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU), 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 take a lead in the 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 (ICJ) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    2)Scope of work

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme works to build CSOs capacity to understand national laws and international human rights standards which are relevant and applicable in the country, in order to strengthen their human rights advocacy work at the national and international level. Our work has a focus on business and human rights issues with particular concentration on the three Special Economic Zones in the country.

    As part of this work, the programme will develop a handbook on involuntary resettlement and human rights for Myanmar which will provide guidance for both

    State and non-State actors involved in the development of such major industrial development projects, covering existing Myanmar laws, international human rights laws and other applicable international best practices. In particular, this handbook will help:

    (a) state actors such as MPs who are working on amending the land laws in 2018 or members of ministries involved in creating policies on resettlement and land acquisition issues, to better inform them of the rights of communities occupying the lands needed/affected by industrial projects;

    (b) lawyers who are representing community members who have lost their lands or are being resettled as a result of industrial projects; and

    (c) CSOs, human rights activists, and communities who are monitoring and documenting violations of ESCR rights because of forced land acquisitions for development projects.

    The handbook will be printed in both English and Myanmar languages, to be disseminated widely to stakeholders. This activity is included in the approved 2018 Programme workplan under Activity 2.1.4.

    3)Objective

    The objective is to provide a guideline/tool for relevant actors in the country in order to promote adherence to national laws and applicable international standards in the development of mega industrial projects involving land acquisition and involuntary resettlement.

    4)Deliverables

    The following deliverable has been identified:

    · A Handbook on involuntary resettlement and human rights for Myanmar, containing 20-25 pages. 1-2 pages per applicable law / standard is recommended. Should be clear, concise, and using language which is not too technical, so it is appropriate for a wide audience.

    5)Proposed methodology

    The service provider will:

    • Have preliminary discussions with JV team in Yangon.
    • Review existing reports and related literature.

    · Identify and analyse Myanmar national laws, and applicable international human rights laws and standards relating to land acquisition and involuntary resettlement.

    · Consult with selected representatives of CSOs in Yangon about appropriate design of the Handbook, based on their needs.

    • Design the structure of the Handbook in discussion with the JV team.
    • Provide first draft of the handbook to the JV team, and incorporate any comments and feedback.
    • Finalize the Handbook, along with any other recommendations for the JV.
    • Attend a launch event for the Handbook (to be held at a later date)

    6)Expected timeframes and resource inputs

    The resource inputs are estimated at 15.5 working days, with expected breakdown as follows:

    Output

    • Desk review, and design the structure of the handbook : 2.5 days

    • Identify and analyse applicable laws/standards: 5 days

    • Draft handbook : 5 days

    • Discuss feedback with JV, and revise handbook if necessary : 2.5 days

    • Attend launch event for handbook : 0.5 days

    TOTAL :15.5 days

    • Timings are subject to agreement with the JV team.
    • It is acceptable for the inputs to be provided over a maximum period of eight weeks i.e. – the inputs/days do not have to be provided consecutively.
    • The service provider should be able to start before the end of March 2018.

    7)Key Requirements for the Service Provider

    The service provider must be able to field personnel with the following profile:

    · Relevant educational qualifications (law, human rights, research etc).

    · Experience in legal and human rights research work especially relating to business-relating human rights issues including economic, social and cultural rights.

    · Familiarity with Myanmar legal and international human rights obligations.

    · Proven experience in writing reports or other published documents.

    Only Myanmar-based Service Providers will be considered (individuals, organisations, and companies are all acceptable).


    How to apply:

    8)Submission Process

    Service Providers that meet the requirements should submit an expression of interest, which includes the following:

    • Cover letter including the Service Provider’s suitability for the assignment, current contact information, and dates of availability;
    • CV(s) of proposed personnel, including example of previous report, publication, or other relevant work;
    • Expected fees

    The deadline to submit the expression of interest is 20th March 2018.

    Applications should be emailed to Hay Man Oo, email: hayman.oo@icj.org


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Nepal
    Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

    Duration of contract for the consultant: 2 months.

    Start Date: April 1 2018

    End Date: May 31 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is seeking qualified applicants to act as a Research Assistant under the supervision of ICJ’s International Legal Advisor (ILA). The primary role of the consultant will be to support the ICJ’s ILA in producing a country report on the Freedom of Religious Beliefs (FoRB) in Nepal. This report will feature main findings and recommendations related to FoRB in Nepal in light of relevant international human rights law and standards.

    Overview of ICJ and work in Nepal

    Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) promotes and protects human rights through the rule of law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice systems. Established in 1952 and active on the five continents, the ICJ aims to ensure the progressive development and effective implementation of international human rights and international humanitarian law; secure the realization of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights; safeguard the separation of powers; and guarantee the independence of the judiciary and legal profession. Across South Asia, including in Nepal, the ICJ has addressed problems with the rule of law and accountability for serious human rights violations. The ICJ Asia & Pacific Programme established a presence in Nepal in February 2005, following earlier high-level missions to the country.

    Scope of work and methodology

    The consultant will assist in conducting in-depth research into laws, policies and practices relevant to FoRB in Nepal in accordance with the concept note behind this report.

    • Review and analysis of the data

    (i) Collect and compile the data as well as carry out a desk review of any current and proposed legislation on FoRB.

    (ii) Carry out legal analysis of the relevant legislations (current and proposed) through the lens of International Human Rights law and standards.

    (iii) Identify gaps and shortcomings as well as recommendations for the laws, policies and practices relevant to FoRB in Nepal.

    Based on the abovementioned and any other pertinent analysis, produce a draft country report to be reviewed by the ICJ’s South Asia ILA.

    • Production of a draft country report on FoRB in Nepal.**

    Based on the abovementioned and any other pertinent analysis, produce a draft country report to be reviewed by the ICJ’s South Asia ILA.

    · Incorporate feedback on the draft report

    The consultant will incorporate any feedback that will be provided on the draft newsletter by the ICJ legal team for a final review by the ICJ. The consultant will also maintain a regular communication and seek guidance from the ICJ South Asia ILA in the process of producing the draft report.

    · Reporting back to the ILA

    The consultant will periodically report back to the ICJ South Asia ILA on progress made on the report as well as any relevant development in context in Nepal.

    Deliverables:

    The final deliverables of this consultancy work will be:

    · Desk Review: Relevant literature including current and proposed legislation on FoRB in Nepal are collected, compiled and reviewed. Key findings from the desk review are compiled and produced for review by the ICJ’s South Asia ILA.

    · Based on inputs from the ILA on the draft key findings from deskreview, a draft report is produced. The draft report should also include analysis of the current and proposed legislation from the perspective of International Human Rights law and standards.

    · The feedback provided by the ICJ on the draft report is incorporated into the final version of the report.

    · Fortnightly updates on the progress made on the report as well as any relevant development in the context is provided to the ILA

    Qualifications and Experience:

    · Minimum LLB in Law. Postgraduate degree or comesurable research experience in Law or Human Rights preferred

    · Fluent in both Nepali and English

    · Proven record in report research and writing

    · Demonstrable commitment to the Rule of Law and Human Rights

    · Keen understanding of Rights to Freedom of Religious Belief in Nepal preferred.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. Qualified applicants from Nepal’s religious minority groups are encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    Application Close on 16 March 2018 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Research Assistant Consultant

    By email: shaun.martinez@icj.org


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    Organization: PlaNet Finance
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

    Positive Planet International

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector through microfinance. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France. We have developed activities in more than 50 countries, and manage them through local platform organisations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. For more information, visit www.positiveplanet.ngo.

    Project Overview

    Poverty is one of the key problems which communities in Egypt face. One of the leading causes of poverty is the limited employment and income opportunities. Vulnerable youths in Sohag and Assiut graduating from the formal education system have limited relevant skills and knowledge that qualify them for finding decent jobs within these areas, or for establishing small businesses. For this reason, PPI is implementing a project named “Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt’ and a portfolio of projects that target youths.

    The project has the following objectives:

    • To contribute to the economic development of rural low-income and unemployed youth through the provision of financial and non-financial services.
    • To develop the capacity of the partner MFI in order to provide access to adapted financial services and financial education to its beneficiaries.

    The project targets youths within the age bracket of 21 – 40 year olds (50% are women) whose income is below 2US$ per day and whom reside in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates in Upper Egypt.

    Description of Action

    Title of the action:

    Improving the Economic Status of Rural Low income Youth in Upper Egypt

    Location(s) of the action:

    Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Upper Egypt, Governorates of Sohag and Assiut

    Total duration of the action:

    30 months

    Objectives of the action

    Young, low income entrepreneurs and unemployed in rural Upper Egypt (eight villages in Sohag and Assiut) have their financial and non-financial needs met by MFIs, through a better geographical coverage and an improved and diversified offer of services, and have their ability to start, sustain and expand their Income Generating Activities improved.

    Target group(s)

    * 600 low-income rural youths (men and women, age bracket 21 – 40, income below 2$ per day, owners of existing microenterprises and unemployed) – living in eight villages of Sohag and Assiut governorates of in Upper Egypt (All 600 will receive financial education training, of which 360 existing entrepreneurs will have access to loans, and 40 of which new loan beneficiaries will be new business creators.)

    * One NGO, the Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development (AUEED) which will have its technical, institutional and operational capacities strengthened. 40 AUEED staff/loan officers of the two main branches in Sohag and Assiut which will increase their professional skills, tools and working methods.

    Final beneficiaries

    Financial services provided by the project will benefit 400 youth (360 existing entrepreneurs and 40 youth start-ups). This corresponds to a total of 2,000 persons representing family members of the low income rural youth (average family size is five);

    Furthermore, the project will target additional 200 youth with financial education services supporting them in reinforcing and expanding their businesses.

    Estimated results

    R1. Financial and social performance of the partner-MFI is strengthened; R2. Adapted, high quality financial and non-financial services are accessible to rural low income young entrepreneurs; R3. Education and Training modules for low income young rural entrepreneurs are incorporated into the operation of the MFI and offered on an on-going basis.

    Main activities

    A1.1 Review and update of the strategic plan and develop its action plan with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) social/financial indicators;

    A1.2 Upgrade MIS to integrate M&E indicators;

    A2.1 Adapt loan product to meet target segment needs;

    A2.2 Train microcredit staff on the new product processes and procedures;

    A 2.3 Roll out and monitor the product progress;

    A 3.1 Assess the financial education needs of the target segment;

    A 3.2 Conduct training of trainers to the MFI’s staff on the identified financial education modules;

    A3.3 Support and supervise the delivery of the training sessions to target segment.

    Evaluation Specific Objectives

    PPI seeks to contract a local consultancy firm or a team of local consultants (freelancers) to make an assessment, as systematic and objective as possible, of the above mentioned project, its design, implementation and results. The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, developmental efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.

    The consultant should provide information that is credible and useful, enabling the incorporation of lessons learned into the decision-making process of both PPI, its partner organisation, and the EU as the project donor. Moreover, documentation of lessons learnt and recommendations will further help to redesign or replicate the program elsewhere where applicable.

    Evaluation Methodology & Execution

    The consultancy should be carried on the basis of a desk study and a field visit. The desk study should cover the following documents:

    • Project contractual documents and further amendments;

    • Documents produced throughout the project;

    • Any other relevant documentation.

    Furthermore, the evaluation should be built on interviews with:

    • Beneficiaries as well as partner NGO;

    • Management at PPI level and Partner NGO level

    The consultancy should adopt an evaluation methodology coherent with the participatory approach of the project. The consultant/s is expected to conduct a participatory evaluation providing for meaningful involvement by the project partner, its beneficiaries and other interested parties.

    The evaluation should therefore focus not only on quantifiable results but also analyse processes and dynamics generated by the project, their scope (in terms of people and other actors involved) and their sustainability. This implies moving away from a mere technical approach in order to understand the context in which youth in Upper Egypt live, and to assess the support brought to them by this project.

    The consultant is expected to conduct the evaluation in Egypt (Sohag and Assiut governorates). The mission will be divided into the following phases:

    Phase 1: Preparation

    • Document review: the consultant will have access to the internal documents of YUE (logical framework, monitoring tools, activity reports, market research report)

    • Elaboration of the precise methodology and timeline to be followed

    • Selection of the sample of actors to interview based on unbiased and relevant criteria

    • Development of survey templates and guidelines for the interviews

    • Validation meeting on the methodology, the tools and the planning

      Deliverables:

      Inception report including the objectives of the mission, the methodology and tools designed by the Consultant

      Phase 2: Data collection (secondary and primary sources)

    • Conduct in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries

    • Conduct focus group discussions with beneficiaries

    • Conduct quantitative survey with representative sample of beneficiaries

      Deliverables:

    • Focus group discussions synthesis (main findings and quotations)

    • Data collection report

      Phase 3: Data Analysis and preparation of the deliverables

    • Analysing the data gathered

    • Drafting reports

    • Finalising the final evaluation report.

      Deliverables:

    • Draft report for feedback from the Project Manager

    • Final report including an executive summary, beneficiary testimonies and a four-page case study for communication and capitalisation. Any other relevant information will be added into annexes.

    Expected results of the evaluation – Methodology

    Relevance

    The extent to which the aid activity is suited to the priorities and policies of the target group, recipients and donor. In evaluating the relevance of a programme or a project, it is useful to consider the following questions:

    · To what extent are the objectives of the programme still valid?

    · Are the activities and outputs of the programme consistent with the overall goal and the attainment of its objectives?

    · Are the activities and outputs of the programme consistent with the intended impacts and effects?

    Effectiveness

    A measure of the extent to which an aid activity attains its objectives.

    In evaluating the effectiveness of a programme or a project, it is useful to consider the following questions:

    · To what extent were the objectives achieved / are likely to be achieved?

    · What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?

    Efficiency

    Efficiency measures the outputs -- qualitative and quantitative -- in relation to the inputs. It is an economic term which signifies that the aid uses the least costly resources possible in order to achieve the desired results. This generally requires comparing alternative approaches to achieving the same outputs, to see whether the most efficient process has been adopted.

    When evaluating the efficiency of a programme or a project, it is useful to consider the following questions:

    · Were activities cost-efficient?

    · Were objectives achieved on time?

    · Was the programme or project implemented in the most efficient way compared to alternatives?

    Impact

    The positive and negative changes produced by a development intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended. This involves the main impacts and effects resulting from the activity on the local social, economic, environmental and other development indicators. The examination should be concerned with both intended and unintended results and must also include the positive and negative impact of external factors, such as changes in terms of trade and financial conditions.

    When evaluating the impact of a programme or a project, it is useful to consider the following questions:

    · What has happened as a result of the programme or project?

    · What real difference has the activity made to the beneficiaries?

    · How many people have been affected?

    Sustainability

    Sustainability is concerned with measuring whether the benefits of an activity are likely to continue after donor funding has been withdrawn. Projects need to be environmentally as well as financially sustainable.

    When evaluating the sustainability of a programme or a project, it is useful to consider the following questions:

    · To what extent did the benefits of a programme or project continue after donor funding ceased?

    · What were the major factors which influenced the achievement or non-achievement of sustainability of the programme or project?

    Other Evaluation Dimensions

    • Matching needs: Did the project/activities meet relevant needs of the beneficiaries?

    • Internal coherence: Were the result indicators and their means of verification adequate? What possible adjustments would the consultants recommend?

    • Gender mainstreaming: To which extent did the project succeed in including a gender perspective?

    • Impact and spillover: Were there any unforeseen positive/negative effects of the activities? Any unintended impact of the project interventions?

    • Synergies: to which extent were synergies achieved with other activities?

    • Which unmet needs can be identified that would be relevant for PPI to look into in an eventual continuation of the project or in similar future projects?

    • Which lessons learned can be drawn and identified with the corresponding recommendations.

    Budget

    There is a fixed budget for this assignment. Payment will be made on the basis of the submitted work plan.

    Deliverables

    All deliverables are to be submitted to YUE Project Manager in English, electronically.

    Deliverables include:

    • An inception report, to be submitted one week after the beginning of the evaluation, explaining the methodology, work programme and timetable for the evaluation.

    • A final report to be submitted at the end of the evaluation with a maximum of 30 pages excluding annexes as described above.

    The final evaluation report will be structured as follows:

    Executive summary

    1. Main section:

    a. Introduction:

    i. Project description

    ii. Evaluation objectives and methodology

    b. Analysis of the findings according to the evaluation criteria

    1. Conclusions and recommendations

    2. Lessons learned

    3. Annexes:

    a.ToR Evaluation, b. Names of the evaluators, c. Logical framework of the project, d.Map of the project area, e. List of actors consulted, f. Literature and documentation consulted, g. Other technical annexes

    Qualifications

    1. For the team leader

    Education: Masters in Social science, Development studies, Economics, International Development, and related areas or equivalent.

    Work experience:

    • Minimum 5 years experience in managing evaluations, project management or related fields.

    • Expertise in External evaluations especially for EU financed projects, Youth, Entrepreneurship, and/or Microfinance in Egypt and the Middle East region.

    • Documented extensive experience on similar evaluations of development projects in the field of microfinance and youth economic empowerment in Egypt.

    • Extensive experience in conducting external evaluations in the context of cooperation for development and a proven record delivering professional results.

    • Sound knowledge of evaluation and data-collection methods.

    • Native Arabic Speaker with exceptional English communication skills both written and verbal.

    • Solid process management skills, such as facilitation skills.

    • Ability to work independently and to the team in the field.

    • Understanding of Upper Egypt context and an ability to cope in a way that gets the deliverables done.

    • For the team members

    • University degree in Economics, Business, International development, Finance, Social or Human sciences or equivalent experience in evaluation missions.

    • Minimum 3 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation activities

    • High knowledge and understanding of the European Union external evaluation methodology

    • Previous experience evaluating Youth, Entrepreneurship or Microfinance projects.

    • Native Arabic Speaker with exceptional English communication skills both written and verbal.

    • Ability to work in a multi-partner project and multi-cultural environment


    How to apply:

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send the following to azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 31st of March with “PPI Final Evaluation Consultancy” in the subject line.

    1. Technical Offer that contains:

    2. A motivation letter (maximum of 3 pages) indicating the consultants’ suitability for the assignment and the match with previous work experience and qualifications.

    3. A summary of how the team will be composed and the division of work between team members.

    4. A brief on the technical approach that will be used.

    5. Professional profile of the evaluation team/ company and CVs of all individuals included in the consultancy team.

    6. Financial offer that includes

    7. Consultant Daily Rate

    8. Budget break down for associated expenses (travel, accommodation, meals, transportation within governorates, printing, stationary,….etc) as these costs will be covered by the consultant as part of his/her payment.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

    • Applicants must submit the above-mentioned required info (6 points) as application with any missing item will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 20 Apr 2018

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (‘the programme’) 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 the 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 (lead agency) 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 an International Finance Manager to manage the programme finance, ensuring high quality, effective, and timely financial management and financial reporting of all programme components. The position is based in Yangon, Myanmar, and is a full-time, fixed term role until 31 December 2020.

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

    The ideal candidate has experience in high-level, programme related financial management and can ensure effective, quality, and timely management and reporting of all financial aspects of the programme funds.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the overall supervision of the International Programme Manager and in close collaboration with the Team Leader and programme staff, the International Finance Manager will be responsible for:

    · Plan, coordinate, and deliver effective financial management of the programme, ensuring compliance with established financial procedures, as well as all financial reporting requirements and deadlines;

    · Verify accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and accounting entries submitted by the programme, including petty cash & bank reconciliations, cash registers and bank reconciliations;

    · In coordination with all relevant parties, prepare programme/activity budgets; analyse and monitor budget-to-actual variances, and participate in budget re-alignment processes;

    · Prepare internal financial reports and provide financial information to the Team Leader, International Programme Manager, programme staff, and relevant stakeholders;

    · Produce intermediate and final financial reports in close coordination with the International Programme Manager and finance officers in Myanmar as well as respective headquarter finance staff;

    · Supervise the financial capacity assessment of partner organisations, oversee disbursement and accounting of partner finances, and provide technical support to partner finance staff as required;

    · Manage and coordinate data collection for the annual external audit and for the project specific audit;

    · Participate in the implementation of the internal control system and elaboration of financial control tools;

    · Participate in the definition, improvement, and implementation of financial procedures and accounting guidelines, ensuring best practice procurement procedures are followed;

    · Oversee entry of financial entries into SAGEX3 accounting software, payments to suppliers, and petty cash system.

    · Provide management, technical support, guidance, and mentoring to financial and administrative staff in Myanmar including through direct training on financial procedures and accounting software (SAGEX3);

    · Assist in other financial and administrative tasks as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Educati**o**n & Experience**

    • Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or similar;
    • Knowledge of analytical accounting and international audit standards and principles;
    • 5 years experience as a financial manager, accountant, or financial officer, at least one of which with supervision of junior finance or administrative staff;
    • Experience with capacity building within a financial context;
    • Experience in working on Danish or other donor-funded programmes desirable
    • Experience within an INGO an asset;
    • Experience working in Myanmar, South East or South Asia is highly desirable;
    • .

    Essenti**a**l Skills**

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

    How to apply:

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

    APPLICATIONS comprising a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least 2 references should be submitted by 20 April 2018** as follows:

    Ref: International Finance 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: 20 Apr 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Post Name: International Finance Manager

    Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Post base: Yangon

    Supervisor: International Programme Manager

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (‘the programme’) 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 the 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 (lead agency) 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 an International Finance Manager to manage the programme finance, ensuring high quality, effective, and timely financial management and financial reporting of all programme components. The position is based in Yangon, Myanmar, and is a full-time, fixed term role until 31 December 2020.

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

    The ideal candidate has experience in high-level, programme related financial management and can ensure effective, quality, and timely management and reporting of all financial aspects of the programme funds.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the overall supervision of the International Programme Manager and in close collaboration with the Team Leader and programme staff, the International Finance Manager will be responsible for:

    · Plan, coordinate, and deliver effective financial management of the programme, ensuring compliance with established financial procedures, as well as all financial reporting requirements and deadlines;

    · Verify accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and accounting entries submitted by the programme, including petty cash & bank reconciliations, cash registers and bank reconciliations;

    · In coordination with all relevant parties, prepare programme/activity budgets; analyse and monitor budget-to-actual variances, and participate in budget re-alignment processes;

    · Prepare internal financial reports and provide financial information to the Team Leader, International Programme Manager, programme staff, and relevant stakeholders;

    · Produce intermediate and final financial reports in close coordination with the International Programme Manager and finance officers in Myanmar as well as respective headquarter finance staff;

    · Supervise the financial capacity assessment of partner organisations, oversee disbursement and accounting of partner finances, and provide technical support to partner finance staff as required;

    · Manage and coordinate data collection for the annual external audit and for the project specific audit;

    · Participate in the implementation of the internal control system and elaboration of financial control tools;

    · Participate in the definition, improvement, and implementation of financial procedures and accounting guidelines, ensuring best practice procurement procedures are followed;

    · Oversee entry of financial entries into SAGEX3 accounting software, payments to suppliers, and petty cash system.

    · Provide management, technical support, guidance, and mentoring to financial and administrative staff in Myanmar including through direct training on financial procedures and accounting software (SAGEX3);

    · Assist in other financial and administrative tasks as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Educati**o**n & Experience

    • Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or similar;
    • Knowledge of analytical accounting and international audit standards and principles;
    • 5 years experience as a financial manager, accountant, or financial officer, at least one of which with supervision of junior finance or administrative staff;
    • Experience with capacity building within a financial context;
    • Experience in working on Danish or other donor-funded programmes desirable
    • Experience within an INGO an asset;
    • Experience working in Myanmar, South East or South Asia is highly desirable;
    • .

    Essenti**a**l Skills

    • Teamwork and interpersonal skills;
    • Openness and flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
    • Planning and Organisational Skills;
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Spread sheet and Word-processing programmes. Knowledge of accounting software is highly desirable (especially SageX3);
    • Fluent in written and spoken English. Skills in Burmese, Danish and/or French an asset;
    • 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 comprising a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least 2 references should be submitted by 20 April 2018 as follows:

    Ref: International Finance 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: 30 Apr 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Post Name: National Programme Officer – Rule of Law

    Post base: Yangon

    Supervisor: International Legal Expert

    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 (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    The Joint Venture is seeking a National Programme Officer – Rule of Law to support the implementation of the programme’s outputs. The specific output provides technical assistance to the Union Attorney Generals’ Office and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union. The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists, and will join the Joint Venture team in Myanmar.

    Person Specification

    The ideal candidate is an experienced Programme Officer, with experience implementing programmes in the Rule of Law, Justice and/or Governance sectors. Candidates with legal training and knowledge of international human rights and an understanding of the legal system in Myanmar will be considered favourably. The position is based in Yangon.

    The national programme officer will work under the direct supervision of an international legal expert (the Team Leader) who is based in Yangon supporting the implementation of the programme.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the National Programme Officer – Rule of Law has the following responsibilities:

    · Contribute to the timely completion of rule of law and human rights related programme activities according to agreed workplans and budgets, including: supporting partners to develop joint work plans, prepare training materials, and support activities such as trainings, capacity building workshops and conferences. All of this will be in cooperation with the partner Government institutions, UAGO and OSCU;

    · Liaise directly with Government partners in Nay Pyi Taw, and build effective working relationships with key contacts; follow up on planned activities and provide support where necessary;

    · Assist the Team Leader to build and maintain smooth and collaborative relations with partners, including interpretation and translation;

    · Stay up to date on legal and political developments affecting the implementation of the programme outputs;

    · Assist with programme activity monitoring, and compiling data and documentation as required; and in preparing progress reports for partners and the Embassy of Denmark;

    · Help plan and prepare meetings of the Steering Committees with partners;

    · Ensure all Joint Venture policies and procedures are followed, especially for finance, administration and procurement;

    · Maintain good working relations with all partners, and members of the legal and human rights communities in Myanmar, as well as the Embassy of Denmark.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Relevant degree. E.g. International Relations, Law, Political Studies or a related discipline. Further academic studies in International Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, or International Development is desirable;

    · At least 2 years of relevant professional and/or programme experience, preferably in the justice system in Myanmar or in legal research or education, or in a related sector like Governance;

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

    · Experience in supporting the implementation of rule of law and human rights programmes is desirable;

    · Work experience in capacity development and /or training is desirable;

    · Experience working with international development cooperation programmes / projects is desirable;

    Essential skills

    · Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills;

    · Good communication skills. Fluent Myanmar language speaker and good English language skills (read, write and speak);

    · Experience in translation and interpretation to and from English is an advantage;

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

    · 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;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

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


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on April 30th, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Programme Officer – Rule of Law, Yangon, 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: 08 May 2018

    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 (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    The Joint Venture is seeking a Senior Adviser to support the implementation of the programme’s outputs with particular focus on facilitating and providing technical assistance to the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO) and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU). The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists, and will join the Joint Venture team in Myanmar.

    Person Specification

    The ideal candidate has senior experience in advising, managing or implementing programmes in the governance, human rights, or rule of law sectors. Experience of working with Government partners in Myanmar at a high-level is required. Candidates with legal training, knowledge of international human rights, and an understanding of the legal system in Myanmar will be considered favourably.

    The position requires a regular presence in Nay Pyi Taw, however being based in Yangon with frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw will be considered. Flexible work arrangements, including part-time work or long-term consulting, will be considered for the right candidate.

    The Senior Adviser will work under the direct supervision and provide support to the Team Leader who is based in Yangon managing the implementation of the programme.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the Senior Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    · Support the Team Leader in liaising directly with Government partners in Nay Pyi Taw, and build effective working relationships with key contacts; follow up on planned activities and assist in the provision of technical advice where necessary;

    · Advise on and contribute to the timely completion of programme activities according to agreed workplans and budgets, including: supporting partners to develop joint work plans, prepare training materials, and support activities such as trainings, capacity building workshops, and conferences. This will be in close collaboration with partner Government institutions, UAGO and OSCU;

    · Assist the Team Leader and Joint Venture to build and maintain smooth and collaborative relations with Government partners and other stakeholders;

    · Provide mentoring, guidance, and technical support to team members;

    · Support the planning, preparation and delivery of meetings of the programme Steering Committees;

    · Provide contextual analysis of legal and political developments affecting the implementation of the programme outputs;

    · Assist with programme activity monitoring, and compiling data and documentation as required; and in preparing progress reports for partners and the Embassy of Denmark;

    · In conjunction with the Team Leader, function as the Programme’s representative in Nay Pyi Taw when required, and ensure all Joint Venture policies and procedures are followed, especially for finance, administration and procurement;

    · Maintain good working relations with all partners, and members of the legal and human rights communities in Myanmar, as well as the Embassy of Denmark;

    · Other programme related technical and operational support that may be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education & Experience

    · Relevant degree is required e.g. Law, International Relations, Political Studies, Social Science, or a related discipline is required. Further academic studies in International Human Rights, Law, or International Development is desirable;

    · At least 8 years of relevant professional and/or programme experience is required, preferably in the justice system in Myanmar, or in a related sector such as governance or human rights based development programming;

    · Extensive experience working with Government partners and liaising with Government institutions at State/Region or Union level is desirable;

    · Knowledge of international human rights law is desirable;

    · Experience in supporting the implementation of rule of law and human rights programmes is desirable;

    · Work experience in capacity development and /or training is desirable;

    · Experience working with international development cooperation programmes or projects and liaising directly with international agencies and donors is desirable;

    Essential skills

    · Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills;

    · Ability to build effective working relationships and partnerships, particularly with Government counterparts.

    · Good communication skills. Excellent English and Myanmar language skills (read, write and speak);

    · Experience in translation and interpretation to and from English is an advantage;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power point;

    · 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;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.


    How to apply:

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

    APPLICATIONS close on May 8, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Senior Adviser

    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: India
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    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 National legal consultant for 6 six months to work under the overall supervision of the Asia-Pacific Regional Director and to report directly to the ICJ International Legal Adviser (ILA) for India. Further, the Consultant will work in constant collaboration with the rest of the ICJ South Asia team and under the guidance of the ICJ Regional Office and ICJ Headquarters, and with other project stakeholders.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    The National Legal Consultant will have the following responsibilities:

    · Monitoring and analyzing the legal and political developments in India relating to SOGIESC rights.

    · In coordination with the ILA-India, conducting research, and compiling and drafting the research report on ESCR discrimination faced by the SOGIESC community.

    · Upon the request of the ICJ Asia Pacific Regional Director, assisting the ILA-India in conducting a range of awareness-raising and advocacy activities, including by liaising with key officials and authorities

    · Contributing to the implementation of other project activities (reports, workshops, public presentations, press statements and other advocacy initiatives)

    · Contribute to donor reports and other reports required by the ICJ.

    · Contributing to the planning, reviewing, and monitoring of the project work plan as needed, and to report against project progress, activities, and results

    · Maintaining professional working relationships with human rights organizations, media, civil society groups, lawyers, judges, and other relevant stakeholders with the aim of developing networks, alliances and coalitions to amplify the impact of the project.

    · Assisting in other ICJ activities at the request of the ICJ Asia Pacific Regional Director and/or the ILA-India.

    · Providing logistical and administrative support to the work of the ICJ as required.

    Specifically, among others, the Consultant will be responsible for the following aspects of the project:

    · Production of a legal analysis paper, based on:

    · Desk review of civil and criminal laws, state policies, and regulations around ESCR discrimination experienced as a result of one’s SOGIESC in India

    · Interviews with relevant stakeholders

    · Literature review

    · Responses from RTI applications;

    · Preparing and filing of RTI applications;

    · Organizing and presenting in legal awareness clinics in India;

    · Preparing legal training curricula in consultation with the India team;

    · Collating the legal research for the report; assisting the India team in preparing an outline of the report; and drafting part of the report on ESCR discrimination faced by SOGIESC community in India.

    · Collecting and securely storing all raw data from the research, to be handed over at the end of the consultancy;

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · University degree in law;

    · Further academic studies and/or experience in SOGI rights is essential;

    · At least three years of experience working as a human rights lawyer in India;

    · Demonstrated experience in human rights research and advocacy.

    Essential and Desirable Skills

    · Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant Indian law on SOGI rights;

    · Knowledge and understanding of international human rights standards on SOGI rights is desirable;

    · Experience in human rights litigation, preferably SOGIESC rights litigation in India, is desirable.

    · Experience of developing networks and collaborating with civil society organizations, human rights defenders and legal professionals in the field of human rights and SOGI issues in India;

    · Strong research, analytical, litigation and advocacy skills;

    · Strong command of English, both verbal and written; knowledge of Hindi is desirable;

    · Sound communication and inter-personal skills;

    · Ability to work well with a team;

    · Ability to maintain security and confidentiality considerations throughout the employment and beyond;

    · Commitment to human rights, rule of law, and the ICJ’s mandate and the project objectives.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 31 May 2018 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: National Legal Consultant

    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: 15 May 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Post Name: Senior Adviser (national position)

    Post Base: Nay Pyi Taw, or Yangon with frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw

    Work Arrangements: Full-time preferred, but flexible and part-time work will be considered

    Supervisor: Team Leader

    Salary: $1,600-$2,200 (depending on experience)

    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 (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

    The Joint Venture is seeking a Senior Adviser to support the implementation of the programme’s outputs with particular focus on facilitating and providing technical assistance to the Union Attorney General’s Office (UAGO) and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU). The position will be contracted by the International Commission of Jurists, and will join the Joint Venture team in Myanmar.

    Person Specification

    The ideal candidate has senior experience in advising, managing or implementing programmes in the governance, human rights, or rule of law sectors. Experience of working with Government partners in Myanmar at a high-level is required. Candidates with legal training, knowledge of international human rights, and an understanding of the legal system in Myanmar will be considered favourably.

    The position requires a regular presence in Nay Pyi Taw, however being based in Yangon with frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw will be considered. Flexible work arrangements, including part-time work or long-term consulting, will be considered for the right candidate.

    The Senior Adviser will work under the direct supervision and provide support to the Team Leader who is based in Yangon managing the implementation of the programme.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the Senior Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    · Support the Team Leader in liaising directly with Government partners in Nay Pyi Taw, and build effective working relationships with key contacts; follow up on planned activities and assist in the provision of technical advice where necessary;

    · Advise on and contribute to the timely completion of programme activities according to agreed workplans and budgets, including: supporting partners to develop joint work plans, prepare training materials, and support activities such as trainings, capacity building workshops, and conferences. This will be in close collaboration with partner Government institutions, UAGO and OSCU;

    · Assist the Team Leader and Joint Venture to build and maintain smooth and collaborative relations with Government partners and other stakeholders;

    · Provide mentoring, guidance, and technical support to team members;

    · Support the planning, preparation and delivery of meetings of the programme Steering Committees;

    · Provide contextual analysis of legal and political developments affecting the implementation of the programme outputs;

    · Assist with programme activity monitoring, and compiling data and documentation as required; and in preparing progress reports for partners and the Embassy of Denmark;

    · In conjunction with the Team Leader, function as the Programme’s representative in Nay Pyi Taw when required, and ensure all Joint Venture policies and procedures are followed, especially for finance, administration and procurement;

    · Maintain good working relations with all partners, and members of the legal and human rights communities in Myanmar, as well as the Embassy of Denmark;

    · Other programme related technical and operational support that may be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education & Experience

    · Relevant degree is required e.g. Law, International Relations, Political Studies, Social Science, or a related discipline is required. Further academic studies in International Human Rights, Law, or International Development is desirable;

    · At least 8 years of relevant professional and/or programme experience is required, preferably in the justice system in Myanmar, or in a related sector such as governance or human rights based development programming;

    · Extensive experience working with Government partners and liaising with Government institutions at State/Region or Union level is desirable;

    · Knowledge of international human rights law is desirable;

    · Experience in supporting the implementation of rule of law and human rights programmes is desirable;

    · Work experience in capacity development and /or training is desirable;

    · Experience working with international development cooperation programmes or projects and liaising directly with international agencies and donors is desirable;

    Essential skills

    · Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills;

    · Ability to build effective working relationships and partnerships, particularly with Government counterparts.

    · Good communication skills. Excellent English and Myanmar language skills (read, write and speak);

    · Experience in translation and interpretation to and from English is an advantage;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power point;

    · 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;

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and rule of law.

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


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on May 15, 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Senior Adviser

    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: Sri Lanka
    Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

    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 Asia Pacific Regional Office is seeking to recruit an National Legal Adviser in Sri Lanka for the Women’s Access to Justice programme. 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 may be based anywhere in Sri Lanka.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Senior International Legal Adviser and working closely with the rest of the team in the Asia & Pacific Regional office and counterparts in other ICJ offices, the National Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    • Assist in planning and implementation of activities and formal representation of the ICJ as required; Organize workshops or training sessions for judges and frontline formal and informal justice actors in Sri Lanka to eliminate gender discriminatory practices that hinder or prevent women’s access to justice; Assist in the organization of regional judicial dialogues in South East Asia; Organize platforms for dialogue between formal and informal justice actors in Sri Lanka to build consensus on how they can be more gender-responsive and promote gender-sensitive attitudes in their institutions; Undertake strategic litigation or submit to domestic courts amicus briefs or expert legal opinions on emblematic cases in Sri Lanka that relate to the protection of women’s human rights and enhancing women’s access to justice

    • Conduct research and publish analytical briefing papers, opinion editorials and press statements on laws and policies in Sri Lanka that explicitly discriminate against women; Monitor and analyse legal and political developments in Sri Lanka that relate to women’s human rights and access to justice.

    • Assist Finance and Administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all relevant budgetary expenditures and periodic administrative reports; assist Programme and Grants staff in reporting to the ICJ’s senior management, donors and national partners on the project’s activities, outputs and results.

    • As agreed with the ICJ supervisory team, 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 release, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ. Provide logistical and administrative support to the ICJ South East Asia team during research missions or other visits, as necessary.

    May 2018

    • As agreed with the ICJ, strengthen partnership between ICJ and the judiciary and lawyers’ groups in Sri Lanka. Strengthen collaboration and partnerships between ICJ and national groups in Sri Lanka that work on women’s human rights.

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

      QUALIFICATIONS

      The successful candidate will have:

      Education & Experience

      • A degree in Law, with emphasis on Human Rights, Public Policy, or Development. An advanced degree in international human rights law or international humanitarian law is mandatory;

      • Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer or human rights advocate in Sri Lanka;

      • Experience in managing human rights or development programmes in the field.

      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. Fluency in another language

      used in Sri Lanka is a plus;

    • 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:
    1. APPLICATIONS close on 15 June 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

      Ref: National Legal Adviser – Sri Lanka 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: Indonesia
    Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

    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 Asia Pacific Regional Office is seeking to recruit an National Legal Adviser in Indonesia for the Women’s Access to Justice programme. 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 may be based anywhere in Indonesia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Senior International Legal Adviser and working closely with the rest of the team in the Asia & Pacific Regional office and counterparts in other ICJ offices, the National Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:

    • Assist in planning and implementation of activities and formal representation of the ICJ as required; Organize workshops or training sessions for judges and frontline formal and informal justice actors in Indonesia to eliminate gender discriminatory practices that hinder or prevent women’s access to justice; Assist in the organization of regional judicial dialogues in South East Asia; Organize platforms for dialogue between formal and informal justice actors in Indonesia to build consensus on how they can be more gender-responsive and promote gender-sensitive attitudes in their institutions; Undertake strategic litigation or submit to domestic courts amicus briefs or expert legal opinions on emblematic cases in Indonesia that relate to the protection of women’s human rights and enhancing women’s access to justice

    • Conduct research and publish analytical briefing papers, opinion editorials and press statements on laws and policies in Indonesia that explicitly discriminate against women; Monitor and analyse legal and political developments in Indonesia that relate to women’s human rights and access to justice.

    • Assist Finance and Administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all relevant budgetary expenditures and periodic administrative reports; assist Programme and Grants staff in reporting to the ICJ’s senior management, donors and national partners on the project’s activities, outputs and results.

    • As agreed with the ICJ supervisory team, 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 release, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ. Provide logistical and administrative support to the ICJ South East Asia team during research missions or other visits, as necessary.

    May 2018

    • As agreed with the ICJ, strengthen partnership between ICJ and the judiciary and lawyers’ groups in Indonesia. Strengthen collaboration and partnerships between ICJ and national groups in Indonesia that work on women’s human rights.

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

      QUALIFICATIONS

      The successful candidate will have:

      Education & Experience

      • A degree in Law, with emphasis on Human Rights, Public Policy, or Development. An advanced degree in international human rights law or international humanitarian law is mandatory;

      • Three to five years progressive relevant experience as a lawyer or human rights advocate in Indonesia;

      • Experience in managing human rights or development programmes in the field.

      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. Fluency in another language

      used in Indonesia is a plus;

    • 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:
    1. APPLICATIONS close on 15 June 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of at least 2 references to:

      Ref: National Legal Adviser – Indonesia 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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  • 06/05/18--20:49: Lesotho: Project Manager
  • Organization: Positive Planet International
    Country: Lesotho
    Closing date: 04 Jul 2018

    Project Manager

    Access to energy and economic development in Lesotho

    Positive Planet International seeks to engage a Project Manager for a new ‘access to energy and economic development’ project in Lesotho.

    Positive Planet International

    Positive Planet International (PPI) was created out of the growth and transformation of Planet Finance, a non-profit organisation created in 1998 with a mandate to alleviate poverty through access to financial services and inclusive markets. PPI’s mission is to create conditions of a better world for future generations all over the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France, and its activities are carried out in more than 40 countries, managed by local branches in Africa, Europe and in the Middle East.

    PPI prioritises seven key areas: access to entrepreneurship, access to financial services, access to markets, access to energy, access to education, access to water, sanitation, housing and access to health and mobilises its experts in these sectors.

    http://positiveplanetinternational.org/

    Positive Planet Internationalin Southern and East Africa

    PPI’s Southern and East Africa Regional office is based in Johannesburg, in South Africa, managing projects in many countries in the region such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Lesotho.

    PPI started its operations in South Africa in 2008 in Cape Town with a three-year EU funded project and throughout the past decade has worked on different projects primarily with a focus on development finance. PPI is strengthening its presence in Lesotho through the development of new development opportunities; the project manager will play a key role in this.

    Project Description

    Context: The Kingdom of Lesotho has a population of 2.2 million people (World Bank, 2016). This mountainous, land-locked country was recognised by the World Economic Forum, in 2013, for being in the top 10 countries in Africa in terms of gender equality, setting it apart in the region. Lesotho is an agrarian society: 50% of the rural population relies on farming as their main livelihood source, of which 90% are subsistence farmers, and up to 80% of the population engage in some form of agricultural activity (Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), 2016). The latest available statistics on energy access in Lesotho show that only 36% of the population has access to electricity (UNDP, 2017). This is significantly lower in rural areas at an estimated 11% (compared to 67% in urban areas). There is a high reliance on biomass (35%) and fossil fuels (38%), with current renewable energy access levels being very low (4%).

    Overall objective: The project seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of rural households in Lesotho through access to energy efficient and renewable energy (EERE) services and technologies. The main mechanism for achieving this objective is to establish a sustainable social enterprise that will distribute the needed EERE technology to rural populations to meet differing needs.

    Specific objective: For at least one household energy need to be met within 5,000 rural households in five Districts of Lesotho through the distribution of EERE technology solutions on a sustainable basis, by Rural Self-help Development Agency (RSDA).

    Partner: RSDA, a well-established NGO in Lesotho is partnering with PPI on this project. It works to empower rural Basotho communities to develop their self-initiative, self-determination and self-responsibility. Since 1991, RSDA has supported rural Basotho with a focus on sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and other initiatives to help rural Basotho graduate out of extreme poverty.

    Funder: European Union

    Job description

    The Project Manager, will be based in Maseru full time and report to the Project Director in Johannesburg. The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project activities and attainment of the Project objectives. He/she will provide oversight to the project team and will be responsible for coordination with the project partner (RSDA) and other stakeholders and service providers.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

    Project Management – 90%

    § Coordinating and supervising the implementation of the activities as per the Project Logical Framework, Proposal, Financial Proposal and Contract

    § Providing leadership to achieve the objectives, outcomes and outputs of the Project in accordance with the project work plan

    § Playing a coordinating role and ensuring an effective partnership with RSDA and other stakeholders involved in the project

    § Leading the drafting of deliverables in collaboration with the team

    § Leading the financial and technical reporting to the EU and other funders in collaboration with the team

    § Monitoring the project expenditures and evidence according to the budget in collaboration with the Finance Officer and the Internal Auditor, ensuring the respect of the EU procedures

    § Delivering monthly internal reports and periodic reporting to the EU delegation or other stakeholders as required

    § Working very closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer ensuring the attainment of the targets and the capturing of the relevant data

    § Reporting to the Project Director

    § Managing the Junior Research Associate

    § Ensuring adherence to PPI as well as EU’s procedures in project implementation

    Business Development & PPI’s representation – 10%

    § Contributing to local communication actions linked to the project as per the Proposal

    § Organising and participating in different Project Committees

    § Screening of new business opportunities for potential extension of the project or other new business opportunities for PPI in Lesotho and the region

    § Representing PPI in Lesotho and the region at workshops, seminars or conferences

    Qualifications and experience

    § Master Degree in Project Management/Economics or other related fields

    § At least 3 years of relevant experience as Project Manager is required

    § Previous experience in Africa is required

    § Previous experience with the EU is highly preferable

    § Experience in community mobilisation and capacity building

    § Experience in coordinating various stakeholders (local and international) in complex partnerships

    § Experience with energy efficient or renewable energy concepts and technology is preferable, but not mandatory

    § Knowledge of sales and marketing or BOP distribution channels is preferable, but not mandatory

    § Fluency in English – high proficiency in English (both written and spoken)

    § Fluency in Sesotho preferable (spoken)

    § Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint essential

    § Ability to work in a team but also comfortable working autonomously and independently with minimum supervision

    § Excellent communication and management skills

    § Ability to adapt leadership style according to the situation


    How to apply:

    Conditions

    Localisation: Maseru, Lesotho (in the premises of the partner RSDA) with bi-annual missions to the PPI Southern and East Africa Regional Office in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Duration: 32 months (from 1st July 2018 until 29th February 2021)

    Compensation:** Commensurate with experience and in line with Positive Planet International salary grid

    Documents to be sent: CV and Cover Letter

    Deadline for application: 04 July 2018

    Contact

    Please send your Cover Letter and Resume in English to recrutement@positiveplanet.ngo


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    Organization: Positive Planet International
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

    Positive Planet

    Positive Planet International (PPI) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help men and women across the world to create the conditions for a better life for future generations. Positive Planet was created out of the growth and transformation of PlaNet Finance, which had a mandate to fight poverty through the development of an inclusive financial sector. Having developed our experience in microfinance, which remains an important component of our activities, Positive Planet has expanded to also run projects centred on entrepreneurship, financial education and value chains. The headquarters of Positive Planet are in Paris, France.

    Scope of Work

    PPI seeks to contract an individual consultant to conduct a training for a number of 50 young entrepreneurs on marketing and sales of trainers. The consultant will report to Youth Education to Promote Entrepreneurship and Employment (YEEPE) project manager, and will work closely with the partner NGO staff and the rest of the project team.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in at 2 governorates of the following four (based on the number of attendees in each governorate); Assiut, Sohag, Minya, and Luxor.

    Tasks

    The consultant will be responsible for providing two rounds of training for a number 25 youth beneficiaries each for a period of 3 days. It is expected that minimally the following topics will be covered :

    1. Marketing

    2. Definition of marketing

    3. What are the benefits of marketing

    4. How to develop a marketing plan

    5. Target market

    6. Market segmentation and its benefits

    B. Sales & Promotion

    • Training on personal selling

    • Advertising

    • Sales promotion

    • Direct marketing

    • Publicity

    • Social Media as a promotion tool

    Training Outcomes

    The following outcomes are expected to be achieved from the training delivered by the consultant where the learner must be able to:

    • Formulate their own marketing strategies

    • Prepare formal marketing plan

    • Identify and define their target market

    • Understand the difference between various promotional tools and should be able to implement it on their own

    • Understand and utilize the power of social media for promoting their products

    • Know what content to use when attending fairs

    Deliverables

    • Delivery of a 2 rounds of training 3 days each

    • Satisfactory submission of training materials and handouts in Arabic that includes: training content, exercises, session plans (including PowerPoint slides and relevant handouts).

    • Satisfactory submission of training attendance report, final report, evaluation, pre and post results in English.

    Note: All training materials must be developed in Arabic. However, training reports, pre and post results and final training evaluation should be submitted in English for PPI management

    Assignment Timing:

    This consultancy is expected to take place during the period from July-August 2018 for approximately 10-15 days.

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • 5+ years of experience designing experiential adult education materials, marketing and sales expertise is essential

    • At least 5 years experience of working in Marketing and Promotion.

    • Well versed in participant-centered, experiential facilitation methodologies

    • Experience working in multicultural teams

    • Experience facilitating workshops and direct youth training

    • Ability to travel to Upper Egypt for up to 6 days (non-consecutive)

    Desirable

    • Masters in any discipline (MBA preferred).

    • Very good and friendly personality, ability to maintain liaison with the team and mostly with the trainees

    • Excellent communications skills


    How to apply:

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send the following:

    • An updated CV highlighting relevant marketing and sales expertise and previous training experience

    • Consultant’s daily rate where the consultant must ensure that his daily rate includes taxes and any other associated assignment costs (travel, accommodation, meals, handouts printing and photocopying, training tools and games,..etc). PPI won’t cover any of the training associated costs as it should be included in the consultant’s rate.

      To azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 21st of June 2018 with “PPI Training” in the subject line.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

    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 Finance Officer to manage its Asia and the Pacific’s Regional Programme’s finances, from its Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. S/he will be responsible for effectively and efficiently maintaining the Programme’s finances in order to meet the ICJ’s financial reporting requirements. The ideal candidate has worked for at least three years in finance and has attained the required knowledge, skills and expertise through the completion of a degree or diploma in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Senior International Programme Manager and functionally to the International Finance Officer, the Finance Officer has the following responsibilities:

    · Manage and monitor the financial and accounting system. Process all accounting entries;

    · Carry out monthly reconciliations of financial statements and assist with monthly and annual closings;

    · Draft monthly and quarterly financial statements and general ledger;

    · Assist with the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Programme’s budgets;

    · Assist with financial audits;

    · Assist in the implementation of internal controls and the elaboration of financial control tools;

    · Be responsible for the Office petty cash;

    · Verify and process all invoices for payment ;

    · Maintain relationships with the bank and other service providers.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · A degree or diploma in Accounting or Business Administration;

    · Three to five years of work experience in finance, including with analytical accounting. Work experience in an international organization is desirable.

    Essential Skills

    · Excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills. Ability to take initiative and capacity to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

    · Attention to detail and accuracy;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work well as part of a team and thrive in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;

    · Excellent language skills in spoken and written English and Thai;

    · Ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word-processing programmes at a highly proficient level. Experience with Sage ERP X3 is an asset;

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.


    How to apply:

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    APPLICATIONS close on 16 July 2018 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names of at least 2 references to:

    Ref: Finance Officer, 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, thank you for your understanding.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

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

    The Asia & Pacific Regional Office is seeking to recruit a Fellow for its ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme. The ideal candidate is a lawyer or recent law graduate with practical experience or keen interest in human rights legal advocacy. The Fellow will be exposed to ICJ’s work in Southeast Asia, with a specific focus on Philippine human rights issues.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The core activity of the Fellow is to carry out primary research and draft briefing papers on legal issues in Southeast Asia, focusing on the Philippines. The Fellow is also expected to contribute to ICJ’s work on strengthening access to justice mechanisms in Southeast Asia, as well as participate in the development of the organization’s advocacy strategies and activities. Furthermore, the Fellow will also be expected to engage with key government officials, judges, lawyers, and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia.

    The Fellow will be supervised by the Regional Director of Asia and Pacific Programme, and will work with other ICJ staff members in Asia and Geneva.

    In addition to the key tasks mentioned above, the Fellow will contribute to the following ongoing work of the ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme:

    · Strengthening the capacity of judges and lawyers in Southeast Asia to enhance access to justice for victims of violations of human rights;

    · Advocating for the domestic implementation of international human rights law and standards, especially in the following focus areas: national security legislation, counter-terrorism & human rights, freedom of religion or belief, and women’s access to justice;

    · Intervening (in the form of amicus curiae briefs or expert legal opinions) in emblematic human rights cases at the domestic level;

    · Submitting interventions, whether written or oral, at the regional and international levels (e.g. the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights or the UN Human Rights Council); and

    · Preparing statements for media on human rights issues in Southeast Asia, focusing on the Philippines.

    The Fellowship is for a period of six (6) months and must be undertaken on a full-time basis. The Fellow will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. The person selected must be available to begin work by mid-August 2018.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will be a lawyer from the Philippines and will have:

    · A degree in law, including the study of international law and international human rights law (a postgraduate degree is highly desirable);

    · Litigation experience is also desirable;

    · Knowledge of public international law, including international human rights law, and human rights protection mechanisms at the regional and international levels;

    · Previous experience in the field of human rights, working with a national or regional human rights organization;

    · Fluency in English;

    · Excellent legal research and writing skills; and

    · High motivation and demonstrated interest in human rights.

    Terms and conditions

    The Fellow will receive a monthly stipend that will cover living allowance and accommodation in Bangkok. In addition, ICJ will provide the successful candidate with a return economy class air ticket to Bangkok.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least two referees by email to: asia-recruitment@icj.org

    Closing date for applications is 20 July 2018


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

    Scope of work

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme works to build CSO capacity to understand national laws and international human rights standards which are relevant and applicable in the country, in order to strengthen their human rights advocacy work at the national and international level.

    As part of this work, the programme will develop a report that will document the experiences, discrimination, discriminatory legislation and barriers to justice faced by individuals due to their own Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression. This report will feature emblematic cases of experiences of individuals across the spectrum and it will become a tool to advocate for the reform of laws, practices, and policies to enable better treatment and protection of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual (LGBTIQA) communities in the country.

    This consultancy entails in-depth desk-based research and analysis on the local laws in Myanmar that adversely impact the lives of the LGBTIQA community, the treatment of the community by the police and by the Courts, and existing international standards. The consultant will further conduct a series of key informant interviews in Yangon. The consultancy will be accompanied by additional research conducted by JV programme staff that will address the same issues but at the State and Regional level. This research will be documented, provided as an input for the consultancy, and be drawn on by the consultant for the drafting of the final report.

    The target audience for the report are lawmakers, lawyers, key ministries, international human rights institutions, and civil society. This report is intended to be used for high-level national and international lobbying and advocacy work.

    Objective

    The objective is to create an accessible tool for legal advocacy and strategic litigation on SOGIE related rights in the form of a report and summary brief. The report will provide a comprehensive guide to the existing laws, policies, and practices that negatively impact the lives of the LGBTIQA communities, primarily for the use of civil society organisations.

    Deliverables

    The following deliverables will be provided:

    · Inception Report summarising the consultant’s approach for the consultancy and work plan, including research methodology and tools for interviews to be conducted by the consultant as well as the programme team.

    · Draft Report on aspects of Myanmar’s legal framework that criminalises or discriminates against sexual orientation or gender identity in Myanmar, analysed against international standards. The Report will also document the harassment, violence, abuse and human rights violations perpetrated against members of the LGBTIQA community, including by members of law enforcement and the barriers to justice that exist for the community. The Report should be no more than 50 pages long, written in clear, concise English without legal technical terms, and be accessible for a broad audience. It shall further draw on and integrate key informant interviews and primary research conducted at the State and Regional level by the programme team.

    · Draft Brief that summarises the final report in simple, accessible language, no more than 5 pages long.

    · Final Report and Brief that integrates feedback and comments, with it clearly documented how feedback and comments have been taken on board.

    · Presentation of findings at the Report launch.

    Payments will be made in stages and upon verification of the achievement of specific milestones in the legal analysis/report. These terms will be specified in the contract.

    Proposed methodology

    The service provider will:

    • Have preliminary discussions with programme team in Yangon.
    • Work collaboratively to develop a work and research plan in consultation with the programme team.
    • Conduct a desk review of existing reports and related literature.

    · Identify and analyse Myanmar national laws and applicable international human rights laws and standards that relate to SOGIE based discrimination and barriers to justice.

    · To carry out a one-day kick-off session and consultation meeting in Yangon, with partners and members of civil society organizations.

    · Consult with selected representatives of CSOs and members of LGBTIQA communities in Yangon about the content of the report with a view to ensuring the consultancy outputs meet their needs.

    · Identify and analyse emblematic cases of SOGIE related human rights violations in Myanmar in conjunction with the programme team.

    · Closely coordinate and cooperate with members of the JV team in order to incorporate additional data, research findings, and analysis found by the JV team in their field work in Kachin, Bago, Mandalay, and two other field locations.

    • Design and finalise the structure of the report in discussion with the programme team.
    • Provide a first draft of the report and summary brief for review.
    • Finalise the report and brief in accordance with the comments received.
    • Present the report findings at a launch event.

    5)Expected timeframes and resource inputs

    The resource inputs are estimated at 20 working days, spread out over a space of 2 months, with expected breakdown as follows:

    Output : Timing

    Desk review, identifying potential emblematic cases in consultation with the JV, and the shape of the research: 3 days

    To carry out preliminary consultations with partners in Yangon (in country): 1 days

    Field research in Yangon: 2 days

    Draft the report : 10 days

    Discuss feedback with JV, and revise the draft of the report if necessary : 3 days

    Attend launch event for the report : 1 days

    TOTAL : 20 days

    · Specific timing of the working days is subject to agreement with the programme team.

    · It is expected that the consultancy will be conducted over a maximum period of 2 months, so there is no requirement that the working days are conducted consecutively.

    · The service provider should be able to start as of early August.

    Key Requirements for the Service Provider

    The service provider’s field personnel will be evaluated based on the fulfilment of the following criteria:

    · Relevant educational qualifications (law, human rights, research etc) with at least a Masters level degree.

    · Experience in legal and human rights research work especially relating to gender or sexual orientation.

    · Experience working on SOGIE related issues and access to justice (desirable).

    · Familiarity with the Myanmar context and the promotion of human rights.

    · Proven experience producing high-quality, analytical legal reports, or other similar publications, in English.


    How to apply:

    Applicants should ideally be Myanmar based, however international consultants are open to apply. Applicants need to provide the CV of the lead applicant, a technical bid of no more than 2 pages outlining their qualifications and expertise in undertaking the assignment, and a financial bid that includes daily rates and any other expected expenses. Applications will be evaluated both on technical and financial grounds.

    http://www.myanmar-network.net/profiles/blogs/3423487:BlogPost:1587846

    APPLICATIONS close on 13 July 2018 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume and names of at least 2 references to April Pwint at the following address: april.pwint@icj.org


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