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

    1)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.

    2)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.

    3)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.

    4)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.

    6)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?xg_source=msg_appr_blogpost

    Applications conforming to these requirements should be sent to April Pwint at the following address: april.pwint@icj.org


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

    CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

    Purpose: The purpose of this call for EOI is to identify an appropriate service provider who can translate the textbook on International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages, which is in English, into Myanmar language according to the terms of reference stated as below.

    Terms of reference

    Summary

    Title: Service Provider (company, organization or individual(s)) to translate the textbook International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages from English to Myanmar language

    Location: Remote-based

    Length: 130 days, to be completed in a maximum of 4.5 months

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

    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 to take 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 (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.

    The Joint Venture is seeking an appropriate service provider to undertake a Translation of the textbook on International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages, from English to Myanmar language, hereinafter “the textbook on human rights”. The textbook copy to be translated will be provided. The service provider needs to ensure that the translation of terms is consistent throughout all the chapters and that all documents follow the same editorial line with consistent formatting layout in a professional way, ready to be printed.

    According to procurement guidelines, the service provider will be contracted by the ICJ-DIHR Joint Venture.

    Scope of Work

    Translate the textbook on International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages, from English to Myanmar language. The Service Provider is expected to review all related legal and Human Rights terms, terminologies in the existing translations and ensure they are correctly and reasonably used in the work.

    The Service Provider will be responsible for determining and justifying the choice of words – this is particularly relevant for concepts and principles which do not have direct translations in the Myanmar language. The final document should contain another version where footnotes and/or comments explaining the meaning of contentious terms and the rationale for choosing them.

    Copyright rests with Oxford University Press (OUP). The JV has already purchased the rights from OUP for distribution.

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Service Provider

    · Do own research/desk research for supporting documents for translation of the textbook;

    · Review the existing translations into the Myanmar language of all related legal and Human Rights terms/concepts/principles;

    · Translate the textbook on International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages;

    · Communicate with the Supervisor, or their designated delegate, and other relevant partners/associates, as and when necessary, to inform the JV team about the status or any difficulties that have come up, as appropriate;

    · Solve issues/problems related to translation works – typing, formatting, proofreading, sending the work, taking into considerations of available resources and materials and support provided by the JV team, where necessary;

    · Send a progress report every two weeks to the JV team, with the progress report to include documentation of the progress on translation of the text, the number of hours worked, and the availability of key personnel. Translations in progress must be made available for inspection by the JV to verify reports. Face to face meetings may be held in lieu of bi-weekly reports, if agreed by both the service provider and the JV.

    · Verify the selection of words and ensure that the most suitable terms have been used;

    · Ensure accuracy of the terms, terminology and spelling and grammar used in all parts/chapters and in the final translation;

    · Proof-read and edit the document containing all chapters/session/index, table of contents, footnotes before final submission;

    · Submit the translation (textbook International Human Rights Law by Rhona Smith, 8th Edition, OUP, December 2017 (ISBN: 9780198805212), 470 pages,) in Word format (in both Zaw Gyi and Myanmar-3 fonts);

    · Incorporate suggested changes to the translation after review by the JV team and re-submit the documents within deadline provided;

    · Complete the work within the agreed and tight timeline.

    Proposed Methodology

    The Service Provider should commence with the research and collection of the existing Myanmar language translated conventions and the related optional protocols, as well as relevant Human Rights and Law literature. Based on these documents, the Service Provider should translate the textbook on International Human Rights Law and ensure coherence in the translation. For all contentious or difficult terms and concepts, the Service Provider should explain in footnotes/comments for the choice of words and a glossary.

    For several English words that do not have a precise translation into Myanmar language, the Service Provider is expected to develop explanatory footnotes/comments and a glossary explaining the choice of words and how they relate to the explanations given by other relevant Human Rights and Law related textbooks.

    The Service Provider should communicate any issues and delays, if any, to the Supervisor, or their designated delegate, in order to ensure the work is within the scheduled timeline. Where necessary and appropriate, hold different meetings/discussions to consult with lawyers, human rights activists, and other professionals working with human rights and the rule of law, in order to arrive at a consensus on the accurate translation of complex legal terminologies.

    The Service Provider is expected to submit translations on a rolling basis to the JV, as and when ready, to speed up the review process.

    Deliverables

    Soft copy of the Myanmar language translation of the textbook on International Human Rights Law; ISBN-13: 978-0198746218 in one Word document with both Zawgyi and Myanmar 3 fonts. Professional layout ready for publication and printing is required, including spelling and grammatical proof-reading.

    Payments will be made in stages and upon verification of the achievement of specific milestones in the finalization of the translations. These terms will be specified in the contract.

    Expected Timeframe and Resource Inputs

    The Service Provider should start during mid- July 2018.

    The combined length of the textbook on International Human Rights Law is 470 pages. Based on standard translation output of pages per day, plus additional days for unexpected occurrence and quality checks, the total effort is estimated at 130 full-time work days.

    The Joint Venture requires the translation to be completed within 4.5 months.

    Key Requirements for the Service Provider

    The Service Provider must be able to field at least two or more personnel with the following skills and experience:

    · Experience in translating legal documents from English to Myanmar language.

    · Demonstrated advanced understanding of technical terms and terminology used in human rights and rule of law in both English and Myanmar language.

    · Knowledge of Myanmar justice sector and ability to consult with relevant stakeholders.

    Service Providers may be individuals, organizations, and companies.

    The Joint Venture preference is for the Service Provider to consist of a team of at least two people; native language Myanmar speakers nationals are preferred with proof of Myanmar language qualifications.


    How to apply:

    Submission Process

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

    • Cover letter including the Service Provider’s ’s suitability for the assignment, and current contact information;
    • CV(s) of proposed personnel;
    • Examples of previous legal translations;
    • Copy of professional qualifications;
    • Expected rates and detailed work plan, including total days to be worked by personnel on translation, review of existing translations, and discussions/meetings/skypes to clarify issues in terminologies;
    • Estimated timeline to submit some parts/chapters before final submission and final completion date.
    • Deadline to submit the expression of interest is 20 July, 2018.

    For any further information, please contact April Pwint: email - april.pwint@icj.org.

    Applications with required the required attachments, should be emailed to Ei Yin Yin Phyu, eiph@humanrights.dk


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 24 Jul 2018

    CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) – TRANSLATION of CORE

    Human Rights Conventions and Optional Protocols

    Purpose: The purpose of this call for EOI is to identify an appropriate service provider who can check and edit previously translated Myanmar versions of the nine core International Human Rights Conventions (CRC, ICESCR, CEDAW, CAT, ICCPR, ICMW, ICERD, CPED, CRPD), and the related Optional Protocols, against the original English versions according to the terms of reference stated as below.

    Terms of reference

    Summary

    Title: Service Provider (company, organization or individual(s)) to review and ensure the quality of the previously translated Myanmar versions of the nine core International Human Rights Conventions and the related Optional Protocols

    Location: Remote-based, possibly with occasional meetings in Yangon / Naypyitaw or per skype if needed.

    Length: 30 days, to be completed in a maximum of 45 days

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

    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 to take 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 (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.

    Previously, the Joint Venture procured translations of the Conventions and Optional Protocols and now seeks an appropriate service provider to review and edit these draft translations in order to ensure the quality of the draft Myanmar versions and to check the translations against the original English version. The original version can be seen at this link http://bit.ly/2xRJJ9b. The service provider needs to ensure that the translation of terms is consistent throughout all the documents in addition to ensuring consistency in formatting and layout in a professional way, ready for the Joint Venture to send to the printer.

    According to procurement guidelines, the service provider will be contracted by the ICJ-DIHR Joint Venture.

    Scope of Work

    Review and edit for purposes of ensuring the quality of the draft Myanmar versions of the nine core International Human Rights Conventions and the related Optional Protocols against the original English language versions.

    The Service Provider will be responsible for determining and justifying the choice of words – this is particularly relevant for concepts and principles which do not have direct translations in the Myanmar language. The final document should contain footnotes/comments explaining the meaning of contentious terms and the rationale for choosing one over the other.

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Service Provider

    · Do own research/desk research for collecting supporting various translations and reviewing the existing translation of the nine core conventions and their optional protocols;

    · Review the existing translations of the nine core conventions and their optional protocols;

    · Review and ensure the quality of the translated Myanmar versions of the nine core conventions and protocols;

    · Conduct if need be maximum of 3 focus-groups discussions with relevant stakeholders to verify the selection of words and to ensure that the most suitable terms have been used;

    · Communicate with the Supervisor, or their designated delegate, and other relevant partners/associates, as and when necessary, to inform the JV team about the status or any difficulties that have come up, as appropriate;

    · Solve issues/problems related to translation works – typing, formatting, proofreading, sending the work, taking into considerations of available resources and materials and support provided by the JV team, where necessary;

    · Send a progress report every two weeks to the JV team, with the progress report to include documentation of the progress on various conventions and optional protocols, the number of hours worked, and the availability of key personnel. Translations in progress must be made available for inspection by the JV to verify reports. Face to face meetings may be held in lieu of bi-weekly reports, if agreed by both the service provider and the JV;

    · Ensure accuracy of the terms, terminology and spelling and grammar used in all parts/chapters and in the final translation;

    · Incorporate suggested changes to the translation after review by the JV team and re-submit the edits;

    · Complete the work within the agreed tight timeline.

    Proposed Methodology

    The Service Provider should review all translations for quality control, and ensure coherence in the translation. For all contentious or difficult terms and concepts, the Service Provider should make a list of all such words and terms and explain in footnotes/comments for the choice of words. The glossary should be in English and Myanmar arranged alphabetically. In the text of a Convention or Protocol, a foot note ought to be entered referring to the glossary.

    The Service Provider will need to review and edit, when and as necessary, taking care with the usage of terms and terminology in different translations to avoid inconsistencies.

    For several English words that do not have a precise translation into Myanmar language, the Service Provider is expected to develop explanatory footnotes and a glossary of contentious terms explaining the choice of words and how they relate to the explanations given by the Treaty Bodies in the General Comments/Recommendations.

    The Service Provider should hold if needed different focus-groups discussions (at least three) to consult with lawyers, human rights specialists, and other professionals working with human rights and the rule of law, in order to arrive at a consensus on the accurate translation of complex legal terminologies.

    The Service Provider is expected to submit review of the Myanmar translations on a rolling basis to the JV, one convention and one protocol at a time, as and when ready, to speed up the review process.

    The Service Provider will hold if need be the focus group meetings in Yangon and/or Naypyitaw, or via skype as needed.

    Deliverables

    Soft copy of the reviewed and edited Myanmar language translations of the nine core International Human Rights Conventions and the related Optional Protocols in one Word document with both Zawgyi and Myanmar 3 fonts), which is quality ensured. Professional layout ready for publication and printing is required. The review includes proofreading for typos, spelling mistakes, grammatical structure and sentencing.

    Payments will be made in stages and upon verification of the achievement of specific milestones in the finalization of the translations. These terms will be specified in the contract.

    Expected Timeframe and Resource Inputs

    The Service Provider should start during the month of July 2018.

    The combined length of the Conventions and Protocols in English version is 333 pages.

    Based on standard output of reviewing translated pages per day, plus additional days to hold focus group discussions, if necessary, the total effort is estimated at 30 full-time work days.

    The translation is to be completed within 30 days (a preferred timeline, whereas the maximum allowed timeline is one and a half months, that is 45 days).

    Key Requirements for the Service Provider

    The Service Provider must be able to field one or more personnel with the following skills and experience:

    · Experience in translating legal documents from English into Myanmar.

    · Demonstrated advanced understanding of technical terms and terminology used in human rights and rule of law in both English and Myanmar.

    · Knowledge of Myanmar justice sector and ability to consult with relevant stakeholders.

    Only Service Providers with native tongue Myanmar proficiency will be considered (individuals, organisations, and companies are all acceptable).

    Preferably the Service Provider is to consist of a team of at least two people; Myanmar nationals with high legal proficiency in Myanmar and English are preferred.


    How to apply:

    Submission Process

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

    • Cover letter including the Service Provider’s ’s suitability for the assignment, and current contact information;
    • CV(s) of proposed personnel;
    • Examples of previous translations from English into Myanmar;
    • A translation of a text provided by the JV;
    • Expected rates and work plan for 30 work days spread over 45 days. including total days to review of existing translations, create a glossary of terms in English and Myanmar;
    • Travel or communication expenses to be incurred for the project, including number of persons traveling, number of days needed, and travel origin and destination. This section could if need include 1 trip to Naypyitaw for a focus group discussion, as well as any local transportation needed for participants to travel to focus group discussions (with the prior approval of the Joint Venture), if applicable. Costs are reimbursed only against receipt.
    • Estimated timeline to submit some parts/chapters before final submission and final completion date.
    • Deadline to submit the expression of interest is 24 July, 2018.

    An applicant service provider may request to view the draft translations which are to be edited and finalized.

    For any further information, please contact April Pwint, april.pwint@icj.org.

    Applications with required the required attachments, should be emailed to Ei Yin Yin Phyu, eiph@humanrights.dk

    http://www.myanmar-network.net/profiles/blogs/3423487:BlogPost:1588159

    Other

    The Joint Venture reserves the right to change or cancel these requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.

    Copyright of all translations rests with the Embassy of Denmark.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    Short-Term Expert

    Terms of Reference – International Expert Trainer

    for Innovative Trainings on Business and Human Rights

    Purpose: The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights seeks two International experts (preferably as a team) with experience in business and human rights to provide trainings according to the terms of reference stated as below.

    Title: International experts to provide trainings on business and human rights

    Location: Yangon

    Length: 8 days plus designed be available online mentoring

    Supervisor: Senior Legal Adviser of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    1)Background

    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 (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)Description of the Assignment

    The Consultants will develop the capacity of the law faculty staff of Dagon and East Yangon Universities to deepen understanding of key concepts relating to the significance and application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The training entails research on the Myanmar laws compared with international standards and the concept of human rights due diligence.

    Sequencing: Two universities x 2-day trainings (4 days) and followed by: Two universities x 2-day trainings (4 days), i.e. 8 days in total, to be held at Dagon and East Yangon Universities respectively. The first training will be followed up by the second training with 4-6 weeks in between.

    This is in accordance with the 2018 approved work plan and budget, specifically Activity 1.1.2 Introduction of new innovative teaching methodologies.

    3)Objectives

    The objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the law faculty staff to teach international human rights law incorporating concepts of business responsibility for promoting and applying human rights in general and the UNGPs in particular in the Myanmar social and legal context.

    4)Outputs

    The following outputs have been identified for a two-phased sequenced training:

    · First: Two separate 2-day trainings on Business and Human Rights to be delivered at Dagon and East Yangon Universities

    · Second: Forming a social media group for participants to share information and discussions, and for mentoring by consultants, for the period that participants are working on their group projects.

    · Third: 4 to 6 weeks later, two separate 2-day trainings comprising seminar presentations by participants at each university

    · Certificates of participation to be prepared.

    · A brief report to summarise outcomes of evaluation forms and responses from trainers.

    Payments shall be made in two instalments – 50% after the first training, 50% on completion of the second.

    5)Activities of the Consultants

    · Deliver 2 workshops for EYU and 2 workshops for DU, onsite

    · Establish the social media group and be available for online mentoring

    6)Qualifications of the consultants

    · Substantial competence and experience in SE Asia delivering Human Rights trainings and Business and Human Rights trainings, including for persons whose first language is not English

    · Experience in innovative training design and in the use of social media in trainings

    · Proven track record conducting Business and HR trainings in SE Asia, and preferably to Myanmar participants and having

    · Experience in business and human rights baselines in the Myanmar context and/or comparable SE Asian context.

    · Social science degree and/or law degree

    · Cultural sensitivity and commitment to DIHR values in the context of human rights.


    How to apply:

    Applicants need to provide the CV of the lead applicant (or applicants if bidding as a team), 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.

    Applications shall be received and considered on a rolling basis, however the JV will generally treat 30 July, 2018 as the cut-off date.

    If more information is needed, contact April Pwint at april.pwint@icj.org.

    Applications conforming to these requirements should be sent to Ei Yin Yin Phyu at the following address: eiph@humanrights.dk


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    Organization: Positive Planet International
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    The objective of this volunteering opportunity is to provide in person support to PPI programming team in Egypt through assisting in;

    • Implementing of training, job fairs and exhibition activities

    • Following up with partners, and consultants to ensure accurate data for each activity (attendance lists, pre-post tests, etc.).

    • Documenting and filing M&E forms according to PPI and donors requirements.

    • Assisting in both qualitative and quantitative data collection used for conducting different needs assessment.

    • Conducting desk reviews to inform proposal design processes, when requested.

    • Assisting in data collection and providing updates on projects progress and any other requested donors reports

    • Supporting in the development of all communication and visibility materials

    • Documenting various meetings, when requested.

    • Any other tasks assigned by the project director/manager.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Fresh graduates or current students of the following majors; Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Political Science, Intl’ development, or any related social field.

    Required Qualifications

    • Fluency in English and Arabic; spoken and written.
    • Ambition, Attention to details, and Motivation
    • Personal ability to deal, in a humble and dignified way, with a vulnerable segment of beneficiaries
    • Able to prioritize work, multi-task and control processes.
    • Ability to work under pressure and Sensitive to cultural differences
    • Passion to work in the development field; Willingness to help people
    • Reliability, ability to work independently and within a team.
    • Excellent knowledge of and skills of data collection and writing concise reports in line with project indicators
    • Excellent Reporting skills in English and Arabic.
    • Ability to remain calm and professional in tense situations
    • Advanced user of Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    • Ability to travel to Upper and/or Lower Egypt governorates and villages

    Time Commitment Full time (40 working hours per week).

    Disclaimer Clause: This SOW is not an exhaustive list of the effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following:

    • An updated CV in English

    • A one page motivation letter stating the following: 1/Why the candidate wants to volunteer in the development field, 2/What makes him/her the best candidate for this volunteering opportunity.

      To azza.amin@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 31st of July 2018 with “PPI Volunteer” in the subject line.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

    • Any incomplete applications (such as CVs only or letters that do not address the above-mentioned questions) will not be considered.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

    Short-Term Expert

    Terms of Reference –Consultant Research Adviser on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Location: Yangon or Naypyitaw, with substantial travel to Nay Pyi Taw and research sites

    Assignment: 36 working days over a period of 5 months

    Indicative starting date: 1 August 2018

    1)Background

    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 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 (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)Description of the Assignment

    The programme’s two main government partners, UAGO and OSCU have both prioritised conducting applied legal research projects under their 2018 work plans with the programme. Both institutions have legal research teams and are seeking to increase the capacity and quality of the research produced. The specific research questions and topics for each research project are in the early stages of development, however in general terms they relate to deepening understanding of the two institutions’ responsibility for ensuring consistency in the practice of rule of law precepts and achievement of quality justice in performing their judicial and prosecutorial/litigious duties. The intention is that the increased awareness through applied legal research and the new knowledge generated through the research projects will inform institutionalization and facilitation of rule of law and protection of human rights.

    The purpose of the research projects is to increase the research capacity of UAGO and OSCU, including data collection, in-depth legal analysis, comparative legal analysis and evidence-based policy making in both institutions. The primary objective of the Consultant’s assignment is to provide technical advice, quality assurance, and accompanying if need be research travel by the UAGO and OSCU research teams. Importantly, the consultant will not be delivering the research themselves but will be advising and supporting the government researchers, in particular on the design, implementation, write-up, and dissemination of the research.

    Towards this end, the consultant will also be responsible for delivering 4 x 1-day training workshops with government partners on research methodology, research design, data analysis, report writing, publication, or a topic related to applied legal research. The specific design and topic of the training will be determined in collaboration between the consultant, UAGO, OSCU, and the JV programme team.

    Given the need for continual technical support over 4 months, the assignment requires an ongoing, flexible commitment of approximately 6-9 days per month, with dates for each output to be fixed based on the specific needs for each research project.

    This assignment is considered by the JV to be a consultancy, and not a staff member of the JV, or an adviser in the normal sense of the word.

    3)Objectives

    The objective of the assignment is:

    a. Strengthen the capacity of the UAGO and OSCU research teams

    b. Provide technical advice, field work accompaniment, and quality assurance for research projects at both the UAGO and OSCU.

    c. Advise on the development of research capacity in the UAGO and OSCU research teams

    4)Outputs

    The following outputs will be produced:

    · Inception report within 2 weeks of contact signature outlining the consultant’s proposed approach, methodology, and work plan to conduct the assignment. A brief desk review of existing literature related to research proposals from the UAGO and OSCU research teams will be included.

    · Technical review and feedback of OSCU and UAGO research proposals.

    · 2 x 1-day research planning and methodology workshops to finalise the research proposals with a brief report produced on each workshop.

    · 4 x 1-day training sessions for OSCU and UAGO on applied legal research including elements of rule of law precepts protecting human rights with a brief report produced to document each training

    · Ongoing technical support and quality assurance during implementation of the research projects

    · Review and feedback on drafts of written reports by OSCU and UAGO

    5)Timing and Cost Schedule

    Output Timing Time Allocated

    Inception report and desk review 2 weeks after contract signature 4 days

    Research planning and methodology

    workshops (2 x 1-day meetings) Within 4 weeks of contract 4 days (1-day preparation

    for each workshop)

    Ongoing technical support and

    quality assurance of research proposals,

    implementation, and written drafts July-November 2018 20 days flexibly allocated

    over a 4-month period

    Delivery of 4 x 1-day training

    workshops on applied

    legal research July-August 2018 8 days (4 days preparation)

    Total inputs – 36 days

    6)Activities of the Short-Term Expert

    The short-term expert will:

    · Review research proposals and provide feedback

    · Facilitate 2 x 1-day research planning meetings in Nay Pyi Taw

    · Develop an agenda, training materials, and deliver 4 x one-day training workshops on applied legal research related to elements of rule of law precepts needed to protect human rights in Nay Pyi Taw

    · Provide ongoing technical advice and quality assurance

    · Provide written feedback on research proposals, research tools, and partner draft reports

    · Provide strategic advice to the development of applied research work with UAGO and OSCU

    · Collaborate with the programme teams on the design and delivery of the outputs and technical support.

    7)Qualifications of the short-term expert

    The short-term expert should have:

    · Post-graduate degree in law, preferably in international public law, constitutional law or comparative law or human rights law;

    · Extensive experience working on and/or advising applied legal research related to rule of law protecting human rights in developing countries, preferably in SE Asia

    · Over 5-year’s experience working on projects related to improving the rule of law protecting human rights, ideally in collaboration with government entities.

    · Proven record related to publications on the rule of law protecting human rights in developing and post-conflict contexts, also preferably in SE Asia.

    · Experience conducting applied legal research in Myanmar (desirable)

    · Availability to conduct the 36 day consultancy intermittently over a 4-month period in both Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw and elsewhere in case of field research.


    How to apply:

    8)Application

    Applicants for the consultancy should ideally be Myanmar based, however international consultants are open to apply. Applicants need to provide their CV, 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 (not including local travel in Myanmar). Applications will be evaluated both on technical and financial grounds.

    Supervisor: JV Team Leader and JV Expert Liaison with Government partners

    The following financial arrangements will apply:

    (a)Fees for services

    The applicant will propose a daily rate for the services under these terms of reference.

    (b)Travel expenses

    All travel related expenses for work under this consultancy outside of Yangon (flights in economy class, visa fees, hotel, airport transfers, local transportation and daily subsistence allowance to cover food and incidental expenses) will be covered. Any international travel must be included within the financial bid.

    Note that the total indicative budget (excluding local travel costs) available for the consultancy is USD $18,000.

    Applications conforming to these requirements should be sent to April Pwint at the following address: april.pwint@icj.org by 2 August 2018.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    Short-Term Expert

    Terms of Reference – International Expert Trainers

    for Innovative Trainings on Business and Human Rights

    Purpose: The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights seeks two International experts (preferably as a team) with experience in business and human rights to provide trainings according to the terms of reference stated as below.

    Title: International experts to provide trainings on business and human rights

    Location: Yangon

    Length: 8 days plus designed be available online mentoring

    Supervisor: Senior Legal Adviser of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    1)Background

    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 (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)Description of the Assignment

    The Consultants will develop the capacity of the law faculty staff of Dagon and East Yangon Universities to deepen understanding of key concepts relating to the significance and application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The training entails research on the Myanmar laws compared with international standards and the concept of human rights due diligence.

    Sequencing: Two universities x 2-day trainings (4 days) and followed by: Two universities x 2-day trainings (4 days), i.e. 8 days in total, to be held at Dagon and East Yangon Universities respectively. The first training will be followed up by the second training with 4-6 weeks in between.

    This is in accordance with the 2018 approved work plan and budget, specifically Activity 1.1.2 Introduction of new innovative teaching methodologies.

    3)Objectives

    The objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the law faculty staff to teach international human rights law incorporating concepts of business responsibility for promoting and applying human rights in general and the UNGPs in particular in the Myanmar social and legal context.

    4)Outputs

    The following outputs have been identified for a two-phased sequenced training:

    · First: Two separate 2-day trainings on Business and Human Rights to be delivered at Dagon and East Yangon Universities

    · Second: Forming a social media group for participants to share information and discussions, and for mentoring by consultants, for the period that participants are working on their group projects.

    · Third: 4 to 6 weeks later, two separate 2-day trainings comprising seminar presentations by participants at each university

    · Certificates of participation to be prepared.

    · A brief report to summarise outcomes of evaluation forms and responses from trainers.

    Payments shall be made in two instalments – 50% after the first training, 50% on completion of the second.

    5)Activities of the Consultants

    · Deliver 2 workshops for EYU and 2 workshops for DU, onsite

    · Establish the social media group and be available for online mentoring

    6)Qualifications of the consultants

    · Substantial competence and experience in SE Asia delivering Human Rights trainings and Business and Human Rights trainings, including for persons whose first language is not English

    · Experience in innovative training design and in the use of social media in trainings

    · Proven track record conducting Business and HR trainings in SE Asia, and preferably to Myanmar participants and having

    · Experience in business and human rights baselines in the Myanmar context and/or comparable SE Asian context.

    · Social science degree and/or law degree

    · Cultural sensitivity and commitment to DIHR values in the context of human rights.


    How to apply:

    Applicants need to provide the CV of the lead applicant (or applicants if bidding as a team), 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.

    Applications shall be received and considered on a rolling basis, however the JV will generally treat 30 July, 2018 as the cut-off date.

    If more information is needed, contact April Pwint at april.pwint@icj.org.

    Applications conforming to these requirements should be sent to Ei Yin Yin Phyu at the following address: eiph@humanrights.dk


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Belgium
    Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - European Institutions is a non-profit organization (AISBL) established in Brussels, and part of a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights (www.icj.org)).

    We are recruiting a dynamic and flexible professional to provide financial management in support to projects implemented through the ICJ-European Institutions and Brussels office for the Europe Regional Programme and the Africa Regional Programme, including ensuring compliance with financial procedures, reporting standards, and statutory requirements. To provide support to the Europe Programme Director in the area of human resources and facilities management and to ensure the smooth running of the office. To develop and follow close communications with external partners and service providers and with ICJ-European Institutions and ICJ team members in Brussels, Johannesburg, Harare and Geneva.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Finance:

    · Develop and review annual operational budgets;

    · Prepare and review staff coverage calculations of the Brussels office employees and Europe Regional Programme staff;

    · Draft budgets for project proposals and project realignments;

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

    · Validate purchase requests for the referenced projects and ensure the budget follow up by monitoring project expenses;

    · Validate submitted invoices, money transfer, cash advances;

    · Make necessary payments, including to consultants, service providers and Belgian authorities;

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

    · Consolidate and analyse project expenses to ensure accuracy and consistency;

    · Ensure a continuous verification of partner expenditures and prepare Interim and Final financial reports of projects;

    · Follow up on the preparation of documents requested by the funding organisations after closure of projects;

    · Develop and prepare financial reports for internal and external use;

    · Check and validate cash needs and requests for payment prior to execution;

    · Manage bank account balances to minimize foreign exchange volatility on cash held for programmes and operations;

    · Fulfilling bank account responsibilities and follow-up on specific situations with the bank account manager;

    · Organise the external review of Brussels office yearly accounts with the designated accounting firm;

    · Coordinate office and project financial audits;

    · Carry out, in collaboration with ICJ finance staff in the Geneva Secretariat and regional offices, other relevant tasks as needed.

    Human Resources:

    · Coordinate recruitment, selection and evaluation of candidates;

    · Develop and implement HR policies, rules and regulations applicable to the local office in cooperation with the Social Secretariat Services and ICJ Geneva Secretariat;

    · Maintain relationship and communication with external partners such as the Social Secretariat in relation to HR matters such as contracts, insurances, monthly salaries, etc.

    · Advise, inform and supervise the correct application of all HR methods and procedures and advise staff on HR matters;

    · Coordinate and supervise personnel file administration, including personnel contracts, trainees, leave schedules, cost reimbursements, per diems, office subscriptions, etc;

    · Advise on staff cost allocation for projects;

    · Ensure accurate and timely management of payroll for staff in Brussels office;

    · Keep regular communication with Human Resources Department of ICJ in Geneva on HR related matters

    Administration:

    · Ensure the smooth running of the office and supervise related staff in the areas of administration.

    · Ensure that a rigorous internal control environment is maintained;

    · Ensure that office building, equipment and utilities are well-maintained and adequate to needs; ensure adequate supplies

    · Oversee administrative records, databases and files and ensure they are kept up to date and ensure physical and electronic archiving system, with the support of the Administration Assistant, according to internal needs;

    · Evaluate existing provision of support to staff in different aspects like IT development needs, event organization, internal communication tools. Monitor and evaluate the services provided to improve and increase their quality and efficiency;

    · Ensure effective communication while representing the ICJ-European Institutions in discussions with the external partners, as “Moniteur Belge”, “Banque Carrefour des Entreprises”, ONSS; landlord. etc. and manage contracts with external providers and partners relative to Admin implementations;

    · Liaise with ICJ Geneva on administrative matters where relevant.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate for this position in Brussels will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Management or similar field

    · At least five years of relevant financial management experience in Belgium. Experience in an ASBL or AISBL, and/or in an international context an asset

    Other requirements

    · Good knowledge of the financial rules, regulations and legislation in Belgium.

    · Strong organizational, planning, time-management, and analytical skills;

    · Attention to detail and accuracy;

    · Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

    · Spoken & written fluency in French and English

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

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

    · Commitment to human rights and the rule of law;

    · Holding a EU Member State citizenship or a valid work permit in Belgium.

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    The position is based in Brussels (central location). No relocation package is foreseen. This position is 6 months contract with a possibility of renewal.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS should be addressed by 3rd August 2018 with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:

    Ref: International Finance Officer, Brussels By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Please also note that candidatures will be considered on rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and we cannot answer phone enquiries. We thank you for your


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Philippines
    Closing date: 17 Aug 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 qualified applicants for the position of National Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer based in Manila, the Philippines. The MEL Officer will be engaged to develop and/or strengthen a results-based approach to programme implementation and reporting amongst the ICJ’s national partners in the Philippines.

    MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    · Facilitates communications between the ICJ’s regional office in Thailand and partner NGOs in the Philippines on programme and finance issues.

    · Guides and supports staff at partner NGOs to assess and adjust objectives, indicators and results of their individual programmes.

    · Monitor and report on the progress of projects by individual partner NGOs.

    · Follows up with partner NGOs on the submission of requests for payment of instalments on grants.

    · Review narrative and financial reports prepared by partner NGOs before they are submitted to the ICJ.

    · Support partner NGOs efforts to compile lessons learned when implementing projects.

    · Support information sharing between partner NGOs and the ICJ.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Core Competencies

    · Relevant university degree preferably with a post graduate qualification;

    · At least three years of relevant professional experience in programme management or monitoring and evaluation functions;

    · Experience with project cycle and results-based management, project monitoring, learning and evaluation and financial management of projects;

    · Relevant experience managing human rights, governance and development projects is an advantage;

    · Relevant work experience in the Philippines is a distinct advantage;

    · Fluent in English and Filipino (written and spoken); and

    · Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Word-processing programmes.

    Additional Competencies

    · Excellent planning and organisational skills;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a multi- cultural team;

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

    · Ability to manage multiple tasks and to adjust priorities flexibly in response to external events;

    · Willingness to travel in the Philippines; and

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice.

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


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 17 August 2018 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names of at least 2 references to:

    · Ref: National Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer – Philippines

    · 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
    Closing date: 07 Sep 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 have an exciting new opening for a full-time Legal Adviser to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s programme of work in the Americas. The position will preferably be based in Colombia and require extensive travel in the region (30% of the time) The ideal candidate will be an international human rights lawyer with extensive knowledge and experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, legal research and advocacy, as well as a sound understanding of the multicultural legal frameworks of the region and with a strong gender and diversity perspective.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the ICJ Global Redress and Accountability Coordinator, the Latin America Programme Legal Adviser will have the following responsibilities:

    · Provide sound and timely legal advice on specific regional and national human rights issues, including economic, social and cultural rights, and the rule of law;

    · Organize and participate in ICJ missions, trial observations and capacity building programmes with judges, lawyers, prosecutors and other human rights defenders;

    · Carry out legal advocacy and provide third party expert witness statements in cases of strategic litigation in national judicial courts and special transitional justice mechanisms;

    · Research, draft and edit reports, briefings and submissions to the Inter-American human rights mechanisms and UN bodies;

    · Draft regular media releases, opinion pieces and advocacy papers;

    · Represent the ICJ and develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders, including the diplomatic missions;

    · Contribute to fundraising by drafting project applications and ensure timely management, reporting, and evaluation of programme resources and budgets;

    · Contribute to the overall development and implementation of the ICJ strategic plan at the regional and national level.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

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

    · At least seven years of legal experience at the national, regional, or international levels, including with inter-governmental organizations or relevant NGOs.

    Essential Skills

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights, equality and non-discrimination and the rule of law

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

    · Strong research, writing and analytical skills;

    · Excellent oral and written Spanish and English. A working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

    · Sound organizational skills and the ability to manage a heavy workload, conflicting demands, and to meet deadlines;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with flexibility and as part of a multicultural team;

    · Previous fundraising, project management and reporting experience a distinct advantage;

    The ICJ strives to be an equal opportunities employer.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 7 September 2018 and should be addressed with your CV, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: Latin America Programme Legal Adviser:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

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

    Owing to the volume of applicants, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to answer phone enquiries.


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    Organization: Positive Planet International
    Country: Lebanon
    Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

    Empowering Host Communities and Syrian Displaced in Lebanon

    Positive Planet

    By preventing precarious situations from arising, Positive Planet complements the vital work of NGOs that respond to emergency situations. Positive Planet mobilizes its experts in microfinance and entrepreneurship to help those who need assistance in setting up their own businesses and getting funding in order to be independent. Positive Planet also works with private companies by increasing their social influence without hindering their economic development. In this way, Positive Planet allows fragile populations to become completely independent. Positive Planet’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 the Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and in USA.

    Positive Planet prioritizes three key accesses: access to entrepreneurship, access to financial services and access to markets.

    Positive Planet’s Middle East Regional office is based in Cairo, Egypt.

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

    http://www.positiveplanet.ngo/en/the-foundation/

    Positive Planetin the Middle East

    Positive Planet International (“PPI”) manages projects in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) such as Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Palestinian Territories. Positive Planet International has two permanent offices:

    • Positive PlanetEgypt: This office is the coordinating office for PPI’s MENA activities and is dedicated to the development of new projects and managing existing projects in Egypt. It also aims at developing a range of expertise in the region.
    • Positive Planet,Dubai: The office oversees fundraising for the development of new projects in the region besides developing and carrying projects in the UAE.

    Project Description

    Since 2011, there has been a regular influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon. Although the exact number is unknown, Lebanon is considered to be the country with the most significant socio-economic burden as a consequence of the Syrian crisis. The estimated number of Syrian refugees is around 1 million. This situation is causing a lot of pressure and tension within the hosting community. The estimated unemployment rate for the Lebanese population is 27%. Though there is no definitive estimation for unemployment amongst Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian refugees, prevailing estimates put the figure at above 50%.

    Makhzoumi Foundation (MF) is a not-for-profit organisation and the local implementation partner for the first phase of the project. It was established in Lebanon in 1997, striving to lead and enforce a better-established society. MF implements its mission through three ongoing programs: Vocational Training, Health Care and Micro Credit, in addition to being the sole implementation partner of UNHCR for Syrian refugees in Mount Lebanon.

    The first phase of the project Income Development & Entrepreneurship Acceleration for Lebanese & Syrians (IDEA.LS), started in July 2016 and trainings were completed by March 2018, more than 430 people have completed this rigorous training programme.

    • Vocational training courses of between 24 to 140 hours depending on vocation (hairdressers, male barbers, caterers and beauticians

    • 20 hours of business and entrepreneurship skills training per beneficiary including personal financial management

    • A vocation “kit” to enable beneficiaries to start their business immediately

    Overall Project Goal: To reduce the burden on the host communities and enable the most vulnerable of both communities to cope with their hurdles, take control of their finances and enhance their household income and standard of living. Building on the success of the first phase and lessons learnt to reach more beneficiaries and further enable and support graduates to actually start their own income generating projects. And to indirectly improve trust and cooperation between the Syrian displaced and the hosting communities through working together and helping each other attain their goals.

    Proposed Activities of the Project:

    Job description

    Project Coordination & Reporting – 40%

    § Coordinating and supervising the implementation of the activities

    § Providing support and oversight to other project staff and/or consultants

    § Ensuring effective partnerships with Makhzoumi Foundation and other partners

    § Ensuring respect of internal as well as donors’ procedures in project implementation

    § Drafting deliverables in collaboration with the Project Manager

    § Being in charge of the financial and technical reporting for the donors

    § Monitoring the project expenditures according to the budget and produce the financial reporting with the Administrative and Finance Director in Cairo, Egypt

    § Updating reporting linked to activities and delivering monthly internal reports both on Word Templates and internet platforms

    § Providing beneficiaries testimonies and supporting communication activities

    Project Monitoring & Evaluation – 20%

    § Analysing the data provided (attendance, satisfaction, pre/post-test, overall assessment, disbursed toolkits, etc.) and updating the M&E Framework through Sphinx or Stata

    § Proposing solutions to ensuring the attainment of the targets according to the agreed quality standards and based on the results achieved in the course of the project

    § Ensuring ethical and safe implementation and monitoring of tools and mechanisms for evaluation of the project

    § Coordinating closely and reporting to the MENA Regional Director

    Technical Expertise – 10%

    § Provide some technical expertise in livelihoods training delivery

    § Support the technical experts and provide some technical expertise in digital platforms mechanisms and set-up

    § Provide some technical expertise on setting up savings and micro-insurance schemes (formal and informal)

    Country Representative & Business Development – 30%

    § Contributing to local communication actions linked to the project

    § Organising and participating in different project committees

    § Screening of business opportunities for potential extension of the project to new vocational training or new geographical areas or other new business opportunities for PP in Lebanon

    § Writing proposals to develop Positive Planet International business and presence in Lebanon

    § Meeting stakeholders in the livelihoods, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, value chain sectors in Lebanon

    § Proposing new projects or ideas to be developed in Lebanon for Positive Planet International

    § Representing Positive Planet International in Lebanon at workshops, seminars or conferences

    § Coordinating closely with the MENA Development Manager

    REPORTING

    The Project Coordinator and Country Representative’s Line Manager will be the MENA Regional Director, Frances Fraser. The MENA Regional Director is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and travels every 3 months in MENA (Egypt and/or Lebanon) to follow-up on the implementation of projects.

    For the country representation & business development tasks, the Project Coordinator and Country Representative will be required to report to the MENA Development Manager. The MENA Development Manager is based in Dubai, UAE, and travels every 3 months to Lebanon to follow-up on business development issues and the implementation of the projects.

    Besides reporting lines, the Project Coordinator and Country Representative will be collaborating closely with Makhzoumi Foundation Local Coordinator for the project and with two managers of the Foundation: The Vocational Training Manager and the Micro-Finance Unit Manager.

    Qualifications

    • At least 5 years of professional experience, preferably more

    • Master degree in project management, microfinance development, economics or other related fields

    • Previous experience in the development industry such as financial inclusion, training, vocational training, microfinance, entrepreneurship, livelihoods, etc.

    • Previous experience in project implementation / coordination

    • Previous experience in proposal writing / business development / fundraising

    Fluency in English andArabic– ability to work in both languages (both written and spoken)

    • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written, oral/presentation) for internal and external reporting

    • Good project management skills including administrative work

    • Good representation skills

    • Good networking skills

    • Good administrative skills, ability to work with authorities and deal with administrative paperwork to take the lead on opening an office in Lebanon

    • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and knowledge of web-based data management tools such as SAP and SharePoint.

    • Good command of data-based software: Sphinx, Excel (Macro-enabled documents), SPSS or Stata

    • Ability to work in a multicultural team based in different countries

    • Ability to work with autonomy

    • Ability to work with tight deadlines


    How to apply:

    Conditions

    Localisation: Beirut, Lebanon (Likely to start in the premises of the partner organisation)

    Duration: 6 months (from 15 October 2018 until 12 April 2019) with a possibility and intention of extension, subject to wining new projects in Lebanon and/or raising additional funds for the project

    Compensation:** Based on Positive Planet salary grid

    Documents to be sent: CV + Motivation letter

    Deadline for application: 5th October 2018

    Contact

    Please send your cover letter and resume in English to recrut@positiveplanet.ngo


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Closing date: 24 Oct 2018

    Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Android and iOS Mobile Application Developers

    for

    The Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Purpose: The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights calls for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for expert services of mobile developers company/team to develop android and iOS mobile applications for 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and related Optional Protocols in both Myanmar and English languages.

    Terms of References

    Title

    Service Provider (Company, team, individual) to develop android and iOS mobile application (APP) for the 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and related Optional Protocols in both Myanmar and English languages

    Location

    Remote-based; preferably based in Myanmar

    Supervisor

    Senior Legal Adviser of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (hereafter the Programme), implemented by the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, 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 to take 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 (JV) 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.

    Assignment Background

    In the modern Myanmar, people including teachers and students are using the smartphone every day. In response to these circumstances, the activity for human rights education is being adapted to the advancing technology in the implementation of human rights education. In this light, the Programme shall develop a mobile app for the 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and their Optional Protocols in Myanmar and English languages.

    Therefore, the JV would like to announce a tender bid for an individual, team or company, preferably a team or IT company based in Myanmar to develop the mobile application. The application is to enable users to read the full text both offline and online situations and to allow updates in case of amendments and additions to the Conventions and Protocols. The bid winner will develop the mobile application for both android and iOS. Target audience is not only the law faculty staff of the two partner universities and students, but all law faculties and students throughout the country.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    In regular coordination with the focal person from the JV, the Mobile Application developer will perform the following activities:

    • Design and develop mobile applications for both Android and iOS platforms. The applications should be compatible with all English, Zawgyi and Unicode fonts according to Myanmar’s situation without exception.

    • Develop a web-based back-end system to update the existing content inside the applications, so amendments can be made spontaneously or on-demand to the application via internet connection.

    • Populate the application with the content provided by the JV

    • If a team or company, delegate an individual to engage with the JV; provide the JV a timeframe for developing the steps in the process of creating the APP and keep the JV updated on each step

    • Launch the application on the digital market places such as Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Update the JV with the download counts and statistics of the application

    • Transfer all of the necessary credentials to the JV after the development, reviewing and launching

    • Agree all copyrights vest in the JV

    Deliverables

    • Prototype/wire frame of the application

    • The Android application with fully populated content

    • The iOS application populated with fully populated content

    • The back-end system with tested functionalities

    • The launching of the application on the related application market places


    How to apply:

    The Proposal Submission

    The interested companies, teams, individuals should submit the proposal covering following requisites:

    Technical

    · Experience in developing mobile applications

    · If a company the number of persons in their company; number of persons the company will be able to dedicate to the JV project

    · Anticipated timeframe of the development, reviewing and launching

    · The type of server which will be used for the back-end system (e.g. Shared hosting, VPS, Cloud

    · If a company submit company registration proofs plus CVs of persons expected to be dedicated to the project; if team or individual, submit CVs and recommendations from other clients

    Financial:

    • Precise pricing model including developments of the mobile apps, reviewing, optimizing and maintenance and support

    • Submit the pricing document with significant description on one-time expenses and yearly/monthly subscription fees, the JV will not be able to cover any hidden costs which would come outside of the agreement in the future.

    • If the developer has a limit on count of reviewing/amending the applications, they should submit SLA (Service Level Agreement) pricings, in addition.

    • Indicate the potential costs that the two partner universities potentially may need to bear.

    For any further information, please contact: eiph@humanrights.dk

    Please submit the proposal written specifically for this project, a company profile, and CVs, with the subject line “EoI Human Rights Mobile Application”, to email address asia-recruitment@icj.org no later than 24 October 2018. If an application is received which matches perfectly the specifications, the call for proposals shall be withdrawn. Only the short-listed companies/teams/individuals will be contacted for further information.

    Note:

    The JV reserves the right to change or cancel these requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Myanmar
    Closing date: 24 Oct 2018

    Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Android and iOS Mobile Application Developers

    for

    The Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Yangon, Myanmar

    Purpose: The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights calls for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for expert services of mobile developers company/team to develop android and iOS mobile applications for 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and related Optional Protocols in both Myanmar and English languages.

    Terms of References

    Title

    Service Provider (Company, team, individual) to develop android and iOS mobile application (APP) for the 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and related Optional Protocols in both Myanmar and English languages

    Location

    Remote-based; preferably based in Myanmar

    Supervisor

    Senior Legal Adviser of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights

    Introduction

    The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (hereafter the Programme), implemented by the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, 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 to take 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 (JV) 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.

    Assignment Background

    In the modern Myanmar, people including teachers and students are using the smartphone every day. In response to these circumstances, the activity for human rights education is being adapted to the advancing technology in the implementation of human rights education. In this light, the Programme shall develop a mobile app for the 9 core International Human Rights Conventions and their Optional Protocols in Myanmar and English languages.

    Therefore, the JV would like to announce a tender bid for an individual, team or company, preferably a team or IT company based in Myanmar to develop the mobile application. The application is to enable users to read the full text both offline and online situations and to allow updates in case of amendments and additions to the Conventions and Protocols. The bid winner will develop the mobile application for both android and iOS. Target audience is not only the law faculty staff of the two partner universities and students, but all law faculties and students throughout the country.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    In regular coordination with the focal person from the JV, the Mobile Application developer will perform the following activities:

    • Design and develop mobile applications for both Android and iOS platforms. The applications should be compatible with all English, Zawgyi and Unicode fonts according to Myanmar’s situation without exception.

    • Develop a web-based back-end system to update the existing content inside the applications, so amendments can be made spontaneously or on-demand to the application via internet connection.

    • Populate the application with the content provided by the JV

    • If a team or company, delegate an individual to engage with the JV; provide the JV a timeframe for developing the steps in the process of creating the APP and keep the JV updated on each step

    • Launch the application on the digital market places such as Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Update the JV with the download counts and statistics of the application

    • Transfer all of the necessary credentials to the JV after the development, reviewing and launching

    • Agree all copyrights vest in the JV

    Deliverables

    • Prototype/wire frame of the application

    • The Android application with fully populated content

    • The iOS application populated with fully populated content

    • The back-end system with tested functionalities

    • The launching of the application on the related application market places


    How to apply:

    The Proposal Submission

    The interested companies, teams, individuals should submit the proposal covering following requisites:

    Technical

    · Experience in developing mobile applications

    · If a company the number of persons in their company; number of persons the company will be able to dedicate to the JV project

    · Anticipated timeframe of the development, reviewing and launching

    · The type of server which will be used for the back-end system (e.g. Shared hosting, VPS, Cloud

    · If a company submit company registration proofs plus CVs of persons expected to be dedicated to the project; if team or individual, submit CVs and recommendations from other clients

    Financial:

    • Precise pricing model including developments of the mobile apps, reviewing, optimizing and maintenance and support

    • Submit the pricing document with significant description on one-time expenses and yearly/monthly subscription fees, the JV will not be able to cover any hidden costs which would come outside of the agreement in the future.

    • If the developer has a limit on count of reviewing/amending the applications, they should submit SLA (Service Level Agreement) pricings, in addition.

    • Indicate the potential costs that the two partner universities potentially may need to bear.

    For any further information, please contact: eiph@humanrights.dk

    Please submit the proposal written specifically for this project, a company profile, and CVs, with the subject line “EoI Human Rights Mobile Application”, to email address asia-recruitment@icj.org no later than 24 October 2018. Applications shall be received and considered on a rolling basis, however the JV will generally treat 24 October, 2018 as the cut-off date**.** Only the short-listed companies/teams/individuals will be contacted for further information.

    Note:

    The JV reserves the right to change or cancel these requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.


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  • 10/11/18--07:18: Egypt: Videographer
  • Organization: Positive Planet International
    Country: Egypt
    Closing date: 17 Oct 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 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.

    Geographical Scope

    Implementation of this consultancy activity will take place in Sohag and Cairo.

    Objective

    The goal of the video is to illustrate the Positive Citizen Award, and to show how the beneficiary succeeded and how Positive Planet helped them in this process, from the beginning of the project to its completion. Show what the beneficiary does, his skills, his behaviours and enthusiasm. Make her/him talk about his/her ambitions as well.

    Explain the role of Positive Planet in supporting the creation of the beneficiary's business. All steps must be highlighted, as well as tangible results. It is therefore necessary that the film be focused on the theme of the Prize. Show that it is the expertise of Positive Planet that allowed this success to come into existence. The project manager has to say it in an interview.

    Film as much as possible the various environments in which the laureate practices his professional activity as well as the places he goes to on a day-to-day basis (environment, professional setting ...). Also, life shots are not to be forgotten (neighbours, friends, daily activities, etc.).

    IMPORTANT: The socio-political context (of the country / district for example) can also be highlighted in the presentation of the project. Positive Planet has helped to change attitudes to bring values ​​of entrepreneurship and productivity research.

    Proposition for the narration:

    1. A key sentence to enter the beneficiary’s world right away

    2. Genesis and presentation of the project developed by Positive planet with the project manager

    3. Interview of the awardee

    4. Interview of the people that work within the business created by the awardee or people impacted by the creation of the business, the project, etc. (if applicable)

    5. Interview of the next of kin of the awardee: friends and family (if they allow it)

    DETAILS FOR THE INTERVIEWS

    A) Mandatory interviews

    • Project manager

      What the interview must show:

      Explain his/her role when looking for beneficiaries

      Explain how/when he/she met the beneficiary

      Explain how Positive Planet helped the beneficiary create his/her business and was therefore able to improve his/her living conditions and his/her family’s one as well.

      Overall: present the project, its objectives and its functioning

      The objective of the project and why it has been launched (why this one and not another one?)

      In which conditions was the project launched? How long will it last for?

      What is PP’s role in the project?

      How does PP accompany the beneficiaries? (Training, mentorship – business plan, production, sales, etc.)

      What were the difficulties to overcome to launch the project? Talk about the key moments of the project, whether because they were difficult or satisfactory

      Are there some remaining difficulties to overcome?

      Do you keep in touch with the beneficiary? How will you follow its journey?

    • Awardee

    Questions ideas:

    • Name, age

    • Previous experience

    • What was his/her situation before receiving the help of PP?

    • How did he/she find out about PP and the project?

    • What are the factors that pushed he/she to develop his/her own activity and/or create his/her own business?

    • How did creating his/her own business allowed him/her to live and work with more serenity?

    • What was the impact of his/her entrepreneurial adventure on himself/herself and his/her family?

    • What were his/her initial ambitions? Were they reached? If so, what are his/her new objectives? How does he/she see the future?

    • How did the creation of the business go? How did Positive Planet impact the development of the business, at which times?

    • Is the beneficiary capable of foreseeing the future of its company? What are his/her goals?

    • Family and next of kin

    • What has this project brought to the beneficiary’s family? Has the awardee changed? How has the project changed the living conditions of the family?

    • Do you have any encouraging words for the beneficiary?

    To end each interview: do you have a word to resume this encounter?

    CLIPS

    • Full HD

    • Very wide and airy when filming the surroundings of the beneficiaries

    • Important to see the beneficiaries in action in their day-to-day life as entrepreneurs

    • Close portraits for the testimonies

    To produce as well: HD pictures of each beneficiary in their environment (portrait). One picture of them alone and one with their family/next of kin if possible + of landscapes and the environment.

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience of development documentary production independently or in a team (if in a team the consultant is required to assemble his/her own team)

    • Have an access to filming and editing equipment

    • Academic Degree in Media and communication, filmmaking, social sciences or other related field

    • Previous experience in working with INGOs, developmental projects and vulnerable groups

    • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience

    • Preferably familiar with the demography and geography of Upper Egypt

    • Ability to work independently and to remain flexible, adaptable and reliable.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should send the following to enas.abdul-aziz@positiveplanet.ngo no later than 17th of October 2018 “PPI Videography Consultancy” in the subject line:

    • An Updated CV highlighting relevant and most recent works S/he conducted in the country, with links if available of the said works.
    • A budget that includes the videographer’ daily Rate (The consultant must ensure that all such costs (taxes, travel, accommodation, meals,..etc). are duly incorporated in his/her budget. 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: Guatemala
    Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

    Project Officer,

    Latin America Programme

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a global network of advocates promoting justice and human rights. We have an exciting new opening for a full-time Project Officer, for the most part to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s new project on extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Colombia, Guatemala and Peru. The position will preferably be based in Guatemala and require travel in the three focus countries (20-30% of the time). The ideal candidate will have a degree in law, social sciences or other relevant disciplines with a good understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law; and at least five-years experience in a national or international NGO with fundraising, programme management and evaluation. We are looking for someone who is passionate about human rights, has a strong commitment to gender and diversity, and works in a collaborative way to deliver on time.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reporting directly to the Legal Adviser responsible for work on this new project, the Project Officer will have the following responsibilities:

    · Develop and monitor the implementation of the relevant work plans and reporting schedules, adjusting as needed, and compiling results data, in collaboration with other staff and project partners;

    · Ensure effective liaison with donors and compliance with donor regulations;

    · Contribute to drafting narrative reports and ensuring consistency between narrative and financial reports in liaison with the Finance Department; and contribute to drafting fundraising proposals;

    · Assist in setting up meetings and reporting mechanisms for project teams and advisory groups;

    · Organize and participate in ICJ missions and capacity-building events with judges, prosecutors, lawyers and human rights defenders;

    · Ensure that publications and dossiers to be produced under the programme are delivered on time and meet donor visibility requirements in collaboration with the ICJ media and communications department;

    · Support administrative aspects, including memoranda of understanding with project partners, logistics and financial matters;

    · Carry out other assignments as requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

    · Degree in law, social sciences or other relevant disciplines.

    · At least five years experience in programme management at the national, regional, or international levels, including with inter-governmental organizations or relevant NGOs.

    Essential Skills

    · Demonstrated commitment to human rights, equality and non-discrimination and the rule of law;

    · Excellent legal and political judgment and proven ability to develop and carry out programmes in an efficient and effective manner;

    · Strong writing and analytical skills;

    · Excellent oral and written Spanish and English; working knowledge of another language is an advantage;

    · Sound organizational skills and the ability to manage a heavy workload, conflicting demands, and to meet deadlines;

    · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with flexibility and as part of a multicultural team.

    Contract:

    This is a 30-month fixed-term contract. The ICJ offers attractive terms and conditions of employment. It is hoped that the successful candidate is available to start work in December 2018.

    The ICJ strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

    Applications:

    Applications close on 31 October 2018 and should be addressed with your CV, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: Latin America Project Officer:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Or by post:

    International Commission of Jurists, P.O. Box 91, 1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland

    Owing to the volume of applicants, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to answer phone enquiries.


    How to apply:

    By email: recruitment@icj.org

    Or by post:

    International Commission of Jurists, P.O. Box 91, 1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 20 Nov 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 ICJ is seeking to recruit an International Legal Adviser who will assist in the implementation of the ICJ’s Asia-Pacific regional project on enhancing access to justice for women. The ICJ programme on Asia and the Pacific is run from its Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand (preferred, though other locations in the Asia region may be possible).

    The ideal candidate is an international human rights lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of international human rights law and standards, with practical experience of human rights legal advocacy and an understanding of the history, politics and legal system in Asia and the Pacific.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The International Legal Adviser (ILA) will be part of a team led by a Senior International Legal Advisor implementing the ICJ’s work on enhancing access to justice for women in Asia and the Pacific as follows:

    · Participate in the conceptualization of project goals, work plans and advocacy objectives, as part of the team by a Senior International Legal Advisor;

    · Research and draft analytical briefing papers aimed at enhancing the capacity of women’s human rights advocates to influence legislative discussions on reform of laws that explicitly discriminate against women;

    · Assist in preparing training materials for judges and formal and informal justice actors in Asia and the Pacific;

    · Engage with national, regional, and international human rights bodies in advocating the amendment and repeal of laws that discriminate against women;

    · Organize workshops or training sessions for judges and frontline formal and informal justice actors, including in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands, to eliminate gender discriminatory practices that hinder or prevent women’s access to justice;

    · Assist in the organization of regional judicial dialogues in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific, to enhance the capacity of judges in incorporating a gender perspective in their work;

    · Assist in supporting strategic litigation or other forms of intervention before domestic courts in emblematic cases involving women’s access to justice;

    · Where appropriate, and under the supervision of the Regional Director and Senior International Legal Advisor, represent the ICJ externally, develop and maintain relations with governments, donors, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and the judicial, legal and human rights communities, prepare press releases, deliver public speeches and otherwise raise the public profile of the ICJ;

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

    · Work closely and liaise with ICJ colleagues at the regional and global levels, including joint work with the staff of other regional and international programmes;

    · Supervise the work of relevant consultants and interns, and work closely with ICJ national legal officers;

    · Carry out other, appropriate responsibilities as requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

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

    · 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in the legal sector;

    · Litigation experience is 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 women’s human rights work, working with a national, regional, or international organization is desirable;

    · Excellent legal research and writing skills;

    · High motivation and demonstrated interest in human rights**;**

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken). Fluency in any South East Asian or South Asian language an advantage;

    · Knowledge of Microsoft Office, spread sheet and word-processing programmes;

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

    · Proven communication skills, and experience with media and advocacy;

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

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

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


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS

    The deadline for applications is on 20 November 2018. Applications must be addressed with your resume, a cover letter, and names of at least three references to:

    · Ref: International Legal Adviser

    · By email to: asia-recruitment@icj.org Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The ICJ is unable to respond to phone enquiries.


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    Organization: International Commission of Jurists
    Country: Tunisia
    Closing date: 30 Nov 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.

    The ICJ is recruiting a full time Legal Researcher to join the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Programme. The position will be based in the ICJ office in Tunis. Candidates should be available to join in early January 2019.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the supervision of the Director of the MENA Programme, the Legal Researcher will hold the following responsibilities:

    · Monitor and analyse the legal and political developments in Tunisia relating to the rule of law, human rights and the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession;

    · Draft legal briefings and memoranda, *amicus curiae*briefs, public statements, opinion briefs and reports, and press releases relating to the ICJ’s work in Tunisia;

    · Provide logistical support to the work of the MENA Programme, in particular in preparing the missions and seminars that the ICJ will carry out in Tunisia;

    · Develop and maintain a substantive dialogue on issues related to the work of the Programme in Tunisia, withmultiple stakeholders, in particular projects’ partners, representatives of civil society as well as the judicial, legal and human rights communities;

    · Assist in establishing effective working relationships with counterparts in relevant human rights organizations with the aim of developing networks, alliances and coalitions;

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

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

    · Contribute to preparing and managing the Programme’s budget and contribute to developing proposals and plans of action.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    · A degree in law. Further academic studies in international human rights law and international humanitarian law is highly desirable;

    · A minimum of four years of legal experience, in particular with non-governmental or inter-governmental organizations in MENA countries;

    · In-depth experience of legal and field research for advocacy purposes;

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

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

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

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    APPLICATIONSclose on 30 November 2018and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Legal Researcher - Tunisia

    By email: mena-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.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONSclose on 30 November 2018and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Legal Researcher - Tunisia

    By email: mena-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: Lebanon
    Closing date: 03 Dec 2018

    Legal Adviser,

    Middle East & North Africa Programme

    The International Commission of Jurists 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 Legal Adviser to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s programme of work in Lebanon. The position will be based in Beirut. Candidates should be available to join in early January 2019.

    The ideal candidate will be a human rights lawyer with strong knowledge and experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, with high interest in human rights legal research and advocacy, as well as a sound understanding of the history, politics and legal framework of Lebanon.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    · Monitor, analyse and provide sound and timely legal advice with regard tothe developments relating to the rule of law, human rights and the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession in Lebanon;

    · Identify the legal and policy priorities of the MENA Programme in Lebanon and contribute to develop proposals for strategies and plans of action;

    · Monitor and observe trials on behalf of the ICJ, and report on fair trial violations before Lebanese courts;

    · Draft legal memoranda, public statements, reports, UN submissions and press releases relating to the ICJ’s work in Lebanon;

    · Provide logistical support to the work of the MENA Programme, in particular in organising ICJ missions, trial observations and seminars in Lebanon;

    · Develop and maintain a substantive dialogue on issues related to the work of the MENA Programme in Lebanonwith multiple stakeholders, in particular representatives of civil society as well as the judicial, legal and human rights communities;

    · Assist in identifying, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with counterparts in relevant human rights organisations with the aim of developing networks, alliances and coalitions;

    · Inform and mobilise the ICJ Network in support of the work of the MENA Programme in Lebanon;

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

    · In conjunction with staff responsible for finance, assist in preparing and managing the MENA Programme’s budget in Lebanonas well as monitoring expenditures;

    · In conjunction with the fundraising staff, contribute to fundraising for the MENA Programme’s work in Lebanon, including drafting proposals and assisting in maintaining good relations with donors.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will have:

    Education & Experience

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

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

    Essential Skills

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

    · Excellent knowledge of human rights and related advocacy work;

    · Strong research, writing and analytical skills;

    · Excellent oral and written English and Arabic skills,knowledge of French is an asset;

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

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

    · At ease with fundraising and outreach;

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

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.

    APPLICATIONS close on 3 December 2018and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Legal Advisor - Lebanon

    By email: mena-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.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS close on 3 December 2018and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:

    Ref: MENA Legal Advisor - Lebanon

    By email: mena-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: Belgium
    Closing date: 03 Jan 2019

    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 legal adviser for 5/6 months (maternity leave cover) to contribute to its programme of work on human rights and the rule of law in Europe. The post will primarily focus on EU countries and the Legal Advisor will contribute to legal research, advocacy and capacity-building on issues of counter-terrorism, migration and rule of law.

    The post is based in Brussels. Contract period: April-September 2019

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Europe and Central Asia Programme Director, the Legal Adviser will contribute to implementing the ICJ's programme of work in particular will:

    · Carry out legal research on international and EU law as well as on human rights compliance in EU member states, in particular on issues of counter-terrorism, migration and asylum;

    · Prepare and implement trainings and workshops for legal practitioners, prepare materials for the workshops and draft workshop reports;

    · Adapt and draft training materials for legal practitioners;

    · Draft ICJ statements, briefings, press-releases and advocacy papers;

    · Research and draft third party interventions to international human rights mechanisms, in particular the European Court of Human Rights;

    · Contribute to the ICJ’s advocacy with EU institutions on issues of human rights and the rule of law;

    · In co-ordination with other Europe and Central Asia programme colleagues, contribute to representing the ICJ and maintaining relations with government, intergovernmental and NGO actors in Brussels and in EU countries;

    · Contribute to the ICJ’s monitoring and evaluation process as well as to fundraising, and to project and annual internal and donor reporting;

    · Carry out other tasks upon request by the relevant ICJ staff members.

    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    · University degree in law with masters degree or other further studies in international law, human rights law or a related field;

    · At least five years of legal experience at national, regional or international levels, preferably including research on counter-terrorism law, migration and asylum, rule of law;

    · Experience with human rights training an asset;

    · Experience in working in or with non-governmental/civil society organisations.

    Essential skills

    · Excellent knowledge of international human rights law and EU law, especially related to counter-terrorism, migration and asylum and the rule of law;

    · Strong legal research, analytical and writing skills;

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

    · Sound political judgment and advocacy skills;

    · Fluency in English; knowledge of other European languages an asset;

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

    The ICJ is an equal opportunities employer.
    The position is based in Brussels (central location), therefore a valid work permit is required. No relocation package is foreseen.


    How to apply:

    APPLICATIONS should be addressed no later than 3 January 2019 with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references:

    By email to: europe-recruitment@icj.org

    In Subject indicate: Ref: Europe legal adviser – maternity leave cover

    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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