Team Leader


BiRD is currently looking for an expert in the justice sector for the position of Team Leader for 42 months starting April 2015 for the following Justice Sector project in Zambia:
Civil Society Participation Programme (co-financed by EU „Programme for legal Empowerment and Enhanced Justice Delivery)“
The objective of the project is:
“Improve justice delivery for all, and enhance respect for, and protection and fulfilment of human rights”.
The project will focus on two expected result areas:
(1) Strengthened legal empowerment of rights-holders and access to legal assistance in civil and criminal cases with specific attention to the differentiated needs, situations and requirements of women, children and persons with disabilities; and
(2) Strengthened policy and institutional frameworks and coordination amongst stakeholders for efficient, effective and inclusive justice delivery.
Key tasks of the ILTE include:
· Providing advisory services in the following fields:
  • Provision of technical and organizational advice on the cooperation between state institutions and CSOs in the justice sector at national and subnational level
  • Technical advice on policy and institutional reforms (design and implementation) that relate to the paralegal sector in close cooperation and coordination with CSPP project staff.
  • Follow-up to the draft Legal Aid Policy prepared with EU/German support during the previous programme which leads to its adoption.
  • Identification, design and support to the implementation of policy, legal and institutional reforms related to the implementation of the Legal Aid Policy such as revision of the Legal Practitioners Act or the Legal Aid Act.
  • Development of a concept for paralegal desks at courts, prisons, police stations and community level.
· Project Management Function:
  • Management of the consulting team in line with the Programme’s approaches and strategies
  • Participation in the management and monitoring of the overall PLEED Programme
  • Report bi-annually on implementation progress to CSPP Programme Coordinator
Key qualifications
  • Advanced university degree in law, social sciences or related areas
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in capacity development in the justice sector
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in capacity development of paralegals and paralegal CSOs
  • Profound expert knowledge of legislative frameworks governing paralegal organisations
  • At least 3 years of experience in the management of multicultural teams
The team leader will be part of a team of consultants and is required to implement activities related to result areas 1 and 2 in the provinces of Lusaka, Copperbelt and Southern Province.
The team members shall work with the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, Ministry of Home Affairs, local criminal justice institutions and paralegal service providers, providing support to improvements in legal assistance (to indicted persons, victims and the general public) as well as in the awareness on rights and the functioning of the legal sector.
Furthermore, given the prominent professional role it is essential that the long-term expert has either already been trained in Capacity WORKS, or undergoes training by a GIZ-accredited multiplier before the commencement of the project/programme.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted before 31 January, 2016 to: jobs@birdmunich.de.
Please note that only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above criteria and having an excellent and verifiable track record will be considered.
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