Deadline: 29 December 2019
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Access to Justice Specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Access to Justice Specialist will be responsible for supporting the overall implementation of Project outputs.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Access to Justice Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide strategic guidance and advisory support to the NPD and NPM on access to justice and legal aid issues.
- Coordinate timely delivery of high-quality project activities and reporting and support UNDP management in programme development and resource mobilization.
- Support the establishment, monitoring and evaluation system for legal aid service provision and support the Central Legal Aid Committee (CLAC) and its’ Secretariat in the implementation of its action plans.
- Support partnership building, synergies and knowledge sharing.
- Support the development and implementation of training programs on legislative drafting, and the development of systems and procedures for the revision of laws.
- Ensure strengthening Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) throughout A2J Project interventions.
- Provide high quality technical support to law faculties to develop and implement an ‘affirmative action’ legal education, including establishment of scholarship, internship and professional development scheme, and clinical legal education.
- Perform any other tasks as assigned by the NPD, NPM and UNDP Management.
Applicants must have:
- Completion of Advanced Master’s Degree preferably in Law, Human Rights, International Studies, Social Sciences or a related field.
- Specialized knowledge in the areas of rule of law, judicial reform and on access to justice including in-depth familiarity with the international legal and policy framework and comparative international models and ‘best practices.
- 7 year’s of experience are required in the field of rule and law, access to justice, justice sector coordination, legislative and judicial reform and human rights.
- Previous work experience in South Asia and/or Nepal and working on issues related to transition will be considered an asset;
- Previous experience with the United Nations System, including UNDP is desirable.
- Work experience in the post conflict scenario will be preferable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.