International Expert to Develop a Functional Cooperation Strategy between Formal and Traditional Justice Actors

International Expert to Develop a Functional Cooperation Strategy between Formal and Traditional Justice Actors

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the assignment

  • The objective of this assignment is to develop the cooperation strategy between formal and traditional justice system in Guinea-Bissau.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work with one national consultant, under the overall supervision of the UNDP’s Representative Resident and the technical supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser for the Justice Reform and in close collaboration with the national stakeholders. The consultant is expected to perform the following activities:

  • Review documents and consult with UNDP senior management and rule of law and justice team members to better understand the project, including its design process, implementation aspects and expected results;
  • Legal review of the legislation in force – both International and Bissau-Guinean – namely in terms of conflict resolution mechanisms and roles, boundaries of traditional justice and the organic law of the sectoral courts, the Justice Reform Programme (2015-2019), etc.;
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing international legislation on the legal boundaries of traditional justice and functional cooperation strategy between them and the formal justice system;
  • Prepare and conduct interviews/discussions with key stakeholders in the justice sectors – Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Supreme High Court, Magistrates, Bar Association of Guinea-Bissau, Traditional and Religious leaders, civil society organizations, Tabanka’s Committees, local opinion-makers, etc. – both at central and regional level;
  • Analyze and make a survey of the informal and formal justice sector relationship in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Prepare an all-inclusive draft on the strategy/mechanism between traditional and formal justice systems applicable/suitable to the Bissau-Guinean background;
  • Organize a workshop with relevant stakeholders to present, validate and collect further inputs to mechanism proposal;
  • Propose adequate follow-up initiatives;
  • Etc.

Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected:

  • A concept note: with a clear methodology and timeline proposal;
  • A clear and concise proposal of the cooperation strategy/mechanism between traditional and formal justice system;
  • The organization and presentation of a validation workshop;
  • A final report with the finalized version of the cooperation strategy, including the workshop validation’s inputs.

Duration of the assignment

  • The assignment must be conducted within one month and a half – 30 working days.

Competencies

  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products;
  • Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of the Development or knowledge management field;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving client needs;
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for the client, promoting and demonstrating an ethic of client service;
  • Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs;
  • Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speak clearly and convincingly;
  • Strong presentation skills in meetings with the ability to adapt for different audiences;
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Strong capacity to communicate clearly and in a concise manner;
  • Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills;
  • Excellent writing, research, analysis and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Advanced studies (at least Master’s degree level) in law, human rights, political science, sociology, anthropology, development studies or similar areas.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of proven experience working with the traditional and/or formal justice system actors;
  • Demonstrable experience in setting-up cooperation mechanisms and strategies between different stakeholders: equivalent experience in other countries with similar backgrounds is considered an advantage;
  • Strong knowledge and experience on the challenges and relationships between the traditional and formal justice systems and its legal boundaries and cooperation mechanisms/strategies;
  • Acquaintance and involvement with development programs/projects/activities, especially with UNDP is desirable;
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in the field of rule of law, human rights, access to justice and gender issues; including with UNDP is considered an asset;
  • Proven knowledge of Guinea-Bissau’s social and cultural context and/or rule of law and justice sector is strongly desirable;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages as well as web-based management systems.

Language

  • Proficient spoken and written French and/or English is mandatory;
  • Proficiency in Portuguese is considered a plus.

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