Judicial Training Institutional Expert

Judicial Training Institutional Expert

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Suva, Fiji

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work and Outputs:

The Adviser will work in consultation with the Fiji Judicial Department leadership to determine their logistical and technical needs for the establishment and development of a Judicial Training Academy, including concrete guidance on institutional and curriculum development.

The Expert will undertake the following:

  • Travel to Fiji to meet the Fiji Judicial Department leadership, introduce roles, cover the expectations of the project, and finalize methodology;
  • Carry out a needs assessment through review of the existing facilities, capacity and training plans/curricula currently used by the Judicial Department, and other factors of relevance;
  • Conduct review of any additional relevant documentation and prepare a short comparative review of examples of judicial training institutes established in other comparable common law jurisdictions;
  • Conduct interviews with all relevant stakeholders (primary – Judicial Department leadership, Training Unit leadership, secondary - Attorney General, Solicitor General, Minister of Justice, Legal Aid Commission Acting Director, law professors, private lawyers) to establish a vision for the shape the Judicial Training Academy should take;
  • Triangulate points 2, 3 and 4 with final policy decisions made by the Judicial Department to develop:
    • A draft roadmap of the framework for the Fiji Judicial Training Academy, including the requirements for its establishment and the way in which it should grow (both/either) nationally and regionally;
    • A draft five-year training plan for the Judicial Department, other officials/professionals in the Fiji justice sector, other regional justice sector officials;
    • Work with the National Consultant to provide logistical options for the realization of the establishment of the Judicial Training Academy.
  • Convene a validation session to present the Judicial Department with draft training plan and draft roadmap for the Fiji Judicial Training Academy, including clear options where final decisions need to be made;
  • Finalise the five-year training plan and roadmap of the framework for the Fiji Judicial Training Academy.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • The Judicial Training Institutional Expert will work partially from home and travel to Fiji as necessary to coordinate with the Judicial Department leaderships, meet with officials in the justice sector, and survey the realities on the ground to test feasibility of institutional assumptions;
  • The consultant will be expected to provide their own computer and phone, and can be given office space at the UNDP offices when and as required.

Reporting:

  • The Judicial Training Institutional Expert will report to the UNDP Access to Justice Programme Manager and Technical Adviser, and work in close coordination with the Fiji Judicial Department leadership;
  • All reports and documents relating to the assignment will be submitted to the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji.

Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:

  • Graduate qualification in Law or relevant subject.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 15 years’ professional experience in working with/within a Judicial Training Academy, including operational institutional experience;
  • Has experience in establishing Judicial Training Academies/Institutes in similar contexts.

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