Oct 272015

Organization: Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 20 Nov 2015

Reference: Civil Society Participation Programme (co-financed by EU „Programme for legal Empowerment and Enhanced Justice Delivery)“


Title:Senior (Para-)Legal Advisor

Duration:01.03.2016 – 31.03.2018 (with extension until 30.09.2019 (43 Months in total)

BiRD is currently looking for experts in the justice sector fort he position of Senior (Para-)Legal Advisor 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.

Well-qualified candidates should have the following illustrative qualifications:


  • Provision of technical and organizational advice on paralegal services (establishment of paralegal help desks in subordinate courts, prisons, police stations and in communities)
  • Providing expert advice and backstopping to provincial coordinators (Ndola and Livingstone) as well as to State institutions (MoJ, Judiciairy, Legal Aid Board etc.) and paralegal service provider (CSOs),
  • Providing expert advice on paralegal training curricula development to training institutions
  • Assisting paralegal service providers in outreach activities related to awareness raising on civil rights and possibilities to utilise paralegal services

Key qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in law, bar certificate or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the field of law

The Senior (Para-)Legal Advisorwill 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.

The ILTE and the first NLTE are to be based in CSPP’s central office in Lusaka with frequent travel to the 3 provinces. The other two NLTE are to be based in the offices of partner organizations in Ndola (Copperbelt Province) and the regional CSPP Office Livingstone (Southern Province) respectively.

How to apply:

Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted before 20 November, 2015 to:

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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