Dec 092015

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 22 Dec 2015

Outline of the programme:

In the context of the Zambian-German Development Cooperation the Civil Society Participation is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice. The objective is to 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.

A team of consultants 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.

Objectives of the role:

The national Senior (Para-)Legal Advisor will have the following responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications and Skills:

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

*Length of the project: 42 months*

*Start Date: 01 March 2016*

Location: Lusaka with travel to Ndola and Livingstone

Deadline for Application: 22.12.2015

**Please note that all profiles are indicative only and subject to change once the ToR is made available.

How to apply:

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