Organization: Avocats Sans Frontières
Closing date: 08 Aug 2016
AVOCATS SANS FRONTIERES RECRUITMENT NOTICE
COUNTRY DIRECTOR IN ZAMBIA
Avocats Sans Frontiè**res (ASF)**
ASF is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to contribute to the creation of fair and equitable societies, in which the law and its institutions serve society’s most vulnerable groups. ASF has permanent missions in Burundi, Morocco, Uganda, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Tunisia. It also implements transnational projects in international criminal justice, protection of human rights defenders and access to economic and social rights, working closely with lawyers and civil society organisations.
Access to justice continues to be a serious challenge for Zambians, and hampers the socio-economic development of the population and often violates the human and democratic rights of citizens. Some of the challenges on the ground include long distances between people and the courts, that people do not know their rights and have no access to legal information or affordable legal assistance. Legal norms are often unclear because of legal pluralism competing for application, leading to further legal uncertainty and potential corruption and abuse by powerful groups. Vulnerable groups such as women, suffer the most from this situation and are regularly subject to discrimination, gender based violence and social norms that disadvantage them. Problems with access to justice at the policy and practice level as well as the specific challenges that these present to women, will be the central feature of ASF’s activities in Zambia.
Duties and responsibilities
In the context of the set-up of a new mission, the Country Director contributes to defining ASF’s strategy in Zambia in line with the vision of the organization and the defined objectives in the Strategic Plan of ASF.
She/he is responsible for the development of current and future programs by analysing the context, the needs and the opportunities for funding as well as the efficient management of already financed projects. She/he plays an important role in representing ASF and insuring its visibility as well as its activities in Zambia. Finally, she/he is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the mission.
Under the supervision of the Strategic Coordinator based at headquarters, the Country Director carries out the following responsibilities:
How to apply:
Please send your CV, letter of interest and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org before August 08 stating “CD Zambia” in the subject line.
Due to limited human resources, only preselected candidates will be contacted by ASF. Thank you for your understanding and for your interest in the promotion of human rights.