Technical Assistance to support the High Judicial Council "Institutional strengthening of the High Judicial Council in Palestine"
Position: Short Term Expert – Legal Expert
Location: Ramallah with frequent travel in the West Bank
In the framework of the European Union Funded project “Technical assistance to support the High Judicial Council in Palestine”, Justice Coopération Internationale, mandated body of the French Ministry of Justice for development cooperation in the Justice/Rule of Law sector, is currently recruiting a Short Term Expert – Legal Expert.
Position background and requirements
The expert will work under COMPONENT V: support to the HJC in the definition of optimum timelines (beneficiary of the action: the CAD and the PPMU) and under COMPONENT IV – Support to HJC on training and capacity building related to Court Administration and Facility Management (component to be carried out by the Key Expert in training).
Her/His specific work will be executed under the supervision of and in close cooperation with Key expert 4: Senior Expert in Optimum timelines and Case Backlog management and the Team Leader as well as the other member of the Technical Assistance Team.
The expert will provide support to follow up the implementation of the new time limit standards which was explicated to the Courts during a recent workshop organized by the High Judicial Council.
this includes Court visits e.g. in Ramallah and Bethlehem to determine the practices and challenges that seem to vary from one Court to the other and assist to court hearings to get some view on Palestinian Court practices.
He/She will support KE 4 in carrying out In depth interviews with Court officials (Chief Justices, Judges and Chief Diwan), members of the Bar Association and individual lawyers available practicing in the field of civil and criminal law to understand their view on the issues of time limits, of solving backlogs, of promoting efficient and economical measures to combat delays and promote public satisfaction in the Judiciary.
He/she will analyse written rulings in criminal and civil cases and report to the KE 4 to determine the drafting methodologies, delays, whether Judges can rely on legal assistance, if standardized ruling forms for the less complex cases are in place, etc…
Qualifications and skills
University Degree in Law;
Good analytical, appraisal and planning skills;
Fully computer literate;
Excellent command of Arabic and English, both spoken and written;
General professional experience
Minimum 5 years of professional experience dealing with Justice related affairs in developed and/or developing countries;
Very good organisational, coordination and reporting skills;
Aptitude for teamwork and ability to communicate with partners at all levels;
Specific professional experience.
Good Knowledge of the Palestinian Legal system
Previous experience dealing with the HJC would be an asset
Previous experience in at least one EC- funded project would be an asset
Interested candidates should send their CVs and cover letter explaining who their experience fits the job profile to
no later than (8th of January 2017). Request for additional information can be directed to the same address with clear question indicted in the subject.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.