Posted by: Legal Action Worldwide

Juba and Nairobi, Central Equatoria, South Sudan

Reports to

International Program Director

Functions/Key Results Expected

The Legal Aid and Litigation Specialist/Program Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the terms of reference of the project;
    • Support the creation/strengthening/functioning of legal aid clinics and university clinical programs;
    • Support the definition of strategic litigation and legal aid clinic (LAC) operational procedures manual and will train the lawyers/paralegals of the LACs in their use;
    • Train, alongside international consultants, and accompany LAC lawyers and paralegals and assist in the definition of standards for the training and certification/licensing of paralegals;
    • Coordinate with program stakeholders in South Sudan, and submit progress reports to the International Program Director;
  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of TDF as well as INL;
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and the highest professional standards;
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis in all three locations;
  • Technically support and supervise other national staff members and coordinate with the international consultants before, during and after their visits to South Sudan;
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments; and
  • Oversee the financial and administrative aspects of project functioning report findings to the International Program Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Qualified lawyer with minimum of 7 years practice experience, of which 3 have been in litigation;
  • Experience in issues relating to rule of law and access to justice;
  • Demonstrated expertise in litigation;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with international humanitarian, criminal and human rights law;
  • Experience advising and strengthening government or judicial institutions;
  • Access to justice, legal aid or other rule of law project management experience;
  • Excellent written and oral English, research and drafting skills, organizational and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative;
  • Ability to be flexible and meet deadlines; and
  • Ability to manage relationships at all levels, possess excellent negotiation and communication skills.

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