[TimorLesteStudies] CONSULTANT: LAWYER LECTURER (2 POSTS)
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CONSULTANT: LAWYER LECTURER (2 POSTS)
Location : Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :02-Jul-09
Type of Contract :SSA
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)23-Jul-2009
Duration of Initial Contract :Six Months (with posibility extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six Months
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The "Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste" Programme was launched
in 2003. This project was revised and a new project document was signed in
December 2005, focused on institutional capacity development of the justice
sector, including the Courts, Prosecution Service, Public Defenders Office,
and the Ministry of Justice. Overall project management responsibility was
entrusted to a Council of Coordination, consisting of the President of the
Superior Council of the Judiciary, Prosecutor-General and the Minister of
Justice. The crisis of April-May 2006 and its aftermath drastically altered
the domestic environment, unduly burdening this project which, as the most
comprehensive vehicle of support to the justice sector, was called upon to
respond to emergency needs for crisis response and recovery. In July-August
2007, an independent, external evaluation of the project made
recommendations for far-reaching changes in the structure, scope and size of
the project. In light of those recommendations, this project has been
revised on the advice of a joint UNDP RCB/BCPR mission, with significant
changes in scope, structure, and size, including a new focus on the 'demand'
side of justice. The revised project provides for a strengthened Chief
Executive Office, which will focus on strategic policy, planning, M&E, and
budget, with five revamped programme units: Capacity Development, Justice
Decentralization, Prosecution, Corrections, and Access to Justice. A key
component of the Capacity Development unit is the training of national court
actors - judges, prosecutors, public defenders, lawyers and support staff -
comprising formal classes in the Legal Training Center, on the job training
during a probationary phase and mentoring by experienced international
advisers after the final graduation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall direction of the Executive Board of the Legal Training Centre
(LTC), the Lawyer Lecturer will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of the Justice System Programme through the Training Coordinator of the LTC.
The incumbent will contribute to the design and development of training
plans for the specialized courses for lawyers and other courses conducted at
the LTC. He/she will be responsible for the implementation of the training
plans through lecturing, coaching and evaluating the students, applying
his/her specific experience as a judicial actor and using pedagogic methods.
The Lawyer-Lecturer will provide advice to the Training Coordinator and the
CEO on the general implementation of the training.
Duties and responsibilities:
Design; develop training curricula in cooperation with the Training
Coordinator and according to the policies set by the Executive and Academic
Implement comprehensive training programmes, design materials and training
Adapt training curricula according to the policies set by the Boards.
Lecture on a full time basis at the LTC on Penal, Civil and Procedural Law.
Contribute to the identification and implementation of capacity-building
strategies and mentoring guidelines.
Transfer skills and provide full time, post-graduate, professional training
for persons who have legal background and are seeking appointment as a
lawyer and other legal/judicial functions.
Advise the Training Coordinator as well as the Executive and Academic Boards
of LTC ensuring submission of progress reports on students and identify
complementary training needs.
Conduct examinations and evaluation of students.
Ensure that graduated students have the required level of competency to
assume judicial functions, according to the regulations set by the Executive
Board, and in compliance with the Law.
Coordinate and mentor the national lawyers during their probationary phase
to assist the introduction of routines, systems and processes learned during
Transfer practical knowledge and skills to the national trainees and
evaluate their level of competency in practice.
Ability to teach Timorese legislation.
Ability to write legal training plans, programmes and syllabi and write and
develop comprehensive training manuals.
Ability to deliver specialized legal training for lawyers and other court
Ability to perform in an advisory role.
Strong communication skills - spoken, written and presentational.
Full proficiency in Portuguese required. English and Tetum skills are
Strong cultural sensitivity and ability to work in multi-cultural
Required Skills and Experience
Masters Degree or Advanced university degree in law or judiciary studies
from a civil law country.
A minimum of 7 years of relevant and effective experience as a senior legal
practitioner, in a civil legal system.
At least 3 years as a law teacher or trainer.
Other Desired Qualifications:
Work experience in the development sector, preferably in the UN system.
Work experience in Timor-Leste.
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