Site Ministry of Justice, Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)
Background Information about Host Institution
Mission of the Ministry;
- To continually strive to empower our people by delivering justice, equality before the law, truth, dignity and integrity;
- To assist in restoring order and to create faith in an environment where the rule of law prevails;
- To promote democracy, good governance and human rights through the development of policies that enhance the enjoyment of social, economic and political rights;
- Building and strengthening the capacity of the justice system especially the independence of the Judiciary, based on Justice, Equality, Trust and respecting the Constitution, Laws and other By-laws of the Country.
- Duration of assignment: 3 months
Objectives of Assignment
The overall objective of the position is to undertake a capacity building and skill training with the Ministry’s key staff, as well as contributing to the strategic achievement of the Ministry through skills transfer.
- Carry-out trainings and capacity building and institutional developed for MoJ FGS and FMS
- Enhance the sectors performance through increased access to justice to the vulnerable members of the community through improved staff capacity
- Contribute Ministry of Justice Office on the overall implementation of the program including reporting on progress vis-a-vis planned activities and expected outputs, and making specific recommendations as required.
- Develop necessary training modules for future use.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
- To mentor and advise the Somali judiciary authorities and law enforcement agencies to improve their skills and entrench relevant training received into their everyday working practices.
- To build strong working relationships with justice system actors in Somalia and other key stakeholders (including international stakeholders, other EU bodies, UN organizations, countries involved in bilateral activities) focused on crimes at sea.
- To strengthen the Criminal Justice Chain and facilitate police-prosecutor co-operation, to enhance the cooperation and coordination in the conduct of (maritime) criminal investigations and prosecution between law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and courts though advising, e.g., on sustainable legal training for law enforcement, judicial institutions and other authorities, including the development, organization and conduct of specialized and integrated courses based on a Train to Trainer approach;
- To contribute to Somalia Human Rights and Gender activities through in-depth training
- To advise regarding identified host state needs related to Law enforcement capacity and recommend appropriate support by the Mission.
- To support host state authorities as directed by the Director General including mentoring and advising.
Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example, excellent knowledge of capacity building theory and the application of methodology, good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies, excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities, ability to get capacity building, excellent ability to demonstrate national capacities building (mastery of the tools and their application).
- Display understanding of the relevant contemporary ICT tools and continuously act towards personal capacity building.
- Development and Operational Effectiveness.
- Ability to engage with high-ranking Ministry of Justice Managers, Government Officials and international donor community and provide policy advisory support services.
- Ability to identify opportunities, conceptualize and develop program reports.
- Ability to effectively support in strategic planning, results-based management, and reporting.
- Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/attitude change
Education and Experience
Required: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL the requirements below:
- The applicant must be a fluent Somali speaker, as well as proficient in reading and writing English.
Preferred: The successful applicant should also have:
- Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Extensive prosecution experience.
- Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development programs; and
- Experience in developing and litigating federal criminal cases involving international extradition and mutual legal assistance
- Master’s degree in law and or a relevant social science.
- At least 10 years of relevant professional experience, including at least five years in a senior position in an international development role in judicial or law reform.
- Experience of sector wide approaches to justice reform, including experience working with all the major actors is required.
- Understanding of protocol and processes related to cultural norms of driving change processes with judges, lawyers, police, and prison officials.