Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area - GIZ International Services - is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.
GIZ International Services is shortlisted for an EU-funded project: “Provision of expertise for justice in conflict and transition”
The overall objective of the project is as follows:
- To support third countries’ justice processes during conflict, post-conflict and transition periods through the provision of short-term policy and technical support particularly in the areas of constitution-making and key legislation, restoration of justice for the population, formal and community-based transitional justice processes.
The purpose of this contract is as follows:
- To support justice processes in third countries affected by conflict or in transition through a) provision of access to short term expertise, including the deployment, at short notice of experts specialised in constitution-making and key legislations, justice and transitional justice covering a wide range of thematic and geographic areas, and b) access to short-term technical support;
- To promote the values and principles of the EU as an external actor;
- To ensure inclusiveness of justice processes, including supporting victims and civil society groups’ involvement in such processes.
The Team Leader/Project Manager will manage and coordinate the implementation of the contract. S/he will be the main contact point to the Contracting Authority for operational (including identifying, mobilising and liaising with non-key experts) issues. S/he will liaise and report to the Contracting Authority on a regular basis on the activities and will facilitate a fruitful and open dialogue between the stakeholders involved (partner country authorities, civil society, think tanks, EU actors, etc.). The key expert will support and supervise the preparation, implementation, and conclusion of assignments undertaken together with, or by, the Key Expert 2 and Non-Key experts, and the production of outputs related to specific assignments. S/he will also undertake research and analysis report on topics related to justice in conflict and post-conflict countries. Her/his work-time will be spent between the “operational base” in Brussels (place of posting) and assignments. The indicative number of assignments outside the operational base (place of posting) undertaken by the Key Expert shall be between three and five per year.
Qualifications and skills
- Master’s Degree or equivalent diploma in Public Administration, Political and/or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or other relevant discipline;
- Excellent oral communication and drafting skills in English and French.
General professional experience
- A minimum of 10 years post-graduate experience in project management, in the field of conflict response and justice;
- A minimum of 4 years of field work experience in developing and/or fragile countries4,including interacting with international, regional organisations and with civil society organisations;
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in working with (or in cooperation with) EU institutions will be considered an asset, in particular on justice related processes.
Specific professional experience
- At least 5 years of experience working on transitional justice sectors (including, constitution-making; restoration of justice for the population; transitional justice processes; community-based transitional justice processes) in conflict, transition and post-conflict context gained in at least 2 projects;
- At least 4 years of experience in programming and capacity building in the field of transitional justice gained in at least 2 projects will be considered an asset.
Given the need for regular meetings and briefing/debriefing sessions with the Project Managers and/or relevant staff in EEAS, DG NEAR and DG DEVCO (based in Brussels), the operational base for the project shall be in Brussels. This location will also facilitate short-term practical arrangements for the assignments of experts to third countries on very short notice thanks to the easy intra-European transport connections existing in the Belgium capital.
The intended start date will be upon counter-signature of the contract and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.
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