Oglasi10:45, 03.09.2019Autor: Kontakt Plus radio
The USAID Justice System Strengthening Program (JSSP) is an initiative to strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo. JSSP’s overarching purpose is to ensure that the rule of law takes root in Kosovo by improving the quality of the justice system. The program will build on USAID’s prior efforts to advance the rule of law to ensure that the justice system operates in a professional, efficient and accountable manner.
JSSP has three components. Component 1 will strengthen the efficiency and the effectiveness of the administration of justice and delivery of quality services by the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) and courts. Activities under this component focus on strengthening the capacity of the KJC, supporting the decentralization of administrative competencies to courts, improving KJC capacity to develop its budget, improving the independence and capacity of court administrators and staff, and strengthening court operations and processes.
Component 2 will work to enhance the accountability and professionalism of justice system institutions and actors. Activities under this component focus on improving ethics, discipline, communications, judicial decisions, and continuing legal education within the judiciary. Assistance will also be provided to the Constitutional Court of Kosovo.
Component 3 will support the integration of judicial structures in the North. Activities in this component focus on facilitating the integration of judges and courts in the North and include facilitating transfers of court operations from Vushtrri, renovating of northern courthouses, improving case management and backlog reduction, and strengthening the capacity of judges and staff in the North.
Under the supervision of the COP and the DCOP the Senior Legal Advisor will be responsible for coordinating program development and implementation under JSSP. He/she will serve as a key advisor to the Kosovo Judicial Council and its leadership. He/she will plan, manage and oversee the JSSP activities at the Council, work closely with the key committees and assist in drafting, reviewing and commenting primary and secondary legislation and formulating policies to promote an efficient, accountable and transparent judiciary. JSSP will assist the KJC to identify key policy priorities and introduce a disciplined approach to policy development and implementation, implement the framework for judicial performance, accountability and transparency. JSSP plans to engage a Senior Legal Advisor to provide continues intermittent advice to the KJC and its Chairman thru the year in maintaining their focus on strategic policy priorities including efficiency, accountability, transparency, performance and case-flow management.
Candidates for the position of SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR should be able to:
Design and oversee program implementation under the JSSP activities to improve the legal and policy framework governing the judiciary in Kosovo.
Candidates for the position of SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR should possess the following qualifications:
The Expert shall be under the supervision and will report to the JSSP Chief of Party and JSSP’s Deputy Chief of Party.
Location of Assignment
The DCOP will be based in Pristina, Kosovo with travel to courts located in other municipalities.
Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, and three references via email, with “Senior Legal Advisor” as the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 13, 2019, at 16:00.
Late applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Any attempts to otherwise contact USAID or JSSP about this solicitation will result in immediate disqualification.