Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG) of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The Chief of Service, Justice and Corrections will report to the Director of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG).
Within delegated authority, the Chief of Service, Justice and Corrections will be responsible for the following duties:
Leads and manages the development and implementation of the mission‘s strategies in support of the strengthening the justice and corrections systems in Somalia, including: developing and implementing planning processes and models; assisting in the review and development of relevant legislation, rehabilitating facilities, reinforcing the capacity of institutions, and supporting effective linkages with the security sector. This will be undertaken by providing expert advice and technical advice to national stakeholders.
Establishes and maintains contacts and effective relations with senior national government officials and civil society representatives, including counterparts in the Ministry of Justice and/or other relevant Ministries, the police, courts, prisons, non-governmental organizations, universities and law schools, media, diplomatic missions and donors.
Builds linkages with development partners and donors to ensure a seamless transition to long-term development support and the mobilization of resources where necessary.
Advises on and prepares assessment reports, addressing complex strategic and operational justice and corrections systems issues, policy documents and guidelines.
Participates in coordination mechanisms at mission level, maintaining close working relationships with its relevant components of the Global Focal Point Arrangement and other United Nations entities.
Performs programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the mission’s justice and correction component, including the preparation of budgets, reporting on performance and results, recruiting staff and managing and evaluating performance.
An advanced university (Master's degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national training institution, in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification or other qualifications in project/programme management is highly desirable.
Job - Specific Qualification
An attorney-at-law, barrister or solicitor license is required.
At least 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience as a practicing lawyer, academic, prosecutor, judge, legal consultant, or international legal assistance advisor is required.
This experience must include at least 3 years providing technical assistance for the international development/reform of legal and judicial institutions in a transitional, developmental, or post-conflict setting, outside the applicant’s country of nationality.
Significant management experience, including in multi-agency project and Programme design and implementation is required.
Planning and budget experience in international technical cooperation is required.
United Nations field experience, especially in a peacekeeping operation or special political mission, is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.