Rule of Law Officer, Sudan

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UNDP Vacancy Announcement: VA 164-2006

Sudan, El Geneina

The Office of the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Khartoum is seeking qualified candidates for the following post:

Rule of Law Officer

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: El Geneina

Section: Rule of Law Unit

Contract Type/Level: ALD 3

Post Duration: One year


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in Law;
  • Five (5) years of successive field experience in rule of law, human rights and/or protection, of which at least two (2) years in conflict/post-conflict settings, preferably in Africa;
  • Extensive knowledge of access to justice and legal aid programming in developing countries; working knowledge of Sudanese justice system;
  • Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive information;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; working knowledge of Arabic;
  • Demonstrated initiative and perseverance; self-starter, highly motivated and comfortable in a multi-cultural team setting;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines; results-driven; and,
  • Previous experience with the United Nations in similar positions would constitute a major advantage.

    Applications Details: Interested applicants should submit updated P11 or CV by e-mail to: [at] and maarten.barends [at]

    or Personally deliver or Mail applications to:

    Attn: Human Resources Manager
    UNDP Sudan Gamaa'a Avenue, House 7, Block 5
    P.O. Box 913, Postal Code 11111
    Khartoum, SUDAN

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