DCAF Gender and Human Rights Mainstreaming Senior Non Key Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

DCAF Gender and Human Rights Mainstreaming Senior Non Key Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and gender equality.

Since its founding in 2000, DCAF has contributed to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms.

It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

The Role

DCAF is currently implementing a project in Ethiopia: EU Support to Criminal Justice Reform in Ethiopia Governance, justice, rule of law and Human Rights are at the core of the EU’s development agenda.

The rule of law (enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union) is a prerequisite for protecting fundamental rights and democracy but requires independent, quality and efficient national justice systems.

Consequently, and in support of the reform agenda, the EU supports the Ethiopian Criminal Justice and Governance sectors in several ways. The programme to which this assignment applies is known as the “Support to Criminal Justice Reform in Ethiopia programme.” The overall objective of the programme is increased rule of law, respect for human rights and access to justice for all.

The programme is being implemented via direct grants to:

  • The Federal Supreme Court to enable the Court to implement judicial reforms.

  • The Federal Attorney-General Office to:
    support the Office in the implementation of reforms included in new law and policies;
    allow the Office to play its role in developing new legislation on legal aid and in the establishment of a forum of legal aid service providers and monitoring and evaluation of these services.

  • The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission to:
    Continue to play its oversight role, to provide redress for victims of human rights violations and to hold justice institutions to account;

    Key Deliverables

  • Brief inception report with an approach to the work and a detailed plan

  • Review of the current gender audits, including any conducted by Regional institutions to determine where best the TAU can support and in what way the TAU activities can be aligned with current policies, practices and procedures of the relevant institutions.

  • Where necessary, support the facilitation work of TAU to review existing, or to support development of action plans for promoting gender equality in the relevant institutions.

  • Review and reporting of current gender-related training provisions within the Federal and Regional criminal Justice Institutions.

  • Provide support to the TAU in reviewing training curriculums and provide trainings.
    relevant Directorates and training institutes in the development of their gender-related training activities.

  • Support the TAU to develop its own Gender-Equality Action Plan, in support of the delivery of its own activities and grantee coordination, based upon all of the above information.
    Inputs into the ToRs and the definition of tasks of a JNKE, to be engaged under activities 2.6,2.11 and 3.5.

  • Guidance to the JNKE in the implementation of his/her assignment.

  • Specific skills training with a focus on gender issues, equality and empowerment issues within the criminal justice institutions, elaborated and delivered.

  • Capacities of the trainers and personnel of the training institutions developed.

  • Final report on the totality of the work done at the completion of the assignment, the results achieved as well as lessons learnt, vestiges and recommendations for the future.

    Required Skills and Competencies

    Required skills and qualifications of the individual consultant include:

  • Academic degree in a legal, human rights or gender-related subject;

  • Postgraduate degree in a gender-related or assignment-relevant field.

    General Professional Experience:

  • At least ten years of relevant professional experience in an area relevant to the assignment;

  • At least 5 years of experience in working within the thematic area of gender.

  • Experience working within the thematic area of gender in the Ethiopian context is required;

  • Experience in academic research in gender, children’s issues or empowerment;

  • Advanced computer literacy;

  • Fluency in English and Amharic including excellent speaking, presentation, and written reporting abilities, is required;

  • Excellent communication, analysis, writing and presentation skills;

  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;

  • Ability to conduct the assignment with minimum support;

    Demonstrable interpersonal skills.

    Specific professional experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in conducting assignments in Criminal Justice, in particular, assessments, research, papers, publications and/or legislative drafting;

  • Experience in designing and conducting gender, child-specific, equality or empowerment assignments would be a strong asset;

  • Demonstrable experience in developing and delivering training modules within the gender equality and empowerment environments;

  • Familiarity with the Ethiopian Criminal Justice legal framework, its institutions and key players would be an asset;

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of international standards in the fields of gender, children’s issues, equality and empowerment.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DCAF Gender and Human Rights Mainstreaming Senior Non Key Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

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