United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Rule of Law Adviser (National) Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Rule of Law Adviser (National) Jobs in South Sudan

The Rule of Law Adviser will be based in Pibor but will be undertake frequent travel to project locations within Jonglei and the GPAA. The incumbent will report to the Director, RoLAS, or a delegated Rule of Law Officer.

  • Provide on the ground support and assistance to develop, coordinate and implement rule of law activities under the Project and contribute to the achievement of project results, which may include:

  • Carrying out targeted research and analysis to broaden the consortium’s understanding of Murle community, with a particular focus on root causes for violence and conflict, dispute resolution and justice.

  • Conducting needs assessments of justice actors to identify entry points and areas of support and to draw linkages between formal and customary justice actors.

  • Coordinating support to accountability mechanisms (such as fact-finding missions or mobile courts) put in place with community agreement and oversight to address incidents that may act as a catalyst for escalating violence.

  • Coordinating targeted trainings to justice actors to build capacities to effectively respond to conflict drivers and criminal patterns, such as abduction and cattle raiding.

  • Supporting community-based mechanisms and frameworks focused on specific areas identified by communities as root causes of violent conflict (e.g., land, cattle, abductions) to adhere to the rule of law and observe human rights.

  • Supporting the establishment and/or strengthening of community oversight mechanisms to monitor violence and disputes and serve as a reporting and referral mechanism to formal and traditional justice actors.

  • Supporting communities to establish local mechanisms to advance reconciliation and healing and address past and long-standing grievances, including agreements to return abducted women and children.

  • Assessing community-based practices and customary norms which may be harmful or discriminatory, especially in relation to women and youth, identifying entry points for strengthened confluence with human rights and national frameworks.

  • Conducting community awareness-raising activities to
    inform communities, especially women and youth groups, of legal frameworks and formal and customary mechanisms to enforce their rights, enhance awareness on crime prevention and community safety, SGBV, and child protection.

  • Engaging civil society or community-based organizations to provide targeted support to victims through access to legal assistance, psycho-social and trauma healing.

  • Coordinate with Project partners and other members of the Area Reference Group to ensure that rule of law activities are conducted in an integrated and complementary manner.

  • Collect and maintain information required for project reporting.

  • Perform any other duties, including carrying out assessments, implementing events and other activities in furtherance of the project, as determined by the RSRTF or the Director, RoLAS.

    Qualifications/special skills

  • Bachelor or an advanced university degree in law, criminal justice, political sciences, anthropology, or a related discipline.

  • At least two (2) years following completion of master's degree or equivalent, four (4) years following completion of LL.B or equivalent, of progressively responsible, professional experience in law, criminal justice, political sciences, or a related discipline is required Familiarity with the social, political, economic context in GPAA is required

  • Demonstrable familiarity with justice programming and CVR is desirable


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Knowledge of the Murle language is desirable

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Rule of Law Adviser (National) Jobs in South Sudan

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