PAE, Inc Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Justice Advisor in Liberia, Liberia

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Sexual & Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Justice Advisor

*This solicitation is for a proposal effort*

The work of the SGBV Justice Advisor will include improving the policies, procedures, and culture of the Liberian justice sector to deter SGBV crimes and bring perpetrators to justice. The SGBV Justice Advisor will primarily work at the SGBV Crimes Unit’s office as an embedded advisor. Ultimately, and depending on Liberian political will, the SGBV advisor will take innovations from Monrovia into the leeward counties.

The SGBV Justice Advisors must perform but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and implement justice sector programs on behalf of and in cooperation with the GOL, under the direction of the INL Monrovia program office;

  • Establish and maintain effective and respectful professional relationships with GOL officials at the functional level, including the MOJ, the Office of the Solicitor General, the Judiciary, the James A.A. Pierre Judicial Institute, the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the SGBV Unit, the WAPCs, and others deemed suitable as directed by INL Monrovia and wishing to participate in SGBV and justice sector programming. This does not extend the authority to liaise with GOL officials at the policymaking level, or above the level of the Solicitor General;

  • Develop close working relationships with the UNMIL and its successor UN organizations, national and international NGOs, other INL/USAID/DOS and USG actors and the police advisors in this Task Order as suitable and with other donors, to coordinate programming. Combining resources and activities among USG programs shall be a priority when deemed efficient and in the best interest of programming;

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and maintain extensive knowledge of the Liberian justice sector actors, entities, and law, and provide subject matter expertise to GOL officials and advise INL staff regarding the Liberian justice sector when requested;

  • Prepare upon request background materials, talking points, updates, and reports for INL use regarding CJPS activities and INL involvement with Liberia’s justice sector;

  • Participate in domestic and international meetings regarding the justice sector in Liberia and provide summaries to the INL Monrovia office;

  • Understand and interpret GOL policies, procedures and directives, provide summaries to and answer inquires for INL upon request;

  • Organize and participate in meetings, seminars, and exercises to develop planning and programs to improve the justice sector in Liberia and provide summaries of each event to INL;

  • Participate in and/or lead assessments of the Liberian justice system and U.S. program efforts and impact to INL upon request and in the form and according to the terms specified in each request. Provide written reporting of such assessments to INL in the requested format;

  • Participate in outreach activities upon INL request to increase awareness of INL programs and policies and solicit greater cooperation and participation in programming.

Required Qualifications:

  • The SGBV Advisors must have the following required qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship;

  • Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification;

  • A law degree from an U.S. accredited law school;

  • Must demonstrate either 1) twelve years of progressively responsible experience in law practice, preferably with trial experience; OR 2) at least five years criminal trial experience combined with seven years of experience implementing international rule of law programs (of which at least four years shall have been overseas);

  • Five or more years’ recent experience in the prosecution or defense of SGBV cases or domestic violence and family law cases;

  • A strong understanding of the function and challenges of the prosecution of SGBV crimes in the justice sector in developing and post-conflict countries, and the ability to work effectively in these environments;

  • Must hold a valid law license in a US State or the equivalent. Proof of good standing as a member of a bar association from the state Supreme Court or the equivalent is required;

  • Three or more years of international experience in developing or post-conflict countries;

  • Possession of a valid driving license for at least one year;

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and respectfully negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to facilitate project implementation;

  • Ability to communicate in English with sufficient accuracy and fluency to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics using appropriate professional vocabulary in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract language;

  • Ability to discuss and explain complex matters in the respective area of expertise, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If INL requests verification of English competency, a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is required;

  • Ability to write about general and legal issues clearly and concisely in English, to express complex ideas in a clear and logical way and without grammatical errors;

  • Sufficient flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, and to re-evaluate priorities and respond appropriately under new circumstances;

  • A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Power-Point;

  • Must satisfy the requirements for Justice Advisor outlined in the base contract IV.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in West Africa;

  • Experience working with the GOL and, in particular, the MOJ.

*This solicitation is for a proposal effort*

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